The nutritionist likes to add lots of herbs, spices and vegetables to her meals.

The nutritionist likes to add lots of herbs, spices and vegetables to her meals.

I am a nutritionist and follow the Mediterranean diet. I don’t like cooking large meals.

Instead, I make some simple dishes like chili con carne, walnut tacos, and slow cooker chicken.

Salmon with whole grains and vegetables as well as salad kits are also my staples.

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As a registered dietitian, I generally follow the principles of the Mediterranean diet as closely as possible. It consists of a mixed diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, lots of fish and little red meat. The lifestyle trend is constantly touted as the best way to eat, and I agree.

But since I’m juggling my job, parenting responsibilities, relationships, and so much more, meals that require a lot of time and planning just aren’t in the cards. Luckily, even on busy days, I can whip up a nutritious and delicious dinner. Here are some of the recipes I go back to again and again.

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7 quick recipes

plate of salmon, spinach, radish slices, and quinoa


Salmon, whole grains and vegetables are an unbeatable combination

hand holding a bowl of meat and bean chili

Lauren Manaker

Chili is easy to prepare on busy evenings

Vegan tacos made with mushrooms and walnuts on a plate

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Walnut tacos are a popular recipe at my house

bowl of green edamame and herb salad


Edamame salad is great for meal prep

prepared salad next to a boxed salad kit from the store

Lauren Manaker

Purchased salad kits are also a lifesaver

plate of roasted chicken with olives and pepper on a plate

Lauren Manaker

Chicken from the slow cooker is a juicy and filling dish

hand holding a bowl of oatmeal with peanut butter, chia seeds and blueberries

Lauren Manaker

There is no reason why you can’t eat oatmeal for dinner

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