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35 Healthy Easy Dinner Recipes

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These delicious, healthy, and easy dinner recipes are great for busy weeknights when you want an easy meal. 

Sometimes, you want a nice hearty meal, but other nights, when you're feeling snacky or want something light and simple, these recipes are perfect.

We've got ideas for vegetarian meals, salads as main meals, and easy chicken and seafood recipes. Keep these recipes on hand when you want to whip something healthy together quickly. 

Most of these recipes can be made in under 30 minutes! There are a few recipes with a bit longer cooking times, but those can all be prepped in 20 minutes or less. So, the time is hands-off time. 

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Tips for Healthy Easy Dinners

  • Spend 10 minutes a week planning your meals before doing your grocery shopping. This always makes the week easier. 
  • Always have a backup plan. If you know you're having a busy week, prep as much as you can in advance. You can also buy things at the store that you can easily add to quick meals, like rotisserie chicken, precooked meats, or precut vegetables. 
  • Prepare meats, such as ground turkey, ground beef, or chicken breast, to have on hand ahead of time. 
  • Spend an hour chopping vegetables before the start of the week. Things like onions, carrots, celery, and bell peppers hold up especially well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. 
  • Seafood cooks up quickly, generally in under 10 minutes. Having your favorite seafood on hand can help you whip up delicious seafood recipes fast on busy nights.

Dinners Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

These recipes can all be made from start to finish in 30 minutes or less, making them great for the typically busy weeknight. 

Baked Lemon Salmon Recipe 

This garlic butter lemon salmon is so tasty and made with 5 simple ingredients. It's a healthy pescatarian recipe that's easy to make on a weeknight. Pair this salmon with some brown rice and a simple salad for a complete, healthy meal.

Baked lemon salmon in foil.

Thai Green Curry Meatballs 

If you like fresh flavors like ginger, coconut milk, and Thai curry you're going to love these meatballs over a bowl of rice. The meatballs get browned and then finished in a creamy coconut milk sauce for a perfectly Thai-flavored bowl of deliciousness.

Thai green curry meatballs in a bowl with a fork.

Mediterranean Salmon Salad

Tender salmon combines with crisp Romaine lettuce, juicy tomatoes and cucumbers, and much more for a delicious Mediterranean salmon salad recipe.

A large platter of salmon salad.

Chickpea Stew Recipe

This stew is one of those healthy recipes that takes less than 15 minutes to prep, and you can find all the ingredients at your local grocery store. It's a wonderful stew that is flavorful without a lot of cooking time. Start to finish, this meal is ready in 30 minutes. 

Chickpea stew in a large dutch oven with a ladle.

Watermelon Poke Bowl

These watermelon poke bowls are easy and refreshing! Though not a traditional poke recipe, it's vegan and super tasty with a spicy mayo dressing for a meal that's bursting with flavor.

A closeup shot of a bowl of watermelon poke.

Coconut Crusted Tilapia 

This coconut crusted tilapia recipe is richly flavorful and wonderfully spiced. You can make this recipe with any white fish fillet, but we chose tilapia because it's abundant and reasonably priced. Serve this tilapia with a bowl of leafy greens and have a delicious complete meal, ready in less than 30 minutes. 

Coconut crusted tilapia next to broccolini on a white plate.

Chickpea Spinach Curry

Made with multiple spices, including the spice blend garam masala, chickpeas and tons of fresh spinach, this flavorful dish is ready in under 30 minutes. It's the perfect healthy dinner idea for on-the-go weeknights. 

Chickpea spinach curry with rice in a bowl with a spoon.

Poached Sea Bass Recipe

This poached sea bass recipe will be one of your favorite seafood meals! It's full of flavor - the delicate fish, the briny olives, the aromatic wine, and the fresh herbs all combine to make this an amazing meal.

Sea bass with olives, tomatoes, and parsley.

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

This Mediterranean chicken salad is everything you need in an easy, quick weeknight meal. It's full of delicious flavors - artichokes, bell peppers, white beans, chickpeas - it has everything you need for healthy eating in a hurry.

A closeup shot of a bowl of Mediterranean chicken salad.

Sheet Pan Salmon Recipe

If you're a fan of sheet pan dinners, this one's for you. This sheet pan salmon with haricots verts and radishes and a mustardy dressing is an easy weeknight meal, ready in under 30 minutes with super easy clean up. 

Salmon, green beans, and radishes on a sheet pan.

Savoy Cabbage Salad

This chopped savoy cabbage salad is bursting with flavor! The variety of flavors in this salad are stunning. The ginger dressing is the perfect complement to the subtle veggie flavors.

A savoy cabbage salad recipe in a metal bowl with a spatula.

Asparagus Radish Farro Salad

This delightful spring farro salad has roasted asparagus, broccolini, and radishes. It's absolutely bursting with flavor.

Pan-Seared Halibut with Capers and Dill

This delicious pan-seared halibut is topped with a lemon butter sauce, dill, and capers. The briny, bold flavors pair incredibly well with the fish.

Pan seared halibut with dill, capers, and lemon on a white plate with a fork.

Teriyaki Glazed Salmon Recipe 

This teriyaki salmon is a delicious way to make salmon. Teriyaki is a wonderful, tangy sauce with complex flavors that combine sweet, savory, and salty. Pan frying the salmon allows it to cook slowly so it's tender and juicy. 

Four teriyaki glazed salmon fillets in a large frying pan.

Dinners Ready in 20 Minutes or Less

These recipes can all be prepared in 20 minutes or less, making these meals especially helpful for late, busy nights. 

Miso Ramen Recipe

This easy recipe takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish. It has layers of flavor thanks to the stock, two types of miso, and toasted sesame oil. It's a vegetarian meal as prepared, but you can add your favorite lean protein to make it a more hearty meal. 

Vegetarian miso ramen in a black bowl.

Black Bean Salad

This salad combines the flavor of black beans, bell pepper, jalapeno, and seasonings to make a crunchy and delicious salad in about 15 minutes. Top it with your favorite meat or shrimp, and it's a complete meal.  

A black bean salad with bell peppers in a glass bowl.

Easy Oven Baked Shrimp Recipe

If you're looking for an easy but succulent shrimp recipe, you're going to love this easy weeknight dinner. The shrimp is cooked in both butter and olive oil, giving it great flavor. And with only 16 minutes to make, start to finish, you'll want this dish in your regular rotation. 

An overhead shot of a baking dish with baked shrimp, topped with parsley, and lemon slices.

Udon Noodle Soup with Mushrooms and Bok Choy

Udon noodle soup is a wonderful, cozy meal made with healthy ingredients. It's perfect for a night when you want a warm, brothy bowl that's fast.

Cherry Tomato Pasta

This delicious pasta is a family favorite with loads of flavor. The burst of tomatoes are like little pockets of joy in each bite. The parmesan cheese and fresh herbs tie the dish together, making this pasta a great option for dinner tonight!

Cherry tomato pasta with parmesan and basil in a white bowl.

Ground Pork Stir Fry

Ground pork stir fry is so savory, and the combination of aromatics with the stir fry sauce - made up of soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and chili oil - is very satisfying. The whole family will love this meal. 

Ground pork stir fry with rice in a white bowl, next to a blue and white napkin.

Grilled Cod in Foil

Grilled cod in foil is topped with a lemon butter sauce that pairs perfectly with the mild flavor of the cod. Cooking this delicious dinner on the grill and inside foil is an easy way to get out of heavy kitchen clean up at the end of the night. 

Grilled cod in foil on a marble backdrop.

Crispy Baked Haddock

Delicious crispy baked haddock is a tasty meal that's ready in minutes! The panko and parmesan crust on this fish is perfection.

A baked haddock fillet next to zucchini on a white plate.

Blackened Tilapia 

This spicy blackened tilapia recipe is ready in minutes! The seasoning and sautéing of this dish combine to make a delicious, tender fish.

An overhead shot of a plate with tilapia, rice, limes, and a fork.

Shrimp Summer Rolls

These tasty shrimp summer rolls are made with crunchy cucumber, rice vermicelli noodles, and lots of fresh herbs. They're paired with the best peanut sauce that includes a nice serving of sesame seeds. The rolls are fun to make and absolutely delicious.

Four shrimp summer rolls on a white plate next to a bowl of soy peanut dipping sauce.

Chickpea Salad with Cucumber 

This easy chickpea cucumber and feta salad is ready in about 15 minutes! It's a great light meal for two, or pair it with an easy main dish meal on this list, and it's a side salad for four. 

Chickpea cucumber salad with feta and shallots in a large glass bowl.

Dinners With Less Than 20 Minutes of Prep Time

Some of these recipes have a bit longer cooking time, but they made the list because it's mostly hands-off time. These recipes can all be prepped in less than 20 minutes, with most only needing about 10 minutes of hands-on time. 

Thai Fish Curry

If you like Thai food and a little bit of heat, you're going to love this veggie-heavy recipe. It's ready in about 40 minutes but only needs 15 minutes of hands-on time. You'll love the bold and fresh flavors!

Fish curry with coconut milk served with rice and limes.

Roasted Tomato Soup

This delicious roasted tomato soup with basil and garlic is deeply flavorful. It's relatively simple to make and doesn't require much hands-on time (about 8 minutes!). It's the perfect spring soup on a cool evening.

Roasted tomato soup with basil in a bowl with a gold spoon.

Ground Turkey Chili

Ground turkey chili takes a bit of time to simmer together but only requires 10 minutes of prep time. It's one of the best easy, healthy dinner ideas when the weather is cool. The chili is cooked in a Dutch oven, but if you want to prep it in the morning, you can add it to a slow cooker to cook all day. 

A closeup shot of a bowl of turkey chili, topped with jalapeno and avocado.

Roasted Acorn Squash Soup 

Creamy acorn squash soup combines roasted acorn squash, onions, garlic, apple, spices, and herbs for a wonderfully hearty winter squash soup. With only 10 minutes of prep time, this simple recipe will give you a delicious meal with minimal effort. 

An overhead shot of a bowl of acorn squash soup with a cream drizzle, crumbled sage leaves, and a silver spoon.

Grilled Halibut

This halibut is perfectly grilled with a lovely citrus butter flavor that's hard to resist. Grilled fish has a mouthwatering flavor, and it's easy to make! If you love white fish recipes, you'll love this grilled halibut.

A fork taking a piece out of a grilled halibut fillet.

Turkish Chicken Kabobs

Chicken is marinated in yogurt and a rich spice blend in this recipe. Then it's grilled till they are succulent and lightly charred. These kabobs make a simple but fantastic main course with little prep time.

Grilled Turkish chicken kabobs on a white platter with sliced lemons.

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms 

These stuffed portobello mushrooms have so much flavor. Stuffed with onion, garlic, leeks, and spinach sauteed in olive oil and topped with mozzarella cheese and Panko breadcrumbs, the entire family will love this veggie-forward meal. 

Zucchini Noodles with Marinara

Zucchini spaghetti with zoodles and a delicious marinara sauce is a bright, fresh low carb meal! It's easy to make spiralized zucchini noodles and they taste great. The homemade marinara sauce is made with basic ingredients and these zoodles are a great way to enjoy pasta without the carbs. 

A bowl with zoodles and tomato sauce, topped with parmesan cheese.

Lemon Chicken Rice Soup

This lemon chicken rice soup recipe is perfect for when you want a cozy bowl of warm and hearty soup. While this soup is on the thicker side due to the rice and chicken, it's brightened up with the freshness of the lemon juice, leeks, carrots, and celery.

Lemon chicken rice soup in a white bowl.

Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs

These lemon pepper chicken thighs are a zesty and delicious weeknight meal. They're juicy and flavorful while still being really easy to make. You only need 5 minutes of prep time, making this an extra easy, healthy meal.

A baking dish with chicken thighs covered in lemon pepper seasoning.

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Yield: 4 servings

Healthy Easy Dinner - Pork & Bok Choy Stir Fry

A bok choy and ground pork stir fry in a large skillet.

Make one of our favorite healthy, easy dinner recipes - this ground pork and bok choy stir fry is ready in 20 minutes!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil (like canola or safflower)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch ginger, minced
  • 3 heads of baby bok choy, roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chili oil
  • 3 green onions, diced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the ground pork and break it up with a spoon or spatula. Cook the pork for 4 to 5 minutes or until browned. Remove from the skillet and set aside. 
  2. Heat the oil in the skillet, and add the diced onion once hot. Cook for 3 minutes, and then add the garlic and ginger. Sauté for 30 seconds, stirring continuously. 
  3. Add ground pork back to the skillet and add the chopped bok choy. Stir and let cook for 3 minutes. 
  4. Add in the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and chili oil. Stir and cook for 1 minute. 
  5. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the green onions. Top with the sesame seeds. 
  6. Serve immediately. 
  7. Optional - serve with a ½ cup of cooked rice with each serving, if desired. 

Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 424Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 769mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 32g
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