Tips for Parents

Healthy Dinner Options After Practice

The next time a parent asks you the age-old question, “What do you want for dinner?” throw one of these recipes back at ’em. Both you and your body will love them!

Spaghetti with Wilted Greens and Walnut-Parsley Pesto

1 (1-pound) box whole-wheat spaghetti

1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped

1 cup packed fresh flat-leaf parsley

1/2 cup packed fresh baby spinach

1/4 cup walnuts, toasted

1 small clove garlic, peeled and chopped

2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

6 large eggs

Calories per serving: 439

Burger with Mushrooms and Radicchio

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 pound mixed exotic mushrooms, trimmed

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

1 1/4 pounds ground sirloin

4 (2-ounce) whole-wheat hamburger buns, split

1 small head radicchio, sliced into thin rings

Calories per serving: 473

Brown Rice Bowl with Turkey

1 1/3 cups dry short-grain brown rice

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

3 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided

1 (2-pound) bone-in turkey breast

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce, divided

4 cups baby spinach

1 bunch scallions, chopped

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

Calories per serving: 486

Sweet Potato and Spinach Quesadillas

2 medium sweet potatoes (1 pound total)

1 cup red-wine vinegar

1/2 cup sugar

4 black peppercorns

1 large red onion, sliced

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

8 (6-inch) flour tortillas

5 cups baby spinach (about 4 ounces)

1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella

4 teaspoons olive oil

Calories per serving: 391