Dinner Basics

When you’re in a rush, a pinch, or a bind and don’t know what to make for dinner, you can never go wrong with an organic quality meat and vegetables. There are endless ways to mix things up. You can choose from: organic grass-fed beef, organic chicken, organic turkey, or fresh fish. Vegetables are best steamed or baked. I love baking vegetables, also known as roasting. Some of my favorites are broccoli, asparagus, and brussels sprouts. Gotta get those greens 🙂 You can also do a mix of a green vegetable and carrots or squash. Here are some examples:

1. Grass-fed Steak and Asparagus


  • Grease a broiling pan with coconut oil
  • Broil steak for about 4-5 minutes on each side (4-5 mins, flip, 4-5 mins, check steak)
  • Steam or roast asparagus on a baking sheet greased with coconut oil
  • Season to taste (meat and vegetable)

2. Organic Chicken topped with Stewed Tomatoes and a side of Brussels Sprouts


  • Bake chicken on a greased baking sheet (coconut oil) at 350 for 20 minutes (season how you like)
  • Heat cut up tomatoes in a small pot, stirring occasionally
  • Roast broccoli and brussels sprouts on a baking sheet (greased with coconut oil and season vegetables with Real Salt and whatever other seasonings you like) alongside chicken (can roast vegetables longer than the chicken if desired. I sometimes like to bake my vegetables for up to 30 mins)
  • Serve and drizzle with olive oil

3. Simply Baked Chicken and Brussels Sprouts


  • Bake chicken, as always with coconut oil and seasoning
  • Roast Brussels sprouts, as always with coconut oil and Real Salt

4. Chicken with Cheese and Squash


  • Bake chicken same way as always with your choice of cheese on top. Preferably organic cheese. I really like Applegate cheese. They also have deli-sliced-style meats, sausages, and bacon. They’re a great, trustworthy brand. You should be able to find their products in any supermarket or health-food market.
  • Cut and roast squash same way as green vegetables. Can roast everything on the same pan, all for 20 minutes.

Always use quality meat and try some seasonal vegetables. You can get a list of what produce is in season in the ‘What’s in Season?’ category to the left <—. Explore, experiment, enjoy! 🙂

Good food. Good tips. Good moves. Good for you.

xo Kim, Running on Good

If you enjoyed this post, you may also enjoy this post for a delicious Chicken with Chorizo Sausage and Sweet Potatoes by my blogging friend Overthrow Martha.


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