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40 Healthy Dinner Ideas

Eating doesn’t have to be complicated or boring. In this post we have compiled the best 40 healthy dinner recipes which use everyday ingredients to create better-for-you meals.

We’ve all had those “what should I make for dinner” times. You need something that is comforting and delicious, something your whole family will eat. Not to mention, it needs to be healthy, quick and easy to make!

When you need to feed the family or kids, these are the healthy dinner ideas you can turn to time and time again.

Easy Healthy Dinner Ideas: 40 Delicious and Healthy Dinner Recipes

Here you find 40 of he best healthy dinner ideas. These easy dinner ideas will be loved by your whole family.



Healthy recipes that your whole family will enjoy.

Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls. This Korean ground beef rice bowl recipe is full of vegetables with less sodium and sugar. Only takes 30 minutes to make too!

Healthy chilli con carne. Ready in 40 minutes from start to finish. This is a healthier Mexican beef chilli con carne that is packed full of veggies and served with natural yoghurt instead of sour cream.

Chicken Stew. This chicken stew requires on pot and is so quick and easy. Made with chicken, potatoes and carrots simmered in a deliciously seasoned broth and garnished with fresh herbs.

Honey Garlic Salmon. Perfectly cooked salmon flavoured with honey and garlic, perfect for busy weeknights.

Thai Chicken Curry. When your craving a takeaway try this Thai chicken curry, it tastes as good as the real thing! Only 30 minutes and a few simple ingredients needed.

Garlic Gnocchi with sun dried tomatoes and spinach. Only a handful of ingredients are needed for this healthy dinner recipes. The gnocchi is cooked until crispy and golden on the outside and fluffy on the inside with every mouthful, flavoured with sundried tomatoes, garlic and spinach.

Healthy Mac and Cheese. Everyones favourite mac and cheese gets a healthy makeover. One pot and ready in 15 minutes.  Creamy, cheesy and so flavourful.

Crispy Cod and Fries. Another healthier take on the classic takeaway. This cod recipe, is made with sweet potato fries. The fish and fries are baked instead of fried making it much healthier.

Chicken Enchiladas. Bring the tasted of authentic Mexican food to your kitchen. These baked chicken enchiladas are saucy, spicy and savoury.

One Pot Chicken, Broccoli and Rice. A fresher, lighter take on the comfort food casserole. The best part is this Chicken, Broccoli and rice is made in one pot. So less washing up!

Chicken Tortilla Casserole. All your favourite thins in one recipe, chicken, black beans, salsa, tortilla chips and cheese, all cooked in one pan!

Slow Cooker Lentil Tacos.These Slow Cooker Lentil Tacos are perfect if your looking for a plant based taco recipe. The lentil taco filling is made with just a few ingredients and can be prepared in the slow cooker or Instant Pot. Big on flavour, healthy and delicious!


Healthier pasta dishes.

Healthy tuna pasta bake. A cheesy tuna pasta bake that will keep the whole family happy. The perfect healthy dinner for those busy nights with only 10 minutes preparation.

Cheesy Tortellini and Sausage Bake. This comfort food pasta dish is quick and easy. Cheesy and delicious on 30 minutes are needed to make this.

Healthy Tuscan Chicken Pasta .Tuscan Chicken Pasta  dinner made healthier with a creamy garlic sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and chicken. 30 minute one pot meal for perfect busy weeknights.

Pasta with Tomato and Broccoli. A simple Healthy Pasta dish that is packed full of flavour. Broccoli, sun dried tomatoes, Parmesan cheese and pasta of your choice all ready in 30-ish minutes.

Spring Pesto Pasta with Asparagus. A light and simple pasta dish that can be served hot or cold. Spring pesto pasta with asparagus and chives is made with simple ingredients in under 20 minutes. Save leftovers for lunch.

One Skillet Taco Pasta . If you love tacos then you will definitely want to try this taco pasta recipe. it contains all the things you love about tacos the seasonings, spice, and yes, cheese and converts them into a pasta format.

One Pot Chicken Pasta.  This one pot pasta dishwith chicken sausage is made with just 5 ingredients, so it’s perfect for busy days!



Spicy Salmon Tacos W/Avocado Lime Dressing. These Spicy Salmon tacos are really easy to put together and  they taste amazing. Made with crispy salmon fillets, sweetcorn, shredded cabbage and drizzled with a tangy and creamy avocado lime dressing and topped with avocado slices.

Vegetable Stir Fry This veggie stir fry has the best stir fry sauce. It’s a quick, easy and healthy meal!

Moroccan Chickpea Stew.  This moroccan Chickpea stew is vegan and gluten free. A healthy, hearty and satisfying meal with lots of flavour

Tex Mex Skillet Sweet Potatoes. Quick and easy 30 Minute Skillet Sweet Potatoes with beans, corn, fresh lime juice and melted cheese on top.

Chicken Parm Stuffed Peppers.   Chicken parm reinvented in this stuffed peppers recipe.



Avocado Vegetarian Burritos. Dinner doesn’t get much easier than these Avocado Burritos. The creamy cilantro lime sauce makes these veggie burritos irresistible.

Chicken, mint and pea frittata. This healthy dinner is simple but filling and big on flavour.

Taco Salad. The best part about this healthy Taco Salad is that it is ready in 20 minutes.

Sheet Pan Salmon and Asparagus This Sheet Pan Salmon and Asparagus is seasoned with lemon and garlic. Save time on washing up as everything is made on one pan.



Healthier chicken chow mein. In just 25 minutes you can make a healthier version of your favourite takeaway. int!

Healthy apricot chicken for two. A reduced fat, high fibre recipe for traditional apricot chicken.

This chicken curry and rice comes in at under 250 calories and it’s ready in just 30 minutes

A comforting and satisfying chicken casserole that’s nutritious and filling.

Mediterranean Chicken Bowls. Chicken, feta, tomatoes, couscous come together for a flavourful and delicious dinner.



Healthy Mexican fried rice for two.  Hearty and full of fresh flavours, this easy vegetarian dinner recipe will soon become your favourite. Serve with Air fryer plantain chips.

Chipotle bean and corn shepherd’s pie. This vegetarian shepherd’s pie has been given Mexican makeover. Best of all this dinner recipe is ready in just 30 minutes!

Butternut Squash Risotto. This quick risotto only takes half an hour to make, and it’s the perfect warm winter dish.

Tomato Lentil Dahl. This high protein tomato lentil dhal is a warming and filling dinner.

Basil and Avocado Pasta. Avocado and basil come together to make a flavourful and creamy cause in this pasta dish. Plus it only takes 15 minutes in total to throw together.


Putting together a week’s worth of healthy, easy dinner recipes requires a fair amount of planning ahead. Here are some tips to make it simpler.

  • Make ahead. All of these healthy dinners can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Cook grains in large batches. It’s just as easy to make large portions of  rice (or pasta or quinoa) as it is one, and it feels like such a gift when you get home and open the fridge to see you have something already prepared in there.
  • Prep ahead. Pre what you can ahead of time. Chop up your vegetables and so that you can add to meals throughout the week.
  • Eat the Rainbow.


Easy Dinner Ideas


Please leave a comment and rating below, and let me know if you try any of these easy dinner ideas. Be sure to snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @nourishyourglow or share it on the Pinterest pin so that I can follow along.