5 Healthy and Delicious Meal Ideas

It may seem difficult to prepare a healthy and delicious meal at home. But I can tell you it is not.

I enjoy food and cooking but I prefer to keep things simple when it comes time to eat. This means that I prefer to choose easy-to-follow recipes and avoid complicated cooking techniques.

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These are my top 5 easy dinner recipes to help you quickly put together a healthy meal.

Stuffed sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are loaded with beneficial nutrients like beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber (1Trusted Source).

They are delicious and go well with almost everything. They are the ideal base for a satisfying meal.

Stuffed sweet potatoes are a staple in my home. We make them at least once per week. I roast whole sweet potatoes, then stuff them with sauteed vegetables, chicken, and cheese.

You can make this meal in many different ways and choose from a wide range of flavors. You can either follow one of these simple recipes or just improvise and add your favorite ingredients to a sweet potato roasted.

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  • Chicken Pesto Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
  • Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
  • Vegetarian Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
  • Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes

Grain bowls

Grain bowls are a big hit in my kitchen. We love the simplicity and versatility of grain bowls and we often make them when we want a delicious, yet simple-to-prepare meal.

I follow a gluten-free diet, so we use gluten-free grains like quinoa and brown rice. You can use any grain for grain bowls including farro and millet.

Grains provide an important source of fiber and other nutrients like magnesium. Studies have found that diets rich in grains are linked to a lower risk of several health conditions, including colon cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes (2Trusted Source).

For a grain bowl, combine a portion of cooked grains with raw vegetables and a protein source such as chicken, hard-boiled eggs, or grilled shrimp.

Then top it with a store-bought or homemade dressing, or keep it simple with a drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice.

For example, this Green Goddess Buddha Bowl uses an irresistible combination of brown rice, roasted broccoli, sugar snap peas, avocado, hard-boiled eggs, toasted pumpkin seeds, and a creamy yogurt-based sauce.

These are some more grain bowl ideas that will make an excellent dinner choice for those nights when time is tight.

  • Thai Chicken Buddha Bowls
  • Salmon Grain Bowls with Lemon Tahini Sauce
  • Sweet Potato & Chickpea Buddha Bowl

Frittatas with vegetable filling

When you have chickens as I do, eggs make their way into more than just breakfast meals. Eggs are a great protein source for delicious and quick dinners like frittatas.

You have eggs covered for healthy fats and protein. All you need is a selection of your favorite vegetables to meet your fiber requirements.

I love to make frittatas with spinach, sweet potatoes, and onions. To give your frittata an extra flavor, you can add cheese, herbs, spices, or pesto.

Even leftovers such as salmon, chicken shredded, or potatoes can be used in your frittata.

I like to serve frittata with some sliced avocado or fresh fruit. This is a satisfying meal you can enjoy any time of day or night. You can make frittatas in less than an hour.

Here are some easy and delicious frittata ideas:

  • Spring Vegetable Frittata
  • Cheesy Chicken Pepper Broccoli Frittata
  • Wild Mushroom Frittata with Cheddar, Green Onions, and Peas

Dinner salad

When I don’t feel like cooking, a large and filling salad is my go-to meal.

Most salads are poorly prepared, which can lead to feeling hungry again after you finish your meal. The key to making a hearty dinner salad is making sure that you include plenty of protein, healthy fats, and fiber.

You can start with your favorite greens like spinach, mixed greens, or kale. To increase the fiber content, add some vegetables to your greens like peppers, red onions, carrots, and broccoli.

Then choose a protein source like grilled chicken, shrimp, salmon, or hard-boiled eggs. You can increase the feeling of fullness by adding fiber-rich carb sources like beans and roasted sweet potatoes.

Top your creation with roasted sunflower or pumpkin seeds for a crunchy texture, then drizzle it with a healthy dressing like olive oil and balsamic vinegar, or follow this recipe for Homemade Green Goddess Dressing.

Here are some more ideas for dinner salads:

  • Chicken Shawarma Salad with Tahini Dressing
  • Superfood Salmon Salad
  • Crunchy Asian Chopped Salad

Loaded brown rice pasta

Most everyone loves a good pasta dish, but most pasta dishes don’t contain the necessary ingredients, such as protein and fiber, to keep you feeling satisfied (3Trusted Source).

A few easy tips will help you make a delicious and filling pasta meal in no time.

First, pick your pasta. I am a big fan of Tinkyada brown rice pasta, but you can use any pasta you like. If you are following a low-carb diet, you can substitute pasta with zucchini noodles.

Next, choose a protein source. I like to use chicken breast or ground chicken or, if I want plant-based protein, I will add chickpeas.

Next, pick your vegetables. A classic combination of spinach and broccoli is my favorite, but you can use any vegetable. Finally, choose a sauce such as pesto or marinara.

These are some recipes you can try next time you crave pasta.

  • Broccoli Pesto Chicken Pasta
  • Roasted Vegetable Chickpea Pasta Salad
  • Zucchini Noodles with Mini Chicken Feta and Spinach Meatballs

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