What Should I Make For Dinner?

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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When I was eating (and thoroughly enjoying) the Mexican Hash Egg Bake that I made for dinner last night, I said to Mal: “We need to remember this recipe.” It was so delicious and easy to make, I wanted us to make a mental note of it for future reference.

I actually take mental notes of all the really good meals we cook, but I somehow manage to forget them when it comes time to meal plan. I usually end up searching through my blog for our favorite dinners, so I decided to put them all in one post, so they’re easier to find. I hope they give you some dinner ideas, too!

My favorite dinner recipes

Avocado Egg Salad

Cheesy Garlic & Herb Brussels Sprouts with Sausage

Chicken Bacon Alfredo

Dry Rub Steak with Avocado Salsa

Garlic Mustard Drumsticks

Gingery Broccoli and Beef

Ground Chorizo with Runny Eggs

Loaded Baked Potato Chicken Salad

Paleo Pad Thai

Potato and Chorizo Dobladas

Roast Chicken with Roasted Onions, Peppers, and Tomatoes

Shepherd’s Pie

Skillet Sweet Potato Hash

Soy-Glazed Fish

Sweet Potato Pizza Crust

Toaster Oven Pizza for One

What’s your favorite dinner recipe? Please share!

PaleOMG fans: What are your favorite recipes? I’ve loved everything I’ve made from it so far!



  1. I use Pintrest to keep track – when looking for dinner ideas for the week I browse there and usually find plenty!! Then I have one board that I move the recipes into for that week so they are easy to find. (but I’m anally organized like that!) Here are all my paleo/primal pins if you want to browse. PaleOMG is one of my fave recipe bloggers!


  2. Gingery broccoli and beef is amazing. I just made PaleOMG’s meat sauce this week and I think I could eat it on everything. It is definitely a new favorite!

  3. What a good idea to combine them in one post. Easier for us to find too!
    My favorite throw together meal is a can of black beans (rinsed), about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of brown rice (I make a big batch then freeze in 1/2 cup serving sizes). Saute onion and peppers (I like to use a mixture of yellow, red, and/or orange), then add the cooked rice and black beans and season (I use Cajun seasoning). Eat as is or wrap in a whole wheat tortilla. My son LOVES it as do I. Perfect for meatless Mondays 🙂

  4. Made the cheesy bussel spouts with sausage for dinner last night. Epic! My boyfriend said “dinner’s ready already?” It was his kinda meal for sure. Love your recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I’ve been doing a sweet potato hash recently that is just like that! I used sausage once and ground beef once, and while I definitely liked them both the sausage was SO good. I also had some black bean salsa left over so I threw it on top. With avocado of course! YUM.

    Do you cook with Quinoa? It that a Paleo food?

  6. I am a huge fan of the Paleo Pad Thai! I would probably make it every week for dinner if my hubs would let me!

    I just made a “Tried It, Loved It” board on Pinterest to help me remember the meals I’ve liked too! It’s so easy to forget at meal-planning time!

  7. The PaleOMG recipe for banana bread is a weekly staple in my house. It’s found under the recipe for french toast, and is soooo incredible.

  8. I made the cheesey brussels sprouts and sausage the other night, but used the chili con queso laughing cow cheese. It was absolutely delicious!!!!!

  9. To fun! I was just thinking about what I was going to make for dinner and saw this post! Awesome! Thanks for the recipe ideas! 😀

  10. Just bookmarked this post. Can’t wait to try these recipes – they look delicious! When it comes time for dinner at our house, we’re total suckers for anything sweet potato 🙂

  11. I make a recipe I found on the NYT website at least once a month. Link is below: quinoa and squash gratin. I love this recipe because it is easy to make and it’s great the next day. Also, you can throw in whatever is in season at the time. I use less cheese to make it a little healthier.


    I also love making “zucchini pasta” with turkey meatballs. The meatballs and sauce are pretty straight forward but I use a spiralizer on the zucchini(s) to create the noodles. I spray them with olive oil from TJ’s and put them under the broiler until they are soft. Here’s a link to the spiralizer I have. Tina, if you don’t have one of these you should try it – you’ll love it!


  12. My favorite from PaleOMG-which I’ve already made multiple times-is the aloo gobi. It’s the almond butter that really makes it! (Also for vegans/vegetarians you could just sub a can of chickpeas for the chicken, I’ve done this before. 🙂 )

  13. You must try her sweet potato and chive scones/biscuits! They are to die for! I make them all the time for quick breakfasts and snacks. One tip, however…add cheese. Totally takes them to the next level of yum-ness.

  14. Just made your green juice but without really thinking I put a whole piece (which was large to begin with) of ginger root!! It is very intense, next time I will be sure to put a lot less!! Its hard toget this juice down lol!! Good learning experience though… 😉

  15. I totally needed this today! Our dinner plans were canned due to bad weather so we’re having gingery beef and broccoli. Thanks!

  16. I love fish, especially grilled but this time of year is tricky for that in MA! I have fallen in loved with these two staple fish recipes this winter.
    Walnut Salmon:
    1/2 c walnuts
    1/3 cup panko (you can use all varieties of panko)
    Blend this in the immersion blender until fine.
    1lb salmon brushed with lemon juice (If you don’t have it I have used cooking wine before and it worked well)
    Press the nuts mixture into the salmon and bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes
    Drizzle with syrup for added pizzaz

    Parmesan fish topping. I like this fish topping for more a of a protein packed meal instead of the traditional breading with butter
    1/2 c parm cheese
    3 tbs plain greek yogurt
    2 TBS lemon juice
    several shakes of Old Bay Seasoning
    1 TBS minced garlic
    * Makes enough for 1.5 lbs of fish. I have used haddock, cod and tilapia with this in the past.
    -bake fish for 12 minutes brushed with the lemon juice.
    -take out and spread cheese mixture on top
    -bake for another 4 to 5 minutes, or until flakey

  17. I tried your Garlic Mustard Drumsticks recipe last night – very good – thank you! Another quickie chicken recipe you may like…I got from Butter Yum…called melt in your mouth chicken. Basically some mayo (I use the olive oil type) with parmesan cheese and some seasonings spoon it on the chicken and bake. I broil mine the last couple of minutes to get the browned top. Very easy…very good.

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