As a busy person who struggles to keep lean and energetic, I am a firm believer in the principle of quick and easy healthy dinner recipes. Build your own Bolognese with ground turkey and aromatic vegetables and you’ll create an Italian dinner that satisfies. The main (chicken), starch (white beans), and veggie side (carrots, kale, and tomatoes) are all included in this true one-dish stovetop dinner.
Use the planned weekly meals we put together as they are, or substitute meals with other choices from our Healthy Dinner Ideas section. Dinner needs to be simple, so the meal is light and filling enough that you are able to sleep well. Don’t stay stuck in that healthy dinner rut one more night; start scrolling, and get cooking!
The challenge will be in coming up with quick dinner recipes that don’t take a lot of time to prepare and yet are nutritious. Rachael Ray coats juicy chicken pieces in a mixture of brown sugar, honey mustard, allspice and curry for sweet-spicy flavor and then grills the chicken to smoky-charred perfection.
Giada De Laurentiis packs her chicken dish with fresh herbs, tomatoes and peppers, keeping it light yet satisfying. This is an excellent time to serve a fresh garden salad because your guests will be salivating at the smell of roasted chicken and will eat a healthy amount of raw vegetables.
When the chicken has been in the oven for 30 minutes, put the vegetables in. Roast the vegetables, uncovered, for about 1 hour, until all are soft. If you are inviting someone over for dinner this weekend, surprise them with this unique and delectable pork dish.