I’m a sucker for an exciting dinner. Breakfast and lunch? I could probably eat the same thing every day, but dinner? I love having something new to look forward to! Outside of the fact that I could eat some form of Mexican food on the regular, I do my best to switch up the menu each week and incorporate new healthy dinner ideas. Today I wanted to share some keepers that I’ve tried recently in case you are looking to switch things up too!
Hm, where to start…? How about last night when we had this…
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Chili Lime Vinaigrette. I hate that this picture does not do the recipe justice. It is bursting with bright flavor and I loved the unique flavor combos of the lime and sweet potato (trust me, it’s good!). Since I ate a tub of hummus while making it, I stuck to simple grilled chicken on top, but I will definitely be making it again as a dinner side.
Ginger Beef, Mushroom and Kale Stir Fry. I know I’ve shared this before because it’s on the repeat list. I don’t make stir fry very often, but when I do, this is my go-to. The shiitake mushrooms and fresh ginger really elevate the dish to something to get excited about.
Roasted Pork Tenderloin with a Warm Potato and Arugula Salad. I used this easy and delicious marinade for the pork, then seared and baked it. Meanwhile I roasted a bunch of small red potatoes in olive oil, salt and garlic powder. Once roasted I tossed them (still hot) into a big bowl of arugula and tossed the entire thing in a simple vinaigrette of spicy mustard, vinegar, olive oil and a little honey.
Chicken Picatta with Roasted Asparagus. Hands down, this is always one of my favorite dinners, most likely because of the capers. I really need to write down my specifics, because I always use a modified version of this one.
Salads. Ok, this is more of my lunch option, but they could totally pass for dinner, especially if you add a little protein on top.
Mixed baby greens, walnuts, blueberries, goat cheese, craisins and a little leftover diced ham.
Mixed baby greens with blue cheese, roasted sweet potato, quinoa, roasted pumpkin seeds and Garlic Expressions.
Mixed baby greens with quinoa, cucumber, tomato, kalamata olives, red onion, parsley and Greek dressing.
Paleo Spaghetti Squash Pie with Roasted Broccolini. Hm, maybe I don’t mix it up as much as I thought, because I definitely repeat this dish too. It’s easy to make and is a dish made mostly with spaghetti squash that David actually loves too!
Bangkok Coconut Curry Bowls. My version definitely did not result in as much broth as the original recipe pictures, but the flavor in this one was on point! If ethnic flavors intimidate you, give this veggie-packed dish a try. Though be warned, it says 4 servings but David and I downed this one between the two of us.
You can find more family-approved healthy dinner ideas here (the lentil dal is on tonight’s menu!) and we are having David’s famous chili from the freezer tomorrow. Mmm… and now I’m off to the kitchen because I’ve made myself hungry!
Have you made anything lately that is just plain delicious?!
Please share it in the comments!