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Since I began changing my eating habits, I’m always on the look out for healthy dinner ideas. It’s still too easy for me to fall back into my old habits and eat less than healthy.
If you’re like me, it helps to have a list of healthy meals on hand for inspiration. This month I’ll be sharing a new healthy dinner idea every day of the month.
Just so we’re on the same page, these meals will fall into the following categories: Real Food, Trim Healthy Mama, and Paleo.
While I loosely follow the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating, I don’t strictly adhere any one particular idea and just try to focus on good nutrition that promotes health.
About The Three Categories
Real Food – When I talk about real food, I’m talking about food that is as close to its natural state as possible. If it’s packaged in any way, there should be no more than a handful of ingredients that are easily recognizable. For a more detailed explanation, check out Real Food Defined at 100 Days of Real Food.
Trim Healthy Mama – When I first started focusing on reducing processed foods in our diet, I focused on eating real food. However, I noticed weight creeping on and was having trouble with stiff joints. After Wardee at Traditional Cooking School shared how Trim Healthy Mama helped her lose weight, I decided to give it a try. Not only did I lose some weight but I also found that the joint stiffness went away.
Trim Healthy Mama focuses on fuel separation for meals which allows your body to burn the fuels more effectively. Satisfying Meals have more protein and fat whereas Energizing Meals have more protein and carbs. You also avoid traditional wheat and sugar, both of which contribute to inflammation. This is why I found relief from joint pain and stiffness when I began eating the Trim Healthy Mama way.
Some THM meals include special, sometimes hard to find ingredients. For this series, I will only share THM meals that require minimal or no special ingredients.
Paleo – Paleo eating is basically just a bare bones approach to real food. It focuses on meats/fish/seafood, fruits and veggies, eggs, nuts and seeds, and healthy oils. It eliminates foods that can contribute to inflammation from your diet. It’s a very basic and simple way to eat healthy. Visit The Paleo Diet to learn more about this approach to food.
I have either made or will be making every meal I will be sharing this month. I will only share meals my family and I like.
Let’s get started.
- Day 1: Paleo Chili
- Day 2: Burger Salad
- Day 3: Chicken Apple Sausage with Cabbage
- Day 4: Cajun Chicken Strip Salad
- Day 5: Crock Pot Chicken
- Day 6: Taco Salad
- Day 7: Paleo Chicken Fajita Bowl
- Day 8: Taco Soup
- Day 9: Garlic Chicken
- Day 10: Hamburger Vegetable Soup
- Day 11: Zucchini Red Pepper Frittata
- Day 12: Egg Roll in a Bowl
- Day 13: Black Bean Soup
- Day 14: Salmon Patties
- Day 15: Cheeseburger Soup
- Day 16: White Chicken Chili
- Day 17: Sour Cream Beef Enchiladas
- Day 18: Lemon Garlic Chicken
- Day 19: Turkey Stuffed Peppers
- Day 20: Tex Mex Skillet
- Day 21: Honey Lime Chicken
- Day 22: Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken
- Day 23: Baked Western Omelet
- Day 24: Crock Pot Salsa Beef
- Day 25: Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken
- Day 26: Spaghetti Squash with Meat Ragu
- Day 27: Sweet n’ Sour Chicken
- Day 28: Southwest Chicken Skillet
- Day 29: Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- Day 30: Maple Glazed Pork Chops
- Day 31: Spicy Bean Soup
This post is part of my 31 Days of Healthy Dinner Ideas series. Be sure to bookmark this page so you can come back each day this month for a new healthy dinner idea.
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Also, I am not a health professional or a nutritionist. Information I share is not to be taken as medical advice. It is based on my own personal experiences as well as testimonials and research shared by others. Please discuss any concerns regarding diet and health with your own health professional.
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