These Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes are delicious! Whether you’re cooking for two or cooking for a family there is a recipe for everyone!
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If you’re wondering what should I make for dinner tonight – look no further. These healthy dinner ideas are for you. It can sometimes feel difficult to cook a delicious, fun and healthy meal that your family will love every day – but it doesn’t have to be!
Eating healthy doesn’t have to take a ton of time, energy or money. These easy clean eating recipes are guaranteed to help you get dinner on the table.
This post is filled with healthy dinner ideas that will help you get dinner on the table!
If you are looking for something to pair with these dishes, check out these Healthy Side Dishes!
Light Dinner Ideas with Chicken
Check out these Healthy Chicken Breast Recipes for 50+ healthy chicken dinner ideas! We love cooking with chicken during the week! It’s one of our favorite proteins. These healthy chicken dinner ideas are all easy to make and taste amazing! We get all of our chicken from ButcherBox. It’s so tender and has a minimal amount of fat on it!
Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe is the perfect light dinner. Learn how to make chicken pot pie in under an hour for a delicious meal!
Best Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe! This Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad is easy to make & loaded with tons of toppings and balsamic dressing.
Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Chicken is a must make for dinner! This easy artichoke chicken is the best dinner that’s secretly healthy!
Chicken Stir Fry Recipe that’s delicious and quick to make! This Healthy Chicken Stir Fry tastes amazing and is loaded with veggies! Naturally gluten free!
Homemade Chicken Nuggets are so easy to make! These Healthy Chicken Nuggets are delicious, super crispy & so much better than fast food!
Honey Chipotle Chicken Thighs Recipe you’ll love! A healthy chicken recipe that’s perfect for a quick dinner or meal prepping!
One Pot Chicken Orzo is so easy to make! This creamy orzo with chicken is rich and delicious while still being healthy!
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken gets grilled to perfection for a healthy, easy dinner! Perfectly sweet and tangy!
Baked Chicken Caprese Recipe everyone will love! Chicken is stuffed with mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil for the perfect easy dinner!
Red Chicken Chili Recipe is so easy to make with simple ingredients. Healthy and delicious!
Healthy Orange Chicken (pictured above) is the most popular recipe on our site. Have you tried it?
Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup is SO cozy and delicious.
Lemon Chicken Piccata is so delicious! The Best Chicken Piccata Recipe that’s perfect for a healthy, easy dinner!
Mediterranean Chicken Orzo is an easy and delicious dinner! Made with simple ingredients, packed with flavor and done in under 30 minutes!
Easy Greek Chicken Thighs Recipe is the perfect meal! Made with simple ingredients, this sheet pan chicken thigh dinner is yummy & healthy!
Chicken Wild Rice Soup is simply the best! Loaded with chicken and veggies and done in under an hour! Easy and delicious!
Easy Chicken Cacciatore Recipe everyone will love! This delicious recipe for chicken cacciatore is made on the stove in under an hour!
Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas take only 10 minutes of prep and 8 ingredients for a protein and veggie packed dinner that your family will love!
Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice is the perfect quick, one pot dinner. It’s done in under 30 minutes. Perfect for busy weeknights!
Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe anyone can make! This delicious chicken tortellini soup with spinach is hearty, cozy and so yummy!
Cashew Chicken Recipe that is so easy to make! Learn how to make chicken with cashew nuts for a quick, healthy dinner in under an hour!
Best Chicken Marsala Recipe! This easy chicken marsala is healthy, delicious and simple to make – the perfect weeknight dinner!
Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe you’ll love! This Chicken Chowder is hearty, creamy and so delicious – healthy too!
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are the best meal or snack! They are perfect for an appetizer or meal prep. Healthy & delicious!
Ground Chicken Meatballs are the perfect weeknight dinner! These Baked Chicken Meatballs are delicious, healthy and hearty!
Crockpot Whole Chicken is a must try. If you’re afraid of cooking a whole chicken, this recipe is basically fool proof!
Pineapple Grilled Chicken is delicious and easy dinner! A simple Hawaiian Chicken recipe that’s healthy and tasty!
Greek Chicken Pasta Salad is the perfect summer side dish or dinner. A Mediterranean pasta salad with chicken that is healthy and delicious!
Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry is healthy and delicious. Gluten free and easily modified for a paleo/keto friendly dinner.
Baked Chicken Parmesan is so easy to make! Perfectly crispy, coated with a delicious sauce and cheese for a healthy dinner!
One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta is the best healthy dinner! This One Pot Pasta Recipe is delicious, quick to make and loaded with flavor!
Buffalo Chicken Casserole is made with simple ingredients like potatoes & chicken in under an hour for an easy dinner. Quick, simple and delicious.
Instant Pot Orange Chicken is done in under an hour with only one pot! Delicious & easy dinner. Perfect for busy weeknights!
Chicken Paella is our favorite way to cook chicken and rice. Loaded with flavor and veggies!
Salsa Verde Chicken Recipe can be made in your slow cooker, instant pot or on the stove. Great for tacos or with rice.
Honey Mustard Chicken Salad is perfect for a quick lunch or meal prepping for a healthy dinner. Loaded with bacon, avocado, and tomatoes.
Low Calorie Dinner Ideas with Turkey
We cook a lot of our meals with turkey! Turkey is great because it’s super lean and high in protein. It also has basically no flavor – so it’s easy to jazz up with spices and other add ins! Here are some of our favorite ways to cook with ground turkey. (Check out more ideas here: Healthy Ground Turkey Recipes )
Healthy Turkey Stir Fry is SO good. Make it with any extra veggies you have laying around in your fridge. It’s our favorite ‘clean out the fridge’ meal!
Healthy Turkey Meatballs are juicy while being low fat! Made without breadcrumbs, they’re keto, Whole30, paleo, gluten free and dairy free! A nutritious twist on a classic dish.
Spicy Ground Turkey Stir Fry is one of the best ground turkey recipes! Low carb, Whole30, paleo and done in under 30 minutes with 7 simple ingredients. This easy meal is great for meal prepping or a quick dinner.
Healthy Turkey Burger Recipe that is juicy, moist and absolutely delicious! A must try for an easy dinner!
The Best Italian Wedding Soup Recipe! This recipe is easy to make and loaded with flavor. A delicious, cozy dinner!
This Easy Ground Turkey Meatloaf is perfect for a hearty, healthy dinner everyone will love!
Greek Turkey Meatballs are a favorite in our house. They’re keto friendly and great for meal prep!
Easy Stuffed Acorn Squash is a simple, healthy dinner. Make it with turkey, sausage, or keep it vegetarian for a yummy meal!
Taco Stuffed Peppers are perfect for a quick dinner! You can get this delicious and healthy dinner on the table in under an hour.
No Bean Turkey Chili Is one of the most popular recipes on our site. So easy and yummy!
Healthy Buffalo Turkey Meatballs are one of my all time favorite recipes. We love anything with buffalo, and these are loaded with veggies. SO good!
Stuffed Acorn Squash is a simple, nutritious dinner. Filled with winter flavors, naturally gluten free + perfect for a quick meal! This stuffed acorn squash recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner!
Creamy Turkey Wild Rice Soup is the best way to use Thanksgiving leftovers. An easy Turkey Wild Rice Soup recipe everyone will love!
Easy Zucchini Lasagna is perfect for a lighter dinner! Cheesy, low carb & delicious- no noodles needed!
Healthy Family Meals with Beef
Red meat is high in iron and protein. While it often get’s a bad rep for being high in fat – we love to enjoy beef in moderation. Our favorite beef is from ButcherBox. It’s grass fed + grass finished. You can see all of our best Ground Beef Dinner Ideas with even more recipes!
Low Carb Taco Salad is easy to make and Is covered in the most delicious taco dressing!
Deconstructed Stuffed Peppers come together in under 30 minutes for an easy, delicious dinner! Healthy and gluten free!
Pot Roast Soup is cozy and delicious! An easy Roast Beef Soup Recipe that you can make in no time for dinner!
Easy Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls you’ll love! These deconstructed cabbage rolls are hearty, healthy and so delicious!
Stuffed Pepper Casserole is so yummy! A healthy dinner that is made in one pan in under an hour! Gluten free & delicious.
Easy Lasagna Soup Recipe! This lasagna soup is cheesy, delicious and done in under an hour. A healthy dinner everyone will enjoy!
Homemade Hamburger Helper is easy, healthy and delicious – this is a quick meal your family will love!
Beef Barley Soup is a recipe everyone will love. Made in one pot, this cozy beef and barley soup is delicious, healthy, and hearty!
Easy Steak Fajitas look AMAZING! We love fajitas.
Best Keto Pizza! A cauliflower pizza recipe that’s totally fool proof! This pizza is low carb, cheesy and delicious!
Fish Recipes for Healthy Meals
We love cooking with seafood for light, fresh meals. Seafood is often high in protein and loaded with healthy fats (especially salmon!). Most of the recipes below are for salmon because it’s super easy and quick to cook. For more Shrimp recipes, check out these Healthy Shrimp Recipes.
Shrimp Fajitas are an easy dinner and done in under an hour.
Chili Lime Shrimp are so quick and simple! You can make it on the grill or in a pan
Lemon Salmon is perfect for a quick dinner. Learn how to make lemon salmon in one pan that is healthy and delicious!
Salmon Salad Recipe that is healthy, delicious, and easy to make with a zesty lemon tahini dressing!
Honey Garlic Shrimp Is a quick and easy dinner that everyone will love! It’s so sweet and saucy!
Asian Salmon is super flavorful and easy to make. We love it on a salad
Healthy Shrimp Stir Fry is loaded with veggies and has the most delicious sauce. Done in under 30 minutes, it’s perfect for a quick healthy dinner!
Everything Bagel Salmon you can’t go wrong with Everything Bagel anything!
Ginger Salmon in Foil Packets are great for baking in the oven or grilling
Cod with Tomatoes & Basil is the perfect light + fresh dinner!
Light Dinner Ideas with Pork
Pork is another super lean, high protein meat. Pork tenderloins cook relatively quickly, making them perfect for a healthy weeknight dinner!
Citrus Grilled Pork Tenderloin is great for summer months on the grill. You can also bake it.
Healthy Crockpot Pulled Pork is always a crowd pleaser. Who doesn’t love pulled pork!? This version is lower in fat and whole30 friendly if you use a compliant BBQ sauce.
Kielbasa Soup Recipe! This Polish Sausage Soup is easy to make and so delicious. A hearty dinner you’ll love!
Sausage and Peppers Pasta Recipe everyone will love! This is an easy and delicious dinner anyone can make! Healthy, hearty and filling!
Crockpot Baby Back Ribs are SO easy to make! Delicious and fall off the bone tender!
Slow Cooker Shredded Pork Shoulder is easy and delicious! Only 5 minutes of prep and 10 ingredients.
Apple Pork Tenderloin Sheet Pan Dinner is the perfect combo of sweet and savory. The apples pair so well with the pork tenderloin! Sheet pan dinners also mean less clean up!
Vegetarian/Vegan Recipes for Healthy Meals
If you don’t eat meat, no worries! We have a few healthy vegan dinners that you’ll love too! These vegetarian meals are delicious, plant based, and made with nutritious ingredients – perfect for supper!
Vegetarian Chili is an easy dinner, vegan, and delicious – this hearty plant based chili is loaded with beans and veggies!
Homemade Spaghetti Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes! An easy Fresh tomato spaghetti sauce recipe everyone will love!
Homemade Vegetable Soup is delicious, easy to make, vegan & vegetarian! A hearty dinner you’ll love!
Potato Leek Soup is simple to make with only a few ingredients, creamy and delicious!
Best French Onion Soup Recipe! This easy soup is hearty and so delicious! Made in under an hour with a few ingredients.
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup is easy to make and so delicious! Made with simple ingredients in under an hour!
Vegetable Pasta Primavera is SO easy to make vegan by leaving out the cheese! It is delicious, simple, and healthy!
Pasta Fagioli is one of our most popular recipes. It’s a classic Italian meal made healthier and plant based!
Easy Minestrone Soup is the perfect cozy, healthy dinner! Vegetarian, gluten free, and vegan – it’s delicious and done in under 30 minutes!
Creamy Vegetable Soup recipe is SO easy to make! This cream of vegetable soup is rich, thick and delicious – a perfect healthy dinner!
Sweet Potato Gnocchi everyone will love! Learn how to make vegetarian sweet potato gnocchi with only a few ingredients!
What are Healthy Family Meals?
In our opinion, a healthy dinner recipe is:
- a balanced meal of protein, vegetables + fats.
- veggie loaded
- made of real food (minimally processed/packaged foods
Your definition might be a little bit different from ours – but we think this is a great base, and it’s how we cook our meals. Many of these recipes are also paleo, whole30, gluten and dairy free in case you follow those diets!
Tools for getting Low Calorie Dinner Ideas on the table quickly
These are my favorite kitchen tools. We use them almost every day!
- A crockpot is great because you can set it + forget it. We have tons of healthy crockpot recipes on our site.
- Instant Pot – I don’t love my instant pot as much as my crockpot, but it is great for making soups, or cooking grains like rice or farro
- Food processor – You can get a food processor for under $15 on Amazon. It makes chopping veggies SO QUICK.
- Mixer – We love our mixer for making meatball batter, or for shredding chicken. It’s one of our favorite kitchen tools
- Knife – Having a good, sharp knife can make all the difference in the kitchen. If you’re cutting with dull knives, it’s going to take longer to cut all those veggies! This is the knife I use every day. It’s easy to control and works beautifully! You can read all the 5 star reviews here.
More Healthy Dinner Recipes
What’re your favorite healthy dinners to make? If you’re looking for even more healthy dinner ideas – check out these posts!
Healthy Dinner Ideas for Family: Hamburger Helper
- 1 lb. Ground Beef
- 1/2 onion chopped finely
- 3 cups rotini pasta sub penne or medium shells (10 oz)
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1.5 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste
- 2 cups beef broth
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Heat a pan over medium high heat. Spray the pan with cooking spray.
- Brown ground beef and onion in the pan until cooked through- about 10 minutes.
- Add in the seasonings, Worcestershire sauce, pasta, broth, tomato paste and water. Stir, cover and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, remove cover and reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally for 12-14 minutes or until pasta is done and liquid is reduced by 3/4.
- Move the pan off the heat and add in shredded cheese.
- Stir until combined, taste for salt and pepper and add more as desired.
Healthy Dinner FAQ
The healthiest dinner you can eat is lean protein, lots of veggies and nutritious carbs (potatoes, rice, etc). If you need potato recipe ideas, check out these Healthy Potato Recipes.
The best dinners for weight loss are made with wholesome ingredients and taste amazing. There are tons of healthy weight loss dinners here!