10 Filling Weeknight Meals
Simple and satisfying
The key to a filling dinner is the right combination of protein, fats, and fiber-rich carbs. Here are 10 simple suppers that won't have you sneaking off to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
Chicken and White Bean Soup With Greens
Though this dish only contains 200 calories, the 20 grams of lean protein and 5 grams of fiber will surely satisfy.
Ingredients: Olive oil, leeks, garlic, carrot, chicken broth, rotisserie chicken, rosemary, cannellini beans, kale, spinach, parsley
Try this recipe: Chicken and White Bean Soup With Greens
Sweet Potatoes Stuffed With Shrimp and Salsa
With as much protein as four slices of turkey breast, this creative recipe will leave you satiated without overeating.
Ingredients: Sweet potatoes, turkey kielbasa, shrimp, salsa, sour cream, cilantro
Try this recipe: Sweet Potatoes Stuffed With Shrimp and Salsa
Cate's Springtime Risotto Soup
Use medium-grain brown rice to add fiber and save calories.
Ingredients: Olive oil, onion, lemon, Arborio rice, chicken broth, asparagus, chopped spinach, nutmeg, Parmesan cheese
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Hoisin Pork With Vegetables and Noodles
Ditch the soy sauce in favor of rice vinegar and ginger to get a low-sodium, spicy dish.
Ingredients: Hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, bean threads (cellophane noodles), pork tenderloin, cornstarch, vegetable oil, red bell pepper, carrots, sugar snap peas, garlic
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Fiore With Broccoli Rabe, Chicken, and Pecorino Cheese
This light and well-seasoned recipe contains more than 20% of your dietary reference intake (DRI) of iron.
Ingredients: Broccoli rabe, fiore pasta, olive oil, garlic, leek, chicken cutlets, chicken stock, red pepper, pecorino Romano cheese, marjoram
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Saucy Chicken Lo Mein
Buy cooked chicken breast to save time, or substitute frozen shrimp as another lean protein source.
Ingredients: Soy sauce, sake, dark sesame oil, cornstarch, sugar, vegetable oil, bean sprouts, green onions, carrots, ginger, chicken breast
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Quick Pizza Margherita
From prebaking the dough for crispness to drizzling the finished pie with balsamic vinegar, this 30-minute recipe is full of flavorful tricks.
Ingredients: Refrigerated pizza crust, olive oil, garlic, plum tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, balsamic vinegar, fresh basil
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Canadian-Bacon-and-Cheese Quesadillas With Arugula Salad
Bacon's not just for breakfast. And Canadian bacon is lower in fat than other varieties, so you can enjoy mozzarella cheese guilt-free.
Ingredients: Flour tortillas, Canadian bacon, shredded mozzarella cheese, yellow bell pepper, arugula, vinaigrette dressing
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The egg whites in this breakfast-for-dinner favorite provide lean protein, while black beans add fiber and iron. Add broccoli or red peppers to sneak in a serving of veggies.
Ingredients: Cilantro, eggs, black beans, green onions, reduced-fat cheddar cheese, salsa
Try this recipe: Southwestern Omelet
Chicken Chili With White Beans and Chipotles
White beans and chicken pack this hearty stew with more than 40 grams of protein and 17 grams of fiber.
Ingredients: Onion, cumin, Great Northern beans, chicken broth, chipotle chiles, chicken breast, cilantro
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