For busy weeknights, we’ve picked some of our favourite new and nutritious dinner recipes: from protein-packed veggie bowls to slow cooker chicken staples. All of them feed at least two individuals but can be easily scaled up to more. (Or about leftovers!) Healthy Dinners If You’re Not Sure, What To Cook
• Keto Chicken With Avocado Salsa-Healthy Dinners
You’ll mix the simple salsa of avocado, onions, jalapeño, and lime while the chicken cooks on the stovetop or grill.
• Trader Joe’s Vegetarian Power Bowl
It’s no secret that we’re prominent Trader Joe’s fans, and this veggie bowl filled with protein clocks in at around $5 per serving.(Healthy Dinners If You’re Not Sure, What To Cook)
• 10-Minute Lemon-Garlic Salmon & Asparagus
Everything cooks at the same time in one pan — so clean up is a total breeze. And the dish is delicious as well.
• Full Wheat Pasta On Fresh Tomatoes & Basil
Swap the high-protein pasta noodles to improve protein and fibre. (Banza makes a terrific version.)
• Black Bean-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
You can also load these up with your favourite toppings, like avocado, lime cream, or even leftover rotisserie chicken, filled with protein and fibre.
• Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew
It is an authentic drop-and-go meal, and in your arsenal, you can never have too many.
• Airfryer Glazed Chicken Thighs
Here, the Airfryer does all the hard work, giving the chicken a lovely crisp without using a lot of oil.
• Veggie-Packed Quesadillas
These work for something you have on hand with small vegetables. For an extra boost of protein, you might also add black or refried beans.
• Sausage & Veggie Foil Packets
Make this, mix, and match the vegetables as you see fit in the oven or grill. (You could throw in baby potatoes as well!)
• Greek-Style Stuffed Peppers
Bell peppers are rich in vitamin C, lean ground chicken or turkey, quinoa, and a bit of mozzarella are all combined here.
• Oven-Baked Low Carb Zucchini Boats
It uses ground beef, but you can quickly turn to ground chicken or turkey as well.
• Roasted Chicken Thighs and Saucy Rosemary Beans
You will make the saucy, ultra-flavorful bean mixture on the stovetop while the chicken roasts in the oven. In the end, throw in your favourite wilted leaves, such as spinach or baby kale, and you’re nice to go.
• Sundried Tomato, Kale, and White Bean Skillet
If you’re not into kale, feel free to grate some fresh Parmesan over the top and replace it with spinach. (As spinach wilts faster, just will the cooking time a little bit.)
• Spinach and Mozzarella-Stuffed Chicken
First, you’ll butterfly the chicken, which is super easy: slice down the centre of each piece, then put the spinach and cheese inside, but not all the way through.
• 10-Minute Garlic Butter Shrimp With Zucchini Noodles
Start with Grocery Store Zoodles to save even more time.
• Instant Pot Beef With Broccoli
It is quicker (and tastier!) than shipping with only a 10-minute cooking time in the Instant Pot.
• Ground Turkey Taco Bowls
This recipe calls for white rice, but if you’re looking for fewer carbs, you can also use brown rice for a little more fibre or cauliflower rice.