10 Weeks of Easy, Delicious & Healthy Dinner Recipes


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If you’re on the hunt for healthy dinner ideas that don’t skimp on flavor, you’re in the right place. I’ve rounded up 75 easy healthy dinner recipes, Feel Good Foodie fan favorites that are sure to shake up your meal routine. From comforting classics with a healthier twist to quick and easy options for busy weeknights, healthy-ish has never been so good.

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Eating easy & delicious

These healthy dinner recipes will have you and your family eating so good, for weeks! Think hearty chicken dishes, satisfying beef creations, and an array of seafood meals, all packed with flavor and good-for-you ingredients. And for my vegetarian friends, there’s plenty to get excited about too. This recipe collection isn’t just about keeping things healthy; it’s about enjoying every bite.

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What qualifies as a healthy dinner recipe

  • Complete meal. These healthy dinners are well-balanced, including a source of protein, carbs, and fiber. In the case of a few individual recipes that are just too good to pass up, I included a simple pairing so you’re well-equipped to make a full meal.
  • Lots of vegetables. Veggies are the unsung heroes of a healthy dinner. Packed with fiber, minerals, and vitamins, they offer vibrant colors, texture, flavor, and nutrition to the plate.
  • A meal all would enjoy. These healthy dinner options are family-friendly, satisfying a wide range of taste palates. I also have a separate list of healthy dinner ideas for kids of all ages to enjoy!
  • Variety of options. Variety is key to a sustainable and enjoyable dinner time. Therefore, there are many healthy dinner recipes with beef, chicken, and seafood, or skip the meat altogether and serve up a hearty vegetarian dish. Lots of options to choose from!

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Tips for making healthy dinner recipes

  1. Plan ahead. It’s true that they say: if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Take a few minutes at the beginning of the week to plan out your meals. This will help you avoid impulse buying or ordering takeout. For a complete guide, be sure to brush up on how to meal prep efficiently.
  2. Shop your fridge and pantry. Some of my favorite easy healthy dinner recipes came from ingredients I already had on hand. Before buying more groceries, take stock of what you have and use that up to avoid food waste.
  3. Eat the rainbow. While these healthy dinner recipes for the family are already well-rounded, an additional side of veggies never hurts. Ensure your plate has various colors that indicate various nutrients, and learn how to roast vegetables to apply to any veggie!
  4. Know your grains. If your dinner requires an additional side dish, be sure you know how to cook pasta, quinoa, farro, or couscous so that part of your meal comes together easily.
  5. Have healthy condiments on hand. An easy way to encourage littles (and adults, too!) to try new foods is to serve it with their favorite condiments. Whether it’s ranch dressing, chimichurri, spicy mayo, or au jus – it instantly adds flavor and moisture to any dish.
  6. Batch cook. For those recipes that you know will be a hit with your family, consider doubling up and freezing half for an easy meal in the future. It’s also one of the easiest ways to get healthy meals on a budget.

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Best Healthy Dinner Recipes

Healthy dinners have never been more approachable than they are today. With this collection of 75 easy healthy dinner recipes, you’ll be well-equipped to feed your family and friends with meals that are flavorful and nourishing. We have everything from healthy dinner recipes with chicken, beef, and seafood to healthy vegetarian dinner ideas for the whole family. Plus, you’ll find tasty meals on a budget and those comfort foods that kids absolutely adore! Use this as your go-to resource for feeding and eating well!

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Healthy Meals on a Budget

  • Tuna Pasta – If you’re looking for healthy dinner ideas for kids without breaking the bank, a pasta dish will always be a hit! This one is loaded with fresh Mediterranean flavors and made with mostly pantry ingredients.
  • Ground Beef Casserole – Made with mostly pantry ingredients plus a pound of ground beef and mozzarella cheese, this delicious meal is destined to become a new family favorite. It’s hearty, simple to pull together, and one of the tastiest healthy meals on a budget.
  • Unstuffed Peppers – Budget-friendly, loaded with flavor, and easy to whip up – this unstuffed peppers bowl will be your new family favorite! You get to experience all the comforting flavors of stuffed peppers but without the fuss!
  • BBQ Chicken Pizza – This is a delicious balance of sweet and tangy and easy to throw together. Use store-bought pizza dough, leftover chicken, and whatever barbecue sauce you have on hand – and embrace the concept of healthy meals on a budget with style!
  • Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats – The great thing about healthy vegetarian dinner ideas is that they are also easier on the wallet. These stuffed zucchini boats are a testament to that. Meatless yet flavorful and hearty, they offer an excellent alternative that’s equally satisfying.
  • Classic Chicken Noodle Soup – Soups make healthy meals on a budget a no-brainer! With its timeless appeal and simple ingredients, chicken noodle soup offers simplicity and affordability for all people, making it an easy choice when you’re stumped with dinner plans.

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Healthy Dinner Ideas for Kids

  • Cast Iron Pizza – This deep dish-style pizza is a favorite with the kids. It’s easy to make with store-bought or homemade pizza dough, and you get those perfectly crispy edges. The best part? This pizza is versatile, so pile on your favorite toppings to make it uniquely yours!
  • Broccoli Chicken Alfredo – This easy creamy pasta dish comes together so well and will be a huge hit with the whole family. But it’s not only a crowd-pleaser, it’s also a stress-free solution for busy weeknights.
  • Pizza Muffins – Surprise your kids with this playful twist on traditional pizza. Ooey-gooey cheese is tucked inside pizza dough and baked to golden brown perfection for a fun meal. Tasty, creative, and one of the many healthy dinner ideas for kids that they’ll love!
  • Greek Yogurt Lasagna – Skip the ricotta cheese and use Greek yogurt instead for a bump in protein, tangy flavor, and a smoother texture. It’s a healthier twist on classic comfort food, bringing you a delicious and satisfying lasagna that kids will go crazy over!
  • Air Fryer Chicken Tenders – Crispy, crunchy exterior lends way to juicy tenderness inside. Serve with air fryer green beans for an easy and balanced meal.
  • Beef Stroganoff – Total comfort food; this is one of my favorite healthy dinner recipes for family and kids of all ages. Packed with tender beef and sauteed mushrooms smothered in a flavorful creamy sauce, this simple one-pot recipe is a must-make!
  • Instant Pot Beef & Broccoli – Thinly sliced beef is marinated in a simple sauce made with rice vinegar and soy sauce and cooked in the pressure cooker. Add the broccoli and serve as is or over white rice.
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs – This one will always be a hit with the kids. What’s not to love? Chewy spaghetti and hearty meatballs smothered in a flavorful marinara sauce – truly, one of the best healthy dinner recipes for family!

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Healthy Dinner Recipes for the Whole Family

  • Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup – Made with tender chicken, corn, and black beans in a tomato-infused broth and seasoned to perfection with Mexican spices. This is the ultimate comfort food that easily feeds a crowd, and it tastes better the next day.
  • Sheet Pan Lasagna – Love the flavors and textures of lasagna but not the hassle involved? Made on a sheet pan with a meaty marinara sauce and topped with creamy spinach ricotta, this delicious twist on a classic is simple, hearty, and ready to be served in half the time.
  • Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas – A sheet pan meal makes an excellent weeknight meal. And these chicken fajitas are no different. Everything comes together in one pan and you can even serve it on the sheet pan and let your family assemble their own fajitas. Easy and delicious!
  • Sheet Pan Nachos – Everyone loves nachos, but serve them on a sheet pan and you have easy cleanup! I don’t know anyone who can pass up nachos loaded with flavorful taco meat, beans, cheese, salsa, sour cream, and more!
  • Chicken and Rice Casserole – An oldie but a goodie and a must on your rotation of healthy dinner recipes for a family. The best part? This version is made from scratch without canned soup!
  • Sheet Pan Pizza – This homemade sheet pan pizza is quick and easy to make and perfect for feeding a crowd! Made with vegan pizza dough and topped with fresh ingredients, this is also one of the best healthy vegetarian dinner ideas.
  • Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas – If chicken fajitas isn’t your thing, you must try these 6-ingredient steak fajitas cooked on one sheet pan. They’re easy, convenient, and make an irresistibly delicious Tex-Mex dish.
  • Sheet Pan Lemon Garlic Salmon – This one has it all: crispy green beans, flaky salmon, and tender potatoes – all cooked on one sheet pan.

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Healthy Vegetarian Dinner Ideas

  • Tempeh Tacos– Tempeh is a vegan-based protein made from fermented soybeans, and when seasoned just right, they make a delightful alternative to meat. These tacos will satisfy your taste buds with a burst of flavors and textures!
  • Lentil Shepherd’s Pie – This is a delicious vegan twist on a classic dish. Made with hearty lentils, loads of veggies, fragrant spices, tucked under creamy mashed potatoes. Bake in the oven until golden brown and it’ll quickly become one of your favorite healthy vegetarian dinner ideas.
  • Sweet Potato Chili – Takes less than an hour to make and is packed full of delicious flavors and healthy ingredients – you’ll love cozying up to one of my favorite easy healthy dinner recipes.
  • Chickpea Burger – Don’t be intimidated by this healthy veggie-packed burger option. It’s actually quite easy to make and loaded with Mediterranean flavor. Plus, this burger will quickly make the list of healthy meals on a budget, too!
  • Vegetarian Pad Thai – With a handful of simple ingredients and a skillet, you can pull together a meatless dish that’s not only a feast for your taste buds but also fits perfectly into our collection of healthy vegetarian dinner ideas.
  • Vegetarian Gyro Bowl – Made with chickpea gyro bites that are served with lettuce, pita, bell peppers, and a creamy tzatziki sauce for an irresistible meatless meal that will leave you feeling full and satisfied.
  • Zucchini Lasagna – With layers of zucchini, marinara sauce, savory ricotta cheese filling, and mozzarella cheese, this twist on a classic is perfect not just for your Meatless Monday dinner night but also any other night.
  • Vegetable Stew – Chunky, hearty, and oh-so-good, this vegetable stew is not only delicious but also one of the best healthy meals on a budget. The ingredients are simple yet offer lots of flavor, and the process is very straightforward.
  • Eggplant Pasta Casserole – Healthy vegetarian dinner ideas don’t have to be bland! And this is a hearty vegetarian dish that everyone can appreciate. It’s cheesy, comforting, flavorful, and loaded with pasta and marinara sauce. Irresistibly delicious!
  • Oven-Roasted Chickpea Shawarma – Prepped and roasted in one pan, this easy weeknight dinner is dairy-free and full of plant-based goodness! But not to worry – this vegan version is equally satisfying as the traditional chicken shawarma.

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Quick and Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes

  • Lemon Pepper Salmon – With super easy prep and a few ingredients, this mouthwatering salmon dinner promises a burst of zesty freshness and savory goodness in every bite. Perfect for a quick oven-baked meal option to serve over this easy one-pan pasta.
  • Chicken Lettuce Cups – This healthier version of a popular restaurant recipe from P.F. Changs needs to be part of your repertoire for easy healthy dinner recipes. With ground chicken, vibrant vegetables, and a rich peanut sauce, these lettuce cups offer a satisfying meal with minimal prep time.
  • Skillet Shrimp Fajitas – This Mexican-inspired dish is perfect for a quick and healthy weeknight meal and is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Serve the sizzling shrimp fajitas on warm flour tortillas and top with your favorite toppings.
  • Creamy Tomato Cottage Cheese Pasta – Easy healthy dinner recipes don’t have be flavorless – let this dish prove it to you! It’s rich, luxurious, rich in protein, and oh-so-delicious. And the best part? It requires only 6 ingredients, a blender, and a skillet to bring it all together.
  • Lemon Garlic Shrimp – Tender, buttery, and oh-so-delicious, this pan-seared lemon garlic shrimp is ready in under 10 minutes and loaded with fresh flavors. Serve over lemon pasta or with a side of steamed broccoli.
  • Cottage Cheese Alfredo Pasta – With only 5 ingredients needed and 5 minutes of prep time, you can sit down to a creamy and hearty pasta dish (thanks to the cottage cheese). Make this for a quick and satisfying dinner – it’s no wonder why it’s on the list of easy healthy dinner recipes!
  • Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry – This is a quick and easy healthy dinner that’s loaded with flavor. Flank steak cooked in teriyaki sauce, paired with broccoli, onion, and red bell pepper, for a meal ready to be served in under 30 minutes.

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Healthy Dinner Recipes with Chicken

  • Chicken Stuffed Zucchini Boats – Zucchini halves are filled with chicken tossed in marinara sauce and topped with cheese for a quick and simple meal that’s low carb but so filling and so delicious.
  • Chicken Crust Pizza – One of my favorite healthy dinner recipes with chicken is this high-protein, flourless pizza. The crust is made out of chicken breasts and topped with all your favorite toppings.
  • Instant Pot Butter Chicken – Packed with flavor but easy to whip up, this IP butter chicken tastes just like takeout from your favorite Indian restaurant. Plus, it gets better with age, so double up for an easy, healthy dinner next time!
  • Grilled Chicken Burger – Don’t settle for dry chicken burgers! This one is made with a secret ingredient to create flavorful and moist chicken patties right on the grill. Chicken breast, Greek yogurt, and a handful of simple seasonings will make this meal one of your favorite healthy dinner recipes with chicken.
  • Skillet Cilantro Chicken – Easy, flavorful, and perfect for quick dinners, featuring Lebanese flavors, this skillet chicken pairs well with a simple pasta side like creamy yogurt pasta.
  • Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta – When you think of healthy dinner ideas, cajun flavors don’t always come to mind. But when you throw in pasta and chicken, everyone will be coming back for seconds! This dish is satisfying, creamy, and oh-so-flavorful!
  • Chicken Pesto Pasta – Pasta smothered in fragrant pesto sauce and topped with smoky grilled chicken offers a quick, satisfying, and flavorful dinner option, perfect for busy nights and a great choice to include in your repertoire of chicken recipes.
  • Chicken Shawarma Pita Pizza – A fun take on traditional chicken shawarma, this is a cross between pizza and pita and loaded with all the classic shawarma flavors. Enjoy a burst of freshness in every bite.
  • One Pan Chicken and Potatoes – Easy to prep and oh-so-delicious, this meat and potatoes dish will be your go-to next time you’re looking for a simple family meal. Seasoned chicken thighs are roasted with potatoes for a totally effortless dinner!

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Healthy Dinner Recipes with Beef

  • Instant Pot Beef Stew – With tender beef, vegetables, and savory broth, you’ll savor the rich flavors of this hearty dish that easily comes in your pressure cooker. One of the best easy healthy dinner recipes that feeds a crowd effortlessly!
  • Spaghetti Squash Lasagna – Craving lasagna flavors but don’t want all the carbs? You’ll love this low-carb, gluten-free, keto-friendly version. Elevate your collection of healthy dinner recipes with beef with this wholesome twist on a classic favorite.
  • Steak Gyros – Quick and easy to make, these gyros are one tasty dinner! Made with marinated flank steak that’s grilled and tucked into pita bread with fresh veggies and tzatziki sauce. Easy and delicious!
  • Steak Salad – The steak adds a hefty dose of protein, making this salad a complete meal. And the leafy greens and veggies offer vitamins, minerals, and fiber, lending to well-balanced and satisfying dinner.
  • Macarona Bechamel – This pasta bake fits the bill for healthy dinner recipes for family. It’s a wholesome, comforting, family-style meal that brings everyone to the table. It’s simple yet has those sophisticated flavors in spiced ground beef and bechamel sauce.
  • Air Fryer Hamburgers – Skip the grill and make burgers any time of the year with this easy and quick version. They come out so juicy and delicious and are a convenient dinner option because they cook up quickly. A perfect choice for busy weeknights!
  • Beef Barley Soup – When I think of healthy dinner recipes with beef, I often think of hearty, rich stews like this one. How can you not cozy up to a big bowl of homemade beef and barley soup on a cold winter day?
  • Taco Stuffed Bell Peppers – Love tacos but want to limit carbs? These taco-stuffed peppers are your answer. Skip the taco shell and use bell peppers as a flavorful, low-carb alternative. You’ll love this healthier twist on a Mexican favorite!
  • Easy Eggplant Moussaka – This is a quick version of a Greek dish made with layers of roasted eggplant and flavorful, spiced ground beef and topped with a creamy bechamel sauce.

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Healthy Dinner Recipes with Seafood

  • Grilled Shrimp Tacos – If you want a dinner recipe with major flavor, you’ll love these shrimp tacos. Tender shrimp with smoky grill marks and a crunchy red cabbage slaw tucked into corn tortillas for an easy meal the whole family will love.
  • Pan Seared Scallops with Pasta – A light, bright, and so incredibly flavor-packed, this dish is a nice change of pace when you want something that feels a little fancy.
  • Honey Mustard Salmon – You won’t be able to resist the perfect balance of sweet and tangy in this salmon dish. Tender, flaky, and ready in 20 minutes – this will quickly become one of your favorite healthy dinner recipes for family and friends. Serve with cherry tomato pasta for a balanced meal.
  • Lemon Herb Shrimp and Rice Bowl – Add this one-pan rice bowl recipe to your list of easy healthy dinner recipes. It’s full of veggies and delicious fresh flavors, you’ll want this meal on repeat!
  • Pan Seared Halibut – Simple to make but oh-so-good! Halibut is seasoned with a simple blend of salt, pepper, parsley, and garlic and pan-seared for the perfect crispy skin and flaky fish. Pair it with roasted carrots or roasted tomato pasta to make it a complete meal.
  • Tuna Melt Stuffed Bell Peppers – These stuffed bell peppers are a delicious and healthy weeknight dinner option. They are naturally low-carb and ready to serve in less than 30 minutes.
  • Salmon Lettuce Cups – The salmon is marinated in a delicious Asian-inspired sauce and cooked until tender and juicy. Tuck that into a butter leaf lettuce and top with green onions, sesame seeds and enjoy a simple yet incredibly flavorful 20-minute meal.
  • Mediterranean Couscous with Shrimp – A quick and easy recipe, this power bowl recipe is loaded with flavor and makes an easy one-pot weeknight meal. The tender couscous, warm shrimp, and zesty tomato mixture makes it irresistibly delicious!
  • Oven-Baked Cod – If you appreciate not having a huge mess to clean up after meal prep, you’ll love this easy sheet pan meal made with cod fillets, cherry tomatoes, fresh green beans, and lots of flavor. It’s satisfying as is, but you can also bulk it up with a side of couscous.
  • Pesto Grilled Salmon & Pasta – Simple and easy to make, small salmon bites are cooked on a skewer and served on a bed of creamy pesto pasta for a tasty meal. Rich, satisfying, and oh-so-delicious!

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Healthy Lebanese Dinner Recipes

  • Lebanese Chicken Fatteh – One of my favorite healthy dinner recipes with chicken is this irresistible blend of shredded chicken, yogurt, garlic, chickpeas, pine nuts, and a hefty topping of crispy pita bread.
  • Shish Barak – This authentic Lebanese dish starts with dumplings filled with a savory blend of ground beef, spices, and pine nuts and then simmered in a creamy mint yogurt sauce for a truly comforting dish the whole family will love.
  • Baked Za’atar Chicken – Explore new flavors dinner recipes with chicken and an aromatic blend, Za’atar, and watch it disappear off your dinner table. Serve with Lebanese rice and roasted cauliflower steaks for a complete meal.
  • Chicken Freekeh – Perfectly seasoned and irresistibly delicious, you’ll win your guests’ hearts and taste buds with this meal. Tender chicken and nutty freekeh come together to create a wholesome dish to elevate your dinner table and satisfy your cravings for flavor.
  • Lebanese Potato Souffle – With a perfect blend of flavors and textures, this versatile dish suits any occasion. Quiet family dinner or a fancy weekend night, this beef and potato recipe is comforting, delicious, and satisfying!
  • Easy Mujadara Recipe – Full of warming spices that infuse the tender lentils and fluffy rice with incredible flavor, this dish comes together beautifully and topped with perfectly caramelized and fried onions.
  • Lebanese Chicken and Rice – This Lebanese Roz a Djej stands out among healthy dinner recipes with chicken and ground beef together. It’s rich in spicy and aromatic flavors, creating a hearty and comforting meal.
  • Moghrabieh Stew – This is the ultimate Lebanese comfort food. Made with a perfectly seasoned chicken broth, hearty couscous, and warming spices, this dish is like a big hug in a bowl.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are some healthiest foods to eat for dinner?

Some of the best foods to make for dinner that are easy and healthy include a combination of vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. By incorporating this trifecta, you can create a well-rounded and satisfying dinner that not only nourishes you but also keeps you full and energized.

What are easy healthy meals on a budget?

The most affordable meals are those with a focus on staples like beans, lentils, rice, pasta, and seasonal vegetables. These ingredients form the foundation of healthy, satisfying, and budget-friendly meals.

How can I make these recipes more kid-friendly?

Many of these healthy dinner recipes are already favored by kids. However, don’t underestimate the value of their involvement in meal prep. When we include children in the cooking process, not only do they get to customize the dish to suit their preferences, but it will also help them develop an appreciation for the variety of flavors and textures, enticing them to actually eat their culinary creations.

With these delicious healthy dinner options, you can be sure nourishing your body doesn’t have to compromise on flavor or break the bank. From healthy meals on a budget to delicious dinner recipes your whole family will love, this collection has you covered. With these easy healthy dinner recipes in your repertoire, every meal can be a feast!

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