Skip the takeout at the end of a long day and treat your body, and taste buds, to one last wholesome meal. It's easy to order out, but those heavy meals often leave us feeling less than satisfied!
We're bringing you 22 easy and simple, healthy dinner recipes you and your family will love. Ready in under an hour and made with simple ingredients you know and love, these recipes are perfect for when you can't be bothered to think of a dinner creation yourself and just want to enjoy a tested and approved recipe.
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1. Healthier Broccoli Chicken Casserole
Tender pasta, chicken and broccoli all mixed together and topped with the creamiest cheddar mushroom sauce. This dish is filled with quality ingredients and requires just 15 minutes to prep.
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2. Honey Lemon Garlic Salmon
This is our definition of a quick meal that hits the spot and features real, whole food ingredients. Healthy fats from the salmon combined with complex carbs from pasta make this a perfectly balanced dish.
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3. Stir Fry Noodles
Feeling takeout, but not feeling the bloating and heaviness that comes with it? Make this healthy stir fry noodle instead! We love making this recipe because it's loaded with colorful veggies, hearty noodles, and is so delicious.
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4. Turkey Stuffed Peppers
Nothing hits the spot quite like stuffed bell peppers. What better vessel to serve up cheesy turkey goodness than a warm and sweet bell pepper?! Full of turkey, brown rice, salsa, cheese and extra veggies, this wholesome recipe is a no brainer.
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5. Macadamia Coconut Crusted Salmon
Perfectly crispy and flaky salmon crusted with unsweetened coconut and macadamia nuts, plus a spritz of lemon juice for a refreshing citrus pop. It's grain-free, paleo, Whole30-approved, and the perfect meal for everyone to enjoy!
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6. Healthy Zucchini Pizza Casserole
Casseroles are one of our go-to recipes because they require minimal prep, throw it in the oven, and you're ready to devour! This recipe requires just 5 minutes for prep and includes ingredients such as zucchini, spices, and a zesty meat sauce as the final topping.
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7. Spaghetti Squash Taco Bake
A low-carb, but healthy alternative to traditional spaghetti, spaghetti squash! This bake is loaded with lean ground turkey, veggies, salsa and cheese. This dish transforms from ingredients to table-ready in just 45 minutes.
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8. One-Pan Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki
We love one-pan meals for loaded meals with minimal clean-up. This recipe is chock-full of hearty veggies like bell pepper and broccoli, fruity pineapple, and lean, flavorful turkey. This recipe is great to make in large quantities for meal prep!
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9. Greek Meatballs and Orzo Skillet
Take a trip to the Mediterranean with this Greek skillet dish. Tender and flavorful Greek meatballs made with ground turkey and refreshing spices, paired with a zesty orzo medley that will leave you feeling light and satisfied.
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10. Cheesy Chicken Taquitos with Avocado Salsa
Who doesn't love a cheesy chicken taquito every once in a while? Crunchy on the outside, warm and gooey on the inside! These taquitos can be whipped up in no time and when topped with a decadent avocado salsa, make this recipe perfection.
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11. Blackened Shrimp and Asparagus Skillet
Crispy, citrus blackened shrimp are what's for dinner tonight. This recipe is perfectly balanced with protein-rich shrimp and colorful asparagus to keep your taste buds on edge and your stomach happy and full.
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12. Vegan Falafel Burger with Avocado Sauce
If you're looking to experiment with #meatlessmonday, then look no further than this vegan falafel burger! A falafel burger made with chickpeas and refreshing spices, topped with fresh veggies, a dreamy avocado sauce, and finally finished with a fluffy pretzel bun.
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13. BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Why use a bowl when you can use a warm, tender sweet potato?! These delicious loaded sweet potatoes feature juicy BBQ chicken and fresh chopped onion, cilantro and jalapenos for a spicy kick.
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14. Paleo Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders
Tender crusted chicken tenders just how you like, but make 'em grain-free and good for ya. We got creative with our deliciously versatile hot cereals and created these lightly coated chicken tenders best paired with an easy homemade honey mustard sauce that's to die for!
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15. Black Bean Burrito Bowl
A loaded bowl of fiber-filled beans and veggies, what could be better? What you see is what you get with this bowl, hearty corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, tender beans, shredded greens, and rice or cauli rice. It's a win-win recipe however you choose to dress it up!
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16. Rotisserie Chicken Summer Rolls
Refreshing spring rolls filled with veggies will have your taste buds excited and leave your tummy satisfied. Crispy, crunchy and fresh chopped veggies wrapped up tight in a sheet of rice paper make these the perfect easy and balanced meal.
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17. 20 Minute Skillet Sausage & Zucchini
Dinner in just 20 minutes? Yes please! This is the perfect simple and wholesome dinner featuring crispy sausage and tender veggies like zucchini and bell peppers. Pair with some cauli rice and a drizzle of your favorite dressing for the perfect finish.
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18. Easy Steak Flatbread Pizza with Gorgonzola Sauce
If you're looking to embark on a culinary adventure, then this steak flatbread with gorgonzola sauce is exactly what you need. This creative and delicious meal features simple ingredients with explosive flavor.
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19. Creamy Chipotle Shrimp
Mouth-watering, tender shrimp swimming in an addicting creamy chipotle sauce. Whip this dish up in just 30 minutes and use as meal prep to enjoy long after your first meal. Though this recipe calls for dairy, you can use coconut milk for a creamy dairy-free version.
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20. Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole
Another #meatlessmonday recipe you'll fall in love with, this quick and simple enchilada casserole made with beans and loads of delicious layers! Layered black beans, sweet potato, salsa, tomatoes and corn tortillas make this the perfect filling and delicious meal.
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21. Easy Skillet Lasagna
Delicious, messy layers of thick lasagna noodles, tender ground beef, veggies, and cheese layer make this dish an easy Italian go-to meal. You can't go wrong with a skillet meal; throw it into a bowl with extra greens and veggies for a complete and filling meal.
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22. Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
Tender, buttery chicken made in just one pot for the win! Paired with crunchy greens, spicy radishes, and a dollop of sour cream all atop a warm corn tortilla make for a perfectly light and balanced meal that will never get old.