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healthiest meal you can think of (that you still want to eat)

I’m in a dinner slump, trending towards Pasta and fast food/processed food. I do like healthy food (last night I had Spaghetti Squash for the first time!), but I could sure use some inspiration.

What is the healthiest meal you can think of (that you still want to eat)?

I don’t have any food allergies/dislikes but I don’t eat a ton of meat.

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  1. Well I guess it depends on what you define as healthy, but the healthiest thing that pops to mind that I don't mind eating on a regular basis is some kind of seasoned chicken that is grilled (bone in or no bone, usually skinless), along with some grilled zucchini and an ear of grilled corn on the cob. Can mix up the seasonings on the chicken for variation.

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    1. re: juliejulez

      I actually really enjoy chicken so this is a go to for me as well.

    2. As Julie said, depends on what you define as healthy. One of my quick, healthy, go to's is salmon, with some type of whole grain (I like whole wheat couscous), and some type of veggie.

      1. Try a stir fry with lots of veggies and lean protein and a very modest amount of rice.

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        1. re: seamunky

          This. Or skip the meat and replace the rice with quinoa, if you don't want the meat.

          1. re: Kontxesi

            Quinoa is not anything close to a replacement for real protein foods.

            1. re: mcf

              or real carbs. i love me some rice n bread!

              1. re: mcf

                I wasn't implying that it was. OP said they don't eat much meat, so I was just offering an alternative.

                I'm a rice fiend, myself, and have no issue with animal proteins.

          2. I think "healthy" meal is a bit different for different people. If you already eat a lot of red meat, and you have high cholesterol level, then it is one thing. If you have high glucose and high HA1C and eat a lot of bread, then it is another thing.

            I guess ultimately it depends what you want to do. Control diabetes? Losing weight? Gaining muscle...etc.

            Without knowing you, I say that fish in general is pretty healthy. Sushi is nice too. Vegetables are almost always a good thing.

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            1. re: Chemicalkinetics

              I more meant healthy in whatever your definition of healthy is. I have no particular dietary needs, except that I've been in a slump and resorting to whatever is easiest, not what's best.

              1. re: starburn

                <your definition of healthy is>

                In which case, I would say: vegetables and fish in general. More importantly, keep the portion size moderate.

              2. re: Chemicalkinetics

                You know, current thinking does say that fish is very healthy, and I suppose it's very true if you look only at the nutrient profile. However, I live in a landlocked area, and I tend to avoid seafood because I have had food poisoning from it a disproportionate number of times. YES, after eating it at REPUTABLE restaurants; for those of you who want to say that, now it's been said.

                There are some pretty nasty things contained in the water-dwellers on this planet...

                1. re: sandylc

                  Especially as we've been polluting and poisoning the water!

              3. Cold soba noodles. I make a mixture of soy, lemon juice, ginger, sesame and chili oil. Toss in cucumbers, avocado and arugula. For protein, tofu, walnuts or lean meat. Simple, easy and delicious.