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Grain-Free Dinner Ideas to Prep This Week

 

Here at Shulman Health & Weight Loss, we love grain-free dinners to promote weight loss and stabilize blood sugar. Grain-free dinners do not need to be boring as there are so many grain-free alternatives to choose from. Check out these grain-free recipes to incorporate into your weekly meal plan.

 

One Pan Salmon & Brussel Sprouts

Recipe makes 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium-sized salmon filets
  • 3 cups Brussels sprouts (halved)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (or avocado oil)
  • 2 tbsp Everything Bagel Seasoning (or your favourite seasoning blend)
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Transfer the Brussels sprouts to the pan and drizzle with oil. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle with 1/2 of the seasoning blend.
  4. Place salmon on the pan and top with mustard. Coat the top of the filets with the remaining seasoning and bake for another 15-17 minutes or until the salmon is cooked to your liking. Remove from oven and enjoy!

 

Roasted Veggie Chickpea Pasta

Recipe makes 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz chickpea pasta
  • 1 large eggplant (cut into small pieces)
  • 1 zucchini (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 carrots (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup red onion (sliced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp thyme
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, carrots, red onion, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Transfer to baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes.
  3. Cook the chickpea pasta according to the box, drain and transfer pasta back to the pot.
  4. When the veggies are finished roasting, remove from oven, transfer to the pot with the pasta and stir in the balsamic vinegar. Adjust seasonings as needed. Enjoy!

 

One Pan Steak Fajitas

Recipe makes 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb flank steak (sliced)
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce (pulled apart)
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 red bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1 orange bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the spices and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add the peppers, onion and steak. Add olive oil and then sprinkle the seasoning mix. Mix well to coat.
  4. Transfer veggies and steak to baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the steak is cooked to your liking.
  5. Remove from oven, spoon fillings into lettuce wraps and enjoy!

 

Let us know what you think of these grain-free dinner ideas that are both filling and delicious! Add these ingredients to your shopping list this week to prep some grain-free dinners for the whole family.

 

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