What To Eat At Dinner: Health Trends
Your evening meal must carry you until breakfast, so it is important to include foods that provide nutrients such as protein and fiber. “Simple and Savvy Strategies for Creating Healthy Eaters,” that having several nutritious menu ideas will help you prepare meals that are healthy and that you know your entire family is willing to eat. Keep track of new recipes you try, and soon you will have many nutritious dinner ideas at your fingertips.
Sandwiches are often reserved for your midday meal, but many of the same fillings can be turned into a satisfying and nutritious wrap for dinner. Opt for whole-wheat tortillas because they provide more fiber than white ones. Choose a protein source to build your wrap on. Grilled chicken, shredded turkey and lean beef are all protein-packed choices. Shred or slice your meat and place it on a tortilla. Add vegetables like carrots, spinach, tomatoes and onions to chicken and drizzle with low-fat ranch dressing. Green onions, red bell peppers, broccoli and low-salt soy sauce goes well with beef. Chicken, cheese and salsa or turkey, avocado and low-fat cheese are additional fillings that are also nutritious.
2. Soups and Stews
A pot of hearty soup or stew is a satisfying meal that can also provide a variety of important nutrients. Lean ground beef, garlic, onions, low-sodium canned tomatoes, low-sodium canned beans and low-fat cheddar cheese can be combined to prepare a chili that is packed with protein, fiber, calcium and vitamin C. Low-salt chicken broth, potatoes, carrots, onion, celery, corn and shredded chicken is a filling soup that supplies protein, potassium and vitamin A. Fish or shrimp can replace the chicken for a different taste.
3. Grilled Meat and Vegetables
Using your outdoor grill is a simple way to prepare flavorful
foods that are also packed with nutrition. Brush chicken breasts, flank steaks or whole trout with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill over a medium flame until the meat is cooked through. Serve with a variety of grilled vegetables that have also been brushed with olive oil. Squash, asparagus, eggplant, red potatoes, tomatoes and onions grill well and provide fiber, potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C.
4. Open-Faced Smashed Pea Sandwich with Tomato and Fried Egg
I’m all about eating sandwiches at every meal, but lately I’ve been taking advantage of the extra time and space I have at dinner to assemble pretty-looking open-faced sandwiches and toasts.
5. Pea and Farro Stir-Fry
Calling this a twist on fried rice doesn’t really do it justice, to be honest. Both the peas and sautéed onions are sweet in the way that only vegetables can be—not sweet sweet, but sweet-ish—and the farro is nutty and dense. Get the recipe here.