Many people don’t know this, but the energy you have for the following day is primarily derived from your dinner. Skimping out on this important meal is robbing yourself of energy, brain function and performance the next day.
And when it comes to dinner, you aren’t just feeding yourself, but your family as well. That’s why having an easy, quick blueprint for dinner can save you a lot of stress, time and frustration. Luckily, there are some healthy and delicious dinners that your family will love, but that also ensure you’re eating for energy like a BOSS.
Here are my top 3 Blueprint Dinners for Energy Eating:
1. Salmon, Veggies, and Nuts
Salmon is one of the most nutritious types of protein you can eat. It is easy to cook, full of good heart smart fats, filling and delicious for everyone in the family. It’s a great option if your goal is to not only gain energy through the foods you eat but also to increase your metabolism. You can use a delicious marinade from maple syrup, vinegar plus a little dijon mustard that really brings out its flavours. Combine the salmon with your choice of veggies, whether you go with green beans and mushrooms, broccoli and cauliflower, or a simple side salad. Top the salad with some chopped walnuts and almonds for crunch and added nutrients.
2. Chili Con Carne
The reason this is a great dinner is because it’s hearty and nutritious. With the beans, lentils, and spices it’s filling and speeds up your metabolism, and the turmeric and ginger is good for increasing your energy and lowing any inflammation in the body. You can add in any other spices or other veggies that you want to include. Serve it alone or with a side salad. Check out the recipe in my 3 Day Energy Reset Guide here.
3. Turkey Burgers
If you are looking for a high-protein dinner that is going to give you energy and vitality but also make your family happy, try making some turkey burgers. Combine ground lean turkey mince with some diced onion, salt and pepper to create small patties. Place them on a skillet or grill them up. Skip the cheese and mayonnaise but include plenty of veggies on the side, or use lettuce leaf instead of the bun!
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What are some of your favourite healthy energy dinners the whole family loves? Comment below 🙂