There are many reasons to choose healthy recipes for dinner. Some people may want to lose weight, others may want to improve their overall health, and still others ,may just want to enjoy delicious, nutritious meals. 

Whatever the reason, healthy recipes for dinner can be beneficial for everyone. Not only do they provide the nutrients our bodies need, but they can also help us control our weight, reduce our risk of chronic diseases, and improve our overall health.

When choosing healthy recipes for dinner, it’s important to select ones that are low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. You should also choose recipes that are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. And, of course, the recipes should be delicious and can be the best food for a tone body.

Healthy Dinner

Here are some of our favorite healthy recipes for dinner

Chipotle Chicken Fajitas - Recipe

Chipotle Chicken Fajitas

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To make this dish even healthier, we recommend using whole-wheat tortillas and topping the fajitas with avocado or Greek yogurt

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 4 whole-wheat tortillas
  • Optional toppings: avocado, Greek yogurt, cilantro

Instructions

  • In a large resealable bag, combine the chicken, adobo sauce, chili powder, garlic powder, and lime juice.
  • Marinate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 12 hours.
  • Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  • Grill the chicken, onion, and peppers until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are slightly charred.
  • Wrap the chicken and vegetables in the tortillas, and top with avocado, Greek yogurt, and cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition facts

  • Serving size: 1 fajita
  • Calories: 350
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated fat: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 80 mg
  • Sodium: 440 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Fiber: 8 g
  • Protein: 32 g

Roasted Chicken and Potato With Kale Salad - Recipe

Roasted Chicken and Potato With Kale Salad

This dish is perfect for a dinner meal! The roasted chicken and potatoes are hearty and filling, while the kale provides a nice dose of vitamins and minerals. The white balsamic vinegar gives the salad a tart and tangy flavor that compliments the other ingredients perfectly. If you're looking for a satisfying and nutritious meal, look no further than this roasted chicken and potato salad with kale!

Ingredients

  • 1 roasted chicken, cooled and shredded
  • 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, diced
  • 1 bunch kale, stemmed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • In a large bowl, combine shredded chicken, potatoes, kale, red onion, white balsamic vinegar, and olive oil.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Transfer the mixture to a baking dish.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until heated through.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition facts

  • Calories: 674
  • Fat: 38 g
  • Saturated fat: 8 g
  • Cholesterol: 142 mg
  • Sodium: 402 mg
  • Potassium: 1648 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 39 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Protein: 45 g
  • Vitamin A: 51.4%
  • Vitamin C: 133.3%
  • Calcium: 14.7%
  • Iron: 32%

Fish Chowder Sheet Pan Bake

Fish Chowder Sheet Pan Bake

The fish chowder sheet pan bake is a delicious and easy way to get a healthy meal on the table. This dish is packed with nutrients and flavor, and it is sure to become a family favorite. Serve this chowder with a side of crusty bread for a complete dinner meal. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. diced potatoes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 cups corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 lb. fish fillets (cod, haddock, or halibut), cut into
  • 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • In a large bowl, combine potatoes, onion, celery, corn, fish fillets, flour, Old Bay seasoning, salt, and black pepper.
  • Pour into a greased 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Drizzle with melted butter. Pour milk over top.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the fish is cooked through and the potatoes are tender.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition facts

  • Calories: 261
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated fat: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 71 mg
  • Sodium: 443 mg
  • Potassium: 755 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 22.5 g
  • Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Sugar: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 16 g
  • Vitamin A: 7.4 IU
  • Vitamin C: 17.3 mg
  • Calcium: 105 mg
  • Iron: 1.7 mg

Curry Chicken Soup

Curry Chicken Soup

This curry chicken soup is a quick and easy way to get your fix of Indian flavors. It's packed with chicken, vegetables, and flavor, and it's healthy and delicious. Serve it with some naan bread or rice for a complete meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 large potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add curry powder and cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir in chicken stock and bring to a boil.
  • Add chicken and cook until cooked through about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in coconut milk and lime juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve hot, garnished with cilantro and lime wedges, if desired.

Nutrition facts

  • Serving size: 1 bowl (about 12 ounces)
  • Calories: 290
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 7 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23 g
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 27 g
  • Cholesterol: 73 mg
  • Sodium: 746 mg
  • Potassium: 1,033 mg
  • Vitamin A: 104% DV
  • Vitamin C: 50% DV
  • Calcium: 6% DV
  • Iron: 16% DV

Chickpea Pizza Burgers

Chickpea Pizza Burgers

These chickpea pizza burgers are a fun and easy way to enjoy a delicious meatless meal! Packed with flavor, they're sure to become a new favorite!

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced red pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a baking sheet and set it aside.
  • In a large bowl, mash the chickpeas with a fork or potato masher.
  • Add the onion, red pepper, garlic, oregano, basil, salt, and black pepper to the bowl and mix well.
  • Add the bread crumbs and egg and mix until everything is well combined.
  • Form the mixture into 4 patties and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Spread the tomato sauce over the top of each patty and sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve on hamburger buns and enjoy!

Notes

  • If you find that the mixture is too wet and difficult to form into patties, you can add more bread crumbs until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • You can also use any type of shredded cheese that you like. Cheddar, Swiss, and provolone would all be delicious!
  • Leftover burgers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

Nutrition facts

  • Serving size: 1 burger
  • Calories: 260
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 4 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37 g
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Cholesterol: 54 mg
  • Sodium: 620 mg