Simple and Healthy Meals to Spice Up Your Dinner Menu

Published on June 3, 2020

Working on building a healthy lifestyle and coming up with healthy food ideas can be difficult for anyone. Yes, it may be a challenge, but in life, all things come with a challenge. Eating healthy can always seem like a stressful and unpleasant thing, but I only think that’s the case when you let it be.

Don’t let your mind take over and present to you those unhappy thoughts about eating healthy, filter those negative thoughts out. Think about in the long run and how once you maintain this habit, it will be something that you can quickly put into your day to day routine.

Instead of making this a daunting thing lets create a good practice and making healthy dishes fun just like we enjoy making brownies or cookies lets take that same motive and apply it to make a healthy meal.

Let’s make dinner time a time to sit down and not only enjoy whomever your eating with whether it may be family, a significant other, or yourself bu also the delicious food that you have prepared. 

Miso-Glazed Salmon

2 tbsp white miso 

2 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce 

1 ½ tsp honey 

4 (5-oz) salmon fillets with skin 

Firstly you’re going to line a small rimmed baking sheet with a sheet of nonstick foil. Then you are going to stir together your miso, soy sauce, and honey in a cup. Once you have done that, you will place your salmon on your prepared baking sheet and spoon your miso mixture over the salmon.

Then you’re going to let the mixture and salmon marinate in the refrigerator at least for 15 minutes or up to two hours turning the salmon once or twice. While you are letting your salmon marinate, you are going to preheat your oven 425F when your oven is ready place the salmon skin side down, until just opaque in the center about 15 minutes.

Turkey Fingers with Peach Sauce 

Nonstick Spray 

½ cup peach or apricot all-fruit spread 

1 tsp curry powder 

1 (1-lb) piece skinless boneless turkey breast 

¾ tsp salt 

¼ tsp black pepper 

½ cup unsweetened flaked coconut, chopped 

¼ cup whole-wheat panko bread crumbs

First, preheat your oven to 425F and spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray. Now you are going to make your peach sauce. Grab a bowl and stir together ¼ cup of all-fruit spread and ½ tsp of curry powder and then set that aside. Then you are going to cut your turkey into 16 strips and in a medium bowl stir together your remaining ¼ cup of fruit spread and your remaining ½ tsp of curry powder, salt, and pepper. Add your turkey and toss until its coated evenly with the mixture.

Once that’s finished, you’re going to mix your coconut and panko on a sheet of wax paper and coat your turkey strips one at a time in the coconut mixture, lightly pressing so it will stick to the turkey. Then, you will arrange your turkey strips on the baking sheet in a single layer and make sure you spray with your nonstick spray. You’re going to bake until the turkey fingers are golden and cooked through, about 15 minutes, and serve with your yummy peach sauce.

Jori Ayers is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily based in Tampa, Florida. She was formerly with the editorial team at Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.

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