40+ Healthy Dinner Ideas That Taste Good!

Collage of healthy dinner recipes that taste good

Looking for some healthy dinner ideas to add to your recipe book and shake things up at mealtime?  Here you’ll find over 40 healthy dinner ideas that taste good, are easy to make and use simple pantry staples that are easy to find or that you likely already have.

Close up of a steak fajita on a white plate

Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas
Cut up everything the night before and then throw it all on a baking sheet and in less than 15 minutes dinner is served. Dinner as easy to clean up as it is to make!
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On overhead shot of a white platter of grilled pork chops decorated with grilled lemons and fresh basil leaves

Lemon Basil Freezer Meal Pork Chops
With only a handful of ingredients, this recipe comes together quickly and can be eaten the same day or separated into freezer meals for the busy weeks ahead.
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Whole Roasted Chicken with Dijon Herb Butter in a white serving bowl

Whole Roasted Chicken with Dijon Herb Butter
Whole Roasted Chicken with Dijon Herb Butter is moist and fragrant using fresh herbs, lemon and butter to make a simple weeknight dinner extraordinary!
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Falafals in a pita surrounded by vegetables on a blue background

Lazy Falafal - Vegan & Gluten-Free
This Lazy Falafel is super easy to make, will take up less than 30 minutes of your time, and tastes every bit as delicious as the traditional version! Vegan and gluten-free.
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Bowl of Greek inspired cold pasta salad on a white table near a pile of feta and garlic

Greek Pasta Salad Recipe
Cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, kalamata olives, fusilli pasta and feta tossed in a creamy Greek dressing. A flavourful Greek Pasta Salad Recipe made with simple pantry staples!
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Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup
This truly is an easy Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup that is made in one pot and done in under 30 minutes. A hearty combination of spices combined with sweet corn and crunchy tortilla chips.
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Large pan of a one pot chicken burrito recipe decorated with red peppers and lime wedges

One Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls
This One Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls Recipe is a quick & easy one pot Mexican meal that feeds a crowd.
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A plate of my Baja Fish Tacos Recipe alongside a blue napkin and avocado

Baja Fish Tacos with Mexican Lime Crema
Flaky white fished baked to perfection with a combination of Baja inspired spices then topped with fresh pico de gallo, avocado and Mexican lime crema.
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Pan seared brussel sprouts and bacon in a white bowl over a blue napkin

Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
Brussel Sprouts pan-roasted with bacon and leeks is a hearty side dish that is packed with flavour and perfect with beef, chicken, turkey or pork.
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Cheesy Baked Spaghetti square in a white bowl with some sprinkled parsley

Cheesy Baked Spaghetti
This Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Recipe is easy enough for weekdays and dressy enough for company. It serves 8 people and costs just $13.74 to make!
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Close up of a bowl of leek & potato soup in a wide brimmed white bowl

Irish Potato Leek Soup
An easy to make Leek and Potato Soup Recipe that is comfort food at it’s finest! Russet potatoes, fragrant leeks and fresh herbs simmered and then blended until smooth to create a hearty soup with a velvety texture. A traditional Irish dish to serve lunch or dinner.
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Honey Grilled Chicken Thighs on a wood plate with some corn on the cob

Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs
This Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs Recipe is the perfect balance between sweet and spicy and is super quick to make. Serve with Cole Slaw and some Corn on the cob and you are all set.
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Wok filled with a pork stir fry featuring lots of bok choy with a wooden spoon

Chinese Pork Stir Fry with Broccoli
Chinese Pork Stir Fry with Broccoli is simple to make, healthy and yummy! It’s an easy skillet dish that’s done in 20 minutes from prep time.
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Cooked Rapini in a white bowl with some Italian meatballs nearby

Sauteed Rapini (Broccoli Rabe)
A simple Sautéed Rapini Recipe or Broccoli Rabe Recipe made with just a few simple ingredients you are sure to have in your home any day of the week. Olive oil, garlic, Italian Seasoning and some chili peppers if you like things a little spicy.
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Thanksgiving turkey on a white platter surrounded by fall decorations and lemon thyme garnish

Oven Roasted Turkey Made Simply
A simple Oven Roasted Turkey Recipe seasoned with fresh herbs, garlic and lemon and baked till golden brown. Crispy on the outside, juicy and full of flavour throughout.
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Spanish beans and tomatoes in a large paella pan on on a table

Spanish Beans with Tomatoes
These Spanish beans with tomatoes and smokey sweet spices are so easy to make in one pot in less than 20 minutes with just 7 ingredients. including canned beans and canned tomatoes. If you don't have fresh spinach, just leave it out or use frozen or canned.
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Overhead shot of a basket of spicy hot wings with a beer and some dip beside

Spicy Oven Baked Chicken Wings
Call the firetrucks because these Spicy Oven Baked Chicken Wings are on fire! Seasoned with fiery spice and buffalo wing sauce and then baked to perfection.
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Brussel sprout salad in a glass bowl with some wooden spoons

Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad
A Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad made with apples, cranberries, walnuts and an orange vinaigrette. A delicious and hearty salad that pairs great with turkey, chicken, pork or fish.
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Spoon full of hamburger casserole

Hamburger Casserole
This Hamburger Casserole makes an easy dinner that the whole family will love! Just throw a few simple ingredients together like, ground beef, cheese, and veggies for a quick weeknight meal!
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A large piece of baked salmon with dill and green beans on a grey plate.

Oven Baked Salmon Recipe
This oven-baked salmon recipe is so flaky and tender it will literally melt in your mouth! Makes enough for a whole family and dinner is ready to hit the table in 30 minutes. East to make with only 3-ingredients you likely have right in your kitchen.
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Overhead shot of a big wooden bowl of zesty quinoa salad on a white background with some dressing on the side.

Simple Quinoa Salad
This Easy Quinoa Salad takes about 20 minutes total to make and is large enough for several meals. The dressing is a little tangy with just the right amount of sweetness for a great side year round.
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Sheet pan of chicken drumb sticks and veggies

One Pan Chicken & Veggies Bake
Super easy chicken recipe that’s packed with broccoli and bell peppers to help boost our immune system! Simply place everything on a sheet pan, season and bake.
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Pic of cilantro lime a fire roasted vegetables recipe in a BBQ grill basket

Cilantro Lime Fire Roasted Vegetables
Fire Roasted Vegetables done on the BBQ and then drizzled with a tangy cilantro lime dressing.
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Cuban Style Pork Tenderloin
A Cuban Style Baked Pork Tenderloin marinated in citrus, olive oil, cilantro and mint to create a tender and lively dinner favourite.
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Peas with pasta on a white plate sprinkled with cheese.

Pasta with Peas
Pasta with peas is a tasty 1-pot 10 minute midweek dinner that’s bursting with fresh taste! It’s a delicious, hearty and family friendly Italian dish (pasta e piselli). Plus it’s so easy with dried pasta, pesto and frozen peas.
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Overhead pic of red lentil soup in a greed bowl decorated with chili flake and yogurt

Lebanese Style Red Lentil Soup
A simple protein-packed soup made in just over 30 minutes that is sure to become a weeknight favourite!
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Overhead shot of Asian Cucumber Salad

Asian Cucumber Salad
Crispy sliced cucumbers in an Asian inspired vinaigrette that is so simple to prepare you will likely want to make this all the time as a quick alternative to a side salad.
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Meet ball soup in a white bowl with lime wedges and parsley

Sopa de Albondigas – Healthy Meatball Soup
This hearty meatball soup — sopa de albóndigas — is popular as a midday meal in Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador and with everyone who tastes it! Made with lean ground beef and fresh vegetables in a beefy broth, this satisfying one-pot meal is an easy-to-make, economical comfort food that’s both healthy and delicious!
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Overhead shot of a bowl of chili on a wood table garnished with avocado, sour cream with some shredded cheese nearby

Easy Crockpot Chili
Easy Crockpot Chili – there is nothing better than a bowl on a chilly winter or fall day. But this family favourite is perfect all year long. Hearty, spicy, filling
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Overhead shot of German Potato Salad in a rectangular grey dish on a light grey table with some sliced hard boiled eggs and green onions

Dairy-Free German Potato Salad
A German Potato Salad Recipe that’s creamy and tangy without the use of any dairy. This recipe is easy to whip up and makes enough to bring to a party or to have as a side dish throughout the week.
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Bowl of mushroom stew with mashed potatoes on a white table with a spoon

Mushroom Stew
This mushroom stew is a hearty, family-friendly, easy, one-pot meal that is ready in less than 30 minutes. You can eat it all year round and it goes well with pasta, quinoa, rice or mashed potatoes. This recipe is vegan, low-fat, and can be made gluten-free.
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Overhead shot of tomato sauce in pot

Nonni's Easy Homemade Ragu
Easy homemade Ragu Sauce – meaty and full of flavour just like Nonna makes! Makes lots so you can freeze and store for pasta another night!
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Bowl of crunchy chinese chicken salad with chopsticks beside a Chinese teapot

Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad
A colourful Asian inspired salad with crunch. Loaded with carrots, red cabbage, green onion and mandarin oranges then topped with spicy sesame vinaigrette. Great for lunch or dinner!
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Chickpea and potato curry in a white bowl with some rice.

Caribbean Chickpea and Potato Curry
Caribbean chickpea and potato curry or chana aloo masala is a healthy vegan curry typically served over rice. It’s a family-friendly recipe, so easy to make, and ready in under half an hour!
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Overhead picture of a baking sheet for baked sweet potatoes

Seasoned Baked Sweet Potatoes
Baked sweet potatoes seasoned with cumin and garlic are a simple and delicious side dish perfect for any weeknight meal.
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An overhead shot of a bowl of turkey chili

Easy Healthy Turkey Chili
A healthy turkey chili recipe that is as easy to make as it is delicious. A meal full of lean proteins and veggies the whole family will love and done in one pot and under
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Large pan of red rice and beans on a table

Red Rice and Beans
This is THE ONLY Rice and Beans recipe you’ll ever need! Made with simple ingredients, this dish is filling and very tasty.
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Close up of a Baked Firttata Recipe in a cast iron skillet

Baked Spinach, Dill & Feta Frittata
A light and creamy baked frittata made with spinach, feta cheese and dill. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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A bowl of Mexican Bean salad filled with a mix of chopped fresh veggies and mixed beans and topped with a fresh sprig of cilantro.

Mexican Bean Salad
This Mexican Bean Salad is loaded with chopped fresh veggies, spices, cilantro, and a little honey and heat to add a punch of flavour to this hearty side dish.
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Large glass dish filled with vegan shepards pie made with lentil.

Spicy Lentil Vegetarian Shepherds Pie
A simple vegetarian shepherds pie made with spicy lentils and a creamy mashed potato topping.
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Close up of a bowl of pureed parsnips

Parsnip Puree
Sweet, creamy with a bit of nuttiness. Parsnip Puree is an easy side dish that goes perfect with roast turkey, pork and beef.
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Close up of a hamburger

The Best Burger Recipe Ever
The best burger recipe ever hands down! Juicy, full of flavour and 100% gluten-free. Made with lean beef, pork, feta cheese and the perfect combination of spices.
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  1. I think I will never need to look for another dinner idea again lol You’ve got them all here! 🙂

  2. All these recipes are making my mouth water! Looks so yummy and healthy. I can’t wait to try these! Thank you!

  3. These all look amazing! Thank you for all this inspiration. We have been feeling like we are in a dinner rut, and this list is exactly what we needed. Can’t wait to dive in and make these!

  4. So many mouthwatering recipes in one spot! Thanks for this yummy resource! Now do I start with the mushroom stew or the easy crockpot chili… decisions, decisions!

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