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60 Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes

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Brian Woodcock

Whether you're looking to stay consistent with your health goals or simply start some good habits with your family, you're going to need a few healthy dinner ideas to get you started. Here, we're sharing our all-time favorite, family-approved meals to prove to you that eating well can still be a delicious and fun (not to mention inexpensive) experience for everyone involved. Looking for kid-friendly dinner ideas? Try one of the simpler, more basic (but still indulgently good) recipes on our list, like a lightened-up macaroni and cheese pasta recipe or a one-pan lemon Parmesan chicken recipe they'll be asking you to make again and again. On the other hand, if you're aiming to impress your holiday guests or simply up your own ante in the kitchen, you'll want to check out some of our more intricate healthy dinner recipes. Cheesy, taco-stuffed zucchini boats prove that low-carb recipes can still be flavorful and nice to look at, while great grilling recipes like the cumin-rubbed hanger steak with smashed minty peas and grilled bread gives classic meat and potato recipes a serious upgrade. We think you'll find our recipes most impressive because many are quick, easy dinner ideas. With healthy slow cooker recipes aplenty and even several one-dish meals, you'll be able to throw together most of these healthy dinner ideas between picking your kids up from school and running to the gym. How's that for easy?

Blackberry-Glazed Chicken

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

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Green Salad With Roasted Carrots and Creamy Tarragon Dressing

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White Bean and Peppadew Salad

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Grilled Summer Squash With Lemon-Scallion Dressing

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Healthy Orange Chicken Stir Fry with Coconut Cauliflower Rice

Swap in some delicious coconut cauliflower rice to soak up the sweet orange chicken that's flavored with orange juice and ginger.Get the recipe at Ambitious Kitchen.SHOP FRYING PANS

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Mexican Street Corn Burrito Bowl

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Crispy Chicken Thighs With Garlic and Rosemary

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Swedish Meatballs with Cauliflower Rice Pilaf

This dish uses lots of healthy swaps for your favorite comfort food, such as turkey meatballs, cauliflower rice, and a Greek yogurt and almond milk sauce.Get the recipe at Recipe Runner.SHOP FRYING PANS

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Mango and Roasted Red Pepper Topped Salmon

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One Pot Teriyaki Chicken Zucchini Noodles

Not only is this meal gluten-free, but it also only needs one pot meaning you get both an easy and healthy weeknight meal.Get the recipe at Life Made Sweeter.SHOP FRYING PANS

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Twelve Superfoods Salad

This salad consists of 12 superfoods including kale, blueberries, edamame, and much more to ensure a healthy end to your day.Get the recipe at Averie Cooks.SHOP MIXING BOWLS

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Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs

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Rainbow Roll Ups with Peanut Sauce

Roll a handful of colorful veggies into a collard green leaf wrap and dip into a rich, creamy peanut sauce for the most satisfying meal.Get the recipe at Pinch of Yum.SHOP MIXING BOWLS

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Turkey Meatballs With Zucchini Noodles

Keep pasta in your life and stay healthy all at once with this tasty recipe. Just substitute in some lightened-up turkey meatballs and zucchini noodles!Get the recipe.SHOP WOODEN SPOONS

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Blackened Chicken With Fennel Slaw

Protein, a pile of veggies, and tons of flavor? Count us in. This low-carb recipe is almost too good to be true.Get the recipe.SHOP TONGS

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Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken With Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus

Lime zest, honey, and chili-garlic sauce give this healthful dinner a fabulous kick. They'll have no idea it's really good for them too.Get the recipe.SHOP ROASTING PANS

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Seared Salmon, Watercress, and Potato Salad With Olive Dressing

This is no ordinary potato salad! Deconstruct the classic dish, then give it a healthy makeover with olives, capers, and fresh parsley. Get the recipe.SHOP TONGS

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Roasted Butternut Squash With Cider Vinaigrette

Whole grain mustard and red onion give this dish some serious flavor, while apple cider sweetens it up just enough. It's a must-have in any healthy recipe arsenal.Get the recipe.SHOP WOODEN SPOONS

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Lemon-Rosemary Chicken With Roasted Broccolini

Did you know that broccolini is really, really good for you? The veggie is jam-packed with all sorts of fantastic nutrients. It tastes pretty incredible to boot!Get the recipe.SHOP ROASTING PANS

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Wild Rice-and-Cider-Cranberry Pilaf

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Cucumber Salmon Panzanella

It's healthy and refreshing, but it's got plenty of protein—and the smattering of bread pieces keeps things from feeling too light. Those are just a few of the reasons we love this satisfying salad.Get the recipe.SHOP TONGS

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Cider-Braised Chicken-and-Fennel Panzanella

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Marinated Mushroom-and-Charred Broccolini Salad

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Pearl Couscous With Leeks and Peas

The easiest dishes are the ones that can be served warm or at room temperature. This colorful side dish fits the bill, and you can even prep it several hours ahead of when you actually expect to enjoy it. Add protein to make it a main in a snap.Get the recipe.SHOP SERVING SPOONS

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Southwestern Zucchini Noodle Bowls

Filled with black beans, sweet corn, and fresh avocado, these loaded bowls are bursting with fresh ingredients in every bite.Get the recipe at Two Peas and Their Pod.

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Cheesy Taco-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

This Mexican-inspired meal proves that low-carb can still be super flavorful.Get the recipe at Recipe Runner.

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BLT Chicken and Rice Skillet

Swap out bread for a hearty and healthy blend of brown rice and quinoa.Get the recipe at The Cookie Rookie.

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Healthy Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

This blogger calls her super simple one-pan meal a "must-make" dish.Get the recipe at Creme de la Crumb.

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Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry

A delicious sweet and savory sauce will have you licking your plate clean.Get the recipe at Dinner at the Zoo.

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