ThePrep: High-Fiber Summer Dinners to Help You Feel Your Best
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After a well-deserved long weekend filled with fun, food and some tasty Fresh Mint Mojito Cocktails, I’ll be craving a week of fresh and easy dinners that help me feel my best. Rather than swearing off one food or another or doing some wild “detox,” you know what I’m going to do (and suggest you do too)? Eat more fiber.
That’s because fiber has some pretty amazing health benefits—it bolsters gut health (meaning it supports a more regular bathroom routine), it wards off chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes and it helps you feel fuller for longer (making weight loss easier). This week’s high-fiber dinners for summer will help you get back to yourself in no time!
Your Meal Plan
This week’s fiber-filled dinners include healthy ingredients like whole-wheat pasta, brown rice, beans and lots of veggies, all of which comes together to help you meet the daily requirement of 30 grams of fiber per day. Wednesday’s flavorful Spinach Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, White Beans & Basil delivers half that at 15 grams per serving, while Tuesday’s Chicken & Cucumber Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce coming in a close second with 11 grams per serving.
Aside from being healthy, these dinners are seriously delicious and easy—which is exactly the motivation you need to actually make this week of meals. enjoy!
Sunday: Zucchini-Chickpea Veggie Burgers with Tahini-Ranch Sauce (that yummy recipe pictured above!)
Monday: Shrimp Pasta Salad
Thursday: One-Pot Tomato-Basil Pasta
I often end up doing my meal prep on Mondays rather than Sundays, as the weekend is just too busy to be in the kitchen—especially in the summer. Whether it’s a Sunday, Monday or Wednesday, the Chicken Caprese Pasta Salad Bowls is a meal-prep lunch recipe you can easily whip up in 20 minutes.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Caprese Pasta Salad Bowls
Fresh mint from the garden and lots of zesty lime combine to create a flavor base for this classic rum cocktail. With just enough sweetness, this refreshing summer sipper is perfect for the hot weekend.
Get the Recipe: Fresh Mint Mojito Cocktails
I hope you all have a safe and happy week, and if you have any questions or requests for future newsletters, please let me know by emailing ThePrep@eatingwell.com!
ThePrep | Week of 7/4/20 - 7/10/20