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Do you have any HEALTHY dinner ideas?

I am running out of ideas. I want to make something new for dinner but I want it to be healthy. NOTHNG fried or with lots of butter in it.

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Asked by HayleyGM at 10:47 AM on Feb. 9, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Deep fried breaded butter sticks? I'm joking! LOL!
    How about seasoned baked boneless skinless chicken breast, cut up over romaine salad, with grape tomatoes, a little 2% milk cheese or feta cheese, and a light vinegrette? I love doing stuff like that once in a while.

    Answer by Ann_Ony_Mouse at 10:49 AM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • Thats great if I can get my husband to go for it. He will say that wont fill him up I am guessing..but I may just need to start making different things for us because he eats all the stuff I try to stay away from and its always in the house! Drives me crazy because it makes it SO much harder for me to eat healthy.

    Answer by HayleyGM at 10:54 AM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • I subscribe to Cooking Light. Some of the recipes are complicated but most are easy, filling and healthy. Some of my family's favorite meals use recipes from the magazine. Check out their website Good Luck!

    Answer by RoostersMom4 at 10:57 AM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • we do a stir fry weekly. there are even stir fry sauces with all natural ingredients too!

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 11:08 AM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • If he's afraid of a salad not filling him up, what about making garlic bread on the side? A salad is surprisingly filling with all the chewing that's involved!

    Answer by Ann_Ony_Mouse at 12:18 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • Chicken with Asparagus and Roasted Red Peppers

    1/2 cup chicken broth (or more as needed)
    1 pound boned and skinned chicken breast halves
    salt and pepper to taste
    1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
    1 (7 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1/2 cup chopped roma (plum) tomatoes
    1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, or to taste
    1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

    1.Heat the broth in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and place in the skillet. Cook 15 minutes, until chicken is almost done.
    2.Place asparagus, red peppers and garlic in skillet. Continue cooking 10 minutes, or until chicken juices run clear and asparagus is tender. Place tomatoes in skillet during last 2 minutes of cook time. Sprinkle with vinegar. Top with mozzarella cheese to serve.

    Answer by NaKeYJaKeYsMoMy at 4:25 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • We are having grilled chicken, baked potatoes, salad, some veggie.

    Answer by palexander at 4:39 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • My general rule of thumb is: 1 protein/whole grain + 1 veggie

    ex. baked chicken and steamed broccoli, baked fish and potatoes, wheat pasta and salad, etc.

    My favorite dish is baked yams w/ onions and garlic--delicious!

    Answer by Mousuke at 7:35 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • I made a roast chicken yesterday that was AMAZING. You cut up potatoes, carrots and onions, toss in a little olive oil and salt and pepper and fresh thyme. Stuff the chicken with a lemon cut in half, a head of garlic cut in half, and a handful of fresh thyme. Brush the outside with just a bit of butter and lots of salt and pepper, then bake on top of the veggies for an hour and a half. You can just pitch the skin if you want it to be really healthy, but it is tasty if you want to splurge a bit. The veggies come out amazing.

    Then you can eat the left over chicken on a salad the next day.

    Answer by toriandgrace at 5:51 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • Here are the dinners I make regularly. Send me a message offlist if you would like any recipes: No hurry curry
    sweet and sour cabbage rolls
    taco salad
    minestrone soup, salad
    General Tsao’s tofu
    stuffed peppers
    chili and cornbread
    sweet potato and black bean burritos
    Halloween black and orange quesadillas
    black bean soup, quesadillas, avocado salad
    not crab cakes, tofu fish sticks, baked sweet potato “fries”
    dairy-free nachos
    tamale bean pie
    Mexican bean and pasta bake
    white chili
    Stovetop lentil sloppy joes
    Tofu and spinach curry
    Lentil soup
    stew with dumplings
    lentil tacos
    Pot pie
    zucchini enchiladas
    Mediterranean Vegetable stew with poached eggs
    homemade pizza
    squashed macaroni
    peanut noodles
    blueberry oatmeal pancakes
    slowcooker lentil sloppy joes
    Southwest Falafel

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:44 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

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