Healthy Dinner Recipes Using Power Foods Will Help Erase Belly Fat!

Use these power foods in your healthy dinner recipes. You will have a full and satisfying dinner, without loading up on the wrong amounts of calories.

Power Foods
Almonds, and other nuts.
Beans
Berries (raspberries, blueberries)
Dairy (Yogurt, cheese, low fat milk)
Eggs
Instant Oatmeal (regular, unsweetened)
Olive Oil
Peanut Butter
Protein Powder
Spinach and other green veggies
Turkey and other lean meats
Whole grain breads and cereals

Now…here are some awesome healthy dinner recipes for meals using the power foods that I mentioned earlier.

Enchiladas
1 lb chicken breast, cubed
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 can (16 oz) fat-free refried beans
1 c wheat germ
6 whole wheat flour tortillas
1 can (10 oz) spicy salsa
3 oz reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, shredded
Salsa and sour cream for garnish

How to put it all together:
Cook the chicken, pepper, and spices in a nonstick pan over medium-high heat for 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the beans and wheat germ. Add 3/4 cup chicken filling to each tortilla, roll up, and place seam side down in a nonstick baking dish. Top with the salsa. Cover and bake at 350 F for 40 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Garnish with salsa, sour cream, and cheese.

Mighty Muffins
(Power foods: 3)
1 egg
1 pound lean ground beef
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup minced onion
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, whisk egg and add everything else, mixing it with your hand until well blended. Divide mixture evenly into a 6-cup nonstick muffin pan. Preheat the oven to 375 F and bake for 25 minutes.

BBQ Pork Recipe
1/2 c uncooked instant brown rice
1/2 c frozen mixed vegetables
2 center-cut pork chops, 1 1/4 inches thick
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp mustard
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 c bottled barbecue sauce
1 c applesauce

Cook the brown rice according to directions. Adding the vegetables as it cooks. Place the pork chops in a broiler pan. Mix together the garlic powder, mustard, brown sugar, and barbecue sauce, and brush the mixture on the chops. Put the broiler pan on the top oven rack, 4 to 5 inches from the heat source, and broil for 8 to 10 minutes per side. Serve with the rice, vegetables, and applesauce.

Pesto Pasta
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 c walnut pieces
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 c torn baby spinach leaves
1 tsp dried basil
4 oz whole-wheat spaghetti, cooked
2 Tbsp shredded part-skim mozzarella
Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make this healthy dinner recipe. Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add the nuts and toast them for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the garlic, spinach, basil, salt, and pepper. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes more, turning frequently. Toss with the cooked pasta and top with cheese. Makes 2 servings per 1-cup serving

Tortilla de Godzilla
(number of Power foods: 4)
1/2 pound extra-lean ground beef or ground turkey
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed and mashed
2 green chile peppers, seeded and diced
2 teaspoons chili powder
4 large whole-wheat tortillas
2/3 cup shredded lettuce
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup grated low-fat Monterey Jack cheese

How to prepare:
1. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, cook the beef, onion, and garlic until the beef is browned. Drain the fat.
2. Stir in the beans, chile pepper, and chili powder, and cook until hot. Remove from the heat.
3. Warm the tortillas in the microwave for 20 seconds, then fill each tortilla with half the mixture. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese, and roll each tortilla tightly into a tube.

Bodacious Brazilian Chicken
(number of Power foods: 2)
1 lemon
1 lime
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate
11/2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 teaspoon hot pepper salsa
3/4 cup chunky salsa

How to Make this healthy dinner recipe.
1. Grate the zest of the lemon and lime into a resealable bag. Squeeze the juice from both fruits into the bag, and throw out the pulp and the seeds.
2. Mix in everything else except the chicken and salsa.
3. Drop in the chicken, reseal the bag, and refrigrate for a few hours.
4. Grill the chicken, turning and basting with marinade a few times, for 10 to 15 minutes or until the center is no longer pink. Serve with salsa.

Mas Macho Meatballs
(number of Power foods: 3)
1 pound extra-lean ground beef
1/2 cup crushed saltine crackers
1 large onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed or whey powder
1 jar (16 ounces) tomato sauce
4 whole-wheat hoagie rolls
1/2 cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded

How to prepare:
1. Mix the beef, crackers, onion, garlic, and flaxseed or whey powder into golf ball-size meatballs.
2. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook the meatballs until browned all the way around. Drain the fat from the skillet, and add the tomato sauce.
3. While the mixture is warming, use a fork to scoop out some of the bread in the rolls to form shallow trenches. Spoon the meatballs and sauce into each trench, and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella, and top with the top half of the roll.

Chili Con Turkey
(number of Power foods: 4)
1 pound ground turkey
1 can (14 ounces) Mexican-style diced tomatoes
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14 ounces) whole-kernel sweet corn, drained
1 package (11/2 ounces) dried chili mix
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1/4 cup water
1 cup cooked rice

How to Make this healthy dinner recipe.
1. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, brown the turkey.
2. Add everything else but the rice, and cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
Serve over rice.

Salmon Rushdie Dinner
(number of Power foods: 5)
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1 clove garlic
4 6-oz salmon fillets
1 c cooked rice
Green vegetable of choice

How to Make this healthy dinner recipe.
1. In a baking dish, combine the oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, flaxseed, and garlic.
2. Add the fish, coat it well, cover it, and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
3. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
4. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat it with cooking spray. Remove the fish from the marinade and place the fish skin-side down on the baking sheet.
5. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes. Serve with rice and a green vegetable.

This list of healthy dinner recipes will satisfy you without filling your body full of calories.

An Easy Dinner Recipe – Broiled Garlic Ginger Pork Tenderloin with Broiled Vegetables

This easy dinner recipe is also an easy clean up. You need only a broiling pan and a cutting board to make the complete meal. The menu features broiled pork tenderloin and broiled vegetables. Add a nice slice of bread to round out the meal. The vegetables are broiled right alongside the meat for a quick, easy dinner recipe that is sure to please.

Garlic Ginger Pork Tenderloin Dinner

3/4 pound pork tenderloin

1 Tablespoon garlic, minced

1 Tablespoon fresh ginger root, minced

seasoned salt

1 large onion, sliced thin

2 small yellow squash or zucchini squash

2 medium size tomatoes

1-2 Tablespoons olive oil

Few drops balsamic vinegar (optional)

kosher salt

  1. Preheat the broiler
  2. Combine the ginger and garlic. Pierce the tenderloin all over the surface forming little pockets. Rub the ginger and garlic mixture into these pockets. Season the outside well with seasoning salt.
  3. Place onto a broiler pan. Slice the onions, squash and tomatoes for broiling. Slice the squash in half lengthwise and the tomatoes crosswise. Slice the onion into slices and place on the broiler pan, cut side up, around the pork tenderloin.
  4. Brush the onions, squash and tomatoes with oil, then sprinkle with kosher salt. Optional: sprinkle the tomatoes with a little balsamic vinegar.
  5. Broil 4 – 6 inches from the heat for 8 minutes.
  6. Turn the pork tenderloin over. Broil for another 6 minutes.
  7. When the pork is done, transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.
  8. Cut the pork into thin slices and arrange on dinner plates with the onion, squash and tomato. Enjoy!

You can roast any other vegetables you desire with this easy dinner recipe as well. Use sliced peppers, leftover boiled or baked potatoes or sweet potatoes.

This easy dinner recipe for pork tenderloin prepared is very with garlic and ginger, but it is delicious! It is worth the effort to make the pockets for the ginger and garlic. The spiciness penetrates the meat. If you don’t want to be bothered making the pockets, then coat the meat with the spices on the outside. I prefer Lawry’s Seasoned Salt for coating the outside, give it a good sprinkle. The salty spiciness makes this dish.

You can prepare a pork loin this way as well, but it will need to cook much longer. Usually, when preparing a loin, I prepare it this way, then put it on the grill for about 30 – 45 minutes or until done.

I hope you enjoy this easy dinner recipe and that it will inspire you to try broiling other vegetables and meats for an easy and quick meal.

Less Calorie Low Fat Dinner Recipes – 4 Healthy Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss

It is important not to skip your meals in a day. But if you are health conscious or dieting, a low calorie dinner recipe is just what you need to end your day in a healthy way. There are many low fat dinner recipes which are nutritious but low in calories. It’s a great way to eat without being guilty!

Some of the healthy dinner recipes are as follows:

1. Pan Roasted Chicken:

Ingredients: Skinless and boneless chicken breast, Zucchini cut in slices, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 tablespoon chopped parsley, 1 onion, salt and pepper to taste.

Directions: Cut onions into wedges. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and add chicken to a skillet with olive oil. Cook on low medium heat for a couple of minutes and turn the chicken. Add the onions and cook till chicken is no longer pink. After it browns evenly remove chicken and onions. Stir the zucchini until crisp and add to chicken. Sprinkle the parsley. This is a healthy dinner recipe which is low fat and delicious too!

2. Low Fat Veg Curry:

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon curry powder, 1 tablespoon cumin, 1 chopped onion, 1 sliced carrot, 1 cubed potato, half cup cubed butternut squash, half cup chopped green beans, half cup broccoli florets, 1 cup diced tomatoes, Tomato sauce.

Directions: Heat oil and add curry powder and cumin. Stir for a minute. Now add the onion, potatoes and carrots. Sauté for a couple of minutes. Add broccoli, squash and green beans and cook for two to three minutes then add tomatoes and tomato sauce. Simmer uncovered for about twenty minutes until vegetables are tender and sauce has thickened. Serve with whole grain rice for a healthier option. This is a very healthy dinner recipe!

3. Veg Bulgur:

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 cup bulgur, 1 chopped onion, half cup diced red bell pepper, half teaspoon ground cuminm half cup celery, thinly sliced, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 2 cups vegetable broth or water, salt and pepper to taste.

Directions: Heat the skillet and add the olive oil. Now add the dry bulgur and the onion. Cook till onion is soft and bulgur is golden. Add the celery and bell pepper and put the cumin and chili powder and cook for a couple of minutes on medium heat. Add the vegetable broth or water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes and sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy this low calorie dinner recipe!

4. Fish with herbs:

Ingredients: 1 Fish fillet, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, herbs like dill, parsley, tarragon, lemon, salt and pepper to taste.

Directions: Heat the oven and make a mix of the herbs with little oil and salt and pepper. Smear some oil on the baking sheet and place the fillet. Pour the seasoning on the fish. Bake for about 45 minutes. This is a very easy healthy dinner recipe.

Try these simple easy to make low calorie dinner recipes and experiment on your own creating some new dishes. A low fat dinner recipe does not have to be tasteless; it can be just as tasty as it is healthy. Try with fish, chicken, pasta or just vegetables.