We all want to feed our family healthy meals. When we nourish and care for our bodies, our minds and souls prosper. There is nothing more fulfilling than sitting down with our families on Sunday evening and enjoying a filling dinner, prepared at home with love.
Not many things can make your family feel as close as Sunday dinner. But What do your Sunday Dinners look like do you order out or have a pizza delivered? Do you eat the same sloppy joes and mac and cheese every week? Mix things up, try something new. These three recipes are as healthy as they are delicious, which will keep you and your family on your journey to living a happy healthy lifestyle.
These healthy dinners are great for cooking and saving for later during the week when time is running short. For example, you can vacuum pack the left overs of your Sunday dinner and freeze it in order to save it.
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Garlic and Rosemary Chicken
Take it down to the basics for this simple yet delicious chicken. And if you’ve got leftovers you can take it with you to brighten up your workday on Monday.
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 Tbsp dried rosemary
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- salt and pepper for taste
After you have all this, be sure to:
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- Cover the chicken breasts with garlic, then sprinkle with rosemary, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Place in a 9×13 inch baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until done and juices run clear (baking time will depend on the thickness of your chicken breasts).
Salmon is a healthy, delicious fish. This recipe takes a delicious route to a sweet and savory meal. Feel free to use your favorite organic or natural versions of the items listed.
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 Lb salmon
Once you have all your ingredients, proceed to:
- Mix the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, garlic salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
- Place salmon in a shallow glass baking dish, and coat with the maple syrup mixture.
- Cover the dish, and marinate salmon in the refrigerator 30 minutes, turning once.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Place the baking dish in the preheated oven, and bake salmon uncovered 20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork.
Healthier Stuffed Peppers
While stuffed peppers in themselves are not unhealthy, this recipe makes them even healthier without jeopardizing any of the flavors. Use ground turkey in place of beef for an even healthier alternative.
- 1/2 cup brown rice
- 1 cup water
- 1 Lb lean grass-fed ground beef
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 green bell peppers
- 2 red bell peppers
- 2 yellow bell peppers
- 2-8 oz cans of natural tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, optional
So, the steps are:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Bring brown rice and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed roughly 45 to 50 minutes. Minute brown rice can be used in place, which has roughly a 10 minute cook time.
- Saute beef, garlic, and onion until meat is evenly browned and onion is becoming transparent about 5 minutes.
- Remove and discard the tops, seeds, and membranes of the green, red, and yellow bell peppers. Arrange peppers in a baking dish with the hollowed sides facing upward.
- Mix the browned beef, cooked rice, 1 can tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Spoon an equal amount of the mixture into each pepper. Mix the remaining tomato sauce and Italian seasoning in a bowl, and pour over the stuffed peppers.
- Bake in the preheated oven, basting with sauce every 15 minutes, until the peppers are tender, about 1 hour. Sprinkle the peppers with grated Parmesan cheese after baking if desired.
I’m not a fan of desserts but let’s face it kids like them and even though we want to give our family the best, a little indulgence is good for the soul. These two desserts are a great option to end your Sunday dinner.
These little melt-in-your-mouth candies are perfect for passing around the table at the end of dinner.
- 1 egg white
- 2-3 cups powdered sugar
- Essential oils for flavoring
- All Natural Food coloring
And the steps are:
- Place the egg white in a mixing bowl and beat with a wire whisk until frothy, but not stiff.
- Stir the powdered sugar into the egg white until it is too stiff to stir any longer.
- Add in powdered sugar and mix it with your hands until it is the consistency of a firm dough. You may not use all of the powdered sugar. Some only need about 2 1/2 cups total.
- Divide the dough into four sections and place in small bowls. Add a little bit of food coloring to each bowl, correlating it with the flavors you will be using.
- Pour 2 drops of essential oil into each bowl, correlating it with the food colors you used.
- Mix each bowl of candy dough, essential oil, and food coloring together with your hands.
- Roll the dough into a log shape, fold in half, and roll again, repeating this until the color is evenly distributed throughout the dough.
- Add a little more powdered sugar to your hands if it starts to become sticky.
- Divide the dough into sections that are about 1-1/2 teaspoons in volume.
- Roll each piece into a ball and press it down with the tines of a fork.
- Let the candies cure for 12-24 hours.
Lemony Yogurt Pound Cake
You will not feel like you’re eating a healthy dessert with how moist and lemony this pound cake is!
- nonstick baking spray, for coating 8 1/2- by 4 1/2-inch loaf pan
- 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup plain low-fat (2-percent) Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup low-fat (1-percent) organic milk or almond milk
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extra
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 large egg
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8 1/2- by 4 1/2-inch loaf pan with baking spray.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
- Put the sugar and lemon zest in another bowl and rub the lemon zest into the sugar with your fingers.
- Add the yogurt, milk, olive oil, vanilla, egg whites, and whole egg and vigorously whisk until well blended.
- Add the flour mixture into the egg mixture and fold until just incorporated. Transfer to the prepared pan.
- Bake until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes.
- Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes, and then remove mold and cool to room temperature.
Eating a healthy dinner is going to be imperative to living a healthy lifestyle and reaching your fitness and health-related goals. Try out one or two of these recipes, and as eating healthier becomes more and more common in your household, you will be ready to undertake other natural remedies.