Although the origins of kebabs are contested, little skewers of roasted meat were served in Persia as far back as the middle ages. Barberries, another touch from Iranian cuisine, add a plucky note to the nutty blend of almond and rice, while the aroma of sweet curry spice permeates the dish with a savory heat. Sugar snap peas are sautéed quickly in the pan with shallots just as the chicken finishes cooking, and add a sweet crunch to round out the dish.
Per Serving: 680 Calories l 37 g Protein l 81 Carbs l 22 g Fat
Traditional Mexican fare gets a summery, modern twist in this fun, quick-fix dish. Wild-caught gulf shrimp are marinated in a bold mixture of lime, garlic, cumin, and chili powder before being sautéed quickly in a pan and divided among warm flour tortillas. They’re topped with plenty of avocado crema (the recipe makes enough for leftovers!) and crumbled cotija cheese, and served with the most refreshing mint and cucumber salsa that can be enjoyed on your tacos or as a side dish all by itself.
Per Serving: 580 Calories l 28 g Protein l 45 Carbs l 33 g Fat
Ginger has a sharp, spicy flavor that stands up to hearty grass-fed beef. Crisp lettuce cups act as a handheld vehicle for the delicious combo. Tamari and sesame oil lace mellow Asian-inspired flavors throughout a simple salad of noodles, radish and cilantro, which is just as tasty served with the beef inside the lettuce wraps as it is on its own to the side.
Per Serving: 530 Calories l 28 g Protein l 52 Carbs l 24 g Fat
Risotto serves as a wonderfully creamy base that’s adaptive to so many seasonal ingredients. Tender asparagus, a gem during the spring months, is complemented by fresh oregano and parsley, especially with the help of buttery rice, lemony zest and Parmesan.
Per Serving: 490 Calories l 21 g Protein l 67 Carbs l 17 g Fat