Dinner doesn’t have to be a labor-intensive event this weekend. Let the flavors do the work in these recipes that are light on calories and prep. For our friends participating in the “Whole 30” challenge this January, scroll for two recipes that fit the criteria!
Sheet Pan Shrimp with Caramelized Citrus, Carrots, Onions, and Broccolini
If you find some helping hands in your house, all you’ll need to do for this one is cut up vegetables and prepare the shrimp! This stunning Sheet Pan Shrimp with Caramelized Citrus, Carrots, Onions & Broccolini from Central Market brings together bright citrus with fresh Gulf shrimp. You’re in luck: The Central Market Citrus Fest is going on until Jan. 23. Shop the citrus right here!
Pesto-Goat Cheese Vegetable Flatbread
A fantastic flatbread in 20 minutes? It can be done! This Pesto-Goat Cheese Vegetable Flatbread from Terra’s Kitchen layers bright peppers and rich sautéed mushrooms with a pop of pesto. Pair it with one of my lighter-calorie wine finds and Friday dinner is ON!
Vegan Kale & Whole Wheat Rotini Pasta
This perfect pasta checks two boxes. First, it’s healthy. Second, it’s absolutely tasty! The Vegan Kale & Whole Wheat Rotini Pasta from Pasta Fits features a light basil white vinaigrette and a sprinkle of dried currants for a dish that’s light on calories and light on prep. The white beans give this dish extra iron, protein, and fiber, while the kale packs antioxidants. Don’t forget to massage the kale a bit before cooking to alleviate the vegetable’s natural bitterness.
Slow-Roasted Citrus Salmon with Herb Salad
This Slow-Roasted Citrus Salmon with Herb Salad from Central Market is just three easy steps and uses beautiful blood oranges for a dramatic effect, both in flavor and in presentation. If you can preheat your oven and prep a few vegetables, you’re already halfway through this recipe! Three easy steps and dinner is done!
15-Minute Easy Fish Tacos
These tacos are easy-peasy! We love them with cod fish, but give your favorite seafood a try in these. Dinner is done in under 15 minutes! Get the recipe here.
“Whole 30” Friendly: Roasted Squash & Red Onion Salad
For our friends participating in the “Whole 30” challenge this January, we salute you! If you’re not familiar with “Whole 30,” the rules are rigorous, but simple: no added sugar, no alcohol, no grains, no legumes, no dairy, no MSG, no baked goods, or junk foods! (More information here) This Roasted Squash & Red Onion Salad recipe from Wheatsville Co-Op makes a delicious salad next to a protein of your choice.
“Whole 30” Friendly: $5 Mom’s Slow Cooker Mango Chicken
This recipe is a one-pot wonder and happens to be “Whole 30” friendly! It’s from our friend Erin Chase, the “$5 Mom,” and we love it for its ridiculously easy prep. Start your dinner in the morning and it’ll be ready by the time you come home from work! Get the recipe for her Slow Cooker Mango Chicken here.