After a long day of work, the thought of preparing a healthy homemade meal can seem daunting. Calling for take-out or delivery may seem like a simple solution, but when you factor in cost, nutrition, value and at least a 40-minute wait for your meal to arrive it doesn’t seem so appealing after all. The next time you’re in a pinch and feeling like take-out is the only option, consider making one of our fast weeknight meals. Ready in 30 minutes or less, these healthy selections require very little prep or clean-up time.
Pork Cashew Curry
Delivering authentic Indian flavour from curry, ginger, yogurt and cilantro and enhanced with buttery ground cashews, this simple, satisfying curry comes together in a flash. Highlighting lean and tender Ontario pork, it is the perfect way to bring the exotic to your dinner table any day of the week!
Turkey with Mushrooms
Mushrooms, garlic and shallots combine with white wine to create a light and flavourful sauce for tender Ontario turkey cutlets. This no-fuss weeknight recipe is made using one skillet and ready to serve in under 20 minutes.
Chicken Gyros Wrap
A light, flavourful, authentic wrap, this is a great substitute when you can’t get out for your favourite gyros. Using traditional Greek ingredients and sauces, this simple recipe is a great lunch or weeknight meal for a family.
Asian-Style Ontario Pork “Tacos”
Using one skillet, these fun-to-assemble Ontario Pork “Tacos” feature well-spiced ground pork and vegetables wrapped in lettuce leaves. Serve with baked nacho chips and salsa for a complete meal.
Panko-Crusted Ontario Veal Milanese
Lean Ontario veal is seasoned, dipped in egg, coated in Panko crumbs (Japanese breadcrumbs) and pan-fried in olive oil until crisp. These veal cutlets are best served with a side salad drizzled with sesame citrus dressing.
Beef Tortilla Pie
Layers of seasoned lean ground Ontario beef, fresh salsa and nutrient-rich black beans form a festive pie the whole family can enjoy. Garnish with your choice of avocado, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream.
Ontario Lamb Tikka
Tender Ontario lamb is rubbed in traditional Tikka spices the night before and marinated until dinner hour. Cooked on the barbecue (no dishes to clean!) or roasted in the oven for just 20 minutes, it is the perfect casual family dinner. Serve with fresh Naan bread and a crisp salad with Feta and pomegranate seeds. No one will ever guess dinner was so easy to prepare.
In the time it takes for your biscuits to bake, this updated “sloppy Joe” can be on the table for a nutritious weeknight meal. For an even faster dinner, bake the biscuits and make the filling ahead and you have a meal the kids can assemble themselves and reheat in the microwave.