Deciding what to have for dinner on the day itself is challenging. This is why many people end up just eating out or grabbing something to eat from fast-food restaurants. Well, doing this once in a while is fine. But if it becomes your habit, it certainly won’t do you any good.
Cooking your everyday meal is still the best, and it would help you a lot if you create a menu ahead of time. So to make things easier for you, here is a list of healthy dinner recipes that you can make for the whole week:
- 1 Monday: Pasta With Spinach and Tomatoes
- 2 Tuesday: Charred Lemon Chicken Piccata
- 3 Wednesday: Black Bean and Mushroom Burger
- 4 Thursday: Broiled Salmon With Lemon
- 5 Friday: Cumin-Rubbed Chicken With Guacamole Sauce
- 6 Saturday: Whole-Grain Spaghetti With Veggi-fied Meat Sauce
- 7 Sunday: Seared Sirloin Steak Bites With Miso Butter and Rice
Monday: Pasta With Spinach and Tomatoes
For Monday, try to go meatless and make pasta with spinach and tomatoes.
In a large saucepan, saute some garlic and onion until they turn brown before adding the tomatoes, stocks, and oregano. Add some water, enough to cook the pasta. Once the noodles are cooked, stir in a little bit of salt and add the spinach. Sprinkle cheese and serve.
Tuesday: Charred Lemon Chicken Piccata
In a medium bowl, combine the lemon slices with sugar and garlic. Set aside.
Sprinkle each piece of chicken with salt and pepper, making sure that all sides are coated. Heat a skillet and add about two teaspoons of oil. Next, add the chicken and be sure to cook both sides. Set the cooked chicken aside. Add the lemon mixture into the pan and cook until the lemon turns brown as well before putting it back to the bowl.
Clean the pan and put some butter. Once it’s melted, add the shallot, grated garlic, sprigs of oregano and thyme. Cook for about a minute and add wine. Remove the oregano and thyme and then put the chicken back to the pan. Top it with the lemon mixture and bits and pieces of parsley.
Wednesday: Black Bean and Mushroom Burger
If you love burgers, then consider making a black bean and mushroom burger for Wednesday night.
Using a food processor or blender, combine flaxseed, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, cumin, beans, mushrooms, and garlic. Once smooth, put in a bowl and some more beans as well as panko. Make some patties using the mixture and make sure that both sides are brown.
Create an avocado mixture by combining slices of the fruit with salt and juice. Now, you can start making your burger by arranging the patties, avocado mixture, and cabbage or lettuce.
Thursday: Broiled Salmon With Lemon
Felling a little bit lazy on Thursdays? Broiled salmon with lemon is an easy-to-make dinner recipe. All you have to do is to broil the salmon depending on how you would like the doneness to be. Pick a sauce or use a bit of olive oil to make the salmon moist. That’s it! A simple yet healthy dinner!
Friday: Cumin-Rubbed Chicken With Guacamole Sauce
So on a Friday, you can consider this delightful Mexican dish for you and your family. First, make some rice, following the instructions on the packaging. Proceed to make the guacamole sauce by combining avocado, tomatillos, cilantro, lime juice, onion, chile, salt, and sugar.
Sprinkle some cumin and salt over the chicken and cook in a pan before serving with the rice and sauce.
Saturday: Whole-Grain Spaghetti With Veggi-fied Meat Sauce
Whole-grain pasta is very healthy, a lot better than the regular ones. That is why experts highly recommend it.
First, cook the pasta.
In a large skillet, add some oil, onion, garlic, and beef. Cook for about 5 minutes and then add the zucchini and mushrooms as well as the tomato paste, tomatoes, oregano, and red pepper. Stir in a little bit of salt and pepper. Put the sauce over pasta and top with cheese.
Sunday: Seared Sirloin Steak Bites With Miso Butter and Rice
For Sunday night, you can consider another rice meal – brown rice as much as possible.
So, again, make some rice. In a large bowl, mix some butter with miso. Sprinkle salt and pepper on all sides of the beef before frying. Once done, add the butter mixture and some green onions. Serve with the rice.