5 Healthy Dinner Ideas For The  Family


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Are you looking for some healthy dinner ideas for the family? If so, you have come to the right place.We will discuss 5 different recipes that are all healthy and delicious. These recipes are perfect for busy families who want to eat a nutritious meal without spending a lot of time in the kitchen. So, what are you waiting for? Check out our 5 healthy dinner ideas below!

  • Roasted chicken with vegetables
  • Quinoa and black bean stuffed peppers
  • Salmon with roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potato wedges
  • Healthy turkey chili
  •  Baked chicken parmesan with zucchini noodles

1.Roasted chicken with vegetables

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Ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 lb. of baby potatoes, quartered
  • 1 lb. of carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 lb. of Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. In a large roasting pan or Dutch oven, toss together the chicken pieces, potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts, and olive oil.

3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.Enjoy.

2.Quinoa and black bean stuffed peppers

Ingredients:

  • 4 large bell peppers, any color
  • 1 cup of cooked quinoa
  • 1 (15 oz) can of black
  • beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup of salsa
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp. of ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Cut the tops off of the bell peppers and remove the seeds and ribs.

3. In a large bowl, mix together the cooked quinoa, black beans, salsa, cilantro, and cumin.

4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

5. Stuff each pepper with the quinoa mixture until full.

6. Place the peppers in a baking dish and bake for 20-25. Enjoy!

3. Salmon with roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potato wedges

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Ingredients:

  • 4 (6 oz) salmon filets
  • 1 lb. of Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. In a large baking dish or roasting pan, toss together the Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and olive oil.

3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Place the salmon filets on top of the vegetables and roast for 20-25 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through.Enjoy!

4.Healthy turkey chili

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. of ground turkey
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (15 oz) can of diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (15 oz) can of tomato sauce
  • 1 (15 oz) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz) can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp. of chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, cook the ground turkey until browned.

2. Add in the onion and bell pepper and cook until softened.

3. Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, black beans, kidney beans, and chili powder.

4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

5. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.Enjoy!

5.Baked chicken parmesan with zucchini noodles

Ingredients:

  • 4 (6 oz) chicken breasts
  • 1 cup of Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2 zucchini, spiralized into noodles
  • 1/2 cup of marinara sauce

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. In a shallow dish, mix together the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

3. Place the chicken breasts in the dish and coat with the breadcrumb mixture.

4. Drizzle with olive oil and place on a greased baking sheet.

5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

6. While the chicken is baking, cook the zucchini noodles in a large skillet over medium heat until tender.Enjoy!

Conclusion

With a little effort, you can make dinner time enjoyable and nutritious for the entire family. These five healthy dinner ideas for the family  are easy to follow and will leave everyone feeling satisfied. 

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