5 Healthy Dinner Ideas

Although breakfast is the most important meal of the day, dinner is equally as important. Often, dinnertime will be the first time of day when your whole family gets to sit down together. So make it a priority. Skip the take-out and make a healthy, home-cooked meal as a family.

New research proves that family dinnertime can help improve kid’s grades in school and even strengthen familial bonds. Make a no-device rule at the dinner table so everyone’s attention is truly on each other. Now, what to serve at family dinner? Here are my 5 Favorite Healthy Dinner Ideas!

Quick & Easy

Taco Night: ground turkey, corn tortillas, fresh guac and salsa

Vegetarian & Vegan

Tofu Stir-fry: tofu, snap peas, red peppers, onions and garlic, soy sauce and sriracha

Using Leftovers

Pasta Bake: chop up leftover veggies and meat, toss with cooked whole wheat pasta and some part-skim ricotta cheese and tomato sauce, top with part-skim mozzarella cheese, bake in oven


Grilled Tilapia with grilled veggies and brown rice


Seared Scallops with wilted spinach risotto


By: Justin A. Seedman BS, CPT, CHC

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