Healthy Dinner Ideas

Ideas for a Healthy Dinner That'll Be So Perfect in Your Belly

It is always to a good idea to eat something healthy for dinner. However, preparing an elaborate meal can be quite taxing after a long day at work.
NutriNeat Staff
Last Updated: Mar 6, 2018
Most people believe that good health begins with a healthy and balanced diet. A number of healthy breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner recipes have been circulating all over the world now. These recipes aim to provide, at least, the minimum daily requirements of nutrients and vitamins. It's not necessary to know many recipes, but instead, one just needs to know about the healthy foods they can have. Here are a few set of foods that would serve as quick, easy, and healthy dinner.

Chicken

Chicken generally comes in everyone's mind when you talk of a healthy dinner. You can enjoy chicken with vegetables, sauces, or just plain rice. It is free from excess cholesterol and requires lesser time to prepare as compared to red meat.

For example, instead of battering and deep frying (which is unhealthy), remove the skin and bake it. Add topping of herbs, salads, and spices and you have a healthy dinner, ready in no time. This way you still get all the nutrition minus the fats and carbohydrates.

Salads

Salads make a great healthy food too, for example, tossed salads are one of the best meal options available. They require absolutely no time to prepare. You can always have chopped lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, and cucumber cuttings available in your refrigerator. Toss in a few sunflower seeds, raisins, or dried cranberries, etc.

This salad preparation is heavy and full of nutrients. If you want a lighter preparation, get a packet of pre-packed salad from the market, and douse it with vegetables, fruits, and red wine vinegar. You can even add steamed chicken or fish as a main course with this salad.

Fruit Salads

Fruit salads, take no time to prepare, and are high in vitamins and nutrients. Always have some apples, cantaloupes, watermelons, bananas, dry fruits, chopped and refrigerated at home. It takes no time and yet they make a delicious and light preparation for dinner.

Sandwiches

Sandwiches are staple lunch food for many Americans. People overlook the fact, that it can be a perfect healthy food for dinner also. All you require is a whole wheat bread with toppings of tuna or lean meats like beef, lamb, or bacon along with small amount of condiments, and vegetables. Top it with mustard sauce, mayonnaise, or ketchup and a delicious dinner is ready.

Vegetables

People have a misconception, that a healthy dinner should include just the meats and salads, which isn't so. Normal everyday vegetables are an important source of nutrients too. Include the use of beans or other sources of proteins from vegetables, which cut the amount of cholesterol intake that is often found in meats. For example, a meal prepared by pinto beans, with fresh coleslaw, and sliced tomatoes, is simply a nutritious delight. Bell peppers stuffed with beans, chicken, or rice is also a scrumptious idea.
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