If you’re looking for fun easy healthy recipes, you’ve found the right place. Easy in that all of the meals taste great, are easy to make and don’t take hours to complete. Healthy in that all meals listed contain mostly good for you ingredients. Fun in that most of these recipes can be prepared with children.
Are you looking for some fun easy healthy recipes? You’ve come to the right place. I’m going to share with you my collection of recipes that everyone can enjoy.
Our 50 Healthiest Recipes of All Time
Yes, you can eat healthy and have plenty of fun too. Choose from dozens of quick and easy dinner recipes and don’t forget dessert—we have plenty of healthy options for sweets as well.
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Tofu and brown rice make this quick stir-fry healthy; peanut butter, lime juice, and a dash of soy sauce make it full of flavor.
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Sweet Potato and Edamame Hash
Here’s a healthy new spin on a classic Southern breakfast. Enjoy this protein-packed hash on its own or add a poached egg.
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Sesame Chicken Tacos
Tender chicken thighs are tossed in a spicy-sweet mixture of honey, chile paste, sesame oil, and garlic then folded into soft tortillas for a delicious dinner that’s still low in calories.
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Chicken-Broccoli Mac and Cheese with Bacon
This might not sound like healthy dinner, but trust us on this one. Made with low-fat milk, sharp Cheddar, and a hint of turmeric (to enhance the orange color), it’s a lightened-up indulgence.
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Chicken Salad in Lettuce Cups
We swapped out some of the mayonnaise in this salad for fat-free Greek yogurt. Dried cherries, walnuts, green onions, and celery make the one of our favorite chicken salads.
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Cornbread Crab Cakes
Enjoy a guilt-free serving of these hearty crab cakes with a rich dollop of cilantro-jalapeño sour cream. Add fresh greens to your plate for extra goodness.
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Healthy Turkey Lasagna
This crowd-pleasing lasagna doesn’t taste lightened up even though it is made with ground turkey, low-fat dairy, and packed with vegetables.
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Shrimp and Grits
Parmesan cheese gives these creamy grits loads of flavor without the added fat and calories of butter and cream. The shrimp are cooked simply with chicken stock, olive oil, and two cups of healthy spinach.
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Turnip Greens Stew
Get a healthy serving of greens and beans in this delicious and easy-to-prepare stew.
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Crispy Oven-fried Drumsticks
These drumsticks are coated in crushed cornflakes and Parmesan cheese and then baked in the oven for a satisfying crunch without deep-frying.
Dietitian-Approved Dinners in 20 Minutes
If you’re looking for a nutritious and satisfying meal, try these dietitian-approved dinner recipes. These dinners feature protein, vegetables and whole grains or pasta for a balanced and filling meal. Recipes like Crispy Fish Taco Bowls and Mushroom Ravioli & Chicken Piccata are healthy, delicious and on the table in 20 minutes.
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Beef Pad Thai
We’ve bulked up the serving size of beef pad thai by adding in lots of healthy veggies like matchstick carrots, snap peas and scallions. Look for whole-grain brown-rice pad thai noodles to add an additional 3 grams fiber to each serving.
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Crispy Fish Taco Bowls
The adobo sauce in a can of chipotles lends earthy heat to the crema that tops these bowls. Don’t toss out the unused peppers! Freeze them in an airtight container and pull them out to add to sauces, marinades or chili.
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Mushroom Ravioli & Chicken Piccata
This weeknight-friendly version of classic chicken piccata calls for mushroom ravioli, but regular cheese ravioli works too. Look for presliced mushrooms to cut down on prep time, and use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken here to cut down on cook time in this fast and easy dinner.
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Scrambled Eggs with Vegetables
This fridge-clean-out meal is the perfect way to use up whatever vegetables you have on hand. Chop up anything that’s been left behind in your veggie drawer for this quick scramble that’s the perfect healthy dinner for one.
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Salmon with Roasted Red Pepper Quinoa Salad
This zesty quinoa salad is delicious all on its own, with some serious Mediterranean flair. Make a double batch for lunches later in the week.
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Black Bean-Quinoa Bowl
This black bean and quinoa bowl has many of the usual hallmarks of a taco salad, minus the fried bowl. We’ve loaded it up with pico de gallo, fresh cilantro and avocado plus an easy hummus dressing to drizzle on top.
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Teriyaki-Glazed Cod with Cauliflower Rice
This healthy fish recipe comes together fast with just three ingredients you can always have on hand in your freezer and fridge. Store-bought teriyaki glaze makes a great marinade for cod that doubles as a sauce for the cauliflower rice.
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Egg Drop Soup with Instant Noodles, Spinach & Scallions
Whisking a beaten egg into simmering broth is a quick and easy way to add creaminess and protein to noodle soup mix. Add freshness with a handful of baby spinach at the end. This recipe can easily be doubled to serve 2 and use the whole package of noodles. To cut back on sodium, look for noodle varieties with less than 600 mg sodium per serving or use less of the seasoning packet.
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Southwestern Steak Salad
This steak salad recipe is packed with fresh summer corn, ripe tomatoes and silky avocado. It might be hard to imagine that this healthy dinner can be whipped up so quickly but the secret is in the timing. While the steak is cooking under the broiler, you’ll have plenty of time to whisk together the lightened-up creamy chipotle dressing and assemble the rest of the salad. Serve with crumbled tortilla chips for an extra crunch.
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Salmon & Avocado Poke Bowl
Poke (pronounced poh-kay), the bite-size marinated fish salad famous in Hawaii, is so popular that it’s sold by the pound in supermarkets. Now it has crossed the Pacific to become the meal-in-a-bowl du jour, served in eateries from Los Angeles to New York. But it’s easy to make at home with this quick recipe. Sriracha and Chinese-style mustard add a touch of heat to the classic poke seasoning of soy sauce and sesame oil. Serving it over a brown rice salad makes it a meal.
Healthy Recipes You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less
On top of being a total boss lady, you might be trying to start a new fitness routine and keep up with those healthy recipes you’re saving on Pinterest. Accomplishing it all may seem like an impossible feat, but with the help of healthy slow-cooker recipes and quick clean meals, the execution is a piece of low-carb cake. To simplify it even further, we’ve gathered clean-eating recipes that will keep you healthy and get you out of your dinner rut once and for all.
Cheesy Steak Keto Tacos
Going keto is one way to really cut your carbs, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up all of your guilty pleasures. This recipe lets you keep Taco Tuesday alive, even on this specialty diet. Plus, who doesn’t want a taco shell made out of cheese?
Instant Pot Steamed Cod With Ginger Scallion Sauce
From a frozen state, fish only takes 5 minutes to pressure-cook. From there, it’s just about adding the sauce and serving with rice, which you can sub out for brown rice or riced cauliflower. Top with ginger and scallions and you’re golden.
Mediterranean Boneless Pork Chops
They don’t call pork chops the other white meat for nothing. When you grow tired of eating chicken night after night, these Mediterranean chops will revive your love for healthy eating. You can top with all your favorite veggies, and some extra feta.
One-Pan Healthy Sausage and Veggies
Sheet pan meals are essential in your weeknight recipe repertoire, and we love that this one makes lots of leftovers. You have to consider cleaning time as well as cooking time, and this dish has the minimal amount of each.
Chicken Zoodle Soup
Swapping zucchini noodles for regular noodles is the easiest way to lighten up a meal. The broth will still help you when you’re feeling under the weather and the chicken offers a good bit of protein. You’ll barely even miss the carbs.
One-Pot Burrito Bowls
Why not make your burrito naked? Nix the chemical-laden flour tortilla and instead, make a burrito bowl with all of your favorite toppings. We’re talking tomatoes, cheese, cilantro, corn, beans, and olives. Pass the salsa, please!
You can’t go wrong when it comes to salmon. It’s buttery, quick-cooking, and full of healthy fats. Simply cover with mustard and coat with breadcrumbs and herbs before baking on high heat. We recommend pairing with a lighter side to balance out the meal
Spicy Shrimp and Cauliflower Mash With Garlic Kale
Clean dinners that you can also serve on date night are hard to come by. But not impossible! Pair this spicy shrimp and creamy cauliflower mash with a glass of red wine, and the two of you definitely won’t feel deprived. Cooking the kale in bacon fat is just the cherry on top.
Baked Bell Pepper Tacos
This stuffed-pepper-meets-taco hybrid is calling your name, regardless of whether or not it’s Taco Tuesday. You can prep these ahead of time and have them ready to pop in the oven when you get home. Save a few for the next day to make your work lunch a whole lot more colorful.
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad With Kale and Artichokes
No one said you have to give up pasta to eat clean. Thank goodness! Go for a gluten-free quinoa penne and you can have your fix whenever you want. The kale and the artichokes, which add some extra nutrients, are always a good idea.