Eat Too Much This Weekend? Lighter Dishes To Start Your Week

Weekends are a time of over-indulgence, especially with the weather improving around the country. Backyard BBQs, new restaurants to try, parties, and late-night snacking accumulate into weekends of overeating. Need to get back on track? These lighter dishes are perfect for starting the week off right!

Grilled Steak Skewers with Mojo Rojo

Grilled Steak skewers on a white plate with chilis nearby.
Grilled Steak with Mojo Rojo. Photo credit: Cook What You Love

Lean steak is marinated in chilis and spices to create a flavor-packed explosion in every bite! Super easy and pretty lean, this is a great meal when you want flavor without fat.

Get the recipe: Grilled Steak with Mojo Rojo

Shirazi Salad

Shirazi Salad in a white serving bowl.
Shirazi Salad. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Fresh, flavorful, healthy, and oh-so-crazy good, Shirazi Salad is a tasty side dish that’s made with just a handful of ingredients. Add some flavor to your next meal with this easy salad!

Get the recipe: Shirazi Salad

Air Fryer Herbed Turkey Breast

Sliced turkey breast on a white plate.
Air Fryer Turkey Breast. Photo credit: Keto Cooking Wins.

Perfect for sandwiches, casseroles, soups, and snacking, this Herb Roasted Turkey Breast is a quick and easy fix in your air fryer!

Get the recipe: Air Fryer Turkey Breast

Baja Fish Tacos

Baja fish tacos on a white plate.
Baja Fish Tacos. Photo credit: Cook What You Love

Fresh, flavorful, and with big, bold spices, Baja Fish Tacos are feature grilled fish – not fried so theyr’e a lighter alternative.

Get the recipe: Baja Fish Tacos

Smoked Rack of Pork

Sliced smoked pork rib roast on a cutting board.
Smoked Rack of Pork. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Meaty, tender, juicy, and smoky, and leaner than many meats, this Smoked Rack of Pork is easy and impressive – not to mention delicious!

Get the recipe: Smoked Rack of Pork

Mediterranean Cod

Mediterranean cod.
Mediterranean Cod. Photo credit: Cook What You Love

Love seafood? Lighten things up with this veggie and flavor-packed Mediterranean Cod dish!

Get the recipe: Mediterranean Cod

Beetroot & Grilled Halloumi Salad

Sliced halloumi cheese, beets and greens in a white ceramic bowl.
Beetroot and Grilled Halloumi Salad. Photo Credit: Splash of Taste.

Flavorful greens, sweet beets and grilled halloumi cheese transform this amazing salad into a meal-worthy delight!

Get the recipe: Beetroot & Grilled Halloumi Salad

Chicken Salad with Cranberries and Walnuts

Chicken Salad with Walnuts & Cranberries in a bowl.
Chicken Salad with Walnuts & Cranberries. Photo credit; Cook What You Love.

Chicken breast, heart-heathy walnuts, and sweet cranberries team up in this stunning chicken salad that’s as delicious on a sandwich is it is just on the end of a fork.

Get the recipe: Chicken Salad with Walnuts & Cranberries

Mediterranean Chicken Bake

Chicken breast with herbs, cheese and tomatoes.
Mediterranean Chicken Bake. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Mediterranean Chicken Bake is easy, low in fat, high in protein, and it really delivers on flavor, too!

Grab the recipe: Mediterranean Chicken Bake

Pork Chops with Tomato & Green Onion

Three pork chops with tomato and green onion on a white plate.
Pork Chops with Tomato & Green Onion. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Properly cooked pork chops are a thing of beauty, and not only do these chops cook up moist and tender, but they’re pretty and flavorful, too! Grab a fork and dig in!

Get the recipe: Pork Chops with Tomato & Green Onion

Korean Beef Bowl

Korean beef bowl.
Korean Beef Bowl. Photo credit: Keto Cooking Wins

Here’s an easy, beefy dish: Korean Beef Bowl. It’s got lots of great flavors in it (garlic and ginger anyone?), it’s affordable, and my favorite, it’s quick to make!

Get the recipe: Korean Beef Bowl

Apple, Date & Walnut Muffins

Apple Date & Walnut muffin cut in half on a plate.
Apple, Date, Walnut Muffin. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Loaded with plenty of apples and other tasty goodies, these Apple, Date, and Walnut Muffins are not too sweet and are perfect as a grab-and-go breakfast. Moist, flavorful, and easy to make, make a batch today!

Get the recipe: Apple, Date, Walnut Muffins

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