10 Easy Dinner Recipes for Real Life Healthy Eating

10 Easy Dinner Recipes for Real Life Healthy Eating

You might believe that making wholesome, delectable dinners at home requires a lot of work, but I'm here to tell you that it doesn't.

Even though I enjoy cooking and eating, I prefer to make mealtimes straightforward. This entails selecting recipes that are simple to follow and don't call for intricate cooking methods or apparently endless processes.

Here are 10 of my favourite quick supper ideas that will enable you to swiftly prepare a healthy meal.

1. Stuffed sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are high in nutrients such as beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium, and fibre

They're also delicious and go well with almost anything. This makes them the ideal foundation for a filling meal.

We make stuffed sweet potatoes at least once a week in my house. I roast a whole sweet potato before stuffing it with sautéed vegetables, beans, chicken, and cheese.

This meal is extremely adaptable, with numerous flavour combinations available. You can follow one of the simple recipes below or just wing it and pile your favourite ingredients on top of a roasted sweet potato.

2. Grain bowls

Grain bowls are a big hit in my house. My husband and I love how simple and adaptable grain bowls are and make them frequently when we want a flavorful but quick meal.

Because I am gluten-free, we use gluten-free grains such as quinoa and brown rice. Grain bowls, on the other hand, can be made with any grain you want, including farro, millet, and barley.

Grains are an excellent source of fibre as well as other nutrients such as magnesium. Grain-rich diets have been linked to a lower risk of several health conditions, including colon cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes, according to research.

To make a grain bowl, layer cooked grains with cooked or raw vegetables and a protein source.

3. Frittatas with vegetables

When you have chickens like I do, eggs are used for more than just breakfast. We frequently use eggs as a protein source in quick and tasty dinners like frittatas.

Eggs provide sufficient healthy fat and protein, so all you need to do is add a variety of your favourite vegetables to meet your fibre requirements.

Asparagus, spinach, sweet potatoes, zucchini, onions, broccoli florets, mushrooms, and tomatoes are some of my favourite vegetables to use in frittatas. To add flavour to your frittata, add ingredients such as cheese, herbs, spices, or pesto.

In your frittata, you can even use leftovers like salmon, shredded chicken, and potatoes.

I like to top my frittata with sliced avocado.

4. Salad for dinner

A large, filling salad is one of my go-to dinners, especially when I don't feel like cooking.

The problem with most salads is that they are poorly composed, and you end up feeling hungry again soon after you finish your meal. The key to making a filling dinner salad is to include plenty of protein, healthy fats, and fibre.

Begin with your preferred greens, such as spinach, mixed greens, arugula, kale, or romaine. To increase the fibre content of your greens, mix in some peppers, cucumbers, carrots, broccoli, or red onions.

Then select a protein source, such as grilled chicken, shrimp, salmon, or hard-boiled eggs. Including a fibre-rich.

5. Brown rice pasta loaded with vegetables

Most everyone loves a good pasta dish, but most pasta dishes don’t contain the necessary ingredients, such as protein and fibre, to keep you feeling satisfied (3Trusted Source).

Fortunately, using a few simple tips can help you create a filling and nutritious pasta dinner in no time.

First, choose your pasta. I am a big fan of Tinkyada brown rice pasta, but you can use any pasta you like. You can also use zucchini noodles in place of pasta if you’re following a lower-carb dietary pattern.

Next, pick a source of protein. I like to use chicken breast or ground chicken or, if I want plant-based protein, I will add chickpeas.

Next, choose your veggies. I love a classic combo of spinach and broccoli, but almost any vegetable will work. Lastly, pick a sauce, such as pesto, marinara, or olive oil.

6. One-pot soups

Few meals are more filling than a hot bowl of soup. Soup, on the other hand, is a quick and easy meal prep option because it can be made in large batches.

I enjoy making soups that only require one pot because it saves me time cleaning up. I make my soups on the stovetop, but you can save time by making any of the following recipes in an Instant Pot.

7. Curry

Curry is an excellent choice for a quick and filling dinner because it is versatile, simple to prepare, and family-friendly. Furthermore, eating curry on a regular basis may help improve your health by lowering risk factors for heart disease, such as high triglyceride and blood sugar levels 

During the winter, I enjoy making a warming chickpea and sweet potato curry and serving it over rice or quinoa.

8. Burgers

Burgers are an excellent choice for families because they are simple to prepare and will satisfy even the most discriminating palates.

Although beef burgers are popular, burgers can be made from almost any protein source, including ground chicken, salmon, tuna, and lentils.

My husband makes an excellent chicken burger, which I serve with a large salad and roasted sweet potato fries.

To suit your dietary needs, serve your burgers on a hearty whole grain bun, in a lettuce wrap, or on top of a bed of greens.

9 roasted whole chicken

Although roasting a whole chicken takes time, it couldn't be easier. Check out this guide to roasting the perfect chicken.

When I roast a whole chicken, I line the bottom of the roasting pan with potato wedges, onions, and carrot chunks to cook alongside the chicken.

Allow your chicken to rest for 15 minutes after it has finished roasting before carving.

10. Sheet pan meals

This suggestion is for you if you dislike doing the dishes.

The majority of recipes call for using many dishes, pans, and pots. However, sheet pan dinners let you prepare everything on a single sheet pan, saving you time in the kitchen.

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