This Month’s Healthy Bite: What are Your Favorite Weeknight Dinner Recipes?

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For the January version of This Month’s Healthy Bite from FaveDiets, I asked, “What are your favorite weeknight dinner recipes?” We got some absolutely fantastic answers,  so be sure to check them all out:

From Kait, Kait’s Inside Dish:

My favorite weeknight recipe is probably my spicy crock pot vegetable soup, it’s easy to prepare, healthy, and there’s always leftovers for another dinner!

From Laura, Gluten Free Pantry:

My favorite weeknight dinner recipe is Asparagus Risotto.

My family loves risotto. I have been making my Butternut Squash Risotto recipe a lot lately and was in the mood for something different today. I bought some asparagus at the store and decided to use it for a new risotto recipe.

Asparagus is rich in folate, Vitamins A, C and K and potassium to name a few. If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, it is important to get adequate amounts of folate and asparagus is a great source of this vitamin. Asparagus also helps control blood sugar levels which makes it a fantastic vegetable for diabetics or anyone watching their glucose levels.

I hope you enjoy this dish. Happy eating!

From Anne-Marie, This Mama Cooks! On a Diet:

My favorite weeknight dinner recipe is a classic meat sauce and pasta. I made a healthy meat sauce from scratch and usually use ground venison and canned organic tomatoes and tomato sauce. I also cook up whole wheat spaghetti or noodles for my family and gluten free brown rice noodles for me. It takes about 30 minutes to get dinner ready, and while everything is cooking, I set the table and fix a healthy salad to go with our meal.

From Lisa, Lisa’s Kitchen:

Such a hard choice, but I really enjoy this easy Indian-Style Spicy Mung Bean dish:

and then this recipe for Scalloped Potatoes with Coconut Milk and Mushrooms:

From Sylvie, Gourmande in the Kitchen:

Polenta with a fresh tomato topping makes an easy weeknight meal:

From Jackie, Jackie’s Kitchen:

I, like most, am tired after long days of work, and even though I love cooking and find it therapeutic, I sometimes just don’t have the time to invest in complicated dinners during the week. One of my go-tos for easy weeknight dinners is the humble quesadilla. It is a simple concept but also very versatile and allows for extensive creativity such that I can enjoy a meal that tastes like it took hours to prepare, but in actuality, took very little effort. The key is to pack lots of flavor in the quesadilla using a variety of ingredients. Another fun trick is to pick a flavor profile of your choosing and work it in (e.g., Asian, Southwestern, Mediterranean, etc.). Some of our favorites have been:

Jerk chicken quesadillas with mango pico de gallo

Spinach and olive quesadillas

Mexican-flavored beef quesadillas

BBQ chicken quesadillas

Thanks to everyone for all the fun responses!

Answer the next This Month’s Healthy Bite question: What are your favorite healthy recipes for baked goods?

Email us your answer or just simply comment on this blog post, and we’ll publish your answers and link to your blog at the end of the month. Got some blogger friends who would like us to link to them too? Ask them to answer This Month’s Healthy Bite too!



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