(Closed) Healthy Dinner Ideas?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

What about shrimp stir fry? Peppers, onions and you could sneak in some green beans or broccoli.

Post # 4
730 posts
Busy bee

My default healthy dinner is a whole grain + a pile of veggies and a protein like beans or tofu. I season the veggies with garlic, lemon, soy sauce, scallions, ginger, miso, herbs, or whatever else, so there’s a lot of flavor, and I dump it all in the same bowl. Easy. Will he really not eat any green vegetables even if you chop them up really small?

Post # 5
2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I’m with @birdee106 a nice stir fry is always good.

I usually do chicken, peppers, onions and depending on what seasoning I’m using sometimes those little baby corns.

I recently used the Land O Lakes Sautee Express in the Garlic & Herb and LOVED it so does SO. You can use them on chicken, pork or fish!

Post # 6
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Have you tried making a cauliflower mashed “potato”? Very delicious. I usually pair it with some protein, like fish, chicken, or even a lean cut of pork.

I also like to make an open face tuna salad sandwich on whole wheat english muffins. For the tuna salad I use avocados instead of mayo.

Post # 8
2783 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

One of DH’s favourite things is when I make “taco salad”. I use ground turkey (you can also use ground chicken, lean ground beef, or even chicken breast), and cook it with peppers, onions, etc and add a packet of taco seasoning.

Then I serve it on lettuce, with salsa, some beans (black or pinto), corn and some shredded cheese. You can also add guacamole if you’re so inclined (but watch the portion size on that!), and even crumble up some chips on top.

It’s low in cals, gives you tons of veggies and lean protein, and is surprisingly filling. Plus it’s simple.

Post # 9
6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I found a great recipe for Chicken Parmesan Cassarole…that doesn’t have pasta! My Fiance loves it!.

I use 4 think chicken breasts (we buy the big Purdue bag from Costco, otherwise 3 chicken breasts will be fine)

1 jar spaghetti sauce (any flavor you like) – I typically use Classico

Canned mushrooms

Black olives (I slice them)

Mozzarella cheese (part skim)

Shredded parmesan cheese


Directions: lightly spray Pam (or other equivalent) in square glass baking dish (I use Pyrex), cut chicken into chunks (leave raw) and place into dish in an even layer, mix spaghetti sauce with mushrooms and olives, spread sauce over chicken layer, top with layer of mozzarella and sprinkle parmesan over that (thickness of mozz. to your liking, obviously less cheese is healthier), top with croutons. Bake in oven for 40 minutes at 350 degress.

Post # 10
1475 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have this problem too – my fiance is such a picky eater! I have to hide veggies in his food. This was our menu this past week:

Mon: turkey burgers and arugala salad

Tues: pasta sauteed with brocolli and grilled chicken

Wed: whole grain pasta bake with mushrooms, zuchhini, tomotoes, onions or just about any veggie you want to “hide” in there

Thus: leftovers

Fri: blackened salmon, rice and grilled asparaguss

Post # 11
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

maybe shrimp, brown rice and broccoli. i cook it often

Post # 12
2212 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Just because he won’t eat green stuff doesn’t mean you can’t make some veggies for yourself!  🙂

Post # 13
114 posts
Blushing bee

I like to marinate pork tenderloin in a basic marinade (soy sauce, garlic, onion, salt and pepper, tomato paste, a dash of sugar and vinegar and a little oil so there is enough volume to coat the pork) and roast it with eggplant, red peppers, onions and portobello mushrooms and plain couscous on the side.

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