Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Dinners - November 13-17
Monday: Shrimp and Broccoli Rotini
Sometimes simple and easy is best, as in this no-frills shrimp, broccoli, and pasta dish. Try switching to whole-grain rotini for a nutrition boost. You can use fresh or frozen shrimp in this recipe, just make sure to look for the peeled and deveined kind without any additives.
Tuesday: Sumac Chicken with Cauliflower and Carrots
This sheet-pan dinner made chicken a winner with a ground sumac and brown sugar rub. You can also use sumac on roasted vegetables, stir it into vinaigrette, or try it in our Maple-Sumac Roasted Walnuts recipe.
Wednesday: Three-Bean Miso Chili
Craving an adventurous upgrade from the classic beef-and-tomato-based chili? Then look no further. This recipe combines three varieties of budget-friendly beans for textural contrast, along with a kitchen sink’s worth of aromatics. Miso is the ticket to achieving pronounced depth in this vegetarian soup, while peanut butter helps build body. Find white miso in the refrigerated section near the produce. To make this dairy-free, use coconut yogurt in place of Greek yogurt to amp up the creaminess. Bonus: One serving delivers half your daily fiber goal.
Thursday: Dijon-Herb Crusted Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce
Simple and kid-friendly, this main is an easy way to work more fish into your diet. Look for thicker center-cut fillets, which will stay more moist. Serve with Herb-Roasted Carrots.
Friday: Crispy Tuna Cakes
Cocktail Bonus: Pomegranate Paloma
Classic palomas call for grapefruit soda. Here, we use fresh grapefruit juice for a fruit-flavored beverage with less sugar and more vitamin C. Pomegranate juice boosts fruity flavor and packs a punch of heart-healthy polyphenols.