(Closed) Spinoff: Post your favorite healthy dinners!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Fiance & I have been eating low-no/carb so I’ve been experimenting with recipes.  I just made zuchinni spaghetti for the first time last night and LOVED it!!!  It was pretty simple, I used a vegetable peeler and peeled strips off of the zuchinni lengthwise.  Then threw it in a pan with a very small amount of butter & garlic powder & sauteed it until the “noodles” were soft.  Cooked up some ground turkey & mixed with a jar of tomatoe sauce.  It was super delish & easy to make (even my 6 year old liked it). I was talking to my mom when I was making it & happened to snap a pic to send her..

Post # 4
3076 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Tofu! I’m not a vegetarian but one of my favorite meals is sauteed tofu with veggies and medium salsa! Tofu is healthy and So are veggies but I’m not sure if they still are sauteed and covered in salsa πŸ˜› 


Though I made it without the cheese and tortillas..

Post # 5
2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I make Prawn Tom Yum Soup with Shirataki Noodles if I want to eat extremely low cal

Chicken Stock (10 cals)

Prawns (80 cals)

Tom Yum Paste (5 cals)

Broccoli (30 cals)

Mushroom (4 cals)

Ginger (0 cals)

Corriander/Cilantro (0 cals)

Shirataki Noodles (40 cals)

Total – 169 calories! 


Or I will make Shrimp “Alfredo” with the same ingredients above but switch out the stock and tom yum for Laughing Cow Lite cheese squares which have 40 calories in them. So delish.








Post # 6
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I do a protein + mix sautéed veggie bowl. Lately we’ve been eating a lot of fivespice marinated chicken or miso rubbed chicken over a large bowl of bokchoy/savoy cabbage/broccoli topped with a non-oil based sauce. 

Post # 7
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ive been making an egg white quiche. Egg white, spinach, mushrooms and onions. so yumm and so good!


I’ve also been making spaghetti squash speghtti. Extra lean ground turkey, low soddium tomato sauce and a bunch of veggies.



Post # 8
20 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

I really like this simple salmon dinner… I made it last night, and feel it is very flavorful with few “bad” ingredients.  Also, salmon is a great fish for you πŸ™‚



1.5 pound filet of salmon (served three generous portions and a little left over for lunch)
3 tbsp olive oil
2 lemons 
4 cloves minced garlic 
1/2 tsp dill weed, 1/4 tsp salt, pepper


1. Place the salmon in a baking dish skin side down.  I used a 9×13 pan, and lined it with aluminum foil for easy cleanup.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Sprinkle salt and pepper directly onto the salmon filet.

3. in a small bowl, mix olive oil, minced garlic, dill weed, and juice of one lemon.  Brush the mixture onto your salmon filet generously.

4. Slice the other lemon into thin slices, about 1/4 inch wide, or less, if you’re better at cutting than I am!  Place the lemon slices on top of the filet.  

5. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  You will know it is done when the fish flakes easily with your fork and also easily separates from the skin.  Use a small spatula to remove the fish from the skin once it is baked.


It is great served with a leafy green and some type of potato. enjoy πŸ™‚

Post # 10
8444 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I got nothing healthy, I’m just tagging this post to see if anything looks appealing.  My Fiance and I are trying to eat healthy, but cheese, bacon and beef are so yummy lol.

Post # 11
1890 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m a big fan of SkinnyTaste recipes, they’re all easy to make, delicious, and full of veggies.  It’s been a cold winter, so I’ve been making chicken pot pie soup at least once a week (http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/01/chicken-pot-pie-soup.html) –I double the veggies and substitute cauliflower for the potatoes to make it even more filling and low-carb, and prepare the chicken by cooking it in boiling water with garlic salt and bay leaves.  It’s really easy and satisfying!


For a vegetarian meal, I love to make quinoa and black bean salad:


-In a saucepan, sautee one chopped onion and a couple cloves of chopped garlic for 5 mins


-Add 3/4 cup rinsed quinoa, 1.5 cups chicken or vegetable stock, and seasonings (I like chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, and black pepper), bring to a boil, and simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes, until liquid has been absorbed


-Add a cup of frozen corn, cook for about 5 minutes


-Add two cans of drained/rinsed black beans (you can really do any combination of beans, I used a can of black beans and a can of garbanzo beans last time)


-Serve warm or let it cool, top it with some fresh cilantro, salsa, bbq sauce, etc.


Post # 12
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Pomapoo:  Hey, I make the quinoa salad, too! I really liked it, but no one else was a big fan. Freaks.

We love this turkey chili recipe, though we triple the tomato paste to make it SUPER thick. We use all organic ingredients, too.

Post # 14
2755 posts
Sugar bee

I am OBSESSED with this recipe for Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili. It’s super filling, easy to make, super healthy and you can add ground turkey or chicken if you want to bulk it up – I usually don’t. It’s got a kick to it, but the heat can easily be cut down by adding a little less chili powder. Also, I only made it with the cilantro once and haven’t since. I like cilantro, but felt it wasn’t necessary and I like the taste without it.

Post # 15
1890 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@vorpalette:  I’ve been trying to sell the husband on quinoa for years now!  It’s an uphill battle, but usually if there’s salsa and plenty of other ingredients involved, he’ll eat it.  My mom actually requested the quinoa/black bean salad for Easter this year, even though she and I will probably be the only ones in the family eating the “health food”.

Post # 16
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@IzzyBear:  Oooh, we’re going to have to try that casserole. Yum.

@Pomapoo:  It’s hilarious that no one in my family really liked it when I made it for Thanksgiving, except my vegetarian uncle (because it was the only thing he could eat aside from the veg lasagna he made). Case in point: my 2nd cousin and her very unhealthy husband and very overweight stepson brought KFC as their meal contribution and chugged Mountain Dew all afternoon. >_<

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