By: Jodie Shield, RD
To help you survive those hectic week nights, we’ve come up with five healthy beat-the-clock menus that can all be prepared in 15 minutes or less from the time you walk in the door. The recipes for each of the dinner entrees are included. Keep in mind, some of the recipes can be made ahead of time and frozen. Others use quick cooking methods and time-saving prepackaged foods. There’s no need to follow the recipes exactly. Use the vegetables, grains, meats, or seasonings you family enjoys – in other words, just wing it!
- Deli-licious barbecue pork sandwiches
- Corn on the cob (substitute frozen or canned corn, if you want)
- Watermelon wedges
Time-saving tip: Pick up a precooked pork loin roast from your supermarket deli counter.
1 pound precooked pork loin roast
1 cup of your favorite brand of barbecue sauce
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
6 hamburger buns
Slice the pork roast into sandwich-size slices. Place pork slices in a microwave-safe bowl; pour barbecue sauce over the pork. Cover with plastic wrap, and microwave on a high setting for three minutes.
Saute the onion and pepper in the olive oil for two minutes or until tender. Place the vegetables and pork slices on a bun, and serve.
Variation: Substitute chicken or turkey breast for the pork.