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Fun and Easy Dinner Ideas

Updated: Jan 18, 2019

Here are 3 healthy, easy and delicious no-cook dinner ideas!


Tofu with Vegetables and Noodles

Serves 1.


Ingredients

  • ·150g firm tofu cut into 1cm cubes

  • 3 cups boiling water

  • 1 salt reduced vegetable stock cube

  • 2 cup shredded vegetables – Chinese cabbage, grated carrot, spring onion, mushrooms

  • 100g fresh Japanese Udon noodles

Step 1

Pour 2 cups boiling water over stock cube and stir until dissolved.


Step 2 Pour 1 cup boiling water over Udon noodles. Allow to sit for 5 minutes and then drain.


Step 3 Place hot, drained noodles and shredded vegetables into bowl. Top with tofu.


Step 4 Pour hot stock over noodles, tofu and vegetables. Garnish with spring onion.


Tips

  • Can be made spicier with added chilli and a squeeze of lime juice.



Chicken and Sweetcorn Soup

Serves 2


Ingredients

  • 1 chicken stock cube

  • 500ml boiling water

  • Corn kernals from two cobs of corn

  • 1 thinly sliced spring onion

  • 100g leftover shredded cooked chicken

Step 1

Cut kernals off corn cobs and divide between two bowls.


Step 2

Divide shredded chicken between two bowls.


Step 2

Crumble stock cube and add 500 ml boiling water, stir till dissolved.


Step 4

Pour half hot stock over each bowl.


Step 6

Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with spring onion to serve.


You can heat it up on the stove to boiling and whisk in a beaten egg if you wish.


Crunchy Asian Salad

Serves 4


Ingredients

  • 3 cups shredded Chinese cabbage (or any white/green cabbage)

  • 3 cups shredded red cabbage

  • 3 shallots thinly sliced

  • 2 large carrots julienned

  • 3 cups bean sprouts

  • ¼ cup mint leaves

  • ¼ cup coriander leaves

Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tsp fish sauce

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (peanut, canola, grapeseed)

  • 1 ½ tablespoons sugar

  • 2 cloves garlic minced

  • ½ chilli finely diced

Step 1

Combine dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well.


Step 2 Combine salad ingredients.


Step 3 Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine


Tips

  • You can add 300g shredded BBQ pork or BBQ chicken for some extra protein.

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