30 Delicious Dinners From 30 Dietitians


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  • By Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN on
  • March 1st, 2015

Celebrating National Nutrition Month 2015: Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle with 30 delicious dinners from 30 dietitians.

I love my job as a Registered Dietitian. Helping people gain a better quality of life through their nutrition drives me daily. I’ve met and worked with so many fabulous dietitians/nutritionists. For National Nutrition Month, dietitians nationwide are standing out and promoting healthy eating for the entire family to enjoy. Take a bite of every one of these mouthwatering recipes this month and your family will rock their nutritional health and their taste buds.

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Turkey, Black Bean, and Sweet Potato Chili
by Chelsea Allen, RDN, founder of Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen
You can make chili most nights of the week because it’s hearty and has so many variations. This version is super tasty and full of veggies and antioxidants. (Photo by Chelsea Allen)

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Roasted Tomato Polenta Bowl
by Alex Caspero, RDN, certified veggie lover, and owner of Delish Knowledge, healthy vegetarian foods made simple
Weeknight comfort food! Cheesy, creamy, vegan polenta topped with roasted tomatoes and mushrooms. (Photo by Alex Caspero)

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Sheet Pan Dinner: Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Chicken, and Potatoes
by Michelle Dudash, RDN, Cordon Bleu Chef, Nutritionist, Cookbook Author of Clean Eating for Busy Families
If you love earthy comfort in a bowl, this dish is for you. The key to the simplicity of this meal baked on a sheet pan is cutting the ingredients into the right size, which ensures the correct doneness. Then you just pop it in the oven, go on with your business, and minutes later you have juicy chicken, crispy Brussels sprouts and fork tender potatoes. (Photo by Michelle Dudash)

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Greek Tofu Scramble
by Kristine Duncan, MS, RDN, CDE, Vegetarian food from a dietitian’s perspective; in your home, your neighborhood, your region, your world.
This one-pot meal is absolutely fabulous and it uses up small handfuls of leftover vegetables in the crisper. Enjoy this savory, quick entree. (Photo by Kristine Duncan)

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Vegetable Chicken Casserole
by Melissa Halas-Liang, MA, RDN, CDE, healthy inspiration for life
This is a super easy meal that makes her family happy! Freeze 2 small containers of this, so when someone is hungry all they need to do is defrost, warm up, and enjoy. (Photo by Melissa Halas-Liang)

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Pineapple Beef Stir-fry
by Julie Harrington, RDN, owner/founder of RDelicious Kitchen, Supermarket RD, spin instructor, and culinary school graduate
Packed with veggies, tender beef, and pineapple tidbits, this sweet-and-sour stir-fry is perfect for a weeknight dinner. (Photo by Julie Harrington)

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Lentil Stew
by Cheryl Harris, MPH, RDN, Gluten-Free Goodness: Where food meets nourishment
This lentil stew not only is packed with protein but it’s also full of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants from the kale, carrots, tomatoes, and garlic. (Photo by Cheryl Harris)

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Chicken Mole Mini Pizzas
by Jen Haugen, RDN, Down to Earth Dietitian, Helping moms create the recipe for a nourishing life
Learn how to make a super easy mole sauce to top this pizza for a smoky and barbecue flavor with a hint of chocolate. (Photo by Jen Haugen)

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Apricot Tomato Chickpea Stir-Fry
by Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, LDN, is a Chicago-based freelance writer and dietitian at the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Care specializing in integrative health and whole food-based nutrition
This unexpected combination creates a delicious one-pot meal that offers antioxidants, fiber and flavor! (Photo by Ginger Hultin)

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Black Bean Burger Nachos
by Caroline Kaufman, MS, RDN, Taking the Stress Out of Healthy Eating
Consider swapping your traditional nacho recipe with a healthier version. Frozen black bean burgers cut down on prep-time, and add protein and fiber without the saturated fat traditionally found in this family-friendly favorite. (Photo by Caroline Kaufman)

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Light & Easy Shepherd’s Pie
by Sarah Koszyk (me), MA, RDN, founder of Family. Food. Fiesta.
A healthy twist on the classic meat and potato dish. Veggies have been added in for extra love and nutrition with this comfort food recipe. (Photo by Sarah Koszyk)

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Turkish Red Lentil Soup
by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RDN, blogger at RealMomNutrition.com
This soup is inexpensive because it incorporates staples one can keep in a pantry and it requires only about ten minutes of hands-on prep. Make a batch of this soup and a loaf of bread and you’ve got two easy, hearty (and healthy) meals–perfect for cold weather. (Photo by Sally Kuzemchak)

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Lemon Garlic Orzo Soup with Tofu
by Tram Le, MS, RDN, owner/founder of Nutrition to Kitchen, recipes that are good for you and your soul
This soup takes minimal effort. The lemony, garlicky flavor of this soup is fantastic, and the texture that orzo gives to it is divine. (Photo by Tram Le)

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Freezer Chicken Tenders
by Lindsay Livingston, RDN, founder of the Lean Green Bean: Balanced. Simple. Real.
Make several batches of these Freezer Chicken Tenders ahead of time and stick them in the freezer. On a busy night, just pull them out, bake from frozen and have dinner on the table in 30 minutes! (Photo by Lindsay Livingston)

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Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Kale Lasagna
by Kara Lydon, RDN, LDN, RYT, Blogger at The Foodie Dietitian
Butternut Squash and Kale Slow Cooker Lasagna is a game changer – saves you so much time and hassle! You’ll never want to boil noodles for lasagna again. (Photo by Kara Lydon)

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Ancient Grains + Greens
by Christa Mantey, RDN, LDN, Certified Holistic Health Coach, practicing an integrative approach to wellness
Some nights ya just don’t feel like making a big meal and that’s when this recipe comes in handy! It’s so simple, yet so satisfying. Quinoa is a complete protein which provides us with all the amino acids we need to fuel our muscles and give us energy. (Photo by Christa Mantey)

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Grapefruit Glazed Salmon Tacos
by Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, of Marisa Moore Nutrition: Helping you eat better, one morsel at a time
Brimming with heart healthy fats, this recipe combines omega-3 rich salmon with creamy avocado and tart grapefruit for a quick and easy dinner. (Photo by Marisa Moore)

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Asian Salmon Sticks
by Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RDN and Liz Weiss, MS, RDN, from MealMakeoverMoms.com
Fish sticks are an all-time kid favorite, but many of the frozen, store-bought brands have more breading than fish. To add better health to fish sticks, Meal Makeover Moms gave them a makeover using salmon! (Photo by Janice Newell Bissex and Liz Weiss)

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Arugula Salad Pizza
by Sharon Palmer, RDN, the Plant-Powered Dietitian, author of Plant-Powered for Life
Here’s how you rethink your plate: a fresh green salad and whole grain pizza all in one meal that you can whip up in 40 minutes. Now that’s quick and delicious eating for even the busiest night of your week! (Photo by Sharon Palmer)

Thai Quinoa Salad
Thai Quinoa Salad with Lemongrass Vinaigrette
by Wendy Jo Peterson, MS, RDN, The Fuelin’ Roadie and owner of Edible Nutrition
Looking for a wholesome, weeknight salad that’s loaded with your favorite Thai flavors?  Here you go!  This Thai-inspired Quinoa Salad will satisfy your taste buds! (Photo by Wendy Jo Peterson)

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Sriracha Spiked Artichoke Pasta Sauce
by Robin Plotkin, RDN, LDN, Culinary & Nutrition Expert and owner of Robins Bite
With sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, and Parmesan cheese, this Sriracha-spiked pasta sauce is exquisite and a fan-favorite. (Photo by Robin Plotkin)

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Three-Bean Vegetarian Southern Chili
by Lisa Samuel, MBA, RDN, and McKenzie Hall, RDN, co-owners of Nourish RDs, with a simple (non)diet philosophy: Eat real food and share it with people you love
This chili is a stick-to-your ribs, warm-you-up-from-the-cold kind of recipe that will satisfy your family’s happy bellies. (Photo by Lisa Samuel and McKenzie Hall)

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3 Rotisserie Chicken Recipes
by Leslie P. Schilling, MA, RDN, CSSD, LDN, owner of Schilling Nutrition Therapy, LLC, and Your Supper Solution
Getting dinner on the table doesn’t have to be super complicated or fancy. Using convenience items with quality ingredients can help bridge the gap between the perfect dinner (which doesn’t exist) and calling for take-out. Leslie provides you with her rotisserie chicken tricks. (Photo by Leslie P. Schilling)

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Strawberry Chia Baked Oatmeal Pie
by EA Stewart, MBA, RDN, “If you are what you eat, why not be delicious?!”
Pie for dessert? No – Pie for dinner! As in breakfast for dinner all in a healthy pie full of chia seeds, spices, walnuts, strawberries, and more. To your health and sweet tooth. (Photo by EA Stewart)

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Hearty Whole Wheat Kale and Feta Tart
by Carlene Thomas, RDN, Healthfully Ever After LLC: Healthy, Curated Living
One pot meals are having a moment right now. But what if dinner was enclosed in a perfect whole wheat pastry dough? This tart is Carlene’s heartier, winter answer to the standard dinner salad. (Photo by Carlene Thomas)

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Hoppin’ John Quinoa Sliders
by Amari Thomsen MS, RDN, LDN, Founder Eat Chic Chicago, Chicago Dietitian and Food & Nutrition Expert
These gluten-free, vegan burgers bring together all of the classic Hoppin’ John ingredients with a nutrient profile that will keep you happy and healthy. By using quinoa instead of rice and incorporating lucky black-eyed peas, these protein-packed burgers will soon become a family favorite. You can freeze the burgers, too, so you can enjoy them all month long.

Peruvian Chicken Stew
Peruvian Chicken Stew
by Manuel Villacorta, MS, RDN, author of two Peruvian superfood books, Peruvian Power Foods, and Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Super Foods Diet
Enjoy Manuel’s favorite Peruvian recipe straight from his Mom’s kitchen. This comfort food dish will transport you to a whole new world of flavor, health, and happiness. (Photo by Manuel Villacorta)

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Low Fat Egg Salad
by Megan Wolf, MS, RDN, Eat Better, Feel better, Live better
Eggs are packed with nutrition (protein), economical, hugely versatile and delicious! This recipe can be enjoyed at any time of day, not just breakfast or lunch. Yum. (Photo by Megan Wolf)

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Sloppy Joe’s
by Tracee Yablon Brenner RDN, CHHC, co-founder of Triad to Wellness
Sloppy Joe’s are a throwback to childhood with the added benefits of pinto beans for a boost of fiber. (Photo by Tracee Yablon Brenner)

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Maple Baked Salmon
by Kath Younger, RDN, blogger at Katheats.com
This is the easiest salmon recipe ever. Simply coat in maple, soy sauce, and garlic. Let marinate for a bit and then bake. It’s flaky and juicy and full of flavor. Good enough for company! (Photo by Kath Younger)

Enjoy National Nutrition Month and “Bite into a healthy lifestyle”with these 30 delicious dinners from 30 dietitians. What are your favorite family-friendly recipes?

Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN

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16 responses to “30 Delicious Dinners From 30 Dietitians”

  1. Great round up Sarah! I’m looking forward to trying some of these out. Thanks so much for including my chili. 🙂

  2. great roundup! thanks for including me!

  3. Thank you so much for including my black bean burger nachos! I have so many recipes to pin and try for dinner now!! Love it!

  4. What a gorgeous roundup, Sarah! Thanks so much for including me in the yum.

  5. Great roundup of recipes. Thanks for including our Asian Salmon Sticks, and Happy National Nutrition Month! 🙂

    • Sarah Koszyk, RD, MA says:

      Happy National Nutrition Month to you both, too. Your recipe is so much fun, tasty, and kid-friendly. Love it!

  6. Jo Ann Honea says:

    I have just started taking cholesterol medicine. I need a 7 day menu plan. Thanks!

  7. Stacey says:

    Yum!! These look amazing, but I most definitely want to give the polenta recipe a try! That is absolutely one of my favorite foods. Thanks for a great resource, Sarah!

    • Sarah Koszyk, RD, MA says:

      You’re welcome, Stacey! I’m a huge fan of polenta, too. It’s so versatile, easy to make, and goes with so many different flavors.

  8. Kath Eats says:

    Thanks for including me! These all look amazing!

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