During the weeknights, after getting home from a long day of work, the last thing that I care to do is cook. This has become like a second job, as I often times find myself running to the grocery store every night, grabbing what we need for dinner, and then throwing something together. More often than not, these un-planned dinners are not on the “under 500 calorie” menu either! In trying to eat healthy and maintain weight (which by the way is getting increasingly harder the older I get) I have realized these last-minute-meals are just not cutting it! Not to mention the fact that if dinner is not planned out, the drive-through on the way home looks very appealing and way too convenient! After deciding to try out a new approach and do all of the grocery shopping for the week, on Sundays, my husband and I are not only eating healthier, but we now have more time in the evenings to enjoy one another’s company. I wanted to share some of the simple weeknight dinner recipes that I have tried, that are not only delicious, but calorie conscious and time-savers as well! I believe you’ll love them too!
Beer-Battered Fish Tacos with Tomato & Avocado Salsa – 30 minutes/209 Calories/29 g protein
Skillet Pork and Peppers – 5 Reasons to love this one: 22 minutes/380 Calories/18 g Fat/2 g Fiber/20 g Protein
Spring Chicken Salad – Make sure to let your hubby know that this salad includes meat and potatoes!
Chili-Rubbed Steak and Pan Salsa – 20 minutes/Serves 2/174 Calories
Fettuccini and Sweet Italian Sausage Alfredo – 20 minutes! This recipes give you alternatives for a healthier pasta- 27% less calories, 55% less saturated fat, 27% less sodium, check it out!
With Spring just around the corner, and dare I say it…. swim suit season approaching, it is important to keep up with your healthy living habits! Do you have any healthy, fast dinner tips that you and your spouse practice during the week nights? If you have some interesting recipes that you can’t live without, please do share!