It’s January. Clearly, there are three things top-most on your mind: (1) losing weight & getting fit, (2) spending less money, and (3) enjoying more of your life/family/friends. Did I guess your New Year’s resolutions correctly?
The food that you cook and eat can help you meet your goals in all three categories. You can prepare food that is healthier for you (lose weight & get fit), that is less expensive (spend less money), and that is quick to make (have more time for life/family/friends).
I have the same three resolutions – except that I dislike calling them resolutions. That just sounds so … definite. And not fun. Instead, I’m going with strategies. A strategy is a game plan, and that’s much more exciting. I’m focusing here on quick healthy dinner recipes because honestly, I have no time to cook breakfast or lunch – those are grab & go (instant oatmeal, yogurt, smoothies, wraps). By contrast, dinner is the time to unwind with family (remember Strategy #3?). Plus, cooking at home is always less expensive than eating out (Strategy #2).
As for Strategy #1? All of these recipes help with that one, whether you plan to eat more fish (Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Mango Salsa or Fettuccine with Scallops and Lime) and more vegetables (One Pot Farmer’s Market Pasta; Asian Quinoa Salad) or load up on soups (Chickpea and Sausage Minestrone; Spicy Taco Soup) and salads (Barbacoa Steak Salad with Cumin-Spiced Sweet Potatoes, from the ever-creative Natalie over at Wee Eats; Tuscan Tuna and White Bean Salad). Spending less money is easy with egg-based meals (Spanish Tortilla with Bell Pepper; Broccoli and Ham Quiche, from JuliEdible), and of course, saving time is why the slow-cooker was invented (Pesto Lasagna with Spinach and Mushrooms; Savory Bean and Spinach Soup).
This post (12 Quick Healthy Dinner Recipes: Get Fit, Spend Less, Enjoy More) is sponsored by Foodie.com (Mode Media), giving me an opportunity to take the time to search the web to find quick healthy dinner recipes (including some from favorite cookbooks) to share with all of you. Opinions and recommendations are my own, as always.