This salad meets all the criteria for a well-balanced meal since it has protein and a high fiber carb from the chickpeas along with healthy fats from avocado. The apple cider vinegar dressing is easy to make and will become a staple for sure.
This recipe is not only hearty and comforting, but it’s also healthy! The eggplant is breaded and baked instead of fried, and the low fat cheese helps lower saturated fat and calories. It’s a great choice for a vegetarian meal, and you won’t miss the meat!
Sheet pan meals make dinner easy and prevents a pile of dishes to clean up after. Compared to chicken breasts, chicken thighs are juicier, more tender and have more flavor, just make sure to slice off the excess fat before cooking. Try alternating a different vegetable for the Brussels sprouts to switch things up and make sure to add a complex carbohydrate to this meal like brown rice, farro, sweet potato or quinoa. Enjoy!
Pair this delicious salmon with some fresh sautéed asparagus or steamed broccoli and roasted red potatoes. Salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce inflammation in the body. Most Americans do not get enough omega-3s in their diet. The American Heart Association recommends at least two servings of fatty fish per week. Other sources include albacore tuna, lake trout, sardines, mackerel and herring.
Pasta dishes are a quick weeknight meal, but we are often at a loss for creating something different. This Greek Chicken Pasta dish is so flavorful and, most importantly, simple to make. It uses the classic garlic and olive oil of many Greek dishes with the unique flavor of marinated artichokes and the freshness of lemon. Try whole wheat linguine to make it even healthier!
Spring is coming, and it’s a great time to lighten up the lunchtime routine. This recipe makes a great pack-ahead lunch and is designed for easy substitutions. Leftover chicken would work just as well, as would brown rice instead of the quinoa or baby spinach instead of the romaine. In a pinch, using a store-bought rotisserie chicken would be a great way to get enough meat for a week’s worth of lunches.
Beans are a healthy addition to your meal plan. This twist of chicken salad brings in southwest flavors and beans for a healthy option. Use homemade taco seasoning to keep the sodium content down.