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Healthy Dinner Foods Dietitians Say You Should Be Eating

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It's 5 p.m. You just finished a workday, you're exhausted, and all you can think about doing is popping a frozen pizza in the oven and calling it a night. You sit there pondering how in the world you'll ever be able to handle cooking healthy meals for yourself—especially when some of those online recipes are drowning in a long list of ingredients and instructions, coercing you to spend over two hours of your night making a meal. How many times has this happened to you? For the longest time, this story was my own. I never had the energy to cook meals after a long workday, and found myself relying on frozen pizzas, boxed mac-and-cheese, or takeout on a regular basis. That is until I was taught an easier method on how to make healthy meals that aren't such a gargantuan time commitment. This easy method is one recommended by numerous dietitians, and even one that is backed by the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans : Fill your plate with lean protein , whole grains