What Healthy People Really Eat For Dinner

Most experts agree that a healthy meal is one that provides a balance of nutrients and consists of whole, minimally-processed foods "Hey guys…" "Hey" "Wow that looks healthy

" "Yeah, it's kale, Quinoa, and black beans, it's full of calcium, protein, and fiber for bone tissue and digestive health" But while it's easy to imagine filling half your plate with veggies, a quarter with protein and a quarter with carbs — what should youactually be eating? We're dishing up the specifics on what wellness-winners really serve up for dinner

Master that meal prep Amanda Field, of Field Nutrition, aims for a balance of protein, veggies, carbs, and healthy fat at dinnertime She says, "My go-to dinner is some farro or barley that I prepped earlier in the week, mixed with pesto, topped with baked tofu or cast iron skillet salmon" As far as those veggies on her plate, she likes "roasted broccoli, zucchini, bell peppers, and tomatoes" — and maybe a little avocado or sauerkraut too Throw it together Dietitian Kelly Jones of Kelly Jones Performance Nutrition says that when she doesn't have time to deal with meal prep, she likes veggie omelets, avocado toast, or a salmon burger on greens And she always keeps veggies in the freezer, to add to any dish, in a pinch

Find your balance Rebecca Clyde, owner of Nourish Nutrition Co, is all about a balanced, flexible approach that works with the ebbs and flows of day to day life — without any dreaded deprivation She advises asking yourself what feels nourishing to your body, and admits, "Sometimes I'm organized and have some sort of week-long meal plan that I follow, other times it's not at all organized, and I scrounge through my pantry for pasta or grab some eggs" Throw in some veggies and dinner is served! Don't cook Don't have hours to spend sweating over the stove at night? Get your oven in the game Dietitian Kristina Todini, of Fork In The Road, says her favorite meal is a sheet pan full of roasted veggies

Toss everything with a little oil and spice, add a protein, and you're ready to eat! Take it easy Think you need to go all out for a seriously healthy meal? You don't Christy Brissette, President of 80 Twenty Nutrition, takes it easy She says, My go-to dinner is lemon chicken and quinoa with greek salad and homemade tzatziki "I meal prep the chicken and quinoa, and the other items take less than five minutes" New Jersey-based dietitian Therese Bonanni also takes a trip down easy street with a spinach-and-cheese omelette and a piece of avocado toast

She says, "I usually have a bag of pre-washed spinach in the fridge, and it's easy to throw a handful into eggs while cooking My secret ingredient is a dash of garlic powder in my omelettes for extra flavor without added salt" Indulge in your favorite Amy Gorin, owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition knows that simple tweaks let you indulge in a healthier way She packs her pizza with protein, when she makes what she calls: "My Sweet Potato Cauliflower Pizza I use a 'sauce' of pureed sweet potato so that I get extra fiber and vitamins

Then I top that with cheese, roasted cauliflower, shallots, and fresh herbs" To keep it light, she uses a thin, pizza-style flatbread, and serves up a salad with beans, for extra protein and fiber Get tossed Dietitian Meredith Harper loves to throw together a salad for dinner She says, "I often skip the lettuce and just chop up any other veggies I have on hand I add chickpeas or a veggie burger to the mix for some protein, and dress with olive oil and lemon juice

" Make a snack Dietitian Elena Paravantes Hargitt loves the evening dinner ritual she shares with her husband After their kids hit the sack, the pair grabs a glass of wine, and they make a plate of cheese, carrots, cherry tomatoes, and zucchini strips She says, "And then we always have a salad with plenty of greens and nuts with an olive oil-balsamic vinegar dressing It is satisfying but not heavy" Make it mindful Tracee Yablon Brenner of Triad to Wellness encourages enjoying dinner as an opportunity to connect with friends and family

She says, "It is important to sit down and eat either as a family or with friends, if possible, on a regular basis Dinner time is a good time to reflect on the day… Have the phones off during dinner… and really engage in conversation" Brenner loves a slow-cooker ancient grain chili, served with cilantro cream, for a well balanced meal — any night of the week Find your go-to You don't have to reinvent the wheel every night Life gets busy and messy, and having a few easy entree options in your back pocket can keep you sane and satisfied

Dr Jenn Bowers says, "My go-to dinner is Tilapia Tacos Everyone likes it Ingredients are always on hand Only takes 15 minutes

It covers protein, veggies and grains Win-win!" Dietitian Georgia Rounder goes for easy enchiladas She does them up with refried beans, sauteed veggies — and of course, a little cheese — all wrapped up in tortillas, and topped with Greek yogurt, and avocado

Whatever your favorites, with these tips and a little mindful prep, you'll be nailing that healthy dinner menu in no time! Thanks for watching! Click the List icon to subscribe to our YouTube channel Plus, check out this other cool stuff we know you'll love too!

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