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A main dish is the primary dish of a meal, around which the meal is built. Usually it involves a protein such as meat or fish, or it can be something like a casserole with protein in it. It is often accompanied by one or more side dishes.

In recent times, in my opinion, the main dish has often become the “only” dish at dinner. I do think this is part of the weight problem in our country. People are too busy to cook and if they get the protein part done, they are happy. This has led to the lack of side dishes of healthy vegetables. People tend to fill up on the protein and forget the vegetables.

My website is heavy on Main Dish recipes because I find it’s easy to add a simple vegetable or salad to complete the meal. More often than not, people are searching, “What to fix for dinner.”

Most of the main dishes on my website can be portioned out and frozen. The leftovers are often great for lunch.

Instant Pot Shredded Buffalo Chicken Bowls

These Instant Pot Shredded Buffalo Chicken Bowls are super easy to make, so delicious and addictive! Spicy, tangy, and salty incorporated into a healthy bowl with a bit of freshness from the cabbage and vegetables. You can also serve the leftover shredded buffalo chicken in wraps, on slider buns, tacos and more! Other ideas: Make it ahead of time! This Buffalo Chicken Recipe is also great to make ahead and have on hand in the fridge for a few days or store in your freezer. When ...

Jicama Tortilla Shells

Jicama tortilla shells are a great low carb option instead of corn or flour tortillas. They are crunchy, easy to make and taste great! You can slice them and use them cold, or heat them up and serve them warm! What is jicama? Jicama is a root vegetable with papery skin and is white when you slice it open. Jicama comes from Mexico and is also known as yam bean, Mexican turnip, Mexican water chestnut and even Chinese turnip. It's crunchy, slightly sweet, and nutty. It's packed with lots ...

Creamy Blue Cheese Mushroom Skinny Pasta

This savory Creamy Blue Cheese Mushroom Pasta features blue cheese, mushrooms, and bacon all blended together in a creamy low carb, "pasta" dish. By using zoodles (zucchini noodles), you eliminate the calories of traditional pasta. Add some chicken or shrimp to make it an excellent main dish or serve it as a delicious side dish. (updated 5/20/20). What are Zoodles? Zoodles are zucchini noodles and a great low carb option to traditional noodles. Because zucchini is mild in taste, it ...

Spicy Chipotle Black Bean Burgers

These Spicy Chipotle Black Bean Burgers taste so amazing that you won't even miss the meat! Make them up ahead of time and have them ready in the freezer to eat whenever you want one. No need to heat up the grill, these healthy black bean burgers are baked right in your oven! Feel free to vary up the vegetables with your own favorites! Serve Spicy Chipotle Black Bean Burgers alone, on a bun, or as an open faced sandwich. Inspiration for this burger I'm sure there are a million ...

Healthy Grilled Chicken Burgers

With Caramelized Onions Grilled chicken burgers are great any time of year! This homemade grilled chicken burger is a combination of chicken breasts, thighs, caramelized onions and a bit of spice and cheese. You can make the ground chicken patties up ahead of time and grill them right before dinner. The inspiration for this juicy chicken burger recipe came to me years ago from Nordstrom Cafe. They had the best grilled chicken burger I had ever tasted. It was so decadent! It had carame...

Clean Out Your Refrigerator Stir Fry Recipe

This healthy stir fry recipe is made with vegetables and meat you have on hand in your refrigerator. You can use pretty much any protein - beef, chicken, pork, ground turkey, shrimp and whatever vegetables you have in the fridge. The key to this delicious and easy stir fry recipe is the stir fry sauce - a delicious homemade hoisin sauce, which brings it all together and makes it taste great! How to make Clean Out Your Refrigerator Stir Fry in pictures: Cut the vegetables into ...

Homemade Spicy Chicken Sausage

Updated October 17, 2019; originally published on October 26, 2017 This healthy Homemade Spicy Chicken Sausage is a big hit at my house. My kids will even fry it up on their own because they love it so much. It's great over nachos, delicata squash, rice, and zucchini noodles. It also makes a fast appetizer in my Lasagna Appetizers. This recipe is pretty spicy, so if you don't like spice, then dial it down a bit by using less of the spicy seasonings. Cheaper than buying it in the ...

Open-Faced Creamy Chicken Rainier Sandwich with Caramelized Onions and Gruyère

This Open-Faced Creamy Chicken Rainier with Caramelized Onions and Gruyère Sandwich makes a decadent lunch or a great dinner with a side salad. Delicious creamy caramelized onion filling over a toasted ciabatta bun, topped with chicken and asparagus and dotted with a bit of Gruyère. And it's only 236 calories or 7 WW points! Make it up ahead of time, eat it in various ways If you have the chicken already grilled or cooked, this sandwich goes together fairly fast. You can make up the ...

Healthy Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

Sometimes you just need a little comfort food and this healthy Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff is it! Delicious beef and mushrooms made tender in the Instant Pot served over fresh zucchini noodles. Only 204 calories per serving or 6 Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points. I have also included stove top directions in the recipe below for making this stroganoff. I've been making some form of beef stroganoff since probably the 6th grade when I first started really cooking. My mom had a great recipe ...

Thai Chicken/Pork Wrap

These healthy Thai Chicken Wraps can also be made with grilled or cooked chicken as well as from leftovers from my Kalua Pig recipe. Super easy to make but be sure you make the homemade hoisin sauce to put inside of them. The sauce is the, "Wow," factor in these wraps and makes them go from ordinary Thai chicken wraps to out of this world delicious! This recipe has been updated. The original post was published September 14, 2017. It's so easy to make these wraps left over grille...