12-Minute Peanut Noodles

12-Minute Peanut Noodles

Nutrition: 380 calories, 11.3 g fat (2.7 g saturated fat), 778 mg sodium, 51 g carbs, 9 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 19.6 g protein (calculated with low sodium soy sauce.

There’s nothing not to love about stir-frys. They don’t take any special skills or crazy ingredients and they’re really quick to throw together. This vegan recipe, packed with vitamin-rich veggies, gets the bulk of its flavor from its peanut sauce, which calls for just five easy-to-find ingredients.

Get the recipe from One Ingredient Chef.

2 Crockpot Quinoa Chicken Primavera
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3-4 hours
Serves: 8
Nutrition: 314 calories, 9.3 g fat (1.9 g saturated fat), 362 mg sodium, 33.7 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 3.3 g sugar, 24.7 g protein

If you’re an avid ETNT reader, you likely already know we’re big fans of quinoa—and with good reason. The ancient whole grain is naturally gluten free, filled with fiber and is a complete source of vegan protein, meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids that the body cannot create on its own. It’s primary downside? It’s kind of “meh” tasting when eaten solo. That’s why we love this recipe. The addition of garlic, lemon, herbs, chicken and veggies transform a somewhat-boring grain dish into a meal that’s not only healthy, but hard to put down.

Get the recipe from Pinch of Yum.

3 One Pot Pasta
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Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition: 464 calories, 18 g fat (7.2 g saturated fat), 711 mg sodium, 48 g carbs, 2.4 g fiber, 26.2 g protein

We’ve never thought to cook pasta, meat and veggies in one stockpot before—but it’s a genius idea! The fewer dishes you use to make your meal, the less time it will take you to clean up after dinner, which means there’s more time for relaxing and unwinding before bed.

Get the recipe from Damn Delicious.

4 Fettucine Carbonara with Green Beans
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Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition: 407 calories, 17.8 g fat (7.4 g saturated fat), 747 mg sodium, 35.8 g carbs, 1.5 g fiber, 1.8 g sugar, 24.2 g protein (calculated with 8 oz pasta and 1 oz parmesan cheese per serving)

Pasta is considered a no-no by many dieters, but if done right noodles can be a sound addition to any weight loss diet plan. In this recipe, the addition of green beans means you’re taking in more fiber- and protein-filled calories and fewer calories from empty carbs. To further tip the ratio of veggies to carbs in your favor, add an extra cup of green beans or another vegetable like bell pepper or asparagus.

Eat This! Tip
Don’t love the idea of eating white pasta? Use a whole grain variety or pick up a box of Banza Chickpea Shells. Banza is made from a combination of chickpeas, tapioca and pea protein so it has three times the fiber and twice the protein of regular pasta. Boil a pot to increase the nutrition of these healthy dinner ideas!

Get the recipe from My Name is Yeh.

5 One Pot Lemon Orzo Shrimp
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Total Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition: 410 calories, 10 g fat (2.8 g saturated fat), 544 mg sodium, 42 g carbs, 3.1 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 38.7 g protein (calculated with low sodium chicken broth)

This hearty dish has all the makings of a solid, flavor-packed meal: carbs, veggies, shrimp and a plethora of spices. Best of all, it’s completely customizable. Not a fan of tomatoes or peas? Add in your favorite veggies. And speaking of shrimp, the deveined variety is one of Shaun T’s go-to proteins.

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