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As we approach the holidays and end of the year many of us are very busy.  We’re closing out various projects and ourtime is limited for things like cooking, grocery shopping and housekeeping.  If you like variety and tasty food that require less time in the kitchen, health expert Joy Bauer has some good and quick recipes for you.

Here’s five healthy “super-simple” dinners  from joybauer.com that she recommends for the busy person who wants healthy, quick and simple. Each one can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. Check them out!

#1 Pasta with Turkey Meat Sauce

Brown a package of lean ground turkey in a skillet and dump in a jar of your family’s favorite marinara sauce. Top whole grain pasta with your hearty sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Add a side of steamed broccoli or green beans (microwave frozen vegetables to save even more prep time).

#2 Teriyaki Salmon with Brown Rice

Marinate salmon fillets in bottled reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce for 20 to 30 minutes. Grill or broil the salmon fillets for 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with quick-cooking brown rice and steamed snow peas, green beans, or sugar snap peas.

#3 Spinach Turkey Burgers

Thaw and drain a 10-ounce box of frozen chopped spinach (remove as much water as possible). Combine the spinach with a package of lean ground turkey meat and any preferred seasonings (I like a combo of chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper). Shape the meat mixture into patties and cook them in a skillet or grill pan for 5 to 7 minutes per side, or until burgers are cooked through. Serve with “baked” sweet or white potatoes prepared in the microwave (it only takes 15 minutes to cook a batch of four medium spuds) and topped with spicy salsa or nonfat plain Greek yogurt.

Want more ideas? check out #4 and #5 here

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