Many dining patrons begin or renew their commitments to exercise routines and dieting in early January. To help them achieve their goals, offer your take on these healthy dinner recipes using Northwest Meat Company’s full lineup of premium wholesale meat, poultry, and seafood cuts.
Poultry and Spinach Stuffed Bell Peppers
This healthy dinner recipe includes our premium poultry, assorted color bell peppers, low-fat cheese, seasoning, and tomato sauce. Grind and saute the chicken or turkey breast, add finely chopped spinach to wilt the leaves, and let the nutrients infuse the mixture.
Then, stuff into halved bell peppers with seeds and membranes removed to make room for the meat filling. Bake with the cheese and sauce covering each pepper. Serve with a vinaigrette side salad or perhaps a cauliflower rice mixture sprinkled with lemon juice, olive oil, and cilantro.
Healthy Dinner Recipes – Meat
Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Zucchini Noodles
This is a guilt-free alternative to traditional pasta for those seeking a healthy dinner recipe using our grain-fed premium pork loin cuts. Create a winning combo of lean protein, vitamins, and minerals from fresh citrus (lemons, oranges) and zucchini. Seasoning includes minced garlic, salt, pepper, and fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary).
Mix a marinade using olive oil, fresh citrus juice, garlic, and herbs, then marinate pork for at least half an hour. Grill the pork on medium-high until the marinade forms a caramelized crust. Create your zucchini noodles with a peeler, then saute them in olive oil with salt and pepper.
Slice the pork into medallions and arrange them over the zucchini. Garnish with orange wedges. Healthy sides might include roast balsamic brussel sprouts or an herb salad with spinach, diced cucumber, red onions, and cherry tomatoes.
Veal and Broccoli Stir-Fry
Veal is a versatile cut known for its delicate flavor and tender texture. A ginger-infused sauce gives this healthy dinner recipe using our premium veal an Asian stir-fry context.
Select thinly sliced veal strips, loin cutlets, and fresh broccoli florets for this recipe. Marinate the meat for around 20 to 30 minutes using sesame oil, soy sauce, and a minced garlic and ginger mixture. Stir-fry the meat in a wok, then set aside to cook the broccoli in the same wok. Heat more sesame oil until the florets are vibrant green and tender.
Create a ginger sauce using low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth, soy sauce, and cornstarch. Pour into the wok and stir until the mixture is thick and glossy. Add back the cooked veal, mixing until everything is evenly coated. Garnish the serving with sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds.
Lean Beef and Mixed Vegetable Stir Fry
Other lean cuts of beef that lend themselves to marinades and stir-frying are the sirloins and flanks. Use assorted vegetables such as celery, snap peas, snow peas, carrots, bell peppers, red onion, yellow squash, and baby bok choy. Slice the veggies into uniform sizes to ensure even cooking.
Mix a sweet glaze using honey or agave nectar, minced garlic, grated ginger, soy sauce, and a drizzle of sesame oil, and marinate the beef. Then, heat the beef strips over high heat in a skillet or wok until browned and cooked to the desired level.
Saute the vegetables until slightly tender, then add the cooked beef strips and toss the mixture until the marinade glaze evenly coats the ingredients. Serve over cooked brown rice, or quinoa garnished with green onions and a sliced orange wedge.
Healthy Dinner Recipes – Seafood
Maple Dijon Salmon and Sprouts
Combine maple syrup’s rich and sweet flavor with tangy Dijon for a healthy dinner recipe full of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Marinate the salmon filets for 30 minutes in a bowl with minced garlic, fresh lemon juice, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Grill on medium-high for 6 minutes per side.
Oven-roast halved brussels sprouts coated with salt, pepper, and olive oil at 400℉ until golden brown. Serve the salmon drizzled with the remaining marinade on a bed of cooked brown rice or quinoa surrounded by Brussels sprouts. Garnish with chopped parsley and fresh lemon wedges.
Healthy New Year 2024
With these healthy dinner recipes, you’re guaranteed to satisfy your venue’s patrons as they work to achieve their fitness goals in 2024.
We are Chicago’s number one trusted wholesale meat supplier. As always, we’ll continue providing your restaurant, country club, hotel, and bar with the finest wholesale poultry, game, beef, seafood, lamb, and pork products. Place your New Year’s orders today for safe, reliable local and nationwide delivery with UPS or trusted third-party refrigerated transport partners.
The Northwest Meat Company team wishes you a happy, healthy, and profitable New Year.