Top 10 Best Dinner Suggestions One of the hardest things about eating healthier, whether it’s as part of your New Year’s resolution or just because you want to lead a healthier lifestyle, is that you feel hungry all the time. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 10 dinner suggestions that will fill you up without making you gain weight. These dinners are also healthy and will help you prevent the aches and pains that come with age and poor diet choices in the long run!
1) Stir Fry
A lot of you probably think stir fry is a Chinese food, but that’s not true. In Asia, it can refer to any dish where veggies and meats are cooked with lots of spices. If you don’t have a wok handy, your trusty skillet will suffice. Here are some tips for making your stir fry delicious: Start with meat or seafood that is already cut into thin slices; thin pieces cook quickly and evenly, meaning less time standing over your stove and more time enjoying dinner!
2) Roasted Chicken
Healthy and tasty, chicken is a go-to dinner. To make it even better, just brush olive oil on top of your uncooked chicken breasts or thighs and pop them in a 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with paprika and you’re ready to serve!
Curries and stews are great meals that pack a ton of flavor in each bite, and they’re usually relatively healthy. However, there are some different types to look out for: curries can be high in sodium, whereas stews are often loaded with added fats. Either way, these meals make it so you don’t have to cook multiple dishes to make dinner – simply throw everything into one pot! Check out these awesome recipes: Butter Chicken Curry or Creamy Pumpkin White Bean Stew.
Tacos are a taco shell (made from corn or flour) that is filled with anything your heart desires. Depending on your preference, they can be stuffed with beef, chicken, pork, seafood and veggies. Tacos are super-fun to eat because you don’t just have one option—you can mix up everything from toppings to salsa to rice to beans for a unique experience every time.
5) Stir-Fried Noodles
Stir-fried noodles are an easy and quick meal to prepare and cook. They’re also quite tasty! Begin by cooking or heating up your favorite type of noodle, then chop up some veggies (cabbage is a particularly good choice for stir-frying). Heat up some oil in a wok or skillet, and then add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and soy sauce (optional) to flavor your stir-fry. Add cabbage to pan once it is hot enough.
6) Pasta Dishes
Pastas are a staple in any diet, and for good reason: They’re nutritious, versatile, quick to cook, and easy to make. Just like anything else, though, there’s a world of difference between high-quality pastas and low-quality pastas. For example, whole wheat pasta is much healthier than white pasta—and it also has more flavor. The same goes for brown rice pasta versus white rice pasta; brown rice pasta has more fiber and vitamins, so it will leave you feeling fuller longer than its white counterpart.
7) Burgers, Sandwiches and Wraps
Burgers, sandwiches and wraps are quick and easy meals that can fit into any busy schedule. The perfect dinner for friends or family, a homemade burger or sandwich pairs perfectly with a salad on one side and fries on another. To keep it healthy, opt for lettuce wraps instead of bread—they’re much lower in calories and carbs. Be sure to add vegetables to your meal to boost your fiber intake as well!
8) Baked Meals (Roasts & Potatoes)
Roasting vegetables and meat with minimal oil in an oven will make them crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. It’s one of my favorite ways to cook foods at home. During cooking, oil seeps out from these foods and gets reabsorbed into its own natural juices, meaning you won’t need to add extra oil for a healthy meal. Try topping your potatoes with herbs or sprinkle some sea salt before popping them in a 400-degree oven for 20 minutes.
10) Mexican Dishes