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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Here is what’s on the menu!

Day 1-

Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Loaded with melt in your mouth beef and plenty of veggies in a rich thick broth. Slow Cooker Beef Stew is the ultimate comfort food that feels like a big warm hug.
Check out this recipe

Grocery items for slow cooker beef stew:

  • Stew meat (2 lbs, such as chuck roast)
  • Small yellow onion
  • Garlic cloves (2)
  • Beef broth (3 cups) I use better than bouillon roasted beef base
  • Russet potatoes (3 medium size)
  • Carrots (3 large)

Pantry Items:

  • Olive oil
  • Tomato paste (2 tbsp)
  • Italian seasoning
  • Dried parsley
  • Bay leaves (2)
  • all purpose flour or gluten free flour
  • salt and pepper

Day 2-

Cashew Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry
A simple 30-ish-minute meal that is healthy and delicious. Tender chicken with lots of veggies, cashews, and an easy sauce to bring it all together.
Check out this recipe

Grocery items for Cashew Chicken & Veggie Stir Fry:

  • Chicken breast or thigh meat (1 lb)
  • Green bell pepper (1)
  • Red bell pepper (1)
  • Snow peas (1 cup)
  • Button mushrooms (1 cup)
  • Carrot (1 medium)
  • Zucchini (1 small)
  • Sliced water chestnuts (1 8oz can)
  • Green onions (4)
  • Garlic clove (1)
  • Roasted salted or unsalted cashews (1/2 cup)
  • Lemon (1)

Pantry items:

Day 3-

The Most Delicious Vegetarian Tacos with Creamy Slaw
Toasty taco shells filled with warm spicy quinoa, topped with a simple creamy slaw…. Oh my goodness! Num Num!
Check out this recipe

Grocery items for Vegetarian Tacos with Creamy Slaw:

  • Yellow onion (1/2 cup)
  • Organic quinoa (1 cup dry)
  • Low sodium vegetable stock (2 cups) I use better than bouillon vegetable base
  • Low sodium black beans (1 14oz can)
  • Frozen corn (9oz bag) I use Green Giant honey & roasted corn with peppers
  • Lime (2)
  • Hard taco shells (10-12)
  • Shredded multi-colored cabbage mix (4 cups)
  • Cilantro (1/4 cup)
  • Red onion ( 2 tbsp)
  • Light sour cream (1/4 cup)

Pantry Items:

  • Olive oil
  • Chili powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper

Day 4-

White Chicken Skillet Lasagna + VIDEO - The Recipe Rebel
White Chicken Skillet Lasagna + VIDEO – The Recipe Rebel
This White Chicken Skillet Lasagna is made with SIX ingredients in ONE pot! It’s creamy and hearty and the perfect comfort food. [VIDEO]
Check out this recipe

Note: I made 3 changes to this recipe for a lower-calorie version and added in a veggie to make this a one-skillet-meal! Substitutes are in the grocery and pantry items. Our family loves it!

Grocery items for white chicken skillet lasagna:

  • Boneless chicken breast (2 breasts or about 2 cups of shredded chicken)
  • Chicken stock (2 1/2 cups) I use Better than bouillon roasted chicken base
  • substitute item – Half & Half in place of heavy cream ( 1 1/2 cups)
  • Lasagna noodles (10)
  • Mozzarella cheese (1 cup)
  • added item – Frozen peas (1 cup) stir in the last 5 minutes of cooking time

Pantry items:

  • Olive oil
  • Italian seasoning
  • added item– Garlic powder (1/2 tsp) add in w/ Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper

Day 5-

Keto Casserole With Ground Beef & Broccoli - Savory Tooth
Keto Casserole With Ground Beef & Broccoli – Savory Tooth
This casserole is super easy to make and so satisfying. A great meal when you want something a little lighter.
Check out this recipe

Note: Another great recipe my family really enjoyed. See Grocery items for substitutes and add-ins.

Grocery items for Keto Casserole with Beef & Broccoli:

  • Lean ground beef or turkey
  • Pasta sauce ( 1 3/4 cup) Rao’s is a great keto/low carb friendly sauce and it’s so good!
  • added item – Cauliflower pieces (3 cups) cook cauliflower in large microwave safe bowl with 1/2 cup water for 5 minutes. Then add broccoli and cook 5 more minutes.
  • Broccoli florets (3 cups)
  • substitute item – Low-skim shredded mozzarella cheese (1 3/4 cup) in place of cheddar cheese
  • Grated parmesan cheese (1/4 cup)
  • Large celery stalk (1)

Pantry items:

  • Garlic powder
  • Ground cayenne (optional)
  • salt and pepper

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