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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.

Healthy Jalapeño Adobo Turkey Sliders

These Healthy Jalapeño Adobo Turkey Sliders are a variation of my Scrumptious Turkey Sliders and use my Homemade Chipotle seasoning.  They are on the spicy side but not too hot. (You can always adjust the heat by using less chipotle seasoning, jalapeños and chipotle peppers). Serve with my Slider Bun, a dollop of my Jalapeño Cream and a nice salad on the side. If you have the chipotle turkey sliders and buns in the freezer, you can reheat them in a jiffy for a quick lunch or dinner. ...

Healthy Black Bean and Lentil Chili

Cozy up to the fire on a cold rainy day with a cup of this delicious Instant Pot Lentil and Bean Chili! Simple, easy to make, yet filling.  I love to serve it with my homemade focaccia bread.  Because lentil chili is low in calories and points, you can serve it with a few pieces of luscious bread and a salad on the side and still stay within your calorie/point range. Freeze it into small portions for a quick, healthy meal later. Great to make for a party! Instant Pot Chili appeals ...

Super Easy Shoyu Poke Bowl

You won't believe how easy it is to make this ahi tuna poke bowl! Delicious fresh ahi tuna in a special marinade over rice with your favorite toppings like avocado, cucumbers, mushrooms, fried garlic, sesame seeds, and green onions. You could also just make the ahi tuna marinade and the poke and serve as an appetizer (use toothpicks for serving) and forget the rice and other vegetables. If you're unsure about poke, give it a chance. I suspended my poke reservations when I actually had good ...

Caribbean Black Bean Soup-Instant Pot

Healthy Soup Recipes This Caribbean Black Bean soup is one of my healthy soup recipes. Make this on a cold winter's day in no time! It's a meal in itself. No need to pre-soak the beans when you're using the Instant Pot. This is a family favorite! Be sure and let your family and guests personalize their own bowl with their favorite toppings. Eat some for dinner tonight and freeze the rest for another time! (Update: Originally posted January 29, 2018) This post does contain ...

Instant Pot Gourmet Crack Chicken

This Instant Pot Gourmet Crack Chicken is so good, you're going to want to eat more than one serving! I've added my gourmet touches and lightened it up a bit using low fat (reduced) cream cheese, bacon crumbles instead of frying the bacon in the Instant Pot. Even though it's "lightened up," it's still super delicious. Serve it over cauliflower rice or cold in lettuce wraps for a low carb option.  Why is it called "Crack Chicken?" It's called Crack Chicken because it's so addicting ...

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...