50+ Healthy Dinner Ideas for family, weight loss, or just to eat healthier! These meals are approachable and affordable for any budget.

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It is absolutely possible to feed your family healthy dinners, that are simple to make and taste amazing. From protein-packed bowls, chicken, seafood and vegetarian recipes, each healthy dinner recipe is loaded with wholesome ingredients and bursting with flavor. If you want macro balanced recipes, I’ve got you covered there too! So put on your apron and let’s get cooking!

Kung Pao Shrimp

Made with all fresh ingredients and sautéed shrimp, this dish is done and ready to enjoy in just 20 minutes! 

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4.78 from 9 votes

Kung Pao Shrimp

This Kung Pao Shrimp inspired recipe is packed full of flavor and veggies! It’s ready in just 20 minutes and is a meal the whole family loves!
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“My husband and I are adding this to our regular dinner rotation. It was so quick and packed with flavor.”

Salmon Bowls

Healthy, fresh, and cooked in the air fryer! This 30 minute meal is absolutely incredible and loved by every person in my family!

A salmon fillet on a bed of jasmine rice with edamame, mango, avocado, cucumber, green onion, and a drizzle of sriracha mayo.
5 from 333 votes

Salmon Bowls

The BEST Salmon Bowl recipe is quick to make, healthy, and incredibly fresh! A teriyaki salmon fillet is cooked in the air fryer (or grill/oven), set on top of a bed of rice, and topped with avocado, cucumber, mango, edamame, green onions, and cilantro.
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“This is seriously one of my favorite dishes! I have made it so many times – it is delicious, healthy, and it comes together so quickly! If you like salmon, you will love this! The home made teriyaki sauce is the cherry on top!”

Chickpea Curry

There is nothing better than a simple one-pot meal on a busy day. It won’t make a mess of your kitchen, and it’s easy to make!

A bowl of easy Chickpea Curry in a bowl on top of rice with naan on the side.
5 from 21 votes

Chickpea Curry

This easy Chickpea Curry recipe is bursting with flavor and packed with vegetables, spices, and protein. It’s gluten free, vegan, and plant based, and all made in just one-pot!
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Made this recipe and my family loved it. Even my 4 year old who is typically harder to please. He had seconds.

Beef Gyros

This is one of my favorite meals to make for company. It’s made in one pot so my kitchen stays clean, and everyone can assemble their own! I always get so many compliments!

A homemade beef gyro wrapped in a warm pita and topped with lettuce, cucumber, red onion, tomato, and homemade tzatziki sauce.
4.94 from 114 votes

Beef Gyros

This Beef Gyro recipe produces the most flavorful and tender beef, and can be made in a slow cooker or instant pot. Topped with fresh vegetables, and a homemade tzatziki sauce, this tasty dish couldn’t be easier to make from home!
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I made this in my IP. Absolutely loved it. 100% will make this again.

Pad Thai

My personal take, inspired by Pad Thai, using ingredients that are easy to find for my own home kitchen.

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4.98 from 5039 votes

Pad Thai

This easy Pad Thai recipe has rice noodles, chicken, shrimp, tofu, peanuts, scrambled eggs, and fresh vegetables all tossed together in a delicious homemade sauce. It's packed with flavor and can be made in under 30 minutes!
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“Highly recommend! This was SO GOOD. Simple recipe, easy to follow, and incredible flavors. Better than any I have had from restaurants. Will definitely be making again!”

Orzo Salad

This salad is quick to make, healthy, and perfect to eat on the go or meal prep!

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4.91 from 10 votes

Orzo Pasta Salad

Our favorite Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad recipe is bursting with fresh flavor, and ready in just 30 minutes! Serve it cold or warm, as a main course, or the perfect side to accompany any dish!
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“It’s a lot of interesting textures and flavors that work surprisingly well together! I’ll be making this one again for sure!”

Red Curry

All made in just one pan for the easiest clean up. Anyone can make this chicken red curry recipe!

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4.86 from 41 votes

Red Curry

This Thai Red Curry recipe is packed full of flavor, veggies, and will become a new favorite. It’s easy to customize and is made in one pot for mess-free cooking.
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“I’ve been craving Thai food lately and this hit the spot! Having lived in Thailand for almost 3 years this dish brought back so many memories. It tastes pretty authentic and straightforward to make. Just get the ingredients and you’re good to go!”

California Rolls

California rolls are popular for a reason, and a perfect starting point for kids or adults to venture into the sushi world. My kids love them in their school lunch.

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5 from 27 votes

California Rolls

This California Roll sushi recipe is fresh, affordable, and absolutely delicious! California Rolls are incredibly easy to make with our step-by-step instructions, easy sushi rice recipe and a few fresh ingredients.
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“Wow! I made this for the first time and with your step-by-step instructions is was so easy!

Bulgur Salad

This easy salad recipe comes together quickly and has a perfect crunchy and delicious texture!

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5 from 21 votes

Bulgur Salad

This Bulgur Salad recipe has crisp vegetables, feta cheese, and an easy dressing tossed with cooked bulgur. It's quick, healthy, flavorful, and perfect for any BBQ or lunch meal prep!
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Teriyaki Chicken

A classic, delicious meal that is a family favorite every single time! The homemade teriyaki sauce takes it to the next level!

The best Teriyaki Chicken recipe on a bed of hot cooked rice with steamed broccoli.
4.61 from 46 votes

Teriyaki Chicken

This easy Teriyaki Chicken recipe includes bite-size chicken pieces coated in a simple homemade teriyaki sauce and is ready to eat in less than 30 minutes! 
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“I just made this tonight and it’s amazing! I steamed broccoli then added to the pan right before serving – so yummy! Next time I’ll add water chestnuts and peppers and onions. Served it over rice – perfect quick meal.”

Vegetarian Enchiladas

These enchiladas are hearty, filling, and packed with vegetables! They leave you feeling satisfied.

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4.99 from 96 votes

Vegetarian Enchiladas

Delicious and easy Vegetarian Enchiladas with sweet potatoes, black beans and brown rice. This is a healthy dinner your whole family will love.
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“I made these tonight with the homemade enchilada sauce. I love this recipe. I didn’t think I liked sweet potatoes because I don’t like them as fries, but you have changed my mind. These are so hearty, but don’t leave you feeling guilty. I made them just as directed, except I may have added a little extra cheese.”

Autumn Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

This hearty soup is loaded with delicious fall flavors, vegetables and packed with protein from the garbanzo beans. The fennel and cumin are stand-outs in making the flavor of this soup amazing, and you will love how hearty and healthy it is!

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4.89 from 61 votes

Autumn Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

Autumn Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup with tomatoes, Italian sausage, and garbanzo beans is a delicious and healthy fall soup recipe!
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“Loved this!! Just made it for the first time for the family – my two year old chowed down!! I added a little garlic – as we love garlic 🙂 It was a hit!!! Thanks for sharing!!”

Apple Pecan Salad

This is a healthy copycat of Wendy’s Apple Pecan Salad. It’s made with bacon, chicken (optional), and light balsamic dressing. Check the post for tips on how to make your salad even healthier and stay fresh longer!

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4.94 from 15 votes

Apple Pecan Salad

This delicious Apple Pecan Salad is made with bacon, chicken (optional), and light balsamic dressing.  Serve it as a side or add chicken and make it a meal!
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“Simple and great mix of flavors!”

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

This Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos recipe makes delicious chicken that can be used in tacos, burritos, tostadas, enchiladas, and more. I’ve also included instructions for making these chicken tacos in the instant pot. This is a healthy and easy recipe that is perfect for busy families who love their crockpot or instant pot.

An easy slow cooker chicken tacos recipe in corn tortillas, topped with lettuce and salsa.
4.95 from 151 votes

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Our favorite Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos recipe is delicious and healthy and easy to throw together and let the slow cooker do the work.
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“This is my go-to chicken taco recipe! I’ve been making it this way for months and everybody LOVES it. I feel like the Italian dressing is key because it just gives the chicken a tangy, wonderful flavor! “

Baked Salmon

All my best seasonings options and tips for buying and preparing salmon at home! Salmon is loaded with protein and all the good Omegas and it tastes amazing. This is perfect for a nice weekend family dinner paired with a salad.

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4.99 from 350 votes

Baked Salmon

Learn how to make the best Baked Salmon recipe using a sheet pan or baked in foil, and seasoned with garlic butter, cajun seasoning, or dill.
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“Great step-by-step tutorial!”

The Best Black Bean Burger

The BEST Black Bean Burger is much healthier than a beef hamburger and tastes great too!  This is a healthy recipe that even my kids devour! Dozens of people have given this healthy dinner recipes 5 STARS!

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4.87 from 337 votes

The BEST Black Bean Burger

The BEST Black Bean Burger recipe is fast and easy, with fresh ingredients and so flavorful that you won't miss the meat one bit.
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“These were awesome!! The sauce is what really puts this recipe over the top. I made no changes and this will remain in my dinner rotation!”

Taco Soup

This easy and healthy Taco Soup recipe is one of my favorite dinner solutions when I want something healthy, quick, and tasty. And it’s a slow cooker or stovetop recipe that my family will LOVE!

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5 from 1362 votes

Taco Soup

This easy Taco Soup recipe is one of my favorite meals when I want something healthy, quick, and tasty. Bonus that it's a one-pot meal and you could also make it in the Crock Pot or Instant Pot.
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“These were awesome!! The sauce is what really puts this recipe over the top. I made no changes and this will remain in my dinner rotation!”

Yum Yum Bowls

This Yum Yum Bowl will become a new staple! It’s flavorful, so fresh, and the steak is cooked to perfection. Even picky eaters will love this!

A Yum Yum Bowl recipe with a bed of rice topped with steak, bell peppers, broccoli, fresh avocado, and a drizzle of yum yum sauce.
5 from 9 votes

Yum Yum Bowls

Yum Yum Bowls are an instant family favorite! A bed of hot cooked rice topped with marinated steak, sautéed vegetables, avocado, and a drizzle of homemade yum yum sauce.
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“Made this last night. So easy and delicious. A keeper for sure!”

Lettuce Wraps

Serve it as a main dish or an appetizer, these lettuce wraps are easy, restaurant-quality, and ready to eat in 30 minutes!

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4.99 from 195 votes

Lettuce Wraps

This easy chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe is made with ground chicken (or turkey), fresh chopped vegetables and a delicious Asian stir-fry sauce, served in a cold and crisp lettuce leaf. We enjoy these as an appetizer or main dish!
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“These are AMAZING! My son and husband couldn’t get enough. Later that evening the small drop of left overs was consumed in a tortilla, which was also fantastic. We will make again for sure!”

Mushroom Tacos

Take off the meat and turn up the heat with these Mushroom Tacos made with portobello mushrooms, jalapeños, onion, and garlic. Serve on warm corn or flour tortillas and top off with black beans, corn, and creamy avocado. Garnish with tangy cilantro.

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5 from 45 votes

Mushroom Tacos

Take off the meat and turn up the heat with this kicky Mushroom Tacos recipe made with portobello mushrooms, jalapeños, onion, and garlic. Serve on warm corn or flour tortillas and top off with black beans, corn, and creamy avocado. Garnish with tangy cilantro.
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This was so delicious, and super easy to make, even for a non-cook like myself! The mushrooms paired perfectly with leftover tortillas, slaw and sauce I’d made for shrimp tacos the night before.

Southwest Quinoa Salad

This Southwest Quinoa Salad is packed with nutrients and not shy about flavor! Quinoa is protein-rich and has lots of fiber and iron. It’s also gluten-free which makes it a great choice for people with gluten intolerance or simply looking for a gluten-free quinoa recipe!

The best Quinoa Salad recipe with fresh tomatoes, herbs, and a light dressing.
5 from 18 votes

Quinoa Salad

The best Quinoa Salad recipe is hearty, easy, and bursting with fresh ingredients. If you're looking for the taste of summer – you've found it! This salad takes just 30 minutes to make and is so addicting!
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“I made this the other night with a few modifications. I didn’t have enough quinoa on hand so I used couscous and we added grilled chicken. It was delicious!”

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are another healthy dinner idea! A simple one pan dinner that includes seasoned chicken and vegetables roasted all on one pan and served in warm flour tortillas with your favorite toppings.

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5 from 343 votes

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

I can't think of an all around easier or tastier dinner than these Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas! They're made with seasoned chicken and vegetables, roasted all on one pan and served in warm flour tortillas with your favorite toppings.
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“These are amazing! My whole family loves them! Said they were the best fajitas they ever tasted! Thank you!”

Vegetable Tortellini Soup

Healthy and flavorful Vegetable Tortellini Soup that’s packed with veggies like carrots, green beans, celery, corn, and peas, plus tender bites of cheese tortellini.

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4.97 from 58 votes

Vegetable Tortellini Soup

Healthy and flavorful Vegetable Tortellini Soup that's packed with veggies like carrots, green beans, celery, corn, and peas, plus tender bites of cheese tortellini.
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“This was so, SO easy. Great weeknight meal and my kids gobbled it up. We added a can of white beans for some added protein. Will def make again!”

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Healthy food has never tasted so AMAZING! These Thai chicken lettuce wraps are bursting with bold flavor and fresh ingredients. They can be enjoyed as a main dish or served as an appetizer.

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4.99 from 220 votes

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These easy Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps are bursting with bold flavor and fresh ingredients. They can be enjoyed as a main dish or served as an appetizer.
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“10 stars! Absolutely delicious, so much flavor! Loved everything about it, didn’t add yellow onion, only green! HEB had these great lettuce scoops, really sturdy and perfect for this recipe! Amazing!”

Grilled Fish Tacos

You just can’t go wrong with fresh, flavorful, and healthy Grilled Fish Tacos. These fish tacos are loaded with all the best toppings, including cabbage, pico de gallo and a simple homemade white sauce, or “crema”, and they can be ready in less than 30 minutes.

Fish tacos served on white corn tortillas and piled with toppings including cabbage, cilantro, pico de gallo and a white sauce
4.96 from 284 votes

Grilled Fish Tacos

Fresh, flavorful, and healthy Grilled Fish Tacos loaded with all the best toppings, including cabbage, pico de gallo and a simple homemade white sauce, or “crema”. Ready to eat in less than 30 minutes! 
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“First time making fish tacos and these are amazing! This recipe is a keeper for sure.”

Buddha Bowl

This is clean eating at its finest, but also tastes absolutely delicious, fresh, and flavorful, and will leave you feeling full.

A homemade Buddha Bowl recipe with grains, roasted vegetables, falafel, and topped with a jalapeño ranch dressing.
5 from 42 votes

Buddha Bowl

This easy Buddha Bowl recipe is made with whole grains, roasted vegetables, avocado, tomato, spinach, feta, and falafel. It’s topped with delicious Jalapeño Ranch dressing. This meal is healthy, flavorful, and easy to adapt to your liking!
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These Buddha bowls are everything! Falafel is a great vegetarian option 👍 Thanks for sharing!

BBQ Chicken Tacos

BBQ Chicken Tacos are one of my go-to healthy dinner ideas. Marinated bbq chicken is served in a warm tortilla topped with black beans, corn, onion, cilantro, avocado and a creamy cilantro lime sauce.

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5 from 24 votes

BBQ Chicken Tacos

Delicious BBQ Chicken Tacos include marinated BBQ chicken served in a warm tortilla topped with black beans, corn, onion, cilantro, avocado and a creamy cilantro lime sauce.
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“Really a great and delicious recipe. Thanks for those instructions, my family just loved it I had already tried this with another way but because of your recipe its become delicious.”

Cedar Plank Salmon

Cedar Plank Salmon with brown sugar and dijon glaze that you can cook on the grill or in the oven. This healthy dinner recipe is loaded with good omega 3’s and protein!

The best Cedar Plank Salmon recipe on a plank of cedar and topped with a brown sugar mustard glaze and a lemon on top.
5 from 16 votes

Cedar Plank Salmon

This restaurant-worthy Cedar Plank Salmon recipe is unbelievably easy to make, cooked on the grill, and ready to "wow" any dinner guests.
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“This is Uh-Mazing! I had never heard of using a cedar plank to cook salmon before coming across this recipe. We were planning on making salmon over the weekend anyway so we got the cedar planks and decided to give it a try. It was delicious!! The planks added such a great flavor and we loved the mustard sauce. This just upped our salmon game, thank you!”

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps that are better-than-take-out and made from scratch in less than 30 minutes! Grilled chicken smothered in the tastiest general-tso’s inspired sauce with crunchy cashews, spooned into a crisp green lettuce cup.

4.99 from 83 votes

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Delicious, easy and bursting with flavor–there’s so much to love about these Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps! Serve them as a main dish or appetizer.
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“I was stunned at how gorgeous these turned out!!! I made them on steamed pak choi and they were delicious!”

Skinny Chicken Divan

This delicious Chicken Divan casserole is made with rice, broccoli, chicken and a creamy curry sauce. It’s a healthier version of the traditional chicken divan casserole, and your family will LOVE it!

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4.91 from 66 votes

Chicken Divan

The best Chicken Divan recipe is made with rice, broccoli, chicken and a creamy curry sauce. It's a healthier version of the traditional chicken divan casserole, and your family will LOVE it!
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“This is one of our family’s favorite recipes (not the skinny version) – in fact, I was just talking to my mom about it and she’s making it for family dinner on Sunday. I’m gonna have to pass this version of it on to her! Thanks lady!”

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

The BEST chicken noodle soup you’ll ever make starts with a simple homemade chicken broth, and the option of making your own egg noodles!

5 from 7876 votes

Chicken Noodle Soup

Take the time to make Chicken Noodle Soup from scratch and you'll never be able to make it another way again! My mom's version is a step above the rest, made with homemade stock and egg noodles that take just minutes to make.
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“I made this yesterday and it was sooooo good! “

Thai Quinoa Salad

Quinoa tossed with a medley of fresh, crunchy veggies and drizzled with a delicious peanut sauce. This healthy recipe packs in the whole grains and fiber!

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4.88 from 63 votes

Thai Quinoa Salad

Everyone always loves this Thai Quinoa Salad recipe that perfectly balances fresh, crunchy vegetables and quinoa, drizzled with a delicious peanut sauce.
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“I made this for a family gathering this weekend (trying to bring something healthy to the table). It was the second time I made it and I really enjoy it.”

Pozole

This Mexican POZOLE recipe is a brothy, hearty soup built on a base of hominy and tender pork or chicken, flavored with a homemade red chile sauce and garnished with shredded cabbage and thinly sliced radishes. It’s also known as Pozole Rojo.

Mexican Pazole in a bowl topped with shredded cabbage, sliced radishes, and cilantro.
5 from 1077 votes

Pozole

This Mexican POZOLE recipe is a hearty soup with hominy and tender pork in a mild red chile sauce, garnished with crunchy fresh toppings.
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I have made this multiple times, and it’s always a huge hit!

Quinoa Veggie Burger

These super filling, protein-packed quinoa veggie burgers are for EVERYBODY!  This is a healthy dinner idea that my entire family loves! Made with quinoa and brown rice, and easily adaptable to mix in your favorite veggies.

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4.93 from 26 votes

Quinoa Burger

This amazing Quinoa Burger is knock-your-socks-off awesome, built on a base of quinoa, brown rice and spinach, and loaded with the best toppings.
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“We LOVED these!! They held together so well and the texture was phenomenal. Absolutely delicious!! I doubled the batch and now we have a bunch in the freezer for easy lunches!!”

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Fajita Soup

This “dump it and forget it” Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Fajita Soup is loaded with crazy delicious flavor and one of the easiest healthy dinner ideas on the list.

A bowl of fajita soup with chicken, corn and black beans, garnished with fresh avocado and cilantro.
5 from 63 votes

Fajita Soup

This Chicken Fajita Soup recipe couldn't be easier to make and it's healthy too, with veggies, beans, corn, and chicken in a flavorful broth.
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“This was fabulous! My entire family, even my “pickier-eater” son, loved it. I am looking forward to trying more of your recipes.”

Korean Bulgogi Bowl

Korean Bulgogi Bowls are marinated pork served over kimchi fried rice with leafy greens and a fried egg on top. This healthy recipe is packed with flavor and absolutely delicious!

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5 from 17 votes

Bulgogi Bowls

Korean Bulgogi Bowls are marinated pork served over kimchi fried rice with leafy greens and a fried egg on top.  They are packed with flavor and absolutely delicious! 
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“My husband and I love a Korean restaurant near by and we love their bulgogi. This is my first time attempting to make a Korean dish myself – I was a little nervous. The recipe was so easy to follow and delicious! Thanks!”

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

These Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps make the perfect light lunch or dinner. They are great for serving at parties too!

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4.96 from 24 votes

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

Healthy Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps made with shredded chicken, apples, grapes, celery, almonds, craisins, and onion for a light lunch or healthy dinner.
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“Chicken, tuna, egg, chickpea, etc. salads are SO good in lettuce wraps! I also really love them in red cabbage “wraps!””

One-Pan Skinny Chicken Alfredo

One-Pan Skinny Chicken Alfredo Pasta has all of the yummy flavors of traditional Alfredo, without all the calories! Plus, this healthy dinner idea is made in ONE PAN–super easy, and even easier clean-up.

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4.94 from 235 votes

One-Pan Skinny Chicken Alfredo

This Healthy Chicken Alfredo pasta recipe is made in just one pan, with all the flavor of traditional Alfredo, without the calories!
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“This dish is one of my all time favorites. I love it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!”

Easy Homemade Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice is full of fresh and bold flavor. This is my favorite type of fried rice that takes just 5 minutes to make! For a healthier version, use brown rice!

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4.89 from 9 votes

Kimchi Fried Rice

Fresh, bold, and flavorful Kimchi Fried Rice is an easy Korean rice recipe that takes just a few minutes to make.  Serve as is or top it with a fried egg or chicken.
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“OMG these were sooo good! I love kimchi and wanted to try this recipe. I’m so glad I did! Thanks for sharing!”

Ham Fried Rice

Better than take-out Ham Fried Rice Recipe that takes less than 20 minutes to make! For a healthier version, use brown rice!

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4.98 from 116 votes

Ham Fried Rice

Easy Ham Fried Rice made with leftover rice and thrown together in less than 20 minutes! 
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“Just the best recipe ever, as is! This is now a #1 favorite for me.”

Fresh Spring Rolls

These Fresh Spring Rolls are even better than you’d find at a restaurant, and they’re incredibly easy and healthy! This healthy dinner idea is served with a delicious homemade peanut sauce, these rolls are perfect for a fresh and light lunch, dinner or appetizer.

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4.98 from 873 votes

Fresh Spring Rolls

These Fresh Spring Rolls are even better than you'd find at a restaurant, and they're easy to make and healthy!
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“Thank you for this fabulous recipe and especially the directions! If I’d known how easy they are to make, I would have made them a long time ago! They’re so expensive in the grocery store but they’re easy, even more fresh and delicious made at home and way less expensive. I am so happy to discover this. Thank you!!”

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Easy and delicious healthy Roasted Tomato Soup, just like my favorite soup from Panera!

5 from 49 votes

Roasted Tomato Soup

Easy and delicious Roasted Tomato Soup made with freshly roasted tomatoes, caramelized onion, garlic, fresh basil and vegetable or chicken broth.
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“We had this soup for lunch today. I have other recipes for this soup but the fact that you mentioned Panera intrigued me. We, too, like their soups, & we were not disappointed by your version. I must admit I added another two tablespoons of butter at the end. Hope you don’t mind. This recipe is a keeper. Thank you.”

Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili has easily becomes a new favorite chili recipe! It’s bursting with bold flavor and only takes 30 minutes to make!

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5 from 129 votes

Turkey Chili

This healthy Turkey Chili recipe is packed full of lean protein, veggies, and so much flavor! It’s simple to make and the perfect comfort meal on a cold day. It stores well and freezes great so make a big batch.
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“This is a favorite at our house. I have made it a few times but thought I would comment. Thanks!”

Harvest Bowls

These bowls are made with coconut rice, roasted autumn vegetables, and a delicious sweet curry sauce.

Harvest Bowls served over coconut rice, in a bowl, and topped with chicken and veggies.
4.98 from 47 votes

Harvest Bowls

Delicious Harvest Bowls made with coconut rice, roasted autumn vegetables, and a homemade sweet curry sauce. They are as delicious as they are healthy!
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“This recipe is one of our all-time FAVORITES. I never would have thought to put these things all in one bowl but it comes together beautifully. One of the best! Thank you so much for sharing!”

Chicken Gyros

Chicken Gyros include delicious marinated chicken, grilled and layered on a pita with yogurt sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, and cucumber. This fresh and healthy meal idea is one of our family favorites!

4.98 from 317 votes

Chicken Gyros

These Chicken Gyros are everyones favorite, with warm pitas piled high with marinated chicken, tzatziki, tomato, cucumber and onion.
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“Made these for dinner tonight and they did not disappoint. I particularly loved the yogurt sauce. Will make again for sure!”

Caribbean Jerk Chicken Bowls

These delicious Caribbean Jerk Chicken Bowls start with a layer of coconut rice and red beans topped with jerk seasoned chicken, mangos, mashed avocado, and a sweet and spicy pineapple sauce.

A jerk chicken bowl recipe topped with red bell peppers, fresh mango, and mashed avocado.
5 from 51 votes

Jerk Chicken Bowls

This easy Jerk Chicken Bowls recipe starts with a layer of coconut rice and red beans topped with jerk seasoned chicken, mangos, mashed avocado and a sweet and spicy pineapple sauce.
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“Love this recipe! I have made it several times! I always double the pineapple sauce, too good not to have a ton. 🙂”

BBQ Chicken Bowl

These bowls have black bean rice with delicious grilled veggies, marinated and grilled chicken, and a delicious homemade BBQ ranch sauce. It’s the perfect healthy dinner idea everyone will love!

A BBQ Chicken Bowl with rice, grilled chicken and veggies, avocado, and a homemade BBQ ranch sauce.
4.98 from 83 votes

BBQ Chicken Bowl

This BBQ Chicken Bowl recipe is a complete meal with rice, beans, grilled chicken, grilled zucchini, bell peppers, and corn. It is healthy, easy to make ahead, and topped with the best homemade BBQ ranch sauce.
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Healthy Chicken Pasta Salad

Healthy Chicken Pasta Salad loaded with spinach, mandarin oranges, craisins, almonds, and parmesan cheese, tossed together with a light and healthy creamy citrus dressing.

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Healthy Chicken Pasta Salad loaded with spinach, mandarin oranges, craisins, almonds and parmesan cheese, tossed together with a light and healthy creamy citrus dressing.
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“This is divine! Even made with sautéed toppings (we don’t own a grill), it was a total winner. I could eat that rice and that teriyaki sauce for every meal! I’m actually saving the sauce recipe separately because it’s the best teriyaki balance of sweet/tangy I’ve ever had.”

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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are one of my favorite easy one pan meals, and they're ready in less than 30 minutes! | tastesbetterfromscratch.com
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Total 25 minutes
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced (against the grain) into 1/2-inch thick strips
  • 3 bell peppers I use green, yellow and red , cored and sliced into strips
  • 1 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 3 Tablespoons oil (vegetable or canola oil)
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro , chopped
  • 8-10 small flour tortillas
  • Desired fajita toppings: Sour cream, sliced avocado or guacamole, pico de gallo, shredded cheese

Fajita Seasoning:

Instructions
 

  • Light grease a large sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray. Cut chicken and vegetables into strips. Lay the vegetables evenly on the pan and place the chicken on top of them.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Combine seasoning ingredients together in a small bowl. Stir well to combine. Sprinkle most of the seasoning over the chicken, and some of it over the vegetables as well. Spoon minced garlic on top of the chicken and drizzle olive oil over the entire pan. Toss everything well and spread it into an even layer across the pan.
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (165 degrees if you test with a thermometer). Wrap the flour tortillas in foil and place them in the oven to warm during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • Remove everything from the oven. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the chicken and vegetables and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve in warm tortillas with extra toppings, if desired.

Notes

Chicken: Slice the chicken against the grain so that it’s tender, not chewy. Be careful not to overcook it or it will be dry.
Make-Ahead Instructions: Slice all of the veggies and cut the chicken and store them separately in the refrigerator until ready to bake. Make the seasoning up to several days in advance and store it in a jar at room temperature.
Freezer Meal Instructions:  For best results, buy raw chicken and vegetables and season them well with fajita seasoning.  Then place the vegetables and chicken (raw) in a freezer safe ziplock bags in the freezer for 2-3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator, arrange on sheet pan and bake as instructed.
Crockpot fajitas: pour half of a 14.5oz can of diced tomatoes in the bottom of a crockpot.  Next layer the chicken in the bottom of the pot.  Pour half the fajita seasoning over the chicken, top with vegetables, and add remaining seasoning.  Add remaining diced tomatoes over top as well as a small can of mild diced chilies. Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 3-4 hours. Serve as directed.
Vegetarian fajitas– Omit chicken and instead use a can of drained black beans, diced sweet potato, sliced mushrooms and/or cooked Mexican rice.
Traditional Fajitas (steak, chicken or shrimp).
Foil-Pack Fajitas.

Macros Recipe Adaptation

Use corn tortillas

Per Serving Amount

110.6 grams cooked chicken, 131.8 grams cooked vegetables, 2 corn tortillas.

Macros

449kcal, Fats: 15g, Carbs:31g, Protein: 46g (serves 5) | MFP: Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas (TBFS Macros)

Nutrition

Calories: 424kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 34gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 519mgPotassium: 831mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 3180IUVitamin C: 98.6mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 3.3mg

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  1. Love your website and absolutely love these healthy, easy recipes! I’m looking forward to trying them all. Thank you.

  2. I have tried several of these. Our families favorites include the jerk chicken bowls, the coconut curry chicken bowls, and ALL of the lettuce wrap recipes!!! Thanks so MUCH!!

  3. I am very excited to try all of these! They look beautiful & tasty & healthy! Thanks a lot for sharing these healthy dinner recipes with us!!

  4. To be honest these recipes are to easy too make. Love that chicken paste salad! Look so delicious, soon i will try that!

  5. YES to all the easy-peasy dinners! I want to add pretty much every single one of these winners to my menu! Pretty much nothing beats a simple weeknight dinner. Brb, gonna go make ALL of these!