7 Healthy Dinners Fit People Always Eat

Amy Lawrenson

I feel a bit sorry for dinner. Think about it. Instagram feeds are filled to bursting with images of runny eggs and various iterations of avo on toast. But where are all the healthy dinner ideas? There are the neatly proportioned lunchtime Tupperware containers that boast an organised owner off-camera. But dinner—dinner rarely gets a look in. And I believe there are two good and logical reasons for this.

Firstly, it's hard to get a great picture at nighttime with no natural light. Secondly, most of us are too tired (read: hangry) come evening to artfully arrange food on a plate and shoot it. So what do the fittest people in the UK eat for dinner? Well, it took some Instagram sleuthing, but from eggs and avo in the evening (because why the heck not?) to a veritable rainbow of vegetables, with a little planning you can have dinners you'll want to post on the 'gram. If you can resist eating them first, that is (we won't judge).

Keep scrolling and you'll find seven dinner ideas to inspire your own evening meals.

Quick Curry

Great for a busy evening, this heartwarming and healthy sweet potato, lemongrass and coconut curry can be batch cooked so all you need to do is heat it up. Add a pack of brown rice (microwave it—no one will know) and you'll be chowing this down in no time.

Oven-Baked Fish

A salmon fillet takes around 20 minutes to cook in the over. Make like Sophie and roast some aubergine, too, and mix up a big bowl of salad (the more colourful the better). Okay, besides the vegetables, there aren't a load of carbohydrates on this plate, but if all you're likely to be doing after eating is watching TV and sleeping, you don't need the fuel. Instead you want something light, tasty and satisfying instead. Can't get excited by salad? Check out this book Salad Samurai (£14) with more than 100 ideas.

Grain Bowl

Make your own trendy (and quick) grain bowl like Women's Health digital editor Amy Hopkinson. Combine half a pack of microwaveable grains with an oven-cooked frozen tuna steak and greens, and top with a soft poached egg. Simple.

Speedy Pasta

Just finished a post-work workout? Then treat yourself to a bowl of chicken pesto pasta to refuel.

Prawn Plate

 

Cheese!

A simple salad topped with pan-fried halloumi is quick, easy and feels like a total treat. Yes, halloumi is high in fat and salt, but it's also high-protein, so reserve it for post-workout nights. Everything in moderation, remember.

Tofu and Tahini

Even if you're not veggie or vegan, tofu can make a nice change to meat as a source of healthy protein. The half baked sweet potato with tahini is inspired. We love that Hazel (aka The Food Medic) adds a different vegetable to her weekly shop, so she's always trying something new.

Next up, stuck for breakfast ideas? Let these wellness influencers inspire you.

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