A Week of Healthy Family Dinners


By: , – Julie Miltenberger, Family Circle
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Cook a week's worth of nutritious and delicious dinners your family will love with these easy recipes from Family Circle.

Monday: Tilapia Veracruz
Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes
Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 25 minutes
Get the recipe here

Tuesday: Asparagus Potatoes
Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Microwave: 16 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Broil at 500 degrees F. for 3 minutes
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Wednesday: Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes
Get the recipe here
Thursday: Brown-Sugar-Glazed Salmon
Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Bake: at 325 degrees F. for 25 minutes
Get the recipe here
Friday: Salad Pizza
Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Bake: at 450 degrees F. for 13 minutes
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Saturday: Spicy Veggie Stir-Fry
Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 29 minutes
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Sunday: Penne Rapini
Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Get the recipe here
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Which of these recipes will you try this week?

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  • 19
    They all look so good, I think that I might have to try them all!! - 7/20/2011   5:44:41 PM
  • 18
    I have to register to view the recipes? That's rather inconvenient. - 7/20/2011   4:57:15 PM
  • 17
    I think I'll give the asparagus potatoes a go, as they look quite unusual and I have the ingredients in the cupboards - 7/20/2011   8:13:20 AM
  • 16
    I have a toaster oven that I use in the summer. Saves a lot of electricitiy. The salmon and tilapia sound delicious and I am going to try them. Always on the lookout for fish recipies. Thanks. - 7/20/2011   7:17:46 AM
  • 15
    I have AC, and a small kitchen. Turning the oven on has me dripping with sweat by the time I get dine fixing supper. Even the fan in the kitchen doesn't help much. None of these recipes really appeal to me. I might try the salmon, but that's about it. - 7/20/2011   3:33:07 AM
  • 14
    I certainly don't want to use the oven in the summer. - 7/19/2011   7:16:11 PM
  • 13
    Some of these are 20 grams of fat... something I try to stay away from in one meal... but I eat 6 meals a day, so I watch my fat intake in each meal. - 7/19/2011   4:55:22 PM
  • 12
    I also think the chicken looks pretty good :) I don't get the "not using the oven in the summer" thinking, unless you don't have air conditioning? Thanks for some good dinner ideas! - 7/19/2011   4:20:19 PM
    It's looks yummy..but more important to manage our food to control our health.. - 7/19/2011   2:04:44 PM
    These look great. I'm definintely saving some of these as favorites and adding the to my repetoire. - 7/19/2011   12:53:54 PM
  • JAY75REY
    Biggest challenge for me would be portions; I'd have to freeze some because it's only me and DH for dinner and these are "family" portions.
    I'd substitute brown rice for the white rice and noodles and use a whole grain penne. I'd try most of these except for the pizza (separate salad and pizza) and potatoes (wait until winter for this "comfort" food). The stuffed chicken breast and tilapia look yummy!
    IMHO, I'd turn on my oven to cook something healthy even if it's summer.
    - 7/19/2011   12:22:11 PM
  • 8
    I don't think my 5 year old would eat any of this. Fish, spicy foods, salad on pizza... not happening. Looks healthy but wouldn't fly in my house. - 7/19/2011   12:02:02 PM
  • 7
    The potatoes are 440 calories per serving? Hmm...not something to eat all the time, considering I'd need more than just a potato for dinner, even if it is topped with asparagus. - 7/19/2011   11:47:00 AM
  • 6
    I understand not wanting to heat the oven in the summer time, but keep in mind a lot of these meals can be modified by grilling the protein outside on the BBQ. If we didn't have our grill, my family would starve during the summer, cause this mama doesn't cook indoors during the summer. Just a suggestion =) - 7/19/2011   11:02:29 AM
  • 5
    Tilapia Veracruz sounds yummy, I also agree I try & not use the oven in the summer. - 7/19/2011   9:02:07 AM
  • 4
    I agree, who wants to use the oven in the summer heat? - 7/19/2011   7:03:16 AM
  • WOLF648
    WOW! - 7/19/2011   7:00:57 AM
  • SUNSET09
    This looks so good and makes you wanna try them, thanx! - 7/19/2011   6:52:54 AM
  • 1
    Why would I want to heat the oven when the temps are so high. Would like to see more summer friendly messages. - 7/19/2011   6:52:45 AM

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