This will be a quick and delicious dinner for you if you are prepared in advance. Cook the quinoa on the weekend. Purchase the beef from the deli counter. Use salad in a bag, and chop your veggies on the weekend. It doesn’t get much easier than this to prepare a dinner, especially if it is a busy night.

2 Tbsp dry red quinoa
2 cups mesclun greens
3 oz cooked lean beef, cubed
1/2 cup chopped broccoli florets
1/4 red bell pepper, chopped
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp red wine vinegar

Cook quinoa as directed. Toss with greens, beef, broccoli, and pepper in a bowl. Whisk oil and vinegar for dressing.

Total: 320 calories

What are mesculun greens? The French approach to salad greens–“mesclun” means “mixture.” Early sweet lettuces and tangy, tender greens are pre-mixed to grow together for easy cutting. They’re as pretty in the garden as they are in the bowl. In other words, your favorite lettuce and greens.