My favorite healthy 20-minute dinners for 2023

My favorite healthy 20-minute dinners for 2023

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With all the focus on the Christmas feast, I tend to forget about dinner planning for the rest of the week. Even though I visit my parents for the holidays, my mom has put me in charge of meal planning while I’m home. This week I decided to take a look at all the delicious new recipes we’ve published in 2023. From delicious skillet enchiladas to a comforting bowl of lemon chicken soup, this week’s list features some of my most favorite recipes from the past year, made in just 20 minutes or less.





Plan your meal

Photographer: Jane Causey, Food Stylist: Melissa Gray, Prop Designer: Shell Royster


Christmas is my favorite holiday ever! I’m excited to be in my hometown and have a good time with my family and friends. My sister and I were helping my mom get ready for the Christmas Eve dinner my parents were hosting. We always make roasted turkey and green beans with sliced ​​almonds and wild rice. After dinner, my mother sets up the dessert table containing all the sweets her friends gave her in the days leading up to Christmas. (In Mexico, it is common for friends to give each other small Christmas gifts such as cookies, pies, cookies, or rumpop, an eggnog-like drink made from almonds, milk, egg yolks, sugar, rum, and cinnamon.) Planning their holiday menus, I’ve included some recipe collections to use as inspiration for last minute planning rather than a fixed menu for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


Although I think all of these recipes are delicious, this Skillet Friday Steak Enchilada Casserole has a special place in my heart. This recipe features ingredients I grew up eating in Mexico, like enchilada sauce, cilantro, corn, and whole wheat flour tortillas. Not only is this recipe on the table in just 15 minutes, but it uses one pan to make things easier and clean up quick. Added bonus: It’s a complete meal, so you don’t have to worry about sides.


Christmas Eve + Christmas Day: Still looking for something to make? Scan these galleries for inspiration (Ingredients not included in shopping list):
Festive and fun last-minute appetizers
Perfect side dish recipes
Easy Christmas cookies in three steps
Tuesday:
Quick lemon chicken soup
Wednesday:
Pistachio halibut with sauteed broccolini and quinoa
Thursday:
Salmon with lemon and garlic With mixed vegetables and creamy cheese sauce And microwave baked potatoes
Friday:
Skillet Enchilada Steak





Something to sip on

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When I return home to Chihuahua, Mexico, my schedule quickly becomes crowded with a succession of social engagements, from visiting grandma to lunch with friends. Between that and the cold weather, I want to make sure my immune system is in the best shape possible. And what better way to do this than by drinking a nutrient-rich juice? This anti-inflammatory lemon berry smoothie is one of my favorites posted this year. Packed with anti-inflammatory nutrient-rich ingredients like blueberries, lemon juice, kale, hemp seeds, and green tea, this delicious drink will also help keep your immune system strong.

Get the recipe: Anti-Inflammatory Lemon-Raspberry Smoothie



What’s inspiring me this week?

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My family’s Christmas meal usually starts with an assortment of cold cuts, cheeses, olives, toasted rosini, salted nuts, and vegetables with a cream sauce (even though we’re adults, my mom still finds ways to get us to eat more). vegetables). But to be honest, most of us usually ignore vegetables. As they say, you eat with your eyes first, and most cracker dishes look boring. So this year, instead of putting it on a plate, I’m going to make this beautiful Christmas tree. I hope it encourages everyone to eat vegetables, including me.


Find out more: Christmas Tree Crudités This is the most festive way to eat vegetables

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