5 Easy Dinners to Impress

Gourmet meals--without the gourmet calories or hassle.

Planning a quiet date night? Hosting the in-laws? It doesn’t matter what the occasion might be, these 5 easy dinners to impress are delish additions to any menu.

It’s a myth that preparing good-for-you foods translates into hours in the kitchen. You can serve recipes that nourish the body, support ideal weight, and taste delicious without spending half of your life chopping, slicing, and cooking. The recipes below are easy and present like gourmet meals without the gourmet hassle or calories! You’ll be proud to serve any of the dishes below, no matter who’s coming to dinner.

In addition to using easy dinner recipes, another way to boost the number of healthy meals you serve is by making menu planning a habit. Set aside time each week to plan out that week’s menu, including snacks. Giving yourself a game plan provides the tools you need to make choices you can feel fantastic about.
1. 6-Ingredient Wild Salmon Fillets
6-Ingredient (15-Minute) Wild Salmon Fillets

This dinner recipe includes heart-healthy salmon, which is a smart lean protein source, plus juicy cherry tomatoes. Try it with Crockpot Baked Sweet Potatoes.
2. Skewers with Garlic Lime Marinade
Garlic Lime Shrimp Skewers

Prep this simple dish on the grill or roast it in the oven for a tasty dinner filled with nourishing whole ingredients. Pair this with 4-Ingredient Roasted Broccoli.
3. Stir-Fry Sesame Chicken
Stir-Fry Sesame Chicken

This colorful dish comes together in no time at all. It’s also a winner because it’s full of lean protein and fiber-licious vegetables.
4. Roast Beef with Seared Pineapple & Side Salad
Leftover Roast Beef with Charred Pineapples & Salad

When you’re hunting for easy dinners to impress, add this recipe to your menu. It incorporates flavorful roast beef plus a green salad dressed with simple homemade raspberry vinaigrette.
5. Citrus-Roasted Chicken Legs
Citrus Roasted Chicken Legs

Marinate the chicken legs, then roast them for a no-hassle dish that looks and tastes delicious. Give this recipe a go with Roasted Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic.

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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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