Easy, Healthy Dinners

What's for dinner?

Now that you know what should be in every meal ("Plan Those Meals!" blog post 10/30/10), it's time to come up with some meal plans. Keep in mind, we're trying to balance meals with a MacroMix, and use a variety of colors, textures and temperatures.

Here's a few healthy meal ideas to try:
Chicken faijta's
      chicken breast, diced
      green pepper, red bell pepper and onions
      corn or whole grain tortilla
      --sauteed in a little olive oil
      shredded low-fat cheddar cheese, salsa, greek yogurt
Mixed fruit (froze, thawed or canned in juice)

Spaghetti
      ground round, sirloin, or extra lean hamburger, ground lean turkey, or turkey sausage
      marinara sauce (without added sugar)
      whole wheat spaghetti noodles
Tossed salad with olive oil vinagrette

Load Your Own Baked Potato 
      baked russet potatoes
      leftovers, heated up (chili, veggies, stew, etc.)
      low-fat shredded cheese
      salsa
      cooked veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, or frozen broccoli in low fat cheese sauce)
      black beans (or any type)
      canned tuna or salmon
      Greek yogurt
Apple slices served with peanut butter

Salmon
     baked salmon, drizzled lightly with olive oil and lemon juice
     brown rice pilaf
     kale, steamed and tossed with garlic, a dab of olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Melon balls

Burritos
     whole grain soft tortilla
     fat-free refried beans
     shredded low-fat cheese
     diced onion
     salsa or taco sauce
     guacamole (made with avocado with lime juice)
Fresh green tossed salad

Chicken chili
      chicken breasts (2 or 3)
      salsa, 24 oz.
      Great Northern beans, 48 oz.
Baked tortilla chips
Raw veggies and black olives served with dip (try Greek yogurt and powdered ranch dressing mix)
    
Meatloaf, made with extra lean ground beef or lean ground poultry
      Baked acorn squash
      Baked potatoes with a dollop of Greek yogurt
      Green beans, tossed with slivered almonds
Chocolate pudding, fat-free

Pork tenderloin or loin chops, drizzled with 1 tsp olive oil per chop per person & sprinkled with thyme or rosemary
      Baked sweet potatoes
      Steamed veggie mix
Applesauce sprinkled with cinnamon

These are to get you started. Now...
What meal ideas do you have?