Don’t know what to have for dinner but still trying to stay on plan? Try out some of Club Sweats favorite dinner recipes that satisfy your hunger and help keep that waistline trim!
Kung Pao Chicken
Marinade: 1 lb raw chicken breast, chopped into 1/2–inch cubes 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1-inch cube fresh ginger, chopped 2 tbsp white cooking wine
Other Ingredients: 1/2 cup skinless roasted peanuts (unsalted) 1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch squares 1 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch squares A handful of dried red chilies (substitute a dash of chili powder if necessary) 8 oz can sliced water chestnuts, drained 1/2 cup chicken broth (from bouillon) 1 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp peanut sauce (e.g., San J Thai Peanut Stir Fry Sauce) 2 tbsp peanut oil
Prep Time – 30 minutes
Easy Servings – 3
Place the chopped chicken, garlic, ginger, and cooking wine in a large bowl and refrigerate while preparing the remaining ingredients. In a large skillet or wok, heat a tablespoon of peanut oil over medium-high heat for a few seconds, and then add the chicken and its marinade. Stir-fry until the chicken is cooked throughout, about 6-8 minutes. Remove the chicken, add another tablespoon of peanut oil, and then stir-fry the peanuts for about 3 minutes, until browned. Add the onions, green pepper, water chestnuts, and red chilies just until vegetables start to brown, about 5 minutes. Add chicken broth, soy sauce, and peanut sauce, mix thoroughly, and serve.
Crust: 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup wheat bran 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup water
Pie: 1 cup tomato sauce, spiced with garlic, oregano and basil 1.5 cups cottage cheese 1 egg 8 oz. turkey ham, chopped 1 small can (6 oz.) pineapple chunks, drained 1 medium bell pepper, chopped 3/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese.
Prep Time – 45 minutes
Servings – 6
Mix the crust ingredients together in a large bowl, then spread into a 9×12-inch pan, spreading the crust 1-inch up the side of the pan. Bake the crust by itself for 5 minutes in an oven at 425-degrees F. Blend the cottage cheese and egg together in a food processor or blender until the mixture is smooth. Add the ingredients to the pre-baked crust in the following order: tomato sauce, cottage cheese/ egg, mozzarella, turkey ham, pineapple chunks, green pepper. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 425-degrees F, broiling for the last 5 minutes.
1 lbs. extra lean (96%) ground beef 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled 1/2 cup olive slivers 3 cloves garlic, chopped Salt & pepper, to taste
Prep Time – 15 minutes
Servings – 2
In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Form two large patties with the mixture, and then cook them on a grill or in a large skillet on medium heat for 5-8 minutes on each side. Some good options for side dishes include the Mediterranean salad, grilled peppers and tomatoes, or mashed garlic cauliflower.
1 pound 96% lean ground beef 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese 1/2 cup oat bran 1 beaten omega-3 egg, 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 2 stalks chopped celery 2 tbsp. whole flax seeds, or 4 tbsp. ground 1 crushed garlic clove 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Optional spices: paprika, basil, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce (not all together!)
Prep Time – 50 minutes
Easy Servings – 2
I mean the other meatloaf!
Easy: mix it all up together in a large bowl, spread it into a baking dish coated with olive oil cooking spray, and bake at 350° F for 45 minutes.
As delicious as these dishes may be remember to eat until 80% full and save some of that healthy dinner for a healthy lunch the next day!