Fast & Healthy Dinner Ideas!

Recently, I have been making some pretty delicious dishes for dinner. Matt and I recently moved in together, so I have been making the effort to make dinner at least 4-5x a week, he works really long hours, so it’s fun to share a meal at the end of each night! (he makes breakfast on the weekends, and we go out to eat sometimes too!). It’s easier for me to control my salt-intake this way as well, and overall we eat a healthier diet eating-in…plus you save a lot of money…and I love leftovers for lunch!

All of these meals have taken under 30 minutes (with many of them only take about 10 minutes to throw together):

Spinach salad with blueberries, cut-up strawberries, goat cheese, a Trader Joe’s corn & black bean burger cut up…and oil & balsamic vinegar on top!

This recipe was especially awesome this week! I made spicy zuchinni noodles (spiralized the zucchinis) sautéed in olive oil with herbs…then topped that with baked chicken breast cutlets–they have mixture of 1/2 cup mayo, 1/4 cup parm cheese, pepper, oregano, basil, rosemary, and thyme, plus about 5 tablespoons of Panko Crumbs (no seasoning ones for less salt)…mix together then spread on top of chicken (which i put some olive oil under)…then bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees…then broil for about 4-5 minutes to get the tops nice and crispy!

Filet Mignon, Trader Joe’s Sweet Potato Gnocchi (men LOVE this) –which is microwavable and doesn’t have TOO much salt in it…and freshly steamed asparagus (secret: I buy mine at Trader Joe’s, and their packages are fresh asparagus but you can microwave them in the packaging…saves so much time!):

egg scramble with onion & green pepper & a sprinkle of gouda cheese…and from time to time i treat myself to some bacon (which I bake in the oven):

Green Beans, Turkey Burger with Gouda, and salad with walnuts!

I love making baked chicken with very low-salt lemon-pepper seasoning on top (just baked for around 20-25 minutes in oven at 375) since it’s such a quick and easy dinner and delicious–with broccoli & Trader Joe’s vegetable polenta (again, a low-salt option).

This one takes more effort & time, but it’s SO worth it…the other week I had a girl’s dinner with Meredith & Emily, and Emily made an amazing salad…and I made a spiralized zucchini & cauliflower dish with a lemon-parm greek yogurt sauce and crispy prosciutto! It’s probably one of my absolute favorite dishes to eat: