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 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)
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
cooked veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, or frozen broccoli in low fat cheese sauce)
black beans (or any type)
canned tuna or salmon
Apple slices served with peanut butter
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
whole grain soft tortilla
fat-free refried beans
shredded low-fat cheese
salsa or taco sauce
guacamole (made with avocado with lime juice)
Fresh green tossed salad
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?
What's for dinner?