You’ve made it this far, so congratulations on your commitment to eating healthy! Now that you’re in the habit of eating well, it’s time to explore new foods and recipes that will keep you feeling satisfied. Here are five healthy dinner ideas:
Dumplings are a great healthy dinner idea. They can be made with different ingredients, frozen and reheated later. You can find dumpling recipes online or in cookbooks.
Quinoa is a grain with a nutty flavor. It’s high in protein, fiber and iron. Quinoa is gluten free! The best part about quinoa? It’s good for you! Quinoa contains more magnesium than any other grain or seed on Earth!
Quinoa also has many other nutrients including phosphorus, iron and manganese (the minerals we need to keep our bodies healthy). And it’s great for your baby because it contains no gluten—a component of wheat causing negative reactions when consumed by some people who have Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.
Thai Green Curry
Thai Green Curry is a delicious and healthy meal that will make you feel like you’re in Thailand. It’s made with fresh herbs, vegetables and coconut milk. The curry has a spicy kick to it and can be made vegan by using tofu instead of chicken!
This dish is great for vegetarians because it uses tofu as the protein source in place of meat. You can also add shrimp if you want extra flavor but don’t feel like taking on the extra work yourself at home!
Tikka Masala is a popular Indian dish, made with tomato-based curry and creamy sauce. It’s usually made with chicken or vegetables, served over rice.
What you’ll need:
Chicken (or veggies) thinly sliced into bite-sized pieces
Chunks of onion
Garlic cloves minced or crushed (optional)
How to make it:
In a large skillet over medium heat, add oil and sauté onion until translucent; add garlic, chicken pieces and peas. Cook for 5 minutes or until heated through; set aside until ready to serve.
Dal Makhani is a traditional Northern Indian dish made with lentils and a masala, or spice mixture. It’s full of protein and fiber, making it a great choice for weight loss.
1 cup red lentils (masoor dal)
2 large onions, chopped into small pieces
4 cloves garlic (or to taste)
1-inch ginger root (or to taste) cut into thin slices or diced as needed – 1 tbsp. ghee/oil for frying the onion until golden brown on medium heat
Dine on a variety of healthy foods. Choose a variety of vegetables, fruits and whole grains to add to your meals. Add low fat dairy products like yogurt or cheese to your diet as well as fish or poultry with skin removed if you’re concerned about cholesterol levels. Avoid fatty meats such as hamburgers which can be high in calories but also contain saturated fat which is bad for you if eaten too much!
And there you have it! These are our top five healthy dinner ideas. What are your favorites? Let us know in the comments below!