May Healthy Dinners: What to Cook (May 2)

Welcoming a new month with a week of May Healthy Dinners, all containing the 10 most healthy dinner ingredients according to dieticians, for spring weeknight dinners. And, most are ready in 30 minutes or less!

Greek Salmon Bowl for May Healthy Dinners

As I was researching, studying and recipe developing this week, I came across an article from Good Eating entitled, “The 10 Best Healthy Dinner Foods.” That was an article I couldn’t pass by.

Dieticians Sarah Anslovar and Lisa Valente detail 10 foods you should try and incorporate into your diet every week.

“Focus on filling your dinner plate with ‘whole grains, lean or plant-based protein, and lots of veggies for a big nutrition boost,’ recommends Beth Stark, RDN, LDN.”


With that in mind, and armed with their list of 10 most healthy foods, this week’s menu was a breeze. But first, let’s take a look at those healthy dinner ingredients.

10 Best Healthy Dinner Foods

  1. Salmon
  2. Sweet Potatoes
  3. Chickpeas
  4. Lentils
  5. Dark Leafy Greens
  6. Tempeh
  7. Wheat Berries
  8. Olive Oil
  9. Tomatoes
  10. Cabbage

Here’s what we’re cooking this week:

May Healthy Dinners

We’re beginning the week with a super simple, meatless fried rice recipe with a ready-made slaw you can find in the bagged salad section of your market. Or, you can make your own with broccoli and cabbage for Monday night’s dinner (Healthy food: cabbage).

For Tuesday, we’re making a super healthy chicken skillet dinner, packed with flavor and superfoods (Healthy food: sweet potatoes).

On Wednesday, we’re heading to Morroco for another easy skillet dinner featuring ground turkey, that’s also flavorful and delicious! (Healthy food: chickpeas).

Thursday’s seafood dinner is inspired by another fantastic location, Greece, and is packed with healthy, delicious ingredients. It’s bowl food in its healthiest form! (Healthy ingredients: salmon, tempeh).

Friday dinners should be fun or if not fun… simple! With a change of season and hopefully lighter, warmer weather, salads are coming into their own. This 15-minute salad is one of my favorite quick and easy meals (Healthy ingredients: leafy greens and tomatoes).

Have a great week!

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