7 Dinners for Healthy Eating


We intended to write this post on Saturday to give you time to shop in anticipation of this week’s menu.  Unfortunately, life happened and we had no time for writing.

If your days are as crazy as ours, we know you need a dinner plan.  There is nothing more frustrating than coming home after a long and busy day and asking yourself, “what are we having for dinner tonight?”  It’s even more frustrating when your family expects you to answer that question!

Although we didn’t get this post out in time for tonight’s dinner, we hope this post gives you inspiration for the rest of the week.

Seven Easy and Delicious Dinners

The recipes are all from our blog.  Feel free to browse for other options if you’re craving something different.

Dinner 1

Chicken Fingers

Chicken Fingers, Salad, and Quinoa with veggies.  For the Salad, you can make a simple dressing with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.  For the Quinoa with Veggies, cook the quinoa as directed and then add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, a bunch of diced vegetables, and season with salt, pepper, basil, thyme.

Dinner 2

Grilled Beef Skewers, Crockpot Brown Rice Risotto with added veggies. Okay, so you have a couple of choices with the added veggies:

  1. Add extra veggies to the risotto as it only contains spinach.  Add them half way through cooking, if you can, to keep the veggies tender-crisp.
  2. Skewer some veggies like peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, and baste with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper, Italian seasoning, and grill (or bake) with the beef.

Dinner 3

Garden Fresh Tomato Sauce, Chicken & Beef Meatballs with choice of Pasta, and Salad.  For the pasta, you can use soba noodles, gluten-free noodles, spaghetti squash, or substitute rice.  For your salad, choose a Kale Salad or Mixed Lettuce with Simple Vinegar Dressing.

Dinner 4

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAChicken Pot Pie with Steamed Broccoli.  You can season the steamed broccoli with a squeeze of lemon, salt  & pepper, and a 1/2 teaspoon of Dijon mustard.

Dinner 5

Haddock Fillets, and Oven Roasted Veggies.  To roast veggies, toss a variety of veggies with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper and spices of choice, and bake at 400 degrees  F for 30 to 45 minutes.

Dinner 6

Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini & Peppers, and Butternut Squash Soup.  If you prefer, add whole grain bread to this meal.

Dinner 7

Fish Tacos with Fresh Veggies, and Steamed Brown Rice.  Spice up the brown rice by adding onion and carrots or other veggies, finely diced.

Enjoy the rest of the week knowing that dinners are planned.

Let us know what you think of these meals.  Take photos of the dishes you try, upload them on Instagram.  Be sure to tag us at #AspirePerspireNourish.

 

 

 

 

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About aspireperspirenourish

We are sisters who share a passion for healthy living! Each of us brings different knowledge and skills to this project, some similar experiences and a whole lot of shared passion for mindful, fit and nutritious living. This blog is our way of spreading our knowledge and passion about motivation, fitness and nutrition for everyday living. It is also our forum for finding like-minded people from whom we can learn. To learn more about us, please see our "About" page.
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