7 Simple Dinner Ideas for Eating Clean Every Night
What if we told you that cooking healthy, delicious dinners at home doesn’t have to be a long and complicated process? In fact, you can even do it in under 10 minutes!
We've compiled our 7 favorite dinner ideas that will help you get a delicious meal on the table in no time!
Eggs are full of many different nutrients, including choline- an often ignored nutrient that plays a large role in brain function. Eggs are also a great source of protein and healthy fats.
Frittatas are a great way to not only get the nutrients from eggs, but also add in other veggies and protein sources for an added boost! Vegetables like spinach, sweet potatoes, zucchini, onions, asparagus, mushrooms, and tomatoes are all great additions to a frittata. Plus, adding ingredients like herbs, spices, cheese, and pesto will give your frittata some extra flavor.
As an added bonus, frittatas are super easy to make and last for days in the fridge! Some of our favorite frittata recipes are below.
Sheet Pan Meals
Sheet pan meals are a great way to make a healthy and delicious meal while also avoiding dirtying a ton of dishes. In a sheet pan meal, you simply pile all of your ingredients onto a single sheet pan to cook, which saves you time in the kitchen.
Plus, sheet pan meals are an easy way to incorporate many different vegetables into one meal! Here are our favorite sheet pan meals:
Grain bowls are a great way to get a flavorful yet easy-to-prepare meal. Moreover, if you’re gluten-free, just stick to grains like quinoa and brown rice. If you aren’t avoiding gluten, you can try other grains like farro, millet, and barley.
Grains are a great source of nutrients like fiber and magnesium. According to several studies, a diet full of grains has been linked to a lower risk of health conditions like colon cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
Making a grain bowl is super easy. Just top your grain of choice with protein and some raw or cooked veggies, finish it off with a light dressing of your choice, and enjoy! We’ve compiled a couple of our favorite grain bowl recipes below.
On a chilly spring night, there is nothing better than a hearty, hot bowl of soup. Fortunately, soups can be very simple to prepare and make the perfect choice for meal prep, as large portions can easily be made!
Using one pot to make a soup makes cleaning up even easier. Here are our favorite recipes:
Who could forget about the classic dinner salad? Salads are an undeniably great way to get a plethora of vitamins and minerals all in one meal. They should be a staple in your diet. However, we understand that sometimes salads can get boring (click here to see our tips to cure your salad burnout). Plus, if you don’t add a variety of ingredients, they can leave you feeling hungry not too long after your meal.
To perfect your salad, follow this easy recipe: pick a base of your favorite green, like arugula, kale, spinach, or mixed greens. Then, add some more veggies like cucumbers, broccoli, red onions, peppers, or carrots, this will add some fiber to your salad. Next, choose a protein source such as salmon, eggs, or grilled chicken. Adding some fiber-rich carb sources like beans or roasted sweet potatoes will help you feel full longer. Finally, top your salad with some seeds or nuts for added texture, then finish it off with a healthy dressing like olive oil.
Here are some of our favorite salad recipes for some further ideas:
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are full of beneficial vitamins and minerals like potassium, fiber, beta carotene, and vitamin C. Even better, they’re delicious and can be paired well with almost anything. Making them the perfect base to build a meal around.
Sweet potatoes can be super versatile, and you can choose from a variety of flavor combos. We’ve compiled some recipes for you to try below, or you can just wing it and pile your chosen ingredients onto a roasted sweet potato.
Curry is a great dinner choice because it’s versatile, easy to make, filling, and quick! Moreover, eating curry regularly has been found to reduce heart disease risk factors like blood sugar levels and triglycerides.
Here are our favorite curry recipes:
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