Quick Eats for Mid-Week

Quick Eats for Mid-Week

Abegail Fernandez

By the time Thursday rolls around, you may not have much time or energy for cooking. That can make take-out or delivery more tempting, but you know the consequences for your waistline. Rather than do dietary damage, put a few lifesavers in your pantry for those times when you need a quick, easy, high-protein meal.

Pasta Entrees

There’s nothing like pasta after a busy day, but the carb load can make you even more tired. Turn to Protein Pasta instead, and feel better about it. You can go for ready-made entrees such as Spaghetti Bolognese, Vegetable Lasagna, and Cheesesteak Pasta, or make your own concoctions with Low Calorie Pasta Flavor Packs.

Lunch and Dinner Entrees

There’s a low-calorie, high-protein meal to suit your desires. Turkey Chili, Beef Stroganoff, and Chicken Enchilada Verde are just a few of the reduced-carb, portion controlled portion entrees you can have within minutes using your stove or microwave.

Soups and Bouillons

Use a Protein Soup or Bouillon as a base for a heartier meal. Any of your favorite cooked vegetables add fiber and antioxidants for a low calorie cost, while you can mix in lean proteins such as cooked chicken breast or lean ground turkey or cooked beans or lentils.

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