After the Christmas and New Year holidays, it can be difficult, even in the middle of February, figuring out what to prepare for dinner. You may have made a resolution to eat lighter meals, but salads just do not seem to cut it while the temperatures are still low. Here are five dinner ideas that are surprisingly light and tasty that you will actually want to try this season.
Beef and Blue Pizza
Pizza is an easy dinner to put together on a weeknight or even to enjoy on the weekend. While pizza can get a bad wrap for being junk food, pizza can be a nutritious option depending on what you put on the pizza as it can cover all the major food groups. This Beef & Blue Pizza offers delicious flavor as the savory roast beef and pungent blue cheese crumbles marry well together. This pizza is not smothered in sauce like other pizzas and provides a delicious serving of protein.
Smoky Mushroom Stroganoff
You may think in order to eat light that you need to steer clear of any dish that offers pasta. This Smoky Mushroom Stroganoff, however, is served with the light option of egg noodles. The recipe is also vegetarian friendly and is very simple to make. Even if you aren’t a vegetarian, it will be difficult to find something you don’t like about this earthy and wholesome dish.
Turkey Steaks with Spinach, Pears, & Blue Cheese
If your family is looking for a lean meat option, turkey is an excellent choice. These turkey steaks offer a delicious flavor as they are complemented with sautéed spinach, browned pears, and sharp blue cheese crumbles. This meal highlights how just a few simple ingredients are truly all it takes to create a healthy and scrumptious dinner.
Seafood is a great light option for dinner, and this Lemon-Ginger Fish packs a punch of flavor. The key to this recipe is to use fresh ingredients. You will really enjoy the flavor profiles of both the lemons and ginger if you opt to use real lemons versus lemon juice and fresh ginger over powdered ginger. While the recipe has the fish paired with wilted spinach, you certainly could pair it with either a salad or a bed of basmati rice.
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Smoked Salmon Flatbread
This Smoked Salmon Flatbread really takes the cake…or pita, in this case, for preparing. There is absolutely no cooking involved in this dish! Grab the necessary ingredients and assemble these flatbreads in a matter of minutes. Everyone in the family will love the fresh and bold flavor of this meal, that it will probably become a family favorite.
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