7 Healthy Dinners Fit People Always Eat
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.
Monday night supper sorted with this sweet potato, lemongrass and coconut curry ???? Can't wait to hear what you guys think of this recipe! It's on deliciouslyella.com now or click the link in my bio ????
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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.
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.
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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.
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Just finished a post-work workout? Then treat yourself to a bowl of chicken pesto pasta to refuel.
Dinner date with my babe @tallyrye ???? sometimes nothing beats having a good old natter with someone that just gets it! I made us some delicious prawns in a spicy tomato sauce which I made with roasted peppers and aubergine, plenty of garlic (another awesome pre biotic) and some amazing seasoning that I picked up in Italy. We had this on some courgetti with some fresh rocket and a good drizzle of olive oil! Now we're sat chatting away and waiting patiently for Love Island ???????? #Dinner #AliceLiveing
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Top a salad of courgetti and rocket with prawns in a spicy tomato sauce mixed with roasted peppers and aubergines. Don't want to spend time roasting veggies? You can buy very good frozen roasted vegetables from Ocado.
|| SUNSHINE & SALADS || Tonight's dinner is a halloumi and pomegranate salad, whilst sat in the garden. ☀️ Just after I took this photo my next door neighbour offered up some of her homegrown and freshly boiled new potatoes. I of course agreed to having a few! ???????????? I love living in the countryside! ???????????? One day I'll grow my own veg... one day! ????????
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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
Sunday night soulfood ???? Crispy tofu, baked sweet potato with tahini, roasted peppers, courgette, red onion and broccoli ????Following this up with a bowl of yogurt, frozen berries, and dark chocolate, while I snuggle up with my latest book (ps. For those asking me, I'm currentlyreading mindfulness for the frazzled!) ❤️#thefoodmedic #hazelwallace #thefoodmedicbook
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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.