Healthy Dinner IdeasHave your dinners been taken over by tons of calories, loads of saturated fat and excess sodium?  Take back the dinner hour with these healthy dinner ideas that not only taste great but are full of the nutrients your body needs.

Here are 5 healthy dinner ideas to try tonight!

Chicken Breast with Shaved Brussels Sprouts
Broccoli and Brussels sprouts are both full of cancer-preventing phytonutrients.  This dish also contains potassium which helps to keep your blood pressure down.

Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Seared Salmon
Toss this delicious salad with arugula, avocado, grapefruit, pomegranate seeds, walnuts, salmon, lemon juice and olive oil. Grapefruit helps to speed up your metabolism and stabilize blood sugar.  The fatty acids from both the walnuts and salmon help to keep your heart healthy.  This salad also contains a good amount of the B vitamin niacin which helps to keep your skin, eyes and hair healthy as well.

Sweet Potato and Spinach Quesadillas
You will get an immune boost from the beta-carotene found in sweet potatoes.  This dish will provide a daily dose of iron and contains more calcium than a glass of milk.  Add these yummy ingredients in between a whole-wheat tortilla for a healthy take on the quesadilla:  sweet potatoes, black pepper, red onion, salt, baby spinach, mozzarella, black beans and olive oil.

Steak and Melon Salad
Try this zesty salad for dinner. Combine sirloin steak, salt, black pepper, red onion, lime juice, honey, olive oil, paprika, crushed red pepper, cantaloupe, fresh cilantro and fresh mint.  Cantaloupe is full of vitamins A and C and the lean sirloin steak gives you the protein your body needs.

Lentil Burrito
Try this burrito packed with delicious fresh vegetables and lentils.  You will get fiber, protein and heart-healthy fat from the avocado. Ingredients:  whole wheat tortilla, green lentils, olive oil, shredded carrots, green beans, sea salt, tofu, sauerkraut, arugula and avocado.

Since it’s the last meal of the day, it is important to make the right choices for dinner.  It is essential to eat a good dinner that combines both protein and carbohydrates to ensure a steady release of glucose to the blood stream—which will help you sleep through the night.

Try one of these nutrient-packed dinners tonight for a leaner and healthier you!

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