Our favorite healthy dinners often include savory roasted meats and flavor-packed pasta — far from a boring salad you may expect! The best healthy dinners pack in supercharged whole grains, lean proteins and sauces as well as seasonings to turn up the yum factor on your favorite healthy vegetables. Many healthy dinners are DIY versions of dishes you order for takeout, but unlike delivery, each recipe in this collection keeps the meal to less than 500 calories.
Most recipes are ready in 35 minutes or less, filled with nutritious grocery staples that are known to be weeknight heroes. You'll make 5-ingredient pasta recipes, sear lean beef and cruciferous veggies in a sauté or toss them all together in a super savory salad you'll actually look forward to eating.
This collection of healthy dinners is easy on the wallet, including make-ahead dinners that you can simply reheat later in the week. These healthy dinner ideas will make your good behavior taste so, so good.
There's a good chance you already have all the ingredients you need for this easy weeknight dinner.
If you buy radishes with the tops still attached, you can use any leftovers in salsas, sauces, and sautés.
A one-sheet pan dinner you'll love, this unique savory weeknight protein and veg all come in together in less than 30 minutes.
It may look fancy, but this shrimp and polenta recipe with oregano, garlic, red peppers, capers and white wine is easy enough to make on a weeknight.
Seared salmon is a lot less labor-intensive than you'd think — 15 minutes is all you need to make this beautiful seafood dinner.
Vegetables are the true star of this hearty, healthy soup recipe, making it a perfect option for your vegan friends.
Roasted salmon offers up plenty of good-for-you fats, which pair perfectly with grilled eggplant.
This shrimp grain bowl is just as delicious as a traditional pasta dish; rather than serve them swimming in butter, bright citrus and herbs help transform orzo into a worthy sidekick.
Proteins aren't the only thing that can be crisped to perfection in an air fryer; these tomatoes take on a new juicy profile just after a few minutes.
Steak can be part of a healthy dinner, and this 315-calorie plate is proof! Harness the power of sous vide to ditch fatty oils when cooking up lean beef.
A chicken-and-rice dinner at under 250 calories?! You're looking at it. And it's ready in just 30 minutes.
Who decided pizza can't be healthy?! You'll only need five ingredients to throw this together in 40 minutes, and since each quarter is just over 300 calories, you can even reach for another slice.
This fresh and easy dinner proves that it's possible to make a five-ingredient pasta dish that's good for you, too.
Spice-rubbed chicken with veggies and potatoes baked 'til golden brown — it sounds like a feast ready to be devoured.
A chowder that simply tastes like a warm hug in a bowl! The best part? There's room for a good punch of starchy potatoes and crisp bacon, making this better-for-you bowl feel like a splurge.
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All the avocado. None of the carbs. You're welcome.
The high setting on your Instant Pot can hack the arduous process of stewing a homemade soup — without sacrificing any of the flavor. You'll love this rustic take on a healthy dinner classic.
Let's take Taco Tuesday to the next level, shall we? These beauties are filled to the brim with asparagus, shiitakes, and lots of guac.
You'll sear this flaky cod on the stovetop for 10 minutes, and then follow up by finishing it off in a hot stove for another 10 minutes.
Whether you're a vegan or not, this bowl, loaded with quinoa, roasted cashews, and crispy tofu, is sure to please.
These salmon cakes are a must-have. And over a bed of fresh greens and quinoa, they make for a show-stopping meal.
This take on the classic takeout food is crazy healthy thanks to all the veggies.
Think outside the plain cardboard box and load up a pie with good-for-you veggies. Just assemble and bake for a dinner that's ready in minutes.