Healthy dinner recipes that are nutritious and easy to make, are critical when you lead a busy life. It can be a challenge to eat healthy sometimes. But the good news is, it doesn’t have to be!
Healthy Dinner Recipes
Of all the recipes on my site, dinner recipes tend to be the most sought after. We all need to keep dinner tasty and interesting, whether we are cooking for ourselves or for a big family. Nobody wants to be bored at the dinner table.
Whether you need the best healthy dinner recipes for your family, or some easy healthy dinner recipes for a night in with Netflix by yourself, the collection of healthy dinner recipes below is sure to keep you inspired!
What To Have For Dinner Tonight That’s Healthy
Healthy means different things to different people. We are all different, so it makes perfect sense. But there are some basics for generally good nutrition that you can use on a daily basis.
- Eat real food.
- Get enough fiber
- Drink enough water
- Get adequate, complete protein (in any form)
Healthy Dinner Recipes For Weight Loss
If weight loss is your goal, you have to make sure you are getting a good strong foundation of quality nutrition. Weight loss will never be permanent if your body is starving for basic nutrients. For this, you need real, unprocessed foods that are high in quality nutrition. After that, you can take pretty much any approach you wish:
Healthy Dinner Recipes For 2
While I don’t specifically have a category here for recipes with smaller yields, one thing to keep in mind is that eating healthy involves having some meals, ready to go, in the freezer. So if you find good, healthy recipes that make a bit more than you need, use that to your advantage. Stock your freezer with healthy meals you can easily heat up in the microwave or in a pot when life gets crazy.
Healthy Dinner Recipes For Family
If you have a family to feed, many of my recipes make plenty to feed everyone, and the majority of my recipes are family-friendly.
Healthy Dinner Recipes With Chicken (Or Turkey!)
A healthy chicken dinner is what people typically turn to when they are focusing on healthy eating habits. Chicken seems to be the quintessential healthy dinner food. And rightfully so! Chicken is lean, good quality protein that fills you up for fewer calories than some other meats.
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Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes
A good quality slow cooker can be your best friend when trying to eat healthier. While some of my recipes are great for cooking on the weekend for the coming week, some of them will also cook all day long while you are at work.
Pressure Cooker Recipes
Just a heads up for pressure cooker folks: I only have an Instant Pot. That’s the only pressure cooker I’ve ever used. So all of these recipes reflect that.
A pressure cooker is wonderful when you have to get dinner on the table fast. While they aren’t instant, they do cook much faster than an oven and offer a hand-off approach to cooking dinner.
Healthy Pasta Dinner Recipes
Pasta night is a great night to get the family around the table. Make a little garlic bread and a simple green salad, and serve up the noodles!
Healthy Pizza Recipes
Everybody loves pizza night! But pizza night doesn’t have to add pounds to your pants. In fact, if made right, pizza can be a delicious part of any healthy eating plan.
The majority of my pizza recipes are easy to make. Some use a healthy, whole grain, homemade crust, and some are even easier because they are made with pita bread! Perfect when everybody wants different toppings.
Kid Approved Dinners
If picky kids are part of your household, it can be tough to get them to eat healthier. But some meals are better suited for that than others. Here are some you might like to try. I know it’s hit or miss with picky kids, but you don’t know unless you try!
Healthy Air Fryer Recipes
Air fryers are here to stay. While they are normally associated with trying to make junk food a little healthier (by using less fat), you can absolutely make healthy, delicious meals in your air fryer as well.
Salad For Dinner
When time is short, I will often throw together a salad for dinner. They typically come together quickly, are filling, and can be easily altered to accommodate everyone eating at the dinner table.
Soups, Stews & Chili
If soups and stews are your thing, I’ve got tons of recipes for you! Nothing beats a good soup, stew or chili on a cold evening. But some soups are even appropriate for hot summer nights!