There is much importance placed on breakfast to kick-start the day and lunch as an opportunity to take a break to relax or just rest your mind. So what about dinner? A nutritious healthy dinner also helps us achieve our goals to slim down, stress less, and have more energy. We spend our day trying to eat healthy and dinner is no less important. Planning ahead is vital for success on the 21 Day Fix Plan especially when life gets hectic. When that happens, we are tempted to grab something on-the-go, fast food or frozen processed food to heat up quick.
So here are some of our favorite relatively no-fuss dinners. Some require a little more prep than others. All can be adjusted to feed a family. Switch out ingredients to suit your needs and taste. We would love to hear what your favorite no-fuss dinners are!
Grilled or baked chicken, baked sweet potato with a sprinkle of cinnamon, and steamed green beans Equals 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 green
Grilled or baked tilapia, brown rice and steamed broccoli Equals 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 green
Ground turkey tacos: two 6 inch corn tortillas, ground turkey cooked with southwest seasoning from 21 Day Fix Eating Plan) chopped, lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, dollop of plain Greek yogurt and a garden salad Equals 2 green, 1 yellow, 1 red
Fish tacos and steamed summer squash: two 6 inch corn tortillas, tilapia pan seared with southwest seasoning from 21 Day Fix Eating Plan, chopped, lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, dollop of plain Greek yogurt Equals 2 green, 1 yellow, 1 red
Flat bread Pizza: 1 Flat bread such as Flat-Out; spray it with coconut spray, place on a cookie sheet and bake at 450 degrees for about 5 minutes; remove it from the oven and top bread with tomato sauce Italian seasoning, vegetables, and cheese; return to oven for 7-10 minutes. Equals 1 yellow, 1 blue, 1/2 purple (tomato sauce), 1 green
Whole wheat or quinoa pasta with meat sauce and a garden salad with vinaigrette dressing: 1/2 cup pasta, 3/4 cup cooked ground turkey, 1 cup marinara sauce, 1/2 cup diced bell pepper, 1/2 cup diced mushrooms, fresh basil Equals 1 yellow, 1 red, 1 purple, 2 green, 2 teaspoons
Simple Stir-Fry: 2 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp grated ginger, 1 clove minced garlic, 1 cup of fresh vegetables such as bell pepper strips, onions, broccoli…. , 3/4 cup of chicken breast strips, shrimp, or beef strips, 1 /2 of cooked brown rice, 2 teaspoons of BRAGG Liquid Aminos or low sodium soy sauce. Heat oil in a skillet, add ginger and garlic, add meat or fish stirring frequently until cooked through, add vegetables and cook until tender crisp, add rice and seasonings Equals 1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow
Spinach, Tomato, Mushroom and Cheese Omelette: 2 eggs, 1/2 cup fresh spinach. and cook for 3-5 minutes 1/4 cup diced tomato, 1/4 cup diced mushroom, 1/4 cup cheese (I like feta cheese), 1 slice whole wheat toast We spend our day trying to eat healthy and dinner is no less important. Planning ahead helps to keep us on track especially as life during the week can often get extra hectic. When that happens, we are tempted to grab something on-the-go Equals 1 red, 1 green, 1 blue, 1 yellow
Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo: 1 cup of whole wheat pasta, 3/4 cup of diced chicken, 1 cup of chopped broccoli, 2 Tablespoons of Alfredo sauce Equals 2 yellow, 1 red, 1 green, 1 blue
Roasted Chicken (buy a rotisserie chicken if you are short on time), steamed asparagus, mashed potatoes Equals 1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow
Shrimp, Black Beans and Rice with a side of steamed spinach: 1/2 cup cooked brown rice, 1/2 cup canned black beans rinsed, 1/4 teaspoon olive oil, 1/8 teaspoon chili powder, sprinkle of ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon coriander, 1 teaspoon BRAGG Liquid Aminos or low sodium soy sauce, 3/4 cup of pre-cooked shrimp. Mix all together in a sauce pan and cook until heated through. Equals 2 yellows, 1 red, 1 green, 1/4 teaspoon
Grilled Cheese with Tomato, Avocado, and Spinach – 2 slices sprouted whole grain bread, slice of tomato, 1/2 cup of fresh spinach, shredded, smoked Gouda or cheddar cheese, olive oil Equals 2 yellow, 1 green, 1 blue, 1 teaspoon
Chicken, Mango and Spinach salad with vinaigrette dressing – Combine in a bowl and call it a or a meal! Equals 1 red,1 purple,1 green,2 teaspoons
Hi! This is Donna. I am a grandmother, mom, wife, and a teacher. I also love cookbooks, love to bake and really enjoy food! At age 56 I have developed a love of fitness after losing 46 pounds on the 21 Day Fix! I have always struggled with my weight! When menopause struck and things got totally out of control... My weight only went up not down. My muffin top turned into a bakery shelf. I desperately wanted to lose weight and improve my health. I wanted to be able to play and keep up with my beautiful grandchildren. Nothing I tried worked until I found the 21 Day Fix. Now instead of a tight size 16 I wear a comfortable 8 and even some 6's! At age 56 I am in the best shape of my life. My current goals are to improve my strength and to continue toning my body. I along with my daughter, Danielle, am here to help you reach your own fitness goals! You are never too young or old to become fitter, healthier, and stronger!