5 Good-For-You Weeknight Dinners

Stick to your healthy-eating New Year’s resolutions with the help of these fast-and-easy dinner recipes. Each one is packed with vegetables and lean proteins, requires few dishes and is on the table in under 45 minutes. Did we mention they’re all totally delicious, too? Here, 5 nourishing recipes to try out this week.

1. Tequila-Chipotle Shrimp

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This slightly smoky, slightly spicy shrimp from Food & Wine Magazine cooks in just 12 minutes. Aside from the shrimp, the remaining ingredients are easy pantry staples to have on hand. Serve it on a bed of rice or with warm tortillas for taco night.

2. Spice-Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Broccoli and New Potatoes

Our ideal weeknight dinner is one that can be accomplished with just one sheet pan. Lean, quick-cooking pork tenderloin is crusted in a complex blend of spices and then roasted with potatoes and broccolini for a complete dinner all on one pan. Finish it with a cooling yogurt and some fresh mint for brightness.

3. Broiled Salmon with Sesame and Scallions

We cannot get enough of this crisp broiled salmon from Bon Appetit Magazine. The addictive marinade of garlic, lime juice, soy sauce and honey really packs in the flavor. Not a fan of salmon? Try it on chicken or shrimp. Serve this salmon with cooked quinoa, rice noodles or on top of a green salad.

4. Magic Mushroom Frittata

Probably not the type of magic mushrooms that first came to your mind, but this vegetarian frittata is loaded with shiitakes which are rich in vitamins B and D. This recipe from Epicurious also calls for kefir which is a fermented milk that is packed with probiotics and adds a pleasant tanginess to the eggy custard. If you don’t want to use whole milk kefir, feel free to substitute with lowfat kefir or milk.

5. Chicken Stir-Fry Wraps

Lettuce wraps are versatile, good-for-you and encourage your family to jump in and help themselves. This clever, quick version from Martha Stewart tastes like an East Asian spin on your favorite fajitas. Chicken, peppers and onions are cooked with garlic, ginger, soy sauce and a touch of vinegar until perfectly tender. Bring the skillet directly to the table and serve with crisp lettuce cups, steamed rice and some fresh herbs. We could have this for dinner every night.

One Response to 5 Good-For-You Weeknight Dinners

Cory L. says: January 4, 2019 at 12:05 pm

Thanks. Once I get back to work after the government shutdown and can afford these delectables, this will be the first weeks meals.


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