Many people think that skipping dinner leads to their desired figure in no time. But let´s be honest, who´s able to keep skipping dinner? And it´s not healthy either. When you eat dinner, you should eat high in healthy fats and protein, (fibre doensn´t hurt either) because those are the things your body needs to build muscle, for example. All the cleaning out, rebuilding and recovering happens when you sleep. That´s why you need your sleep. So for dinner I recommend anything not to heavy or high in carbs, because that´s not what your body needs when it´s recovering from the day. Vegetables prepared in any way you desire, meat, like chicken breast, which is high in protein, fruit and dairy is a good choice.
So now that we´ve talked about dinner in general, let´s get to the recipes! I recently tried these recipes from different magazines,like “Women´s Health” and “Shape” and added my own touch to these. So here they are, enjoy!
Baked eggs in a spinach nest with potatoes
What you´ll need: (3 Portions)
- 500 grams Spinach (mine was frozen, that works just as fine)
- 3 eggs
- 7 potatoes
- salt, pepper
Pre heat the oven to about 345 degrees fahrenheit (=175 degrees celsius).
In a pot, heat up your spinach if it´s frozen, or let it sit a minute in boiling saltwater. Add salt and pepper. Don´t forget to stir!
Take three (or if you are cooking more or less, adjust your servings) bowls and equally distribute the spinach. With a spoon, form a mould and crack your egg in it. Then put the whole thing in the oven for about 17 minutes, until the egg is fully baked.
In the spare time fry your potatoes along with the onions. Serve as a side.
I really like this recipe, because it´s so easy to make, it´s fun to eat, it looks amazing and it´s packed with a lot of good stuff. Nutrition everywhere! Yay! 😉 You have the protein from the egg, the minerals, vitamins and fibre from all potatoes, onions and spinach. The onions also have calcium, flavonoids and folic acid, so does the spinach. Spinach anyways is one of the healthiest foods there is. So dig in! Or as the french say: Bonne appétit!
Eggplants au gratin/casserole
What you´ll need: (serves 3 people)
- 2 big Eggplants (450 grams more or less)
- 500 grams chopped tomatoes (I chose in a can)
- onions (you chose how many you want, I took three)
- garlic (I took three toes)
- breadcrumbs (optional)
- Parmesan and cheese that runs quickly
- Olive oil
- Oregano, Thyme
- Salt, pepper
Pre heat your oven. Skin your eggplants every 1,5 centimeter and then slice them. Dazzle salt and olive oil over them on both sides and put them in the oven for about 10 to 13 minutes on each side. Meanwhile sauté the finely chopped onions and garlic. Add in the tomatoes, the chopped oregano and thyme and on top add salt and pepper. Let cook first shortly hot, then on low heat for a while.
In a dish, cover the bottom with your tomatomixture. Add a layer of eggplant on top, cover again with the tomatoes, add a layer,.. until there´s nothing left. Then add-on the breadcrumbs with the cheese. Bake again until the cheese has your desired consistency.
I really love this one, because it tastes literally amazing, is packed from top to bottom with nutrients, and is rather easy, but a little time-consuming. ( A tip: In between, when everything is cooking or is in the oven, I like to throw in a few quick workouts.)
This recipe gives your body vitamins, calcium, fibre, copper,…
What you´ll need:
- 3 eggs
- 300 gramms Zucchini (I took 4 middle-sized ones)
- 2 cups oats
- 1,5 cups whole wheat
- Mint, Dill chopped (I have some on my balcony-fresh!)
Rasp all your zucchini in a bowl. Mix in everything else. Take a spoonful and fry in a pan with oil on both sides, serve warm. As a side, I made tomato sauce with diced paprika and celery.
This is seriously so easy and fast and so so yummy (it already smells really good, when it´s in the pan)! (If you rasp fast, please be careful, these cuts happen so fast!) It can also make a really yummy lunch, I used the rest a day later and it was just fine.
This recipe is also packed with nutrients, what a surprise! 😉 You´ll get lot´s of manganese, vitamins, protein, fibre, healthy fats, potassium, … from this!
I hope you enjoyed and you love these recipes as much as I do! Let me know if you tried any of these and like if you want more recipes! For the breakfast post click here.