During those hectic weeknights, you don't have to call for pizza delivery or swing through the drive-thru to get dinner on the table. Instead, simplify mealtime prep by choosing from meals you create in three simple steps. Cooking Light 3-Step Express Meals shares more than 150 recipes that help you get a complete healthy meal on the table during the busy weeknight rush.
By using fresh grocery store convenience items like prechopped vegetables, bagged prewashed greens, rotisserie chicken, pizza dough, fresh pasta, peeled cooked shrimp, and refrigerator and freezer-aisle staples and streamlined techniques that save you steps without sacrificing flavor or sabotaging your healthy-eating intentions. Each menu comes with suggestions for simple-to-prepare sides to round out the meal and an easy to follow 1-2-3 game plan to ensure you get everything on the table at once. A helpful grocery store guide show readers how to stock their kitchens with time-saving products--sauces for simmering, spice blends for adding flavor to roasts and sautés, and double-duty bottled vinaigrettes for dressing salads and marinating meats in minutes. Simple Swaps offer easy substitutions you can make to vary the recipe to suit your family's tastes or what you may have on hand. From mouthwatering main dishes to light and refreshing salads and sides, getting meals on the table is as simple as 1-2-3 for today's busy cooks.