Quick And Healthy Dinner Ideas For Family

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Are you looking for quick and healthy dinner ideas for family? If the answer is yes, then I can help with the best recipes for dinners out there. I have a fun collection of Mexican recipes that are quick yet delicious. You may have tried similar meals in restaurants, but these give you the luxury of cooking them at home.

If you’re looking for a healthier option to the usual fast food, these quick and healthy dinner ideas will provide you with some inspiration. Enjoy them!

Heart-Healthy Dinners That the Whole Family Will Love

Too much saturated fat and sodium can be hard on the heart—that’s why these tasty dinners cut down on ingredients like salt, butter and fatty cuts of meat. But there’s still tons of flavor in these recipes, whether it’s the spicy kick in a bowl of chili or the bright lemon flavor in a bowl of pasta. Whether it’s a sheet-pan meal, a spread of customizable tacos or a pasta dish with lots of veggies, you’re sure to find something for your family in this mix of dinners. Plus, each recipe is lower in saturated fat and sodium so you can follow a heart-healthy eating pattern with ease. Recipes like our Easy Fish Tacos with Kiwi Salsa and Baked Beans with Ground Beef are delicious ways to bring everyone together at the end of the day.

One-Pan Chicken & Asparagus Bake

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One-Pan Chicken & Asparagus Bake

In this chicken and asparagus recipe, we use one baking sheet to whip up dinner quickly, veggies included. Pounding the chicken thin helps it cook quickly alongside the carrots and potatoes, with asparagus rounding out the meal. This is one quick dinner recipe you’ll be returning to again and again.

Greek Chicken & Cucumber Pita Sandwiches with Yogurt Sauce

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Greek Chicken & Cucumber Pita Sandwiches with Yogurt Sauce

Cucumbers do double duty in this healthy Greek chicken pita recipe–they’re grated to lend a refreshing flavor to the quick cucumber-yogurt sauce and sliced to provide cool crunch tucked into the pita. Serve these Mediterranean sandwiches for a healthy dinner or light lunch.

Beef & Bean Sloppy Joes

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Beef & Bean Sloppy Joes

This healthy copycat recipe of the comfort food classic trades beans for some of the meat to bump up fiber by 7 grams. We also cut back on the sugar and ketchup in this Sloppy Joe recipe makeover to save you 12 grams of added sugar.

Meal-Prep Chili-Lime Chicken Bowls

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Meal-Prep Chili-Lime Chicken Bowls

Skip takeout and whip up these equally delicious, and easy-to-make burrito bowls at home. They’re great for a fast and easy dinner or as meal-prep lunches to pack for work throughout the week.

Baked Cavatelli Casserole

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Baked Cavatelli Casserole

This easy to make, comforting dish will keep you warm on a cold day.

Baked Fish Tacos with Avocado

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Baked Fish Tacos with Avocado

Instead of deep-frying, the fish fillets in this quick-and-easy 5-ingredient recipe are coated with a flavorful seasoning blend and baked. Several varieties of flaky white fish can be used for these tacos. When you go to the market to purchase fish, the best strategy is to be flexible and choose the variety that looks freshest that day.

Chicken, Potato, and Gravy Bowls

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Chicken, Potato, and Gravy Bowls

Tender potatoes and flavorful chicken are topped with a delicious gravy in this meal-in-a bowl.

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

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Easy Chicken Enchiladas

These easy Mexican enchiladas are filled with flavorful, shredded slow-cooked shredded chicken. Placed on a bed of fresh lettuce, this delicious recipe is sure to be the hit of any dinner occasion.

Carne Asada Tacos

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Carne Asada Tacos

These flank-steak soft tacos are so tasty and easy, they should be in everyone’s repertoire. Plus they’re made with fresh corn tortillas (not fried) and topped with a quick homemade salsa made with avocado, tomato, onion and a bright squeeze of lime.

Spaghetti with Quick Meat Sauce

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Spaghetti with Quick Meat Sauce

Instead of opening a jar of sauce, try this easy spaghetti with meat sauce on a weeknight. Serve with steamed broccoli and garlic bread. The recipe makes enough for 8 servings. If you’re serving only four for dinner, cook 8 ounces of spaghetti and freeze the leftover sauce.

Three-Bean Chili

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Three-Bean Chili

This rib-sticking bean chili is richly flavored with cumin, chili, paprika, oregano and an assortment of peppers. Use whatever beans you have in your pantry.

Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo

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Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo

Sun-dried tomatoes and Romano cheese pack a flavorful punch along with the tantalizing aroma of fresh marjoram in this rustic Italian-inspired dish. Serve with sautéed fresh spinach or steamed broccolini.

Heart-Healthy Dinner Recipes You’ll Want to Make Forever

A heart-healthy diet can still include flavorful, satisfying meals that incorporate your favorite proteins and flavors—whether that means a delicious veggie burger or a mouth-watering steak. Each of these heart-healthy recipes is lower in saturated fat and sodium, so you can savor a great dinner and take care of your heart at the same time. Recipes like our Basil Pesto Pasta with Grilled Vegetables and Irish Pork Roast with Roasted Root Vegetables will soon be favorites you return to again and again.

Summer Shrimp Salad

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Summer Shrimp Salad

Use an array of colorful tomatoes to make this healthy shrimp salad pop. Cooking the shrimp with fresh herbs and garlic infuses them with flavor without coming off too strong for a light dinner salad that’s perfect for summer entertaining.

Chicken Kebabs with Warm Cabbage-Apple Slaw

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Chicken Kebabs with Warm Cabbage-Apple Slaw

Serve these easy grilled chicken kebabs with apple and cabbage slaw and potatoes for a healthy dinner that’s great for summer cookouts. Leave yourself enough time to marinate the chicken for up to three hours in the simple orange-ginger marinade before threading it onto skewers and putting them on the grill.

Vegan Cauliflower Fettuccine Alfredo with Kale

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Vegan Cauliflower Fettuccine Alfredo with Kale

In this date-night-worthy vegan fettuccine Alfredo recipe, cooked cauliflower transforms into a rich, luscious sauce when it’s blended with softened cashews. A high-speed blender will give you the creamiest results. Opt for whole-wheat fettuccine to add fiber to this vegan pasta recipe.

Chhole (Chickpea Curry)

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Chhole (Chickpea Curry)

Made with convenient canned beans, this quick and healthy Indian recipe is an authentic chickpea curry that you can make in minutes. If you want an additional vegetable, stir in some roasted cauliflower florets. Serve with brown basmati rice or warm naan.

Charred Vegetable & Bean Tostadas with Lime Crema

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Charred Vegetable & Bean Tostadas with Lime Crema

Pile vegetables and black beans onto crisp tostadas and top them off with lime crema for a vegetarian dinner the whole family will love. Charring the vegetables under the broiler infuses them with smoky flavor while cooking them quickly.

Chicken & Spinach Skillet Pasta with Lemon & Parmesan

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Chicken & Spinach Skillet Pasta with Lemon & Parmesan

This one-pan pasta that combines lean chicken breast and sautéed spinach for a one-bowl meal is garlicky, lemony and best served with a little Parm on top. I call it “Mom’s Skillet Pasta” and she called it “Devon’s Favorite Pasta.” Either way it’s a quick and easy weeknight dinner we created together and scribbled on a little recipe card more than a decade ago, and it remains in my weekly dinner rotation to this day. It’s a simple dinner the whole family will love.

One-Pot Garlicky Shrimp & Spinach

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One-Pot Garlicky Shrimp & Spinach

Shrimp, spinach and garlic brown and cook quickly for a simple one-pot weeknight dinner. A fast pan sauce gets life from zesty lemon juice, warm crushed red pepper and herby parsley. Serve with a slice of whole-wheat baguette to swipe up every last drop of sauce.

Roasted Salmon with Smoky Chickpeas & Greens

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Roasted Salmon with Smoky Chickpeas & Greens

In this healthy salmon dinner, you’ll get a dose of greens and green dressing! Chowing down on 6 or more servings of dark leafy greens a week can help keep your brain in top shape. This dish features the Test Kitchen’s current go-to method for doctoring a can of chickpeas: spice them up and roast until crispy.

Green Veggie Bowl with Chicken & Lemon-Tahini Dressing

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Green Veggie Bowl with Chicken & Lemon-Tahini Dressing

For this healthy 30-minute dinner, treat your veggies like pasta and cook until al dente, or just done. If you have a little extra time, double or triple the lemon-tahini dressing and use it to quickly dress a salad or as a sauce for steak or shrimp.

Trapanese Pesto Pasta & Zoodles with Salmon

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Trapanese Pesto Pasta & Zoodles with Salmon

Trapanese pesto is the Sicilian version of the sauce that uses tomatoes and almonds instead of pine nuts. This savory pesto sauce coats low-carb zucchini noodles and heart-healthy seared salmon to create an absolutely delicious pasta dinner.

3-Ingredient Dinners for a Simple, Healthy Night

You only need a few ingredients on hand (not counting basics like oil, salt and pepper) to whip up one of these deliciously simple recipes. From cheesy pasta and fresh salads to savory hash and crunchy tostadas, these dinners are perfect for enjoying at the end of a busy day. Recipes like our 3-Ingredient Sweet Potato & Brussels Sprout Hash with Chicken Sausage and 3-Ingredient Goat Cheese Pasta with Broccoli prove that an easy recipe can still be unbelievably tasty.

3-Ingredient Chicken Tabbouleh Bowls

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3-Ingredient Chicken Tabbouleh Bowls

This almost-instant grain bowl makes the most of the prepared-foods section at your grocery store. Toss together a ready-made salad with proteins for a healthy, quick dinner.

3-Ingredient Teriyaki Edamame Sauté

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3-Ingredient Teriyaki Edamame Sauté

Whip up this high-fiber, plant-based stir-fry for a quick and convenient dinner. Look for bottled teriyaki sauce labeled less sodium or reduced sodium to cut back on the salt without sacrificing flavor.

3-Ingredient Tortellini with Sausage & Kale

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3-Ingredient Tortellini with Sausage & Kale

Precooked chicken sausage is a handy shortcut ingredient because it heats up quickly and adds lots of flavor without a lot of fuss. A roasted garlic variety pairs perfectly with cheese tortellini and sautéed leafy greens.

3-Ingredient White Bean & Pesto Risotto

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3-Ingredient White Bean & Pesto Risotto

Amp up the protein and flavor of a box of risotto by adding some roasted white beans and prepared pesto. You’ll be amazed how delicious it is when you combine these three easy ingredients!

3-Ingredient Refried Bean & Pico de Gallo Tostadas

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3-Ingredient Refried Bean & Pico de Gallo Tostadas

Making your own tostadas is easy. Use store-bought corn tortillas, brush them with olive oil and bake to crunchy perfection! Here we topped the tostada with refried beans and fresh pico de gallo for an easy 3-ingredient meal.

3-Ingredient Chicken Caesar Flatbread

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3-Ingredient Chicken Caesar Flatbread

A frozen cauliflower-based pizza crust becomes the crispy base for this no-fuss flatbread. Pick up a Caesar-style salad kit to save yourself the hassle of needing to buy lots of other ingredients (everything’s included in the kit!), and use rotisserie chicken breast to simplify prep even more.

3-Ingredient Green Goddess White Bean Salad

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3-Ingredient Green Goddess White Bean Salad

Bagged salad and slaw blends are great shortcut ingredients for adding variety without needing to wash and chop lots of different vegetables. Toss a kale-and-broccoli slaw mix with canned white beans and yogurt-based green goddess dressing for a crunchy main-dish salad in minutes.

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