22 Healthy Dinner Recipes
Sunday Dinner Stew
You couldn't ask for a simpler dinner than this! Just four ingredients and only 300 calories per serving.
Baked Ratatouille Sausage Penne
What's the secret to keeping this pasta casserole as healthy as it is cozy? Lean turkey sausage, whole wheat pasta and just a sprinkling of cheese.
Jerk Pork Wraps with Lime Mayo
Prepare pork shoulder in the slow cooker, then whip up dinner in a flash. The Lime Mayo topping uses fat-free mayo, so it doesn't add heaps of fat or calories.
Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken
Think this is loaded in fat and calories? Think again! Herb bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese make the coating on this oven-baked dish extra tasty.
Five-Spice Beef Kabobs
These kabobs use lean flank steak or boneless sirloin, and the sauce is made with healthy yogurt.
Chicken Enchilada Casserole
By cutting the sour cream and adding black beans, we lowered the fat and boosted the protein and fiber in this healthy twist on a Mexican-restaurant standard.
Nervous to cook fish? Don't be. This recipe is a cinch to make, and you'll get all those healthy omega-3 fatty acids from the salmon.
Chicken Breasts with Red Pepper Sauce
This unusual and tasty sauce gets its color from steamed, pureed red sweet peppers. Green beans, whole wheat pasta and lean chicken breast make it a hearty, nutrition-packed meal.
Sesame Orange Beef
This Asian-style stir-fry is loaded with sweet, orange-y flavor and can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.
Load up on antioxidants with this colorful, berry-delicious salad!
Spinach, Turkey and Wild Rice Soup
Spinach and wild rice give a nutritional boost to traditional turkey and rice soup that simmers in your slow cooker. Use low-sodium condensed chicken soup and broth to make it even healthier.
Curried Couscous with Vegetables
We used a preseasoned curry-flavor couscous mix so this slow-cooker vegetarian supper has only six ingredients. If you prefer a heartier meal, grill chicken breast to eat with the couscous or stir in a drained can of chickpeas for protein.
Lynn's Best Herb and Garlic Pork
Pair thin slices of this herb-rubbed lean pork top loin roast with steamed veggies or roast potatoes for a nutritious Sunday supper.
Slow-Cooker Three-Bean Chili
This calico stew of fiber- and protein-packed beans is easy to make in your slow cooker, where it simmers with chocolate syrup and Cajun seasoning. Because it only has 1 gram of fat per serving, you can feel safe adding a small sprinkle of cheese or dollop of low-fat sour cream as a garnish without blowing your diet.
Grilled Chicken and Garden Veggie Penne with Oven-Roasted Tomatoes
Heaps of vegetables and healthy chicken breast make this a flavorful and low-fat choice for summer (or any time you get your hands on nice veggies). For extra nutrition, use whole wheat pasta.
Trendy kale is a nutritional powerhouse and much heartier than regular lettuce. This salad has lots of colorful veggies and a zesty Asian dressing. Pair it with a whole wheat roll for a satisfying light supper.
Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad with Walnut Pesto
This lower-calorie pasta salad features roasted vegetables, whole wheat penne pasta and homemade pesto. To turn it into a main dish, stir in a can of rinsed and drained white beans or add chunks of grilled chicken.
Chicken Taco Casserole
Sweet pepper and spinach bring lots of vitamins A and C to this Tex-Mex layered meal-in-a-dish.
Lentils are an affordable and super-healthy protein source, and brown rice adds even more fiber. Don't skip the cider vinegar; it really brightens the flavors of the soup.
Portobello mushrooms give a meaty texture to this slow-cooker spin on the classic supper dish.
Marinated Lime Shrimp
We created this dish as an appetizer, but it works great as a salad topper, too. Marinate cooked shrimp a couple hours before dinner, then drain and serve over lettuce with peppers, cucumber or whatever veggies you have on hand. Add tortilla strips for a crunchy finishing touch.
Italian Pasta Salad
A simple red wine vinegar dressing makes this pasta salad side dish lower in fat and calories than most deli pasta salads.