Something as common and everyday as eating can become complicated: many times we do not know how to combine foods, we always eat the same thing and we have run out of ideas, especially when looking for light dinners.
The truth is that when we get into the mood of having a balanced and healthy diet, deciding what to eat for dinner and that we like, can become a headache. But don’t worry, get inspired with this menu of light dinners, with 7 ideas for a whole week..
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Why we should dine light
Some of us fall into the error of thinking that only people who are on a weight loss plan should make light dinners, or that since your body does not gain weight, then you should not worry about your diet. But the truth is that we should all try to have light dinners for a good digestion..
Our metabolism digests food better in the morning, using all the energy it provides to function properly during the day. But as the hours go by, it needs less and less energy as bedtime approaches.
If you look at how your biological clock works, you’ll notice that your bowels stop working at 10:30 pm, so whatever you’ve had for dinner doesn’t have much to eat. whatever you’ve had for dinner doesn’t have much time to digest and will remain and will stay in your body until the next morning.
A light dinner, therefore, should have in proportion a higher content of vegetables and a medium content of protein, either vegetable oreither vegetable or animal. Those who need a little carbohydrates should take a small portion and make sure that they are not simple carbohydrates, such as refined flours. In that case a small toast of integral bread is more than enough.
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Light dinners for a week
With this menu of light dinners for a week you can try delicious dishes, nutritionally balanced and that can inspire you to make your own variations.
1. Monday: Tomato soup
A great way to start the week after the excesses of Saturday and Sunday is to decide on a soup, as they are easy to digest and provide a great nutritional boost. They are easy to digest and provide a good amount of nutrients, making them excellent as light dinners.They are easy to digest and provide a good amount of nutrients, being excellent as light dinners.
6 tomatoes, 1 slice of cheese, ¼ onion, leek, basil and water.
Start by washing all the vegetables. Take the tomatoes and remove their stems, then put them to boil in a pot with water, make sure the water covers the tomatoes. While boiling, chop the leek onion and basil very small and fry them to your and fry them to your liking.
When the water of the tomatoes has boiled, remove them from the pot, and with the help of a fork and a knife remove the peel, you will see that it comes off very easily. Then put the tomatoes in the blender and blend. Finally, mix the soup made by blending the tomatoes with the onion and basil.
In a bowl put the cheese slice and pour the tomato soup over it. Add half a teaspoon of olive oil and it is ready to eat.
You can include a slice of whole wheat toast to accompany this light dinner. Also, if you prefer, you can change the slice of cheese for some shredded chicken.
2. Tuesday: Tortilla Roll-Ups
This is one of the one of the easiest light dinners to prepare, since it takes no time at allIt takes no time at all and you can make an infinite number of variations with the same idea.
2 eggs, 2 slices of turkey ham, ¼ avocado cut into strips.
Beat the eggs with a little salt and pepper to taste and prepare an omelet that is prepare a sufficiently cooked omelet.. When it is ready, transfer it to a plate and divide it in half, or if you prefer in smaller bites, you can divide it in three lines. Now put the turkey ham, the avocado slices, roll it up and that’s it! You have a much healthier and easier to digest version of the wrap.
Try changing the ingredients and include another type of ham, soft cheese, arugula, cherry tomatoes or whatever you like.
3. Wednesday: Mushrooms or mushrooms with cheese
This is another one of the light dinners that are quick to make and excellent to share with friends.
1 tray of mushrooms, 2 slices of soft cheese, onion, leek, parsley and butter.
Chop the leek onion and parsley very small, and heat a little butter in a frying pan. Then sauté the leek onion and parsley in it.. Add the mushrooms over medium heat and stir every now and then. When you see that they are almost done, add the cheese so that it melts over them and they are ready for dinner.
When the mushrooms are cooked, add the cheese and put them in the oven to brown. You can also make it into a montadito by putting the mushrooms on whole wheat toast.
4. Thursday: Avocado basket
We love avocado as an ingredient for light dinners.The flavor is unmatched and it provides us with healthy fats and very good nutrients.
1 avocado, 1 can of natural tuna, ¼ onion and ½ red bell pepper, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and salt.
Start by chop the onion and red bell pepper as small as possible.. When you have it ready, mix it with the tuna and add a pinch of salt and the olive oil. Now, take the avocado, cut it in half and remove the seed, then remove the peel. Take the mixture and serve it inside the space left by the seed in the avocado and you will have ready a light, delicious and colorful dinner.
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5. Friday: Zucchini Spaghetti
It’s already Friday and keeping up the enthusiasm with light dinners can be complicated. We want to meet up with friends and start the weekend with a group dinner. That’s why we give you this zucchini spaghetti recipethat everyone is sure to love.
Zucchini and your favorite sauce or pasta sauce recipe.
Actually, what we are going to do for this light dinner is to swap pasta for zucchini. To do this, take the zucchini and cut it with the vegetable slicer, so that it is cut into strips.to cut it into strips like those of spaghetti.
If you don’t have one, you can improvise with a potato peeler and make strips as thin as you can. When ready, boil them in water with a pinch of salt for a few minutes, and then serve them with your favorite pasta sauce.
6. Saturday: Avocado Tostada
The famous avocado toast that we love so much at brunch time. brunch is also a great an excellent dish to be eaten as a light dinner..
1 whole wheat toast, 1 avocado, ½ tomato, ¼ onion leek, feta cheese and salt.
Put all the avocado in a bowl and mash it with the help of a fork or a mortar and pestle until it looks like guacamole. Then add a pinch of salt and the tomato and onion chopped very small. Mix very well. Spread the guacamole on the toast and top it with some feta cheese and dine! and dinner!
You can add turkey ham, or swap the feta cheese and ham for eggs. Whatever you prefer.
7. Sunday: Omelette
It is normal that on Sunday you don’t feel like cooking, that’s why we leave you with a very simple light dinner recipe for this day: an omelette or omelet.An omelette or French omelet.
2 eggs, 2 slices of ham and 1 chopped tomato.
Mix the eggs in a bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add olive oil in a frying pan and heat. When the oil is ready, pour in the eggs and allow a few seconds for the base to start cooking.
Then addAdd the tomato and ham from the middle to one side of the omelette.. When the egg is almost liquid, close the omelette in half. Turn it over to finish cooking and it is ready.
The best thing about the omelette is that you can make an infinite number of variations with cheese, mushrooms, peppers and the ingredients you like the most.
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