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Healthy Dinner

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Healthy Dinner

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Meal prepping, or making your weekly breakfasts, lunches, and sometimes dinners ahead of time, is the craze sweeping the nation. Many self-confessed meal preppers often take to Instagram to show off their ingenuity and handiwork. People on special diets, such as Paleo or those on Weight Watchers, have long enjoyed meal prepping, since it can be hard to pick up dishes that conform to their strict needs on a whim. Now, meal prepping is going mainstream as more and more people try to get a handle on the week ahead. It's also a great way to ensure you eat healthy and often for less than buying meals out. In fact, meal prepping is getting a downright gourmet makeover.

Here's a fun way to get your daily dose of vegetables: turn them into noodles. Not sure where to start? We rounded up the best, most creative veggie-noodle dishes on the Internet, ranging from a fresh take on chicken pho to a satisfying yet pasta-free macaroni and cheese. Bust out your julienne peeler, mandoline, or spiralizer — or in the case of spaghetti squash, a fork — and then dig in!

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Nutritionists share the perfect equation for what to eat for supper to help you lose weight.

If you crave deep-friend chicken wings, but want to cut back on extra fat and calories, you MUST make this recipe. If no one told you before tasting them, you would never guess that this is actually cauliflower.

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa — great as a side or put an egg on top for a stand-alone meal

Soba Noodle Salad with Caramelized Chicken and Chili Oil — fast, easy, and flavorful

Korean Bulgogi With Shiitake Mushroom Turnip "Rice" — thanks to the spicy bulgogi marinade and earthy mushrooms and turnips you won't even miss the rice in this dish

As someone who is constantly cleaning her kitchen, I really appreciate meals that require minimal cleanup or don't use a lot of dishes. One-pot meals are a great option, but even that leaves me with a dish to clean up. That's where parchment paper becomes my best friend. Cooking in parchment paper, or en papillote, is a simple, fast, and healthy technique. It works particularly well with mild white fish like cod.

Green Tea and Zucchini Noodles With Honey-Ginger Sauce — the noodles are half soba half spiralized zucchini for a vegetable-packed dinner

Grilled Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw and Avocado — a feast for the eyes AND tastebuds

These salmon cakes might look (and taste) fancy, but are super easy to make. Plus, they're perfect for Lent.

The healthy mattar paneer recipe you've been craving. Extremely simple to make, you'll never want Indian takeout again!

Soba Salad with Marinated Tofu, Mint, and Scallions — great for a busy week

A dairy-free alfredo sauce that brings down the carbs because it's made with cauliflower — yes, please! Believe us when we say that you won't believe how good this healthy alfredo sauce tastes.

This fried quinoa and shrimp recipe from Eating Bird Food is perfect if you love fried rice.