Healthy Dinner Ideas With Nutrition Facts

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Healthy dinner ideas with nutrition facts can be hard to come by, especially when you want to plan the meal for your entire family. To make things even harder, some healthy dinner ideas might not appeal to everyone. Here are a few tips you should remember when doing your meal planning.

Healthy Dinner Ideas With Nutrition Facts – Here are some recipes that are healthy and nutritious. A healthy dinner ideas with guide to good eating!

Dinner Recipes Under 500 Calories

These 21+ Meals Under 500 Calories are all hearty, healthy meals, with many high in protein — they will keep you going all day long! 

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Hello, friends!

I have been working really hard to add nutrition information to a lot of my recipes. Mostly the dinner and breakfast recipes, as dessert is usually a splurge and not an everyday thing (unless it is, and that’s okay, too!).

If you had asked me a few months ago, you’d know that I never had any intentions to add calorie counts to my recipes.

Not because they’re not healthy, but because it’s so easy for calorie calculators to be wrong. All brands of products are slightly different, and a lot of ingredients I don’t weigh, which makes it even more difficult. I don’t feel it’s realistic for me to give you a recipe that requires 468 grams of chicken breast — it makes more sense for me to ask for 2 chicken breasts, but 2 chicken breasts can vary greatly in size and calories.

I want you to keep that in mind as we go from here — all of my calorie counts were calculated using the My Fitness Pal Recipe Calorie Calculator (which is free for anyone to use!), and I’ve done my best to ensure they’re accurate. But they will still vary slightly for everybody.

If you have a condition that requires you to know exactly what you are eating, you will want to do your own calculations using your own preferred brand of ingredients. The nutrition information is only to be used as a guide.

Moving on!

I want you to know that I generally take my health and nutrition pretty seriously. I feel like most people who browse my recipe index would assume otherwise — when what comes up is pastas, and cheesy skillet dinners, and burritos.

However, I have done a lot of research about nutrition in my day. For a couple years before I had my first child, I was fascinated with it. I subscribed to all kinds of health and fitness magazines, and I counted calories.

These days, I focus on making healthier swaps so that I can eat the food I want to eat. I don’t count calories. I don’t deprive myself. I work out so I can eat cookies. And that’s what you’ll see here.

I don’t do kale chips, or salad, or just generally a lot of green things (though I do love a good mint chocolate cookie 😉 ). I confess — as I’ve confessed before — I am a picky eater.

So what you’ll find here are healthier dinner recipes with sneaky swaps and hidden veggies. If you’re looking to eat healthier but you can’t live off broccoli and celery alone, I’m your girl. I hope you enjoy these dinner recipes as much as I have!

P.S. If you have any favorite recipes you’d like me to make healthier, I would love to hear about them!

Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew: 255 calories

slow cooker garlic parmesan chicken stew in blue bowl with crusty bread dipping

One Pan Teriyaki Chicken and Noodles: 413 calories

one pan teriyaki chicken and noodles in white bowl with snap peas

Easy Homemade Hamburger Helper: 469 calories

hamburger helper overhead in one black skillet with wooden spoon

Loaded Baked Potato Breakfast Casserole: 166 calories

loaded baked potato breakfast casserole on white plate with casserole dish on the side

Healthier Skillet Chicken Parmesan: 440 calories (serve half a breast with pasta and veg for a full meal!)

skillet chicken parmesan with melted cheese on a bed of spaghetti

Our Favorite Breakfast Burritos: 356 calories

Low-Carb Lunch and Dinner Ideas (With Nutrition Facts)

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If your health has not improved or worsened following a low-fat eating pattern, a low-carbohydrate approach is worth a try.

Studies consistently show that low-carb diets have metabolic health benefits for many people, especially those with poorly managed type 2 diabetes .

A low-carb diet can be broadly classified as restricting total carbohydrate intake to about 50-100 grams per day. The average diet contains more than 250 grams per day.

The following 33 low-carb lunch and dinner recipe ideas can help you stay within that range.

With each recipe is a photo and detailed nutrition facts including carbohydrate content per serving. Click the recipe photo or name for the full instructions and more photos.

Low-Carb Chicken Ideas

Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Melted Mozzarella

Grilled chicken doesn’t have to be boring, top it with sauteed spinach with garlic, mozzarella cheese and roasted peppers and you have a quick and easy chicken dish your family will love! This is perfect for any busy weeknight; serve with a simple salad for a low carb meal.

Nutritional facts per serving: 153 calories (640 kilojoules), 4.0g carb, 24.5g protein, 4.2g fat, 1.3g fibre

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Get game day ready with these healthier low calorie Grilled Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps. All the same great flavor with half the calories!

Nutritional facts per serving: 53 calories (222 kilojoules), 2.0g carb, 5.0g protein, 3.0g fat, 1.0g fibre, 412mg sodium

Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

Chicken and vegetables seasoned with sage, rosemary and balsamic vinegar, then baked in the oven. A delicious healthy meal, with very little clean-up.

Nutritional facts per serving: 347 calories (1452 kilojoules), 19.2g carb, 31.1g protein, 17g fat, 5.8g fibre

Rosemary Oven-Fried Chicken

A healthier riff on fried chicken, with a nutty coating and a decadent-tasting drizzle of honey.

Nutritional facts per serving: 248 calories (1038 kilojoules), 1.8g carb, 27.4g protein, 8.7g fat, 1.1g fibre, 375mg sodium

Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes and Grilled Chicken

A light and tasty summery zucchini noodle pasta tossed in fresh basil pesto with roasted tomatoes and grilled chicken.

Nutritional facts per serving: 294 calories (1230 kilojoules), 10.2g carb, 36.1g protein, 12.3g fat, 3.3g fibre, 122mg sodium

Tangy Chicken Salad

I generally prefer a salad loaded with veggies but when I need something a little sweeter, this salad is perfect.  It’s a fast and filling meal with little to no effort.

Nutritional facts per serving: 286 calories (1197 kilojoules), 20.6g carb, 27.1g protein, 10.5g fat, 2.6g fibre, 630mg sodium

Mexican Chicken Avocado Salad

This chicken avocado salad has a Mexican twist to it, giving it just a little kick of heat along with the creamy and the crunch.

Nutritional facts per serving: 277 calories (1159 kilojoules), 9.8g carb, 23.5g protein, 16.3g fat, 4.6g fibre, 414mg sodium

A month of meals under 500 calories per serve

Grilled salmon with salsa verde

1Grilled salmon with salsa verde

This crispy skinned salmon is served with vegetables and salsa verde for a complete family meal.

2Vietnamese diced beef

Light on fat and big on flavour, this beef stir fry shines with tangy lime sauce.

3Spicy grilled pumpkin and tofu salad

Add some colour to your day with this fresh pumpkin and tofu salad. Grilled to perfection, it has just enough spice to give your healthy dinner a kick.

Burmese pork and noodle dish

4Burmese pork and noodle dish

Sharp, salty fish sauce adds rich, authentic flavour to this traditional dish.

Prawn, lemon and broad bean fettuccine

5Prawn, lemon and broad bean fettuccine

Zest up your week with this beautiful pasta, tossed with cream, prawns, dill and peas.

Buttermilk chicken with parmesan cauliflower mash

6Buttermilk chicken with parmesan cauliflower mash

Traditional buttermilk chicken is coated in breadcrumbs and deep fried. update this crunchy classic by swapping breadcrumbs for gluten-free quinoa flakes – they are higher in protein and dietary fibre.

Beef and Asian greens stir-fry

7Beef and Asian greens stir-fry

A quick-flash Asian stir-fry dish that delivers maximum flavour with minimum fuss. Also perfect as a mid-week meal.

Mushroom, kale and barley pilaf

8Mushroom, kale and barley pilaf

Mushrooms are almost fat-free, low in calories and give this vegan pilaf a robust flavour.

Chilled noodle salad with wok-seared beef and asparagus

9Chilled noodle salad with wok-seared beef and asparagus

For a delicious weeknight meal try Curtis Stone’s thinly sliced steak, stir-fried with garlic, onion and asparagus and served over a salad of vermicelli noodles, lettuce and fresh herbs.

Grilled fish skewers with Asian quinoa salad

10Grilled fish skewers with Asian quinoa salad

At under 500 cals per serve, this dinner is a guaranteed winner.

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