Easy Healthy Weeknight Dinners For Family

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Are you looking for easy healthy weeknight dinners for family? Then this is just the right place to start. I know how busy your everyday life can be, so when it’s almost dinner time and you haven’t yet decided on a meal that everyone will enjoy, it can greatly stress you out. My go-to meals are usually quick, filling and healthy weeknight dinners. These are also the meals I enjoy making the most because I don’t have spend hours in the kitchen or a lot of money buying expensive ingredients or meat.

Easy Healthy Weeknight Dinners For Family

What Makes An Easy Healthy Weeknight Dinners For Family?

The way I see it, an easy weeknight dinner basically means you don’t want to run away and cry in the corner on those busy weeknights when it’s time to make dinner.  Easy weeknight dinners are all of the following:

  • Easy To Make — whether that means few ingredient or simple directions
  • Quick — no one has time for waiting hours for your dinner to cook
  • Satisfying — we want the family to be happy with the meal and enjoy dinner, after-all
  • Healthy — I mean, that’s why we’re avoiding the pre-packaged foods and convenience items
  • Reliable — the last thing you want is to follow a recipe only to not enjoy the food
  • Easy To Prep — no crazy prepping required

Quick, Healthy & Easy Weeknight Dinners

Below, I’ve shared 35 amazingly delicious, easy, and simple recipes to make your busy weeknights less stressful.  These recipes are dependable, family-approved, hard to mess-up, and come out delicious every time. When you come home from work and are hungry, these recipes will be reliable, yummy, and on the table in no time.

1. Healthy Beef With Broccoli – Easy, fresh, and better than take-out. Ready in just 20 minutes.

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Healthy Beef With Broccoli recipe

2. Chicken Tacos – These flavorful chicken tacos are delicious, easy, and ready in just 20 minutes.

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Chicken Tacos recipe

3. Stuffed Bell Peppers – These stuffed peppers are simple to assemble and easy to prep ahead.

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe

4. Steak Cobb Salad with Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing –Delicious, easy, and healthy steak cobb salad with homemade avocado cilantro lime salad dressing. So fresh and so easy!

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Steak Cobb Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

5. Baked Sea Bass And Zucchini Sheet Pan Dinner – Ready in just 25 minutes, this sheet pan meal is as easy as it gets.

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Sheet Pan Sea Bass and Zucchini recipe

6. 25 Minute Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice –Skip the greasy take-out and still get your chicken fried rice fix with this 25 minute chicken cauliflower fried rice recipe.

7. One Pan Chicken Bruschetta –This one pan chicken bruschetta is fresh, flavorful, healthy, and ready in less than 25 minutes!

8. Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce –This is an easy Flank Steak With Chimichurri Sauce that is healthy, fast, and super tasty. This flank steak goes great with these Roasted Sweet Potatoes.

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

9. Easy Chicken Picatta – Easy Chicken Picatta, one of the best comfort foods ever, made HEALTHIER so it can be enjoyed any day of the week! Plus, it’s so easy to make and is ready to devour in just 25 minutes!

10. Low Carb Turkey Burger Bowl with Sriracha Mayo –This bowl is great because it changes up your typical dinner AND makes great left-overs – you just need to store the pieces separately and assemble when you’re ready to eat.  Then, all ya gotta do is fry the egg and slice the avocado and your dinner prep just took you 8 minutes.

11. Chicken Teriyaki Rice Bowl – These flavorful chicken tacos are delicious, easy, and ready in just 20 minutes.

12. Skinny Tuna Noodle Casserole –This Skinny Tuna Noodle Casserole is a healthy take on an old favorite and takes just 45 minutes to make.  Makes great left-overs, too!

13. Chicken and Hummus Greek Wrap –This Greek wrap is super duper yummy.  It’s shocking how just a few simple ingredients can create such intense flavors and textures all wrapped up in a neat, handheld wrap. Just 25 minutes and it’s ready!

14. Cilantro Lime Chicken – Assuming you’re into the whole amazingly flavored chicken thing, you’re gonna love this cilantro lime chicken recipe.  Just prep the night before so it’s grab and cook when you’re ready. This chicken goes great with this Cilantro Lime Rice.

15. Dijon-Roasted Chicken And Carrots – I promise you will not believe how much flavor comes out of this incredibly easy dinner.  Prepare yourself for some magic.

16. Make-Ahead Greek Quinoa Stacks – Take just 30 minutes of prepping ahead and you can have these delicious dinners all week! Perfect for the hot summer months!

17. Almond Crusted Baked Chicken Strips –Replace your typical heavy batter with this almond coating and add healthy unsaturated fats, fiber, and protein into your finger foods.  It’s a win-win for the whole family.

18. Spinach And Feta Burgers with Garlic Aioli – These burgers are the solution to being tired of the same ol’ burger recipe.  Prepare your mouth for a flavor overload that’s ready in 30 minutes.

19. Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan with Zucchini Noodles –Yes, my friends, it is possible to enjoy chicken parmesan and still eat healthy.  And, believe it or not…it’s actually pretty darn easy to make, too (and ready in just 35 minutes!)

20. Brown Rice Pilaf with Flank Steak –Try this amazingly savory, healthy and mediterranean-inspired Brown Rice Pilaf With Flank Steak. Ready in just 35 minutes!

21. Chicken Tortilla Soup (Slow Cooker) – Just 10 minutes of prep work and you’ll come home to this amazingly zesty and fresh chicken tortilla soup

22. Easy Minestrone – This easy vegetarian dinner makes tons of left-overs and easily reheats for a quick weeknight dinner.

23. Garlic-Roasted Pork Chops – This garlic-roasted pork chops recipe comes together in less than 25 minutes and is FULL of flavor. Plus, it only needs 5 ingredients.  That’s right: five. Goes great with these Parmesan Roasted Green Beans.

24. Quinoa and Lentil Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette – This salad is crunchy, chewy, and tender, all at the same time.  The kick of the lemon vinaigrette is amazing and really makes everything pop. It is everything you’re wanting.

25. Instant Pot Quinoa Chicken Bowl – In just 30 minutes, you could be holding this amazing Instant Pot Quinoa Chicken Bowl in your hand. And yes, delicious clementine basil dressing prep time included.

26. Easy Cream of Broccoli Soup – If easy, simple, and quick soups are your thing and you want them to be healthy, too, then this is the soup for you.  Takes just 25 minutes until gloriousness.

27. Chicken Cobb Mason Jar Salad with Homemade Ranch – This salad will stay crisp, fresh, and tasty for you all week for an easy grab and enjoy weeknight dinner.

28. Steak Fajita Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice – These steak fajita bowls are great for busy weeknights because they can be prepped ahead and then re-assembled wen you need it.  So good!

29. Green Chile Pork Tacos (Slow Cooker) –Make these slow cooker green chile pork tacos any night of the week and enjoy all the flavor of your favorite restaurant tacos without the guilt!

30. Baked Chicken Meatballs with Sauteed Zucchini – If you’ve never jumped for joy over meatballs before, you’ve never tried these baked chicken meatballs.

31. Easy Chicken Marsala – This easy chicken marsala is wonderfully simple and tasty.  It gets a subtle sweetness from the Marsala wine, but it’s still quite savory and delicious.  I’m always amazed at just how flavorful the simple ingredients are and how quickly this meal comes together.35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Easy Chicken Marsala recipe

32. Sweet Potato and Quinoa Hash with Garlic Sauteed Kale –This high-protein, high flavor sweet potato and lentil hash will fill you up and make you feel great! 

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Sweet Potato Lentil Hash with Garlic Sauteed Kale

33. Quinoa Taco Stackers –These Quinoa Taco Stackers have all the goodness of tacos stacked up neatly in a grab and go mason jar.  Ready in just 35 minutes.

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Quinoa Turkey Stacker

34. Healthy Quinoa Make-Ahead Casserole  – Healthy and Easy come together in this delicious make ahead casserole using quinoa penne noodles.

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Make-Ahead Quinoa Casserole

35. Cashew Chicken (Slow Cooker) – This is one of those amazingly simple recipes that get you all excited about when it’s in the slow cooker because you know the delicious smell it’s giving off isn’t even a tenth of how delicious your meal will be in just a few short hours. Super simple. Super easy. High protein. Flavorful. Yep: amazeballs.

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

I hope you’ve found these easy weeknight dinners helpful ad full of healthy weeknight inspiration.  If you’d like to get weekly emails from me with 5 healthy recipes and a grocery list plus lots of other helpful goodies, come check out No-Fail Meals, my weekly meal planning service.

 Quick, Healthy & Easy Weeknight Dinners

Below, I’ve shared 35 amazingly delicious, easy, and simple recipes to make your busy weeknights less stressful.  These recipes are dependable, family-approved, hard to mess-up, and come out delicious every time. When you come home from work and are hungry, these recipes will be reliable, yummy, and on the table in no time.

1. Healthy Beef With Broccoli – Easy, fresh, and better than take-out. Ready in just 20 minutes.

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Healthy Beef With Broccoli recipe

2. Chicken Tacos – These flavorful chicken tacos are delicious, easy, and ready in just 20 minutes. 35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Chicken Tacos recipe

3. Stuffed Bell Peppers – These stuffed peppers are simple to assemble and easy to prep ahead.

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe

4. Steak Cobb Salad with Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing –Delicious, easy, and healthy steak cobb salad with homemade avocado cilantro lime salad dressing. So fresh and so easy!

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Steak Cobb Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

5. Baked Sea Bass And Zucchini Sheet Pan Dinner – Ready in just 25 minutes, this sheet pan meal is as easy as it gets.

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Sheet Pan Sea Bass and Zucchini recipe

6. 25 Minute Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice –Skip the greasy take-out and still get your chicken fried rice fix with this 25 minute chicken cauliflower fried rice recipe.

7. One Pan Chicken Bruschetta –This one pan chicken bruschetta is fresh, flavorful, healthy, and ready in less than 25 minutes!

8. Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce –This is an easy Flank Steak With Chimichurri Sauce that is healthy, fast, and super tasty. This flank steak goes great with these Roasted Sweet Potatoes.

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

9. Easy Chicken Picatta – Easy Chicken Picatta, one of the best comfort foods ever, made HEALTHIER so it can be enjoyed any day of the week! Plus, it’s so easy to make and is ready to devour in just 25 minutes!

10. Low Carb Turkey Burger Bowl with Sriracha Mayo –This bowl is great because it changes up your typical dinner AND makes great left-overs – you just need to store the pieces separately and assemble when you’re ready to eat.  Then, all ya gotta do is fry the egg and slice the avocado and your dinner prep just took you 8 minutes.

11. Chicken Teriyaki Rice Bowl – These flavorful chicken tacos are delicious, easy, and ready in just 20 minutes.

12. Skinny Tuna Noodle Casserole –This Skinny Tuna Noodle Casserole is a healthy take on an old favorite and takes just 45 minutes to make.  Makes great left-overs, too!

13. Chicken and Hummus Greek Wrap –This Greek wrap is super duper yummy.  It’s shocking how just a few simple ingredients can create such intense flavors and textures all wrapped up in a neat, handheld wrap. Just 25 minutes and it’s ready!

14. Cilantro Lime Chicken – Assuming you’re into the whole amazingly flavored chicken thing, you’re gonna love this cilantro lime chicken recipe.  Just prep the night before so it’s grab and cook when you’re ready. This chicken goes great with this Cilantro Lime Rice.

15. Dijon-Roasted Chicken And Carrots – I promise you will not believe how much flavor comes out of this incredibly easy dinner.  Prepare yourself for some magic.

16. Make-Ahead Greek Quinoa Stacks – Take just 30 minutes of prepping ahead and you can have these delicious dinners all week! Perfect for the hot summer months!

17. Almond Crusted Baked Chicken Strips –Replace your typical heavy batter with this almond coating and add healthy unsaturated fats, fiber, and protein into your finger foods.  It’s a win-win for the whole family.

18. Spinach And Feta Burgers with Garlic Aioli – These burgers are the solution to being tired of the same ol’ burger recipe.  Prepare your mouth for a flavor overload that’s ready in 30 minutes.

19. Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan with Zucchini Noodles –Yes, my friends, it is possible to enjoy chicken parmesan and still eat healthy.  And, believe it or not…it’s actually pretty darn easy to make, too (and ready in just 35 minutes!)

20. Brown Rice Pilaf with Flank Steak –Try this amazingly savory, healthy and mediterranean-inspired Brown Rice Pilaf With Flank Steak. Ready in just 35 minutes!

21. Chicken Tortilla Soup (Slow Cooker) – Just 10 minutes of prep work and you’ll come home to this amazingly zesty and fresh chicken tortilla soup.

22. Easy Minestrone – This easy vegetarian dinner makes tons of left-overs and easily reheats for a quick weeknight dinner.

23. Garlic-Roasted Pork Chops – This garlic-roasted pork chops recipe comes together in less than 25 minutes and is FULL of flavor. Plus, it only needs 5 ingredients.  That’s right: five. Goes great with these Parmesan Roasted Green Beans.

24. Quinoa and Lentil Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette – This salad is crunchy, chewy, and tender, all at the same time.  The kick of the lemon vinaigrette is amazing and really makes everything pop. It is everything you’re wanting.

25. Instant Pot Quinoa Chicken Bowl – In just 30 minutes, you could be holding this amazing Instant Pot Quinoa Chicken Bowl in your hand. And yes, delicious clementine basil dressing prep time included.

26. Easy Cream of Broccoli Soup – If easy, simple, and quick soups are your thing and you want them to be healthy, too, then this is the soup for you.  Takes just 25 minutes until gloriousness.

27. Chicken Cobb Mason Jar Salad with Homemade Ranch – This salad will stay crisp, fresh, and tasty for you all week for an easy grab and enjoy weeknight dinner.

28. Steak Fajita Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice – These steak fajita bowls are great for busy weeknights because they can be prepped ahead and then re-assembled wen you need it.  So good!

29. Green Chile Pork Tacos (Slow Cooker) –Make these slow cooker green chile pork tacos any night of the week and enjoy all the flavor of your favorite restaurant tacos without the guilt!

30. Baked Chicken Meatballs with Sauteed Zucchini – If you’ve never jumped for joy over meatballs before, you’ve never tried these baked chicken meatballs.

31. Easy Chicken Marsala – This easy chicken marsala is wonderfully simple and tasty.  It gets a subtle sweetness from the Marsala wine, but it’s still quite savory and delicious.  I’m always amazed at just how flavorful the simple ingredients are and how quickly this meal comes together.

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Easy Chicken Marsala recipe

32. Sweet Potato and Quinoa Hash with Garlic Sauteed Kale –This high-protein, high flavor sweet potato and lentil hash will fill you up and make you feel great!

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Sweet Potato Lentil Hash with Garlic Sauteed Kale

33. Quinoa Taco Stackers –These Quinoa Taco Stackers have all the goodness of tacos stacked up neatly in a grab and go mason jar.  Ready in just 35 minutes.

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Quinoa Turkey Stacker

34. Healthy Quinoa Make-Ahead Casserole  – Healthy and Easy come together in this delicious make ahead casserole using quinoa penne noodles.

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Make-Ahead Quinoa Casserole

35. Cashew Chicken (Slow Cooker) – This is one of those amazingly simple recipes that get you all excited about when it’s in the slow cooker because you know the delicious smell it’s giving off isn’t even a tenth of how delicious your meal will be in just a few short hours. Super simple. Super easy. High protein. Flavorful. Yep: amazeballs.

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

I hope you’ve found these easy weeknight dinners helpful ad full of healthy weeknight inspiration.  If you’d like to get weekly emails from me with 5 healthy recipes and a grocery list plus lots of other helpful goodies, come check out No-Fail Meals, my weekly meal planning service.

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