Light Dinner Recipes
If you’ve ever had a big dinner, you already know how irritating it can be. You feel heaviness in your stomach, which makes it difficult to fall asleep. People who usually have large dinners also have more trouble losing weight than others. The key to weight loss and weight maintenance is this: have a large breakfast, a modest lunch, and a light dinner. So if you want to improve your sleep and keep your weight under control, here are some light dinner recipes we recommend.
For the salad lovers
The great thing about salads is that there’s a lot of room for creativity. You don’t have to follow a specific recipe, so you can just throw in whatever you feel like, match it with a good dressing, and you’re set. Although salads have a reputation of not being very filling, if you have the right balance of ingredients, it can be quite satisfying. Some of our favorite salads include the grilled halloumi salad, orzo and mukimame salad, and chickpea, tomato & feta salad with pomegranate molasses. For more classic recipes, tabouli, fattoush, and raheb salad are always a good bet.
For the sandwich addicts
Keeping it light doesn’t necessarily mean always having a salad. There are plenty of sandwiches you can have without tossing and turning all night long, and without having to spend too much time preparing your dinner. Take a look at our selection of light sandwiches here.
There’s a reason why pasta is one of the most popular dishes in the world: it’s easy to make and versatile. You can add some mussels, clams, calamari, shrimps, and anchovies and you have yourself a great seafood linguini. Another great seafood dish is farfalle with smoked salmon, which also gives you a good amount of protein and Omega 3. For an even lighter dinner, simply add some basil leaves, tomato, and olive oil to your spaghetti, or check out how you can make our filini d’oro with asparagus, bell pepper, and green peas here.
People also think of soups as more of an appetizer than a meal, but that’s not always true. Choose the right ingredients and you’ll go to bed feeling full and relaxed. For example, try our special take on the French onion soup with Al Wadi balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and kashkaval cheese. When the time is right for pumpkin, this recipe shows you how to turn it into a warm, light soup. You can check out more of our easy-to-prepare soup recipes here.
What other light dishes do you recommend for dinner? Share your recipes in the comments!