30 Mood-Boosting Dinners for a Happier, Healthier Month
Our perfect dinner is delicious and nutritious enough that we don’t feel guilty about eating it. Basically, we want to eat things that make us feel good. Which is why we’ll be whipping up the following 30 meals this month: They all include ingredients that are proven to boost your mood.
One-Pan Roasted Salmon with Potatoes and Romaine
You get to eat an incredible meal and have to wash only one dish.
Open-Faced Omelet with Feta, Roasted Tomatoes and Spinach
If you aren’t eating omelets for dinner at least once a month, you’re seriously missing out.
Kale and Couscous Tofu Bowls with Orange Tahini Dressing
Taste the rainbow.
Ravioli with Sautéed Asparagus and Walnuts
Fresh and nutty and cheesy and wonderful.
Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp Noodle Bowls
Warning: This will make your house smell incredible.
Serve with cauliflower rice if you’re watching your diet.
Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Parmesan and Mushrooms
Low on carbs, high on deliciousness.
Sweet Chili Salmon and Broccoli Quinoa Bowl
Like takeout but, like, a million times better.
Sweet and Smoky Mexican Chicken
Psst…there’s dark chocolate in there.
Egg and Veggie Breakfast Bowl
The name says "breakfast," but we’ve never been into labels.
Beef and Lentil Stew
Perfect for a cold day. (Or a warm one, to be honest. Just crank up the A/C.)
Grilled Zucchini and Corn Tostadas with Spicy Hummus
Cool if we eat all three?
One-Pan Lemon Chicken and Asparagus
Bright, citrus-y and perfect for boosting your mood.
Green Salad with Oranges, Beets and Avocado
The more colorful, the better.
Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad
Time-saving tip: Buy pre-shredded sprouts.
Sweet Potato Noodles with Almond Sauce
Now trending: swoodles.
Seared Scallops with Quinoa and Apple Salad
All served atop a creamy butternut squash puree.
Honey Garlic Shrimp
On the table in 20 minutes. Doesn’t get better than that.
Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups
The greens keep it from weighing you down too much.
Wild Seaweed Salad
On the lighter side, but mouthwatering nevertheless.
Tomato Basil Turkey Meatloaf
Not the sexiest food around, but really damn delicious.
Cherry Tomato, Leek and Spinach Quiche
Almost too pretty to dig into.
Blackberry Balsamic Grilled Chicken Salad with Crispy Fried Goat Cheese
Let’s be honest: The fried goat cheese is the star.
Gnocchi with Sundried Tomatoes and White Beans
If you close your eyes, you’re in Tuscany.