Healthy Dinner Recipes
Honestly I do not consider myself a great cook. My family does need to eat and I want them to eat healthy, so we much cook. Here are some dinner ideas that are easy and keep myself feeling great! I like to keep my meals lower carb than I do for my kids. All my meals can be easily converted for people that don’t want or do want carbs. My rules are for a meal, healthy veggies, a good protein and a healthy fat.
My lunch salad is always a go to for dinner.
Baked chicken and veggies
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Cut up chicken and any vegetables and place them in a 9×13 dish. I use a tbps of coconut butter to butter so that everything doesn’t stick. For flavor you can add your choice of onions, garlic, lemon juice, thyme, basil etc. Any combo you like. Salt and pepper and set the timer for 25 minutes. If you add potatoes they may take a bit longer. I serve with baguettes on the side for my kids.
I love this recipe. It is very quick and easy. To make it lower glycemic you can substitute cauliflower for the pototoes.
Being low maintenace and wanting to eat low carb is easy with this meal. Don’t feel pressure to make zoodles or any other fancy veggie noodle. However you can buy veggie sprirals in many grocery stores. They are probably more costly. Just take any steamed veggie you are making for your family and use it for your base. Cook some ground beef or turkey and add your own spaghetti sauce or jar sauce that doesn’t contain extra oils (unless it is olive oil) or preservatives. Pour your meat sauce over your veggies and you are done! Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
When I cook tacos for my family and I want a low carb meal. I will take the meat that we use and put it over veggies with olive oil instead of having a tortilla. I add salsa and an avocado and sometimes cheese sprinkled on the top.
I use the same formula for burgers. Cook the burgers how you like. Melt cheese on top and/or add bacon. Serve over lettuce and veggies with olive oil.