1 Shopping List, 7 Dinners

Get one week of healthy dinner ideas here.

What’s on your menu this week? If the answer is “Um…” or “I don’t know…”, then we have help coming your way! Here are seven dinners and one shopping list to make the week a little smoother.

Easy dinner ideas don’t have to destroy your weight loss goals or add inches to your waist. One of the best ways to ensure healthy eating is to plan meals in advance. Make it part of your routine to sit down for a few minutes before the weekly grocery trip to plan the menu. It helps ensure you have ingredients on hand, and it helps you avoid the “I have no idea what’s for dinner” hassle that we’ve all experienced.

Our recipes are a body-friendly alternative to processed meals, whether they’re the frozen variety or the boxed kind with powdered who-knows-what. Regularly eating whole foods provides the nutrients your body needs to operate at maximum, so you’re ready for anything, from trying a new workout to rocking the to-do list.

You might also like to check out 13 Easy Breezy Chicken Recipes or 14 Healthy Freezer Meals to Make Your Life Easier.


1. Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

This dish is one of those easy dinner ideas that’s both healthy and hearty.

2. Skinny Quinoa Skillet Supper

We love this healthy recipe because it’s so versatile–use it as a catch-all for leftover veggies you might have from previous dinners or side dishes.

3. Whole Wheat Pasta with Quinoa (Meatless) Meatballs

Combine your favorite whole wheat pasta and healthy sauce with these vegetarian meatballs.

4. Blackened Sockeye Salmon

Treat your heart to the omega-3 fatty acids in this delicious and simple fish recipe. Pair with a side salad loaded with your favorite greens and vegetables.

5. Simple Crockpot Italian Chicken

Enjoy the Italian flavor you crave–minus the excess calories and fat–with this crockpot recipe that’s ready to go when you are.

6. Slow Cooker Beef Tips

Serve this hearty beef recipe over brown rice and with a green salad for a delicious, filling meal.

7. Beef Tips Sandwich (leftovers from the previous night)
Scoop warm leftovers from last night’s dinner into whole wheat rolls for a tasty second-take dinner.


Check out Skinny Ms. on Pinterest. We share easy dinner ideas and meal planning resources, including 30-Minute Meals.

Let us know what your favorite Skinny Ms. recipe is by sharing in the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you!


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Amy Wagner

Amy is a writer specializing in health & wellness, business, and entrepreneurship. She's a long-time martial arts teacher who has earned a 4th degree black belt in tae kwon do. When Amy's not writing or kicking, she's wrangling sons, reading fiction, or crushing on BBC actors.

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