Jamie Oliver’s cheeky manner, constant use of the word ‘pukka’, and down to earth personality have won him legions of fans around the world. When you get home after a long day at work, it can be so tempting to grab takeout or heat up a frozen meal —but don’t even think about it. Instead of sacrificing your health for the sake of convenience, enjoy any one of these super-easy dinners that will be ready in no time and help you shed weight all month long.
The reason: An Australian study that measured the satiety index of 38 popular foods found that white spuds were not only more filling and satisfying than things like cookies and cake (no surprise there), they also ranked better than healthy picks like brown rice and oatmeal.
Cook chicken over medium temperature direct heat until it releases from the grill before turning it. Keep the lid closed as much as possible and cook a chicken breast about 8 – 12 minutes, or a whole chicken over indirect heat 1 to 1 ½ hours over medium heat.
Turkey burger on ½ bun with lettuce, tomato, onion and squirt of ketchup, with 2 cups steamed or roasted vegetables or a salad dressed with 1 teaspoon olive oil and unlimited vinegar or fresh lemon juice (alternatively, you can use 2 tablespoons of low-calorie vinaigrette).
Rotate and cook opposite side until chicken has nearly cooked through, reducing burner temperature just slightly if needed, about 4 – 5 minutes (it should be nearly 160 in center on an instant read thermometer) then add two slices of mozzarella to the top each cutlet, followed by one avocado slice, and 1 – 2 tomato slices.