26 Easy and Healthy Recipes To Fuel Your Day

While energy dips throughout the day are completely normal, a sudden crash can leave you feeling grumpy, sluggish, and unmotivated to tackle your daily tasks. If you want to have consistent energy as you go about your day, these quick recipes can provide the fuel you need even on your busiest days.

1. Buffalo Chicken Wrap

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This delicious Buffalo Chicken Wrap is packed with protein and healthy fats to keep your energy levels steady. You can make it low-carb, keto, gluten-free, or vegan with a few simple swaps.

2. Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

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If a creamy, comforting bowl of pasta is what you’re craving, this Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo is the best way to get it. It’s great for busy weeknights, but you can also make a big batch and save it for lunch throughout the week.

3. No-Bake Pumpkin Protein Bars

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No-Bake Pumpkin Protein Bars are a great replacement meal when you have to eat on the go. They are easy to make and easy to pack up to take with you. They taste great, too.

4. White Bean Soup

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White Bean Soup is a light yet hearty soup that is surprisingly filling and satisfying. You can add brown rice or whole-grain pasta to it if you wish, or even bits of shredded chicken. Either way, yum.

5. Yogurt Chicken

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If you love a saucy chicken, this Yogurt Chicken should have you covered. The chicken cooks up delicious and tender, and there is enough sauce to cover some brown rice or pasta or any whole grain you want to have with this. Just add a side salad for veg.

6. Italian Chopped Salad

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This fresh, crisp Italian Chopped Salad is a perfect meal all by itself or a wonderful side dish to share with others. Either way, it’s full of good-for-you veggies. Something we all need more of. Doesn’t hurt that it’s absolutely delicious, either.

7. Creamy Kale and Mushroom Pasta

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This Creamy Kale and Mushroom Pasta can be made with regular yogurt or dairy-free yogurt for a dairy-free and/or plant-based meal.

8. Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

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This Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili is not only comforting and filling, but it tastes incredibly fresh with all the fresh toppings you add. All you need is a side salad, and dinner is done with minimal work.

9. Sheet Pan Fajitas

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It doesn’t get much easier than a sheet pan dinner. And these Sheet Pan Fajitas are about as easy as you can get. Just remember to grab some tortillas at the store and prep any of your favorite toppings. Some Mexican rice and refried beans would be great with this.

10. Shrimp And Avocado Salad

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If you love fresh produce and seafood, this Shrimp And Avocado Salad is a great option for your next meal. It’s also incredibly easy to pack up any leftovers to take to work the next day. Leat protein and fresh veg just don’t get any better than this.

11. Vegan Pasta Puttanesca

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Ditch the meat with this Vegan Pasta Puttanesca. Made with whole grain noodles and plenty of fresh ingredients, the whole family will love this dish. Serve with a side of crusty garlic bread and a side salad for a complete meal.

12. Summer Quinoa Salad

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This light and refreshing Summer Quinoa Salad is perfect for warmer weather. You can enjoy it as a meatless meal or add some cooked and chopped chicken or salmon to it. It’s a simple salad that offers all the wonderful flavors of summer.

13. Baked Turkey Burgers

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Nothing beats a good burger. But if you are looking for a healthy burger, you’ll have to switch a few ingredients. Skip the beef and opt for Baked Turkey Burgers on a whole-grain bun instead. Add plenty of veg and some sweet potato fries on the side for a very healthy and delicious meal.

14. Bell Pepper Chicken

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This Bell Pepper Chicken is a delicious summer meal that is full of lean protein and scrumptious summer vegetables. Enjoy it on its own or pair it with some brown rice and a salad for extra veg.

15. Minestrone Soup

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Homemade Minestrone Soup is unequaled. You just cannot get it that good in a restaurant. Full of fresh veggies and beans, this soup is a great way to support your digestion by getting a good dose of fiber.

16. Baby Kale Pasta

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Pasta lovers will adore this Baby Kale Pasta. It’s full of fresh veggies and savory bits of bacon. It’s a combo that’s tough to beat. Serve with a side salad and some garlic bread for a complete meal.

17. Chickpea Orzo Salad

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Whole grain orzo, fresh veggies, and delicious beans come together to make this delicious Chickpea Orzo Salad. It’s a fresh summer combination that is fresh, filling, and great to share with friends or family. Take a batch to your next barbecue or potluck for rave reviews.

18. Lemon Caper Chicken

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This healthy version of chicken piccata is a great option for dinner tonight. Lemon Caper Chicken can be served over rice or just with veggies if you are keeping things low carb. The flavor is great, and the lean protein will really fill you up.

19. Baked Ziti

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If you’re looking for a family-friendly dinner, this Baked Ziti is it. Few people will turn down a delicious bowl of cheesy, eating pasta with fresh tomatoes and basil. Everyone will want seconds.

20. Lentil Dal

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This classical Indian dish is full of fiber and good-for-you ingredients. Whole grain brown rice and lentils combined with aromatic, earthy spices make this Lentil Dal a perfect choice for dinner tonight. Just add a side of naan.

21. Bombay Potatoes

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It’s tough to top Bombay Potatoes. This perfect blend of spices, beans, and potatoes is perfect on its own or served over brown rice. The fiber will fill you up and keep you full. This is a definite contender for being on your weekly meal plan rotation.

22. Green Bean Quinoa Salad

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Crisp green beans, crunchy carrots, and soft quinoa all come together to make this healthy, delicious Green Bean Quinoa Salad. It makes a great meatless main course or a wonderful side dish to other things.

23. Chickpea Black Bean Salad

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This simple salad has all the summer flavors a person could ask for. It comes together quickly and with minimal prep. Chickpea Black Bean Salad is a great meatless main course but can be served with other things, too. It will go well with Mexican food, Tex-Mex food, or just good old-fashioned grilled meat.

24. Walnut-Crusted Cod

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Get all the health benefits of fresh cod with a dose of healthy fats from walnut breading in this Walnut Crusted Cod. It’s great to enjoy with a side of your favorite veggies and a salad for a lower-carb meal. Or add some rice for a higher-carb meal. Either way, it’s nutritious and delicious.

25. Garden Vegetable Turkey Skillet

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Lean ground turkey and fresh garden vegetables make up this Garden Vegetable Turkey Skillet in minutes. It’s a simple dish with healthy fats from the avocado. It’s great on its own or over some brown rice.

26. Broccoli Salad

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This Broccoli Salad will supply a large dose of roughage thanks to the raw broccoli and other raw veggies. You’ll get healthy fats from the almonds and a small amount of dressing. This salad is surprisingly filling, but you can certainly serve it up with other things.

Sick Of The Same Ol’ Chicken For Dinner? Here Are 101 New Ways To Make It!

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Having chicken for dinner… again? Here are 101 new ways to level up your dinner game tonight.

Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here, we give you 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

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