Choosing Dinner


For many, dinner is often a difficult meal to plan. Evening activities may vary from one day to another, making it a challenge to eat a healthy meal before bed.
The key to healthy eating at any time is preparation. If you can set time aside to prep your meals, it’ll be much easier to grab a great option. It also helps if you have the right accessories. Tupperware®, thermoses, ice packs and other food containers make it easier to eat on the go or have a meal ready in the fridge.
Most importantly, keep an open mind! Living a healthy lifestyle will only work if you find solutions to your barriers. Don’t allow excuses to get you down with these ideas on healthy dinners.
Dinner At The Table:
  1. Fish Tacos
    Grill whitefish and add it to a flour or corn tortilla with ¼ cup slaw and veggies.
  2. Pork Tenderloin
    Enjoy a few slices of pork tenderloin with ½ cup rice and broccoli.
  3. Beef Stew
    Make a pot of beef stew and have each serving size feature beef roast, 3-4 oz potatoes and carrots.
  4. Grilled Chicken
    Grill chicken and serve with 4 oz sweet potatoes and cauliflower.
  5. Salmon
    Roast salmon with potatoes and asparagus.
  6. Flank Steak
    Enjoy flank steak with ½ cup quinoa and asparagus.
  7. Shrimp
    Sauté shrimp with lemon and garlic, serve over veggies and ½ cup rice.
  8. Whitefish
    Coat a piece of whitefish with a Dijon-walnut mix and serve with steamed carrots.
  9. Breakfast for Dinner
    Whip up a 2-egg omelet stuffed with ½ oz cheese, 1 oz diced ham and lots of veggies. Serve with a slice of whole wheat toast and ½ grapefruit.
  10. Stuffed Pepper
    Enjoy a stuffed pepper—with lean ground beef, rice and tomato sauce all stuffed within a green pepper—and serve with a side salad.
Dinner On The Run:
  1. Chili
    Make a pot of chili with lean ground beef and top it with a few crackers. Don’t forget a piece of fruit on the side!
  2. Wedding soup
    Cook a pot of wedding soup using lean ground beef meatballs and enjoy with a few crackers. Enjoy with a piece of citrus fruit.
  3. Roast Beef Sandwich
    On whole wheat bread, add 2-3 oz roast beef and 1 oz cheese. Serve with 1 oz baked chips and ½ cup grapes.
  4. Turkey Wrap
    Wrap up a whole wheat tortilla with turkey, cheese and veggies. Enjoy with a three-bean salad.
  5. Lentil Soup
    Enjoy a pot of lentil soup and serve with a piece of cornbread and pepper slices.
  6. Mediterranean Wrap
    Wrap up a whole wheat tortilla with diced chicken, tomato, cucumber, spinach, feta cheese, garlic and herbs.
  7. Tuna Salad Stuffed Tomato
    Make tuna salad with onion, pepper and light mayo, and stuff it into a tomato.
  8. Roasted Chickpea & Kale Salad
    Using kale as your base, mix in roasted chickpeas and toss with a light sundried tomato vinaigrette. Serve with hummus and sliced cucumbers on the side.
  9. Avocado Herb Salad
    Using kale as your base, mix in roasted chickpeas and toss with a light sundried tomato vinaigrette. Serve with hummus and sliced cucumbers on the side.
  10. Mexican Grilled Chicken Salad
    Using romaine as your base, mix in 3 oz chicken prepared with taco seasoning, diced cucumber, tomatoes, corn salsa, cilantro, 1 oz Mexican blend shredded cheddar and 1 oz crispy tortilla strips. Toss with 2 tbsp spicy light dressing.
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