6 Ways To Eat Healthy For Dinner

6 Ways To Eat Healthy For Dinner Leave a comment

This blog post will provide six easy recipes and tricks to make healthy dinners.  

These are perfect for people who have busy schedules and need something quick but still want a nutritious meal.  

It can be hard to find delicious, low-calorie food that is also filling, so these tips come in handy when you’re tired of eating the same thing every day!

Tip #1

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The first tip we’ll talk about is prepping your vegetables beforehand.

When you get home from work or school try washing off any dirt on them with cold water then chopping them up into different sizes – this way they won’t take as long if you don’t know how much time you’ve got before dinner needs to be done (or vice-versa). 

Tip #2

Next: prep all your cooking utensils. 

This is self-explanatory, but it’s important to do this, especially if you don’t have a lot of time. 

Tip #3

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The third tip is to always keep a pantry stocked with the essentials like olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder/flakes or fresh minced garlic, canned tomato sauce (or any other pasta sauce), dried spices like basil and oregano.

These are all great ingredients for quick meals that can be thrown together with whatever’s in your fridge at home!

Tip #4

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The fourth way to eat healthy for dinner is by taking advantage of slower cooking methods such as braising meat or roasting vegetables. 

My favorite dish this last week was definitely my roasted broccoli; I did it after work when I had more time so there’s no excuse not to do it again tonight! Another one would be a slow cooker recipe like this beef stew.

The best part about these dishes is that you can do them in advance, and then come home to a delicious dinner prepared for you! 

Simply add all your ingredients together on low heat (slow cooking) or high heat with no lid (roasting). 

Both of these methods will keep in moisture while slowly allowing their flavors to develop – so they’re not just healthy meals but also really tasty ones too!

Tip #5

The fifth way to eat healthy for dinner is vegan options. 

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There’s always something good out there even if it doesn’t have animal products as its main ingredient: vegetables, rice, lentils, and beans make great plant-based sources of protein! 

Chickpeas would be my favorite choice for vegan protein.

Tip #6

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The sixth way to eat healthy for dinner is vegetarian options: eggs, cheese, and milk can all be swapped out with their plant-based alternatives without losing any flavor or health benefits! 

A good example of this would be swapping your omelet with a tofu scramble, ricotta in place of feta on toast, or almond butter instead of peanut butter.

Lastly, the bonus way to eat healthy for dinner is flexitarian options – which means eating semi-vegetarian meals that have meat as an optional ingredient rather than the main one. 

This allows you time to adjust gradually while still enjoying dishes like lasagna layered with vegetables (or green pasta) over whole wheat noodles; tacos made from corn tortillas filled with beans or potatoes, guacamole, and onions; or vegan sushi rolls made from brown rice.

ways to eat healthily for dinner

You can also add a few meatless days to your week by picking one day where you eat vegetarian for every meal (including snacks) – this way, if you crave chicken at the end of the week it’s not as hard to say yes!

Another good option is adding more plant-based meals like soups with lentils instead of beef [or] salads topped with grilled vegetables over pasta salad. 

Vegetarian chili and tomato soup are delicious ways to enjoy healthy eating while staying warm during these colder months. You’ll never miss out on flavor when using fresh herbs and spices that pack so much subtly sweet heat!

The last tip for today is using meat and vegetables in one dish – perfect when you’re feeling like your week was so busy that you procrastinated on getting groceries!

Bonus ways to eat healthily for dinner

  • Plan out your dinner the night before and get all of the ingredients you need.
  • Cook large batches, or even freeze some for later meals! 
  • Make a salad from scratch using two cups lettuce mix, one cup cherry tomatoes, ¼ cup cucumbers (diced), ½ avocado (sliced), ½ an onion sliced into ribbons on top with olive oil dressing made by mixing together: three tablespoons extra virgin olive oil; one tablespoon white wine vinegar; salt to taste; pepper to taste. 
  • No time? Make pasta or quinoa salads in advance too! These options will keep for up to five days if covered properly in the fridge. Just make sure they are stored at a temperature below 40°F.
  • Add vegetables to your favorite protein! 
  • Prepare a soup and add in any kind of veggies you want for extra nutrients. Then eat it with bread, or crackers as an appetizer before dinner. Soup is also perfect meal prep because it can last up to six days if stored properly in the fridge below 40°F (around four weeks when frozen)!

Finally, try out some recipes that are vegetarian which will help cut down on meat intake such as butternut squash pasta; red lentil curry; vegan fettuccine alfredo sauce…the possibilities are endless!

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