On Monday, Martin Luther King Jr Day, many people will be celebrating the life of a great man with a day off work. In addition to not having to go in for their usual job, they may have plans to spend the day indulging in good food and company. With that in mind we’ve decided to provide some ideas for what you can prepare on this holiday that is dedicated specifically to sharing good food and spending time with family and friends.
The Best Dinner Ideas For Martin Luther King Jr day
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr day, many families are looking for ideas for dinner. Here are some recipes that will help you celebrate this important holiday. These dishes are all easy to prepare, and they are sure to be enjoyed by all. So why not try something new tonight? Enjoy your time with family and friends, and remember the incredible legacy of Dr. King.
1: Baked Salmon
Salmon is packed full of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids which help improve your overall health. It also tastes delicious! There are tons of ways you can cook it but baking it gives it a subtle flavor while still being able to enjoy the texture. Baking it on a bed of vegetables is going to help keep the salmon moist and give you a healthier meal.
2: Beef Stew
If you’re looking for a go-to recipe for a hearty dish, beef stew is the one for you! There are lots of ingredients that can be added or left out depending on your preferences but the main point is that it’s filling and delicious. If nothing else just serve yourself some delicious chunks of beef with lots of gravy!
3: Steak Fajitas
Following up on our first two dishes, if you want something hot and spicy today then steak fajitas will do great. With peppers and onions, this dish contains tons of nutritious ingredients as well as a variety of spices to make your mouth water. In addition, it’s a dish with almost no preparation involved which makes it perfect for lazy days!
4: Kale Salad
A healthy lunch is essential to maintaining good health and this kale salad fits the bill perfectly. Massaging the kale before eating helps break down its toughness and gives it a much better flavor. Also you can add a variety of fruits and vegetables to give yourself a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to keep you going throughout the day.
5: Carrot Soup
If you’re looking for something that has a little more flavor than our last two dishes then this carrot soup will hit the spot perfectly. The ingredients in here such ginger and cilantro add hints of flavor that go great with the carrots and potatoes that this soup is primarily made of. One thing to note though is that it does take a bit longer than the previous dishes so you’ll need to be prepared for that!
6: Chicken Enchiladas
To end up our list we have something as delectable as chicken enchiladas. These Mexican treats will provide you with a delicious meal filled with taste and vitamins alike. The corn, peppers, and onions all add their own flavors to make it even tastier while also adding lots of antioxidants and fiber to your meal. And like many of the previous dishes, there’s barely any preparation required which makes it perfect for Martin Luther King Jr day!
5: Beef Enchiladas
If you’re looking for something that has a nice hearty kick then beef enchiladas are the perfect dish for you. Pasta, spinach, and cheese all add their own unique tastes to this dish while also adding lots of fiber and protein which will help keep you full throughout the day. And like all of our previous dishes it doesn’t take much time at all so if you’re a busy person who needs a quick meal then this is perfect for you!
7: Chicken Tortilla Soup
Another dish to help keep you warm during winter is this chicken tortilla soup. It has a lot of great ingredients that will warm your heart and your stomach, not to mention the spices that are used in it which you can serve with or without them depending on what you prefer. Like most of our dishes, this one requires minimal preparation so if you’re in a hurry then it doesn’t get much better than this!
8: Coconut Curry Chicken
Looking for something sweet but still healthy? This coconut curry chicken is perfect for you! The mix of vegetables and spices means tons of vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc. which will leave you feeling refreshed after each meal. Also like all the other dishes, there isn’t much prep work required so if you’re looking for a lazy day then look no further!
9: Pork Carnitas
If you want something that’s hearty and delicious then this pork carnitas is perfect for you. The meat goes great with rice and beans which means lots of protein, fiber, and antioxidants. But don’t forget about the vegetables either as they provide their own unique flavors to the dish as well as their own benefits so even though this dish is simple it doesn’t skimp on nutritional value!
10: Black Bean Soup
To finish off our list we have something smooth, creamy, and flavorful which will make your mouth water on sight alone. This black bean soup is healthy yet filling which makes it great for any time of day since it’ll keep you satisfied for hours. The ingredients provide the perfect amount of nutrition so it’s almost too good to be true!
Hope this helped with your Martin Luther King Jr Day! Have fun cooking and have a great holiday!
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