7 Healthy Dinners You Can Make All Year Long
Because healthy eating isn’t just a "January thing."
Though January is considered the perfect time to kick-start diets like Whole30 and Keto, eating better can easily be a year-round thing. Whether you want to get a few more veggies on your family's dinner plates or you’re looking for a low-calorie recipe to add to your weeknight lineup, you don't need a whole new grocery list to make it happen. Packed full of good-for-you ingredients like cauliflower, tofu and lean meat, these recipes will help keep your eating habits on track throughout 2021. Plus, you won’t need to completely swear off any food groups. Because honestly, sometimes a little cheese can go a long way.
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas (pictured above)
This recipe continues to be a favorite among Food Network staffers and fans alike. With its 30-minute cook time and fast clean-up, it’s super easy to see why. Simply throw all your ingredients on a sheet pan and broil and you’re on your way to a restaurant-quality meal without any guilt.
Fans of classic chicken tikka masala with love this cauliflower-packed version. You’ll use sour cream or plain Greek yogurt in place of traditional heavy cream to lighten up this one-pot wonder. Chickpeas, peas and brown rice have fiber that will keep you full for hours.
When it comes to weeknight dinners, you just can’t beat a bubbly tray of freshly baked stuffed shells. Give yours a 2021-approved makeover by stuffing them with a meat-free mixture of mushrooms, cottage cheese and frozen spinach. Not only is it completely satisfying, it’s also a great way to cook with veggies you may not use all that often.
Steak and potatoes will always hold a special place in our hearts as a comfort food classic. That being said, though, its richness makes eating it a few times each month a bit difficult. Or at least, it was until this lower-cal recipe came into our lives. At just 480 calories, its the perfect way to get your red meat fix without feeling like you overindulged. Plus, the cheesy mashed potatoes are so deliciously yummy, they’ll easily become your new favorite side dish.
Looking for a quick and ultra-flavorful way to upgrade chicken breast? Give this fragrant recipe a try! Sliced lemon wedges and chopped garlic cloves infuse both the chicken and butternut squash with a zesty freshness. Its always-delicious flavors make it an ideal dish to make year-round.
Fried rice often gets a bad rap, but thanks to this shrimp, egg, snow pea and carrot-filled version, you can now have your rice, and eat a few servings of it too!
Relive your childhood days with this tangy sloppy Joe recipe. To form each sandwich, you’ll toss crumbly tofu in a sweet and spicy blend of ketchup, chili powder and chili sauce. Top with melty white Cheddar cheese and with crunchy tater tots for an irresistibly fun and nostalgic dinner.