These Healthy Dinner Recipes are quick, easy and delicious! Whether you’re looking for budget friendly or weight loss recipes- all of these taste good! These healthy dinner meals are perfect for a busy weeknight. We’ve got everything from chicken, to fish, to vegetarian!
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Do you ever feel like it’s impossible to make healthy meals that taste good? I know what that’s like. That’s pretty much why I started this blog! I’m all about simple, easy to follow, healthy recipes.
Many people have no issues grabbing a healthy breakfast, or a salad for lunch – but when it comes to dinner time – it’s hard to find healthy recipes for dinner!
I’ve rounded up 35 healthy, delicious meals that are perfect for supper. They’re also great for meal prepping if you’re looking for something to make + enjoy all week.
Before we get into the recipes… I’m going to explain a little bit about what our definition of ‘healthy’ is…
What is a healthy dinner recipe?
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 free and dairy free in case you follow those diets!
Tools for getting a healthy dinner 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. Here’s the one I have – I swear I couldn’t live without it!
- 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.
Healthy Chicken Dinner Recipes:
We love cooking with chicken during the week! It’s one of our favorite proteins. These healthy chicken dinner recipes 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!
Whole30 Greek Chicken Zucchini Noodles are the perfect low carb/keto friendly meal. Zoodles get tossed with kalamata olives, sun dried tomatoes + chicken for a flavorful meal
Cashew Chicken Stir Fry from Joy Food Sunshine is so yummy! Tastes just like takeout.
Healthy Orange Chicken is the most popular recipe on our site. Have you tried it?
Avocado Chicken Wraps from Salt & Baker look great for a quick lunch or healthy dinner!
Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup is SO cozy and delicious.
Crockpot Whole Chicken is a must try. If you’re afraid of cooking a whole chicken, this recipe is basically fool proof!
Lemon Chicken Piccata from Kroll’s Korner looks amazing! We love lemon + chicken together!
Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry from Garden in the Kitchen is delicious. We’re a sucker for a good stir fry! It’s a great way to use up whatever veggies you have on hand.
Crockpot Chicken Vegetable Soup from The Kitchen Girl is total comfort food. Loaded with veggies and so yummy!
Healthy Turkey Dinners
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.
Healthy Asian 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!
Pesto Turkey Cauliflower Rice Bowls from Frugal Nutrition look amazing! We love anything with pesto in it 🙂
Greek Turkey Meatballs are a favorite in our house. They’re keto friendly and great for meal prep!
Paleo Chili Is one of the most popular recipes on our site. So easy and yummy!
Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers from Bucket List Tummy look delicious!
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!
Health Fish Dinner Recipes
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.
Salmon Coconut Curry from Real Balanced looks easy and delicious – those are the best kind of meals!
Everything Bagel Salmon from Bites of Wellness – you can’t go wrong with Everything Bagel anything!
Asian Salmon is super flavorful and easy to make. We love it on a salad
Ginger Salmon in Foil Packets from Delightful Plate looks delicious!
Salmon with Mango Salsa from Veronika’s Kitchen looks so fresh and delicious!
Cod with Tomatoes & Basil from Food Banjo is the perfect light + fresh dinner!
Chili Lime Shrimp are so quick and simple! You can make it on the grill or in a pan
Healthy Pork Dinner Recipes
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.
Apple Pork Tenderloin Sheet Pan Dinner is the perfect combo of sweet and savory. The apples pair so well with the pork tenderloin!
Healthy Beef Dinner Recipes
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.
Egg Roll in a Bowl from Whole New Mom is such an easy one pan meal! We’ve made it with ground turkey and ground chicken too.
Easy Steak Fajitas from Movement Menu look AMAZING! We love fajitas.
Ground Beef Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Snacking in Sneakers are hearty and yummy – the perfect dinner!
Healthy Vegan Dinners
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 and made with nutritious ingredients – perfect for supper!
Black Bean Soup from Perfection Pending looks delicious!
Vegan Pasta Fagioli is one of our most popular recipes. It’s a classic Italian meal made healthier!
Vegan Minestrone from Happy Kitchen Rocks looks delicious. Minestrone is one of our favs!
What’s your favorite healthy dinner to make? If you’re looking for even more healthy dinner recipes – check out these posts!