50+ of the BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas – Great for meal prep and eating clean. Lots of delicious and healthy dinner recipes that don’t skimp on flavor!
This list of healthy dinner ideas is great for meal prepping and eating clean. It’s filled with all types of salad recipes, soups, side dishes and more. The ultimate list to jump start your New Year with nutritious dishes!
As soon as the New Year approaches, I’m always on the hunt for healthy dinner ideas to enjoy throughout the week. There’s something about starting the year off with clean eating and nutritious recipes that feels SO good!
I love to get organized and meal prep at the beginning of the week. It’s so helpful and makes it much easier to stay on track…especially with a busy schedule.
With this list of 50+ healthy dinner ideas, you’ll find lots of delicious and flavorful recipes that make the perfect quick healthy dinner. Whether you’re looking for salads, low carb dinners, soup recipes, side dishes and more…there are plenty of recipes to choose from. There are even different types of cuisines too…like healthy Mexican food and Chinese food. Yum!
Sometimes you just need a big salad that’s filled with lots of veggies and protein! This list of healthy salads is so versatile…you’re bound to find a recipe that you’d enjoy! You’ll find both sweet and savory salads with delicious toppings like strawberries, avocados, chickpeas, feta, pistachios and more. So flavorful and delicious!
I’m a big fan of soup recipes…they’re easy, comforting and filling! There are lots of healthy soups that are so flavorful and don’t taste like ‘skinny’ recipes. Plus I love that you can throw in any veggies and meats that you have on hand and easily whip something up. Be sure to check out this list of soup recipes below…they won’t disappoint!
- Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup
- Hearty Vegetable Soup
- Roasted Cauliflower Soup
- Mexican Chicken Soup
- Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
- Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Leftover Turkey Soup
- Taco Soup
Low Carb Dinners
If you’re following a low carb diet like keto, atkins or paleo, these low carb dinners are great to add to your menu! You won’t even miss the carbs in these healthy dinner recipes…they are packed with flavor and are so delicious. My personal favorite is the Balsamic Chicken and Veggies recipe. It’s made in just one pan and takes only 5 ingredients. So easy!
- One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies
- Sheet Pan Sausage and Vegetables
- Bruschetta Chicken
- One Pan Chicken with Apples
- Grilled BBQ Chicken Foil Dinner
- Chicken Club Lettuce Wraps
- Pizza Stuffed Chicken Breasts
- Greek Chicken Burgers
- Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Sauce
I could eat Mexican food every day! It’s my favorite cuisine and seriously never gets old. And if you give me healthy Mexican food, I love it even more! These healthy dinner ideas don’t skimp on that great Mexican flavor, but have a few healthy swaps that makes these recipes guilt-free. You can’t go wrong with any of these Mexican recipes!
- Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
- Crockpot Salsa Chicken
- Mexican Salad with Chipotle Dressing
- Make-Ahead Chicken Fajita Bowls
- Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Bowls
- Mexican BBQ Chicken Salad
- Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga Tacos
- Taco Lettuce Wraps
Ground Turkey Recipes
Although I love beef, I like to swap it out for ground turkey when I’m trying to make a recipe a tad healthier. There are so many delicious recipes that you can make the swap with, like turkey meatballs, turkey chili, turkey meatloaf and turkey burgers. All are healthy and still super tasty!
- Turkey Meatballs
- Stuffed Bell Peppers with Ground Turkey & Quinoa
- Healthy Turkey Chili
- Turkey Meatloaf by Buns in My Oven
- Zucchini and Ground Turkey Pizza Boats by Slender Kitchen
- Turkey Taco Quinoa Skillet by Spoonful of Flavor
- Turkey Burger by Center Cut Cook
- Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet by Primavera Kitchen
There are all types of healthy side dishes that can be easily whipped up to serve alongside your dinner. My favorite is baked veggies…they get perfectly crispy and caramelized in the oven. You can bake all types of healthy side dishes with vegetables…like baked zucchini fries, sweet potato fries, parmesan broccoli, roasted carrots and more. Delicious!
- Oven Roasted Vegetables
- Baked Zucchini Fries
- Roasted Asparagus
- Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- Roasted Parmesan Broccoli
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pears & Cranberries
- Parmesan Roasted Carrots
- Cucumber Tomato Salad
I love Chinese food, but ordering take out is usually not the healthiest. That’s why I love to make healthy Chinese food at home, where I can make simple swaps and know exactly what I’m putting into my dishes. Still so much flavor, but on the lighter side!