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3 Mouth-Watering, Elegant And Healthy Recipes For Dinner

Dinner recipes can indeed be rather tricky.

 

If you want to stay fit and healthy, you need to pay attention to what you eat after 7 pm as it is always hard to get that perfect amount of calories so you don’t gain weight.

But you also want to keep it tasty and nutritious, right?

The best solution, as always, lies in the right balance between protein and veggies. As for, carbs, whole wheat is ok, but also in the right amounts.

Today we have 3 types of meats for you:

  • Chicken
  • Sausage
  • Fish

Not in the same meal, obviously, but in 3 very healthy yet delicious recipes for dinner. Let’s get busy!

 

1. Cornish GAME Hens With Veggies

INGREDIENTS:

 

  • 4 x Cornish game hen (around 22 ounces each)
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary (crushed is also ok)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds small red potatoes
  • 1 pound carrots

 

STEP BY STEP PREPARATION:

  1. Place the Cornish game hens in a roasting pan, breast side up.
  2. Combine butter, rosemary, parsley, salt, and pepper, mix well, and spoon over hens. Bake at 375° for 1 hour.
  3. Peel the potatoes and place them in a saucepan along with carrots, cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Add to roasting pan when finished.
  4. Baste hens and vegetables with pan drippings and bake for another 20 minutes. The meat should be done and vegetables tender

2. Italian Sausage And Zucchini Stir-Fry Combo

INGREDIENTS:

 

  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup onions (chopped)
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes, seedless
  • 4 cups unpared zucchini, julienned cuts (matchstick), or coarsely shredded
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • Parmesan cheese

 

 

STEP BY STEP PREPARATION:

    1. Slice the sausage in 1/4 of inch slices and brown them in a large skillet. Just before the sausage is done, add the onions. Drain when done.
    2. Add tomatoes, zucchini, lemon juice, salt, Tabasco sauce, oregano, and cook for about 5 minutes. Stir frequently. Sprinkle with cheese once done.
    3. Serve with crusty whole wheat Italian bread.
    4. Walnut-Crusted Salmon With Spinach And Tomatoes

      3. Walnut-Crusted Salmon With Spinach And Tomatoes

      INGREDIENTS:

      • 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
      • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
      • 4 teaspoons honey
      • 2 slices whole-wheat bread
      • 3 tablespoons walnuts (finely chopped)
      • 2 teaspoons canola oil
      • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
      • Cherry tomatoes
      • Spinach

       

      STEP BY STEP PREPARATION:

          1. Preheat oven to 400°.
          2. Place salmon fillets on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Combine mustard and honey and brush all over the salmon fillets.
          3. Tear the bread into pieces, place it in your food processor, and pulse until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a small bowl then stir in walnuts, oil, and thyme. Press the walnut/bread mix onto salmon fillets.
          4. Bake for up to 15 minutes, the topping should be lightly browned. Serve with fresh tomatoes and spinach.

       

      So there you have it, 3 very healthy, elegant, and yet delicious recipes for dinner! What’s your favorite dinner recipe?

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