100+ Healthy Dinners to Make All Year Long
Our favorite healthy dinners often catch home cooks by surprise, as they're plates that include savory meats and even pastas — far from boring salads! Eating a balanced, wholesome dinner doesn't mean grazing on a plate of lettuce and unseasoned veggies. It's all about packing in supercharged whole grains, lean proteins, plus sauces and seasonings to turn up the yum factor on your favorite healthy vegetables. Many of these healthy dinners are homemade versions of dishes you're already ordering as takeout! Unlike delivery, though, each recipe in this collection keeps dinner to less than 500 calories, and most are ready in less than 35 minutes.
The most flavorful dinners come together with quick, easy, and nutritious grocery staples that are known to be weeknight heroes in all households. 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.
There are so many ways to craft easy meals on a budget too, and these dinners will be easy on the wallet. Most of these recipes can be prepped in advance on Sunday and fired up throughout the week, saving you even more time in the kitchen. A few even make for good make-ahead dinners that you can simply reheat when evenings are just too hectic to cook. Whether you're looking for new ways to spin vegetarian recipes for Meatless Monday or a soul-warming stew recipe to reheat and serve in a flash, these healthy dinner ideas will make your good behavior taste so, so good.
Yes, pasta is on the menu — and pizza! 😍