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Chef Meg's 20-Minute Dinners

Chef Meg's 20-Minute Dinners

Who has hours to spend in the kitchen each night? Not even Chef Meg. These healthy meals are ready in no time--and they're family-friendly and easy on the wallet!

(13 Recipes) Created by CHEF_MEG

Recipes in this Collection

Whole Wheat Couscous with Spinach and Squash
Good 3.9/5
(75 ratings)

A double-hitter: Each portion has almost two servings of vegetables.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 47.5g | Fat: 2.1g | Fiber: 10.4g | Protein: 8.6g | Calories: 228.3
20 Minute Ginger-Garlic Chicken
Good 3.8/5
(44 ratings)

This dish is perfect for busy nights.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 33.8g | Fat: 8.3g | Fiber: 5.3g | Protein: 31.6g | Calories: 334.8
15-Minute Asian Beef Soup
Very Good 4.4/5
(68 ratings)

This soup is packed with flavor yet low in fat. You can customize it with any vegetables or protein you have on hand.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 29.1g | Fat: 5.8g | Fiber: 5.9g | Protein: 22.8g | Calories: 247.5
15-Minute Fish with Parsley Pesto
Very Good 4.0/5
(36 ratings)

We tend to think of herbs as garnishes, but parsley takes a starring role in this fresh pesto.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 5g | Fat: 5.3g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 23.8g | Calories: 157
Easy Steamed Fish Packets
Very Good 4.5/5
(116 ratings)

Cooking fish or chicken in parchment-paper packets keeps the dish moist and tender, with no added fat. Plus, it's done in minutes!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 16.6g | Fat: 1.5g | Fiber: 4.8g | Protein: 23.4g | Calories: 158.4
(no ratings)

Cooking in parchment paper packets is a technique known as en papillote. That might sound
complicated, but itís oh-so-easy and, because everything is cooked in the parchment, cleanup is
a breeze! The food stays moist without any added fat, and the herbs lend flavor to the vegetables.
Be sure to slice your vegetables thinly to ensure even cooking. We used peppers, mushrooms, and
leeks here, but you can choose your favorites: peppers, asparagus, carrots, onions, zucchini, and
green beans are all good choices. Switch up the herbs and spices, too: try adding garlic, basil, or
oregano to mix the flavors.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 12.9g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 2.4g | Protein: 1.9g | Calories: 53.9
Polenta Rounds with Creamy Pesto
Good 3.7/5
(15 ratings)

This simple and delicious appetizer is very festive--red and green for the holidays.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 3.6g | Fat: 2.3g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 1.5g | Calories: 41.4
Cajun Shrimp Toasts with Arugula
Good 3.0/5
(1 rating)

This quick and easy appetizer will be a hit at your next party. We think it would make a great sandwich or salad idea, too.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 7.3g | Fat: 2.3g | Fiber: 1.5g | Protein: 4.6g | Calories: 116.7
Salmon Cakes
Very Good 4.5/5
(2 ratings)

While a salmon burger at a restaurant can cost more than $10 each, you can make four for less than that amount!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 23.2g | Fat: 12.2g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 26.1g | Calories: 299.5
Simple Quinoa and Vegetables
Very Good 4.1/5
(206 ratings)

This protein-rich vegetarian recipe is simple to make and tasty to eat!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 38.4g | Fat: 13.1g | Fiber: 5.4g | Protein: 7.4g | Calories: 294.9
Spinach and Tomato Pasta Salad
Very Good 4.1/5
(146 ratings)

Most pasta salads are heavy on the pasta and light on everything else. This version, which can be served warm or cold, includes a hefty portion of vegetables--both spinach and tomatoes.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 33g | Fat: 8.9g | Fiber: 2.6g | Protein: 12g | Calories: 267.2
Grapefruit Salad
Very Good 4.2/5
(23 ratings)

Eat as a side salad or add two grilled scallops and a slice of grilled whole-grain bread for a meal!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 12.1g | Fat: 5.6g | Fiber: 2.2g | Protein: 1.2g | Calories: 105
Pomegranate Chicken Salad
Very Good 4.4/5
(17 ratings)

This seasonal salad is ready in a flash. You will love the softness of the greens with the crunch of the radish and pomegranate.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 19.9g | Fat: 12.4g | Fiber: 3.7g | Protein: 23.5g | Calories: 286.3
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