Healthy Dinner Recipes For Healthy Life


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Healthy food could include a lean piece of chicken or fish, vegetables, and a small amount of rice or quinoa. It is important to make sure that you are getting enough nutrients at every meal, and a healthy dinner is a great way to do this. So here are some recipes for a healthy dinner.

1. Spicy Sausage and Tomato One-Pot Pasta

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Ingredients:

• 1 tablespoon olive oil

• 1/2 pound hot Italian sausage

• 3 cloves garlic, minced

• 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

• 1 (14.5 ounces) can of diced tomatoes, undrained

• 2 tablespoons tomato paste

• 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

• 1 teaspoon sugar

• Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

• 1/2 pound rotini pasta

• 2 cups chicken broth

• 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving

Directions:

In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the sausage and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, parsley, sugar, salt, and black pepper, and bring to a simmer. Add the pasta and chicken broth and stir well. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the Parmesan cheese and stir well. Cover and simmer until the pasta is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese.

2. Garlic-Butter Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

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Ingredients:

• 2 tablespoons olive oil

• 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts

• Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

• 3 cloves garlic, minced

• 1/4 cup butter

• 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

• 1 cup chicken broth

• 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

• 1/4 teaspoon dried basil

• 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

• 1/4 teaspoon paprika

• 2 cups zucchini noodles

Directions:

In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Season with salt and black pepper. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside. In the same skillet, add the garlic and butter and cook until the garlic is fragrant about 1 minute. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth, thyme, basil, oregano, paprika, and salt and black pepper to taste and bring to a simmer. Add the zucchini noodles and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Return the chicken to the skillet and stir well. Serve warm.

3. One-Pot Thai Chicken and Rice

Ingredients:

• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

• 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

• Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

• 2 cloves garlic, minced

• 1 onion, diced

• 1 red bell pepper, diced

• 3 green onions, thinly sliced

• 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice

• 1 cup chicken broth

• 1 (14 ounces) can of full-fat coconut milk

• 2 tablespoons red curry paste

• 1 tablespoon fish sauce

• 1 teaspoon sugar

Directions:

In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the chicken and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Add the garlic, onion, bell pepper, and green onions and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the rice and stir well. Add the chicken broth, coconut milk, curry paste, fish sauce, and sugar and stir well. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir well and serve warm.

4. Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

Ingredients:

• 1 tablespoon olive oil

• 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

• Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

• 8 cups chicken broth

• 1 onion, diced

• 3 carrots, peeled and diced

• 3 stalks of celery, diced

• 2 cloves garlic, minced

• 1/2 cup uncooked long-grain rice

• 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

• 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill

• 1 lemon, juiced

Directions:

In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the chicken and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Add the chicken broth, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, rice, parsley, dill, and lemon juice and stir well. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes. Serve warm.

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