On the contrary to what people believe, coming up with tasty and yet healthy dinner ideas isn’t difficult at all. Most people are ‘afraid’ of their dinner time because they believe that it is the cause of their weight gain – dinner time is usually close to bedtime.
However, when you are able to combine naturally healthy ingredients with low calories stuff, you can actually enjoy dinner without having to worry about anything. If you are able to pick the right stuff, you should be able to lose weight, enjoy the meal, and expect an improvement in your health regime. So, what can you do?
Zucchini Stuffed with Cheesy Taco
If you are into Mexican food, this one will pamper your palate just nicely. It is also a nice example that you can combine healthy ingredient like zucchini with something tasty like cheese. You basically need zucchinis in medium size that will serve as the serving plate.
Then mix together diced onion, grated garlic, lean ground beef, cumin, chili powder, black pepper and salt. When the beef is already in small crumbles, let it cook well and divide it in the zucchini boat. Add shredded cheese on the pan and put it into the oven. 35 minutes should be enough to let the zucchini cook well. Serve with salsa.
Ground Turkey in Taco Salad
Who says salad should be blah? It can be super tasty if you know what to do and ingredients to include. You only need to mix the ground turkey and chili powder evenly and then cook well. While it cooks, make avocado lime dressing (using a blender will do).
You can start arranging the salad by placing the spinach first, then the corn, avocado, turkey, the dressing, and tortilla chips. You can add a lemon slice and chili powder. This is healthy, fulfilling, and crunchy – thanks to the tortilla chips. This is one efficient and simple healthy dinner ideas that you can do at home.
Catfish can be tasty and somewhat crispy if you know how to cook it well. Prepare Cajun seasoning and cornmeal. Season the catfish with pepper and salt. Drizzle the baking sheet with olive oil. Dredge the fish within the seasoned cornmeal and make sure it coats well by pressing the fish.
Then place the fish to the baking sheet and drizzle another olive oil. Bake it until the fish turns golden and it easily flakes. It takes about 15 minutes. You can serve it with lemon wedges to boost the nutrient.
Blackened Salmon Taco
The combination of the crunchiness of the taco and the tastiness of the salmon is just simple and yet great! And you don’t need a long time to prepare one of the tasty healthy dinner ideas. Mix salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, oregano, and garlic together.
Put the salmon fillets on a baking sheet and brush the seasoning. Bake it for 30 minutes. While cooking the salmon, prepare and heat up the tortilla. Top it up with the salmon and add cilantro, corn, and red cabbage. Voila! Your tasty (and fulfilling) taco is ready.
Garlic Shrimp Honey
Clean the shrimp and season it with pepper and salt. While doing so, you can heat up the broccoli with olive oil. Cook it well for 5 minutes. After you are done, you can set it aside and keep it warm by covering it. Add oil and then cook the shrimp for around 4 minutes.
Then add garlic and cook (for around 30 seconds). Then add the broccoli. In another bowl, mix honey, soy sauce, and water. In another smaller bowl, mix cold water with cornstarch. Pour the mixture of soy sauce over the veggie and shrimp. Cook for around 30 seconds.
Then add the cornstarch. Cook for a minute until the sauce starts to get thick. The shrimp is ready to serve. You can consume it with rice, if you want to.
Primavera Stuffed Chicken
This is unique in the serving as well as tasty. It’s one of the best healthy dinner ideas that you can use to entertain guests. Prepare chicken breast fillets. Prepare zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, and red onion. Make slits in the chicken fillets and stuff them with bell peppers, tomatoes, red onion, and zucchini.
Make sure that you don’t cut through the chicken fillets when you are making the slits. Drizzle with olive oil. Season the chicken with pepper, salt, and Italian seasoning. And then add shredded mozzarella. Bake for 25 minutes until chicken is not pink anymore on the inside.
Of course, there are still more options and examples of the healthy meal for dinner – you just have to browse the net. You can also make some changes or twist to the recipe if you want to. In the end, coming up with healthy dinner ideas doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult.