Putting a nutritious meal on the table every night can be exhausting – besides the actual cooking and cleaning, the thought of finding a healthy recipe that the entire family will enjoy can be daunting. I have pulled together a few recipes that are higher in protein, lower in carbs and perfect for dinner! Don’t be afraid to make adjustments to a recipe. Most of my family’s favorite recipes are ones that I have found online and tweaked the spices or sauces slightly to better fit my family’s delicate taste buds or dietary needs! Click the title of the dish to get the full recipe.
1. Roasted Chicken: Now, this is going to take some time–as all good, roasted chicken does. The result will be completely satisfying though! Only 157 calories in 3 oz and under 2 grams of fat. (via Oxygen)
2. Turkey Meatloaf: In just one serving of this meatloaf, there’s 37 grams of protein. Oh and it’s only around 260 cals. With Gina’s garlic mashed potatoes, this meal is so savory; and amazingly enough, it’s all under 600 cals! (Skinny Taste)
3. Crispy Chicken Bites: Most chicken nuggets, even when they’re “healthier” will run you upwards of 170 calories for four pieces. This recipe will give you 4 chicken bites for only 100 calories and only 3.5 grams of fat. (Eat Clean Diet)
4. Thai Beef Lettuce Cups: The roasted carrots in this recipe are phenomenal. They’re rainbow carrots, so there is a ton of flavor here. Spice this one up with some Sriracha Sauce if you like the extra kick. (Family Fresh Cooking)
5. Parchment Baked Halibut: Baked with carrots and zucchini with some minced garlic and cabbage, this halibut is spring fresh. Only 300 cals per serving. The 16 grams of fat are countered by the 32 grams of proteins. Remember, these Omega-3 fatty acids and fats are good for you! The photo is not the exact image from this recipe. (via Eat Clean Diet) (photo credit)
6. Maple-Bourbon Glazed Pork Medallions: This is a heart healthy recipe that will only cost you 262 calories of glazed bliss. The maple glaze is the perfect flavor to pair with the pork–sweet and savory. (via Farmland Foods )
7. Teriyaki Marinated Chicken: I love teriyaki! They paired this with snow peas and whole wheat pasta, but I’ve also seen it with brown rice. With quinoa’s popularity, I’m sure there are tons of people using that grain instead. 135 cals and only 3 grams of fat make this dish even sweeter. (via Eating Well) (photo credit)