Healthy Dinner Ideas Nz


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Need some healthy dinner ideas no matter what your diet is? You came to the right place. Here are some healthy dinner ideas that kids and adults will love just as much and they are also perfect for family dinner nights.

healthy beef dinner recipes

Red meat is high in iron and protein. While it often get’s a bad rep for being high in fat – we love to enjoy beef in moderation. Our favorite beef is from ButcherBox. It’s grass fed + grass finished. You can see all of our best Ground Dinner Ideas with even more recipes!

Paleo Beef Stew = total comfort food. So easy to make in your crockpot!

Easy Taco Casserole is a delicious weeknight dinner. Made in under an hour with tortillas, this ground beef casserole is the best!

Taco Soup has all the delicious flavors of tacos in a soup! Make it in the crock pot, instant pot or on the stove. Perfect for a quick healthy dinner!

Vegetable Beef Soup is a perfect easy dinner that is packed with protein and veggies! It can be made in the crockpot, Instant Pot, or on the stove.

Stuffed Pepper Casserole is so yummy! A healthy dinner that is made in one pan in under an hour! Gluten free & delicious.

Homemade Hamburger Helper is easy, healthy and delicious – this is a quick meal your family will love!

Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup is all the flavors of stuffed peppers in a soup! Loaded with veggies and can easily be made in the crockpot, instant pot, or on the stove!

slow cooker beef + broccoli - a healthy dinner meal anyone will enjoy!

Healthy Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli is a super easy crockpot meal. Tastes just like takeout!

Homemade Meatballs are an authentic Italian recipe that are delicious. We serve them over zoodles or pasta with Healthy Tomato Sauce

Ground Beef Stew is a rich & hearty dinner that is super easy to make in your instant pot, crockpot, or on the stove.

Egg Roll in a Bowl is such an easy one pan meal! We’ve made it with ground turkey and ground chicken too.

Easy Steak Fajitas look AMAZING! We love fajitas.

health fish dinner recipes

We love cooking with seafood for light, fresh meals. Seafood is often high in protein and loaded with healthy fats (especially salmon!). Most of the recipes below are for salmon because it’s super easy and quick to cook.

Chili Lime Shrimp are so quick and simple! You can make it on the grill or in a pan

Lemon Salmon is perfect for a quick dinner. Learn how to make lemon salmon in one pan that is healthy and delicious!

Honey Garlic Shrimp Is a quick and easy dinner that everyone will love! It’s so sweet and saucy!

Asian Salmon is super flavorful and easy to make. We love it on a salad

Asian salmon on a colorful salad. A healthy delicious meal everyone will love!

Healthy Shrimp Stir Fry is loaded with veggies and has the most delicious sauce. Done in under 30 minutes, it’s perfect for a quick healthy dinner!

Everything Bagel Salmon you can’t go wrong with Everything Bagel anything!

Ginger Salmon in Foil Packets are great for baking in the oven or grilling

Cod with Tomatoes & Basil is the perfect light + fresh dinner!

healthy pork dinner recipes

Pork is another super lean, high protein meat. Pork tenderloins cook relatively quickly, making them perfect for a healthy weeknight dinner!

Citrus Grilled Pork Tenderloin is great for summer months on the grill. You can also bake it.

Healthy Crockpot Pulled Pork is always a crowd pleaser. Who doesn’t love pulled pork!? This version is lower in fat and whole30 friendly if you use a compliant BBQ sauce.

Crockpot Baby Back Ribs are SO easy to make! Delicious and fall off the bone tender!

Apple Pork Tenderloin Sheet Pan Dinner is the perfect combo of sweet and savory. The apples pair so well with the pork tenderloin!

healthy vegan dinners

If you don’t eat meat, no worries! We have a few healthy vegan dinners that you’ll love too! These vegetarian meals are delicious and made with nutritious ingredients – perfect for supper!

Vegetarian Chili is easy to make, vegan, and delicious – this hearty plant based chili is loaded with beans and veggies!

Vegetable Pasta Primavera is SO easy to make vegan by leaving out the cheese! It is delicious, simple, and healthy!

Pasta Fagioli is one of our most popular recipes. It’s a classic Italian meal made healthier!

A close up of healthy vegan pasta fagioli in a white bowl

Tomato Basil Soup is SO creamy and simple to make in the instant pot, crockpot or on the stove top. Healthy, vegan & dairy free.

Easy Minestrone Soup is the perfect cozy, healthy dinner! Vegetarian, gluten free, and vegan – it’s delicious and done in under 30 minutes!

15 Bean Soup is a great budget friendly, plant based recipe. Super quick to make in the instant pot!


what is a healthy dinner recipe?

In our opinion, a healthy dinner recipe is:

  • a balanced meal of protein, vegetables + fats.
  • veggie loaded
  • made of real food (minimally processed/packaged foods

Your definition might be a little bit different from ours – but we think this is a great base, and it’s how we cook our meals. Many of these recipes are also paleo, whole30, gluten free and dairy free in case you follow those diets!

Healthy Recipes You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less

30-Minute Quinoa Enchilada Skillet

Even the pickiest of kids (or adults) will love this Mexican-inspired skillet. Throw a bit of shredded cheese on top and you can get them to eat just about anything. You can also make this dish on one pot, which is another way it’s easier on you.

Corn Chowder

Soup’s on! Even if you think you have nothing to make for dinner, you probably have all the ingredients you need to prepare a comforting pot of healthy turkey and corn chowder. It’s chock full of carrots, potatoes, and corn for a filling and tasty meal.

Skillet Garlic Parmesan Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs have a little more fat in them than chicken breasts, which makes them sear exceptionally well when you pan-fry them. Plus, the dark meat complements garlic and Parmesan in a way that white meat never could.

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

Technically this garlic mushroom quinoa is a side dish, but if you love mushrooms as much as we do, you can easily make this into your main meal. Hearty, healthy, and full of that irresistible herby and woody flavor, it’s practically foolproof.

Asian Salmon in Foil

Rich in heart-healthy fats, salmon is on our menu at least once a week. It’s covered in a phenomenal honey garlic sriracha sauce, but since it’s cooked in foil, you won’t have to worry about the marinade scorching any of your pans.

Grilled Harissa Shrimp With Chickpea-Dill Tomato Sauce

Pack in the protein by combining harissa-marinated shrimp and chickpeas into one dish. A sauce made with fresh dill and fire-roasted tomatoes adds even more flavor for a recipe that works with a Valentine’s night in or a summer grilling afternoon.

30-Minute Plantain Tofu Curry

Made with plantains, tomato, tofu, and peanut butter, this curry is full of energizing plant-based protein. You don’t have to freeze your tofu to make this dish delicious *but* it’ll give it a great texture and help it soak up all that maple syrup, soy sauce goodness.

Veggie-Packed Tofu Coconut Red Curry Soup

Wanting healthy, fast meals doesn’t mean you can only eat salad. Take this recipe for example. You can have a warm and cozy bowl of soup packed with good-for-you ingredients in just 30 minutes. That’s basically an episode of Friends.

Curried Cauliflower Soup

A hearty purée of cauliflower makes this vegetarian soup satisfying enough to keep you full, even though it doesn’t contain any meat. Pair a warm bowl with your go-to homemade bread recipe for a delicious match made in Heaven.

Grilled Pork Chops with Peach-Parsley Salad Recipe

Are you sitting at work in a daze because you don’t know what to eat for dinner tonight? Do you have less than an hour to spend standing over the stove while your meal cooks? These quick dinner ideas and simple recipes are wholesome, almost entirely homemade, and affordable, too—no chicken nuggets, fish sticks, or prohibitively expensive meals here.

The best part? These fast dinner recipes require 35 minutes or less of hands-on work, which is perfect if you tend to wait until the last minute to prepare your final meal of the day. These easy dinners run the gamut from totally kid-friendly fare to more sophisticated dinner party dishes—think cheesy chicken nachos and glazed salmon with broccoli rice. Use one of these recipes to prepare a delicious dinner for tonight, and no one will be able to tell you scrambled after work to get it done!

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