Healthy dinner recipes
Healthy eating can taste good, be easy, and help you live a longer, fitter, life. There are lots of ways to make healthy eating taste good, smell good, and feel like treat food. There are lots of healthy recipes out there, healthy breakfast, healthy lunch, and healthy dinner recipes.
To make your recipes yummy here are some tips to follow:
First, add some spice! Healthy food does not have to be bland or boring. You can add lots of flavor, for little to no calories, with spices. I use a variety of different spices, I can take boneless skinless chicken breast and make a bunch of totally different meals, just by changing the seasonings.
Spices I love to add:
McCormick’s Montrell Chicken – perfect for grilled chicken salads
Mrs. Dash Salad Supreme – add to veggies with some apple cider vinegar for a yummy side
Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil – makes an awesome dressing, or add to pan cooked chicken for a great tasting twist
Mrs. Dash Italian Medley – love this on baked chicken and sweet potatoes, also great on steamed veggies!
Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime – makes the perfect taco chicken or beef
The list goes on, but those are some of my favorite ready make mixed to add to your meals.
Another thing you can do is play with different fruits. If you get an afternoon sweet tooth, fruit is a great way to get a healthy sweet fix. Pair your fruit with nuts or Greek yogurt for the perfect protein/carb snack. Fruit gives you lots of vitamins and minerals and it satisfies your sweet tooth.
Don’t be afraid to try new recipes! There are so many out there, and the only way to get good at a recipe is to make it again and again. Google some simple healthy meals and you will find lots of options! I am going to share some of my favorite healthy dinner recipes with you today!
Healthy dinner recipes:
Easy Turkey Burgers
1 pound lean ground turkey breast
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon water
1 large onion, cut into (1/4-inch-thick) slices (about 2 cups)
1 teaspoon olive oil
For burger fixings:
4 (1 1/2-ounce) whole wheat hamburger buns
8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
4 curly leaf lettuce leaves
Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Divide the turkey mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.
Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat until hot. Add the onion slices; cover and cook 10 minutes or until onion is golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove onion from pan, and keep warm. Add olive oil to pan. Add patties, and cook 5 minutes over medium heat. Carefully turn patties over, and cook for 3 minutes or until golden.
Note: You can double this recipe, and freeze uncooked turkey patties for up to 1 month, just pull them out at the beginning of the week and less meal prep!
Easy Ground Beef or Turkey Tacos
• 1 lb. lean ground beef or lean ground turkey
• 2 teaspoons chili powder
• 1/2 teaspoon cumin
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1 teaspoon onion powder
• dash cayenne powder
• 1 cup water
1. In a large frying pan cook ground beef until it’s no longer pink. Stir in spices and water and cook uncovered for about 20 minutes until the all of the water cooks off.
2. Serve with light white cheese, salsa, lettuce, and tomatoes, or your favorite taco toppings.
Use high fiber whole wheat wraps or make taco salad!
Make a double batch and freeze the leftovers in individual 1/2 cup servings for lunches!
Crock Pot Mexican Chicken:
Take frozen boneless skinless chicken breast place in crock pot and Mrs. Dash Salt Free Fiesta Lime seasoning and ½ cup of salsa. Cook on high for 4 hrs. or on low for 6…when chicken will shred with fork it is done. -Serve over brown rice and/or black beans -Make chicken tacos/burritos w/ whole wheat wraps
Easy Baked Chicken Nuggets:
Take boneless skinless chicken and cut into nuggets or strips (can buy chicken already cut into strips to make prep easier).
Take 2 eggs and whisk in a bowl, in another bowl pour Almond Meal/Flour mixed with Italian seasoning. Dip chicken into egg then into the Almond meal, then place onto baking sheet that has been covered with tin foil/cooking spray. Bake chicken at 350 for 35min (or until cooked through, cut in half to check).
-Serve with salad or steamed veggies and sweet potato fries/sweet potato tots.
One Dish Baked Chicken/Little Red Potatoes
Use a large glass baking dish and add enough extra virgin olive oil to coat bottom. Then place chicken breast (as many as need) in middle of dish and coat with chicken rub (I use McCormick Montreal chicken) then place frozen mixed veggies on one side and little red potatoes on the other side. Coat everything with Italian seasoning and cover with foil bake on 375 for about 30-40 min until chicken is done and veggies are tender.
There you have it! A bunch of healthy dinner recipes to keep your family healthy and happy!
What is your favorite recipe? What kind of recipes do you want more of? Comment and let me know!