Three-Star Dinner Ideas

During the winter months, eating nutritiously is a great priority to focus on to help recover from the holidays and set our families up for a healthful new year. These recipes will make smart eating choices more of a pleasure than a chore.

Roasted Root Tacos

Using traditional taco seasonings like cumin and chile powder to give sweet-roasted winter roots a little oomph, this is a colorful vegetarian meal that comes with a side of pizzazz. (3 Guiding Stars)

Peanut-Lime Pasta 

This dish is made with ingredients you won’t struggle to find in the average kitchen, but has the flavor to remind you of Thai takeout. Easy to make, easy to enjoy: easy win. (3 Guiding Stars)

Quinoa and Chicken Enchilada Skillet

If you’re not on the quinoa bandwagon, you can easily play around with this recipe to make it work with other quick-cooking whole grains like bulghur or red lentils, but in our opinion? You’ll love it, just as it is. (3 Guiding Stars)

Halibut with Cilantro Pesto

Mix up the herbs in the homemade pesto to suit your preferences: halibut pairs well with just about any green flavor you can think of. (3 Guiding Stars)

Chickpea Patties

Make these easy, herb-filled patties your go-to for vegetarian protein. A big batch at the beginning of the week will help you round out salads or make warm sandwiches all week. (3 Guiding Stars)

Veggie Loaf

This meatloaf-like dish is full of flavor with a slightly breadier texture than your traditional “meat” loaf. It’s a great way to let lentils take center stage. (3 Guiding Stars)

Butter Beans with Lemon-Garlic Collards

Dinner could not get simpler. In the time it takes to wilt greens and open a can of beans, you’ve got a delicious, nutrition-packed meal to wrap up a busy weekday. (3 Guiding Stars)