What Healthy People Really Eat For Dinner

Most experts agree that a healthy meal is
one that provides a balance of nutrients and consists of whole, minimally-processed foods. “Hey guys…” “Hey” “Wow that looks healthy.” “Yeah, it’s kale, Quinoa, and black beans,
it’s full of calcium, protein, and fiber for bone tissue and digestive health.” But while it’s easy to imagine filling half
your plate with veggies, a quarter with protein and a quarter with carbs — what should you…actually
be eating? We’re dishing up the specifics on what wellness-winners
really serve up for dinner. Master that meal prep Amanda Field, of Field Nutrition, aims for
a balance of protein, veggies, carbs, and healthy fat at dinnertime. She says, “My go-to dinner is some farro or barley that
I prepped earlier in the week, mixed with pesto, topped with baked tofu or cast iron
skillet salmon.” As far as those veggies on her plate, she
likes “roasted broccoli, zucchini, bell peppers, and tomatoes” — and maybe a little avocado
or sauerkraut too. Throw it together Dietitian Kelly Jones of Kelly Jones Performance
Nutrition says that when she doesn’t have time to deal with meal prep, she likes veggie
omelets, avocado toast, or a salmon burger on greens. And she always keeps veggies in the freezer,
to add to any dish, in a pinch. Find your balance Rebecca Clyde, owner of Nourish Nutrition
Co., is all about a balanced, flexible approach that works with the ebbs and flows of day
to day life — without any dreaded deprivation. She advises asking yourself what feels nourishing
to your body, and admits, “Sometimes I’m organized and have some sort
of week-long meal plan that I follow, other times it’s not at all organized, and I scrounge
through my pantry for pasta or grab some eggs.” Throw in some veggies and dinner is served! Don’t cook Don’t have hours to spend sweating over the
stove at night? Get your oven in the game. Dietitian Kristina Todini, of Fork In The
Road, says her favorite meal is a sheet pan full of roasted veggies. Toss everything with a little oil and spice,
add a protein, and you’re ready to eat! Take it easy Think you need to go all out for a seriously
healthy meal? You don’t. Christy Brissette, President of 80 Twenty
Nutrition, takes it easy. She says, My go-to dinner is lemon chicken and quinoa with greek salad and homemade tzatziki. “I meal prep the chicken and quinoa, and the
other items take less than five minutes.” New Jersey-based dietitian Therese Bonanni
also takes a trip down easy street with a spinach-and-cheese omelette and a piece of
avocado toast. She says, “I usually have a bag of pre-washed spinach
in the fridge, and it’s easy to throw a handful into eggs while cooking. My secret ingredient is a dash of garlic powder
in my omelettes for extra flavor without added salt.” Indulge in your favorite Amy Gorin, owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition knows
that simple tweaks let you indulge in a healthier way. She packs her pizza with protein, when she
makes what she calls: “My Sweet Potato Cauliflower Pizza. I use a ‘sauce’ of pureed sweet potato so
that I get extra fiber and vitamins. Then I top that with cheese, roasted cauliflower,
shallots, and fresh herbs.” To keep it light, she uses a thin, pizza-style
flatbread, and serves up a salad with beans, for extra protein and fiber. Get tossed Dietitian Meredith Harper loves to throw together
a salad for dinner. She says, “I often skip the lettuce and just chop up
any other veggies I have on hand. I add chickpeas or a veggie burger to the
mix for some protein, and dress with olive oil and lemon juice.” Make a snack Dietitian Elena Paravantes Hargitt loves the
evening dinner ritual she shares with her husband. After their kids hit the sack, the pair grabs
a glass of wine, and they make a plate of cheese, carrots, cherry tomatoes, and zucchini
strips. She says, “And then we always have a salad with plenty
of greens and nuts with an olive oil-balsamic vinegar dressing. It is satisfying but not heavy.” Make it mindful Tracee Yablon Brenner of Triad to Wellness
encourages enjoying dinner as an opportunity to connect with friends and family. She says, “It is important to sit down and eat either
as a family or with friends, if possible, on a regular basis. Dinner time is a good time to reflect on the
day… Have the phones off during dinner… and really
engage in conversation.” Brenner loves a slow-cooker ancient grain
chili, served with cilantro cream, for a well balanced meal — any night of the week. Find your go-to You don’t have to reinvent the wheel every
night. Life gets busy and messy, and having a few
easy entree options in your back pocket can keep you sane and satisfied. Dr. Jenn Bowers says, “My go-to dinner is Tilapia Tacos. Everyone likes it. Ingredients are always on hand. Only takes 15 minutes…It covers protein,
veggies and grains. Win-win!” Dietitian Georgia Rounder goes for easy enchiladas. She does them up with refried beans, sauteed
veggies — and of course, a little cheese — all wrapped up in tortillas, and topped
with Greek yogurt, and avocado. Whatever your favorites, with these tips and
a little mindful prep, you’ll be nailing that healthy dinner menu in no time! Thanks for watching! Click the List icon to subscribe to our YouTube
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