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Add some spice to your life by adding in some southwest dinner dishes this week. These dinner recipes feature flavors of the southwest that the entire family will gobble up. We have a feeling you’ll be making a little extra so you can enjoy these delicious meals for lunch, too. Healthy has never tasted this good, especially with a little southwest kick.

Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake

Photo and recipe courtesy of Two Peas & Their Pod 

This enchilada bake is much healthier than your traditional enchiladas. It’s packed with a ton of healthy and delicious vegetables like corn, red pepper, onion and jalapeno. Not to mention it’s full of protein keeping you so full that you won’t even need that after-dinner bowl of ice cream. 

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Southwest Avocado Sauce

Photo and recipe courtesy of Fabtastic Eats

Skip takeout tacos and make your own healthy, flavorful version. These shrimp tacos are bursting with southwest flavor and the shrimp gives you your protein serving while the taco toppings satisfy your veggie intake for dinner.

One Pot Southwest Pasta

Photo and recipe courtesy of The Wholesome Dish 

If you’re in a dash to get dinner prepared, this dish takes a mere 25 minutes from start to finish. And for about 15 of those minutes you’re just letting everything boil in the pot. Dinner doesn’t get easier or tastier than this.

Southwest Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Photo and recipe courtesy of Domesticate Me

This meal is the perfect way to get your veggies and protein in. These stuffed red peppers are also packed with protein, fiber and lots of veggies. It’s easy to prepare and we promise the family will ask for seconds.

Spicy Southwest Pumpkin Soup

Photo and recipe courtesy of A Spicy Perspective

If you’re craving a lighter or warmer option for dinner, this spicy southwest pumpkin soup will definitely hit the spot. Unlike most pumpkin soups, this one is not cream-based. It’s full of healthy ingredients that your tastebuds will enjoy and so will your stomach.