By Mary Carter
Try one of these four quick fixes to spice up your next boring dinner dish or whip something up when you’re stuck:
Fresh Spinach: Almost any dish is enhanced with a few handfuls of fresh, chopped spinach. It melts like butter into any warm dish. It adds flavor, iron and lots of vitamins A and C. Stir it in and enjoy it.
Greek Yogurt: Super-high in protein, calcium and vitamin D, creamy Greek yogurt is a great alternative to higher-calorie sour cream. Stir it into soups, spoon a dollop on top of Migas, or stir in some herbs to make a quick sauce for the pork.
Pasta Emergency: Prepare any shape of pasta. Toss it with a can of garbanzo beans, garlic sautéed in olive oil, parmesan and chopped spinach. The beans paired with pasta make a complete protein. This low-fat, delicious dish takes about 10 minutes to prepare.
Quick Quesadilla: Layer shredded cheese and refried beans on a flour tortilla. Top with a second tortilla and fry in cooking oil over medium heat until lightly browned. Serve with salsa and Greek yogurt. This is another quick, low-fat, complete-protein meal.