5 Days Of Healthy Dinner Ideas

5 Days Of Healthy Dinner Ideas

Easy to make recipes using wholesome ingredients, and many can be modified to fit dietary needs. EACH RECIPE INCLUDES A GROCERY LIST!


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Day 1-

Southwest Stuffed Butternut Squash
Southwest Stuffed Butternut Squash is the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and savory. A zesty bean and rice mixture stuffed in halves of caramelized butternut squash, and topped with cheese until deliciously melted. A vegetarian dish the whole family can enjoy. It's easy for busy weeknights and cozy enough for a lazy weekend.
Check out this recipe

Grocery items for southwest stuffed butternut squash:

  • Large butternut squash (1)
  • Black beans (1 15oz can)
  • Fire roasted tomatoes (1 cup)
  • Fire roasted corn (1 15oz can)
  • Diced mild green chilies (1 4.5oz can)
  • Long grain rice (2 cups)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (1 1/2 cups)
  • Cilantro (topping)
  • Green onions (topping)
  • Avocado (topping)
  • Sour cream (topping)

Pantry items:

  • Olive oil
  • Chili powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Smoked or sweet paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper

Day 2-

Easy Lemon Chicken Stew Recipe | foodiecrush.com
My Lemon Chicken Stew is a lemony twist on the classic chicken and rice soup. It’s made with orzo pasta, which helps thicken this flavorful stew!
Check out this recipe
Easy Lemon Chicken Stew Recipe | foodiecrush.com

Grocery items for Lemon chicken stew:

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • Carrots (4)
  • Celery (2)
  • Small yellow onion
  • Leek (1)
  • Garlic cloves (2)
  • Chicken stock (5 cups) I use better than bouillon roasted chicken base
  • Lemon (1)
  • Orzo pasta (1 cup)
  • Fresh tarragon (2 tbsp)

Pantry items:

  • Canola or olive oil
  • All-purpose flour (1/2 cup)
  • Salt and pepper

Day 3-

Irish Stew Over Mashed Potatoes
The most delicious melt in your mouth beef tips, tender carrots, onions and garlic, cook in a rich broth of beer and stock. Serve over creamy mashed potatoes for an unforgettable meal.
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Grocery items for Irish stew over mashed potatoes:

  • 1 lb stew meat (such as chuck roast)
  • Medium yellow onion (1 cup)
  • Celery (3 stalks)
  • Garlic cloves (2)
  • Carrots (4 large)
  • Bottle dark beer (12 oz) such as Guinness
  • Low sodium chicken stock (2 1/2 cups) I use better than bouillon roasted chicken base
  • Fresh parsley
  • Frozen peas (1 cup)
  • Yukon gold or russet potatoes (6)
  • Butter (1/2 stick)
  • Milk (1/4 cup)

Pantry items:

  • Olive oil
  • Italian seasoning
  • All-purpose flour
  • Tomato paste
  • Dried bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper

Day 4-

Apple Cider Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Apple Slaw
Tender chicken braised with spiced apple cider, tart apples, onions, garlic, and barbeque sauce; all piled high on toasted pub buns and topped with an easy apple slaw. It's unapologetically messy and completely delicious!
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Grocery items for Apple cider pulled chicken sandwiches:

  • Chicken breast or thighs (4 boneless skinless)
  • Small yellow onion (1/2 cup(
  • Garlic cloves (2)
  • Apples (3 any kind)
  • Fresh apple cider if in season otherwise store-bought (1/3 cup)
  • Mozzarella slices (4) optional
  • Plain Greek yogurt 2% (2 tbsp)
  • Shredded red cabbage (3 cups)
  • Pub buns or bun of choice (4 large)

Pantry Items:

  • Olive oil
  • BBB sauce
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Mayo
  • Honey
  • Salt and pepper

Day 5-

BBQ Chicken Pizza Salad with BBQ Ranch Dressing
A match made in heaven. Pizza with a salad topper and a creamy BBQ ranch dressing is a complete meal.
Check out this recipe

Grocery items for BBQ chicken pizza salad:

  • Store bought pizza crust (1) I use the boboli crust brand
  • Mozzarella cheese (1 cup)
  • Shredded cooked chicken (1 cup) I use store bought rotisserie chicken
  • Canned or fresh pineapple (1/2 cup)
  • Red onion (1/2 cup)
  • Organic spring greens (3-4 cups)
  • Mayo or Plain Greek yogurt (1/2 cup)
  • BBQ sauce (favorite brand)
  • Almond or milk of choice

Pantry items:

  • Dried oregano
  • Dried dill weed
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • White wine vinegar or any white vinegar
  • Dried parsley
  • Dried chives
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

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