Updated: Aug 9, 2022
Your weight loss dinner guide to helping you navigate the stressful and ever-present "What's For Dinner?" question
Here are some great dinner options that I love making for myself and that my clients at Weight Loss By Brittany have told me they love and that their kids will eat, too!
Dinner weight loss options include:
Roasted broccoli and cauliflower with runny tahini
Spicy ground turkey with shredded brussels sprouts
Egg roll in a bowl
French onion chicken
Roasted brussels and potatoes with pesto
Refried beans with shishito peppers
Sweet potato with nut butter and banana
Homemade pizza (joy meal) with roasted red onions
Sheet pan meal with sausage and green beans
Sweet potato quesadilla with shishito peppers or roaster peppers
Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower with Runny Tahini- Cut broccoli into florets or buy the pre-washed and cut bags of them. Cover in olive oil and salt and roast at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. Toss in runny Tahini (see below) and enjoy.
Runny Tahini- 3 tablespoons tahini, 2 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, 2 dashes of paprika. Use enough to generously coat your broccoli, cauliflower, broccolini or any combination of the three.
Watch My "Tahini" Video Below for Even More Tips on this Easy Recipe!
French Onion Chicken- 5-6 yellow or sweet onions sliced. Put in a non-stick pan with olive oil or butter and caramelize with 1 tablespoon better than bullion beef. This takes about 30 minutes. Sometimes I will do this step ahead of time if I am tending to something else in the kitchen just to get it done. Remove from the pan, and coat the bottom of the pan with olive oil, place chicken tenders in the pan and cook until the center is no longer pink. Put the onions back in the pan and top the chicken with provolone cheese slices or shredded gruyere. Cover the pan until the cheese is melted. Enjoy.
Sweet Potato, Nut Butter, Banana Dinner- Cook sweet potato how you like it. In the oven, microwave, or instant pot. I usually do the instant pot for ease. Slice the sweet potato in half. Cover both sides with nut butter, about 2 tablespoons per side, add 1 sliced banana per sweet potato. *I usually eat ½ sweet potato, with 2 tablespoons of nut butter and ½ sliced banana. That is plenty of food for me. It did take me a while to realize this. Listen to your body.
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