30 Healthy Dinner Recipes That Are Easy and Family-Friendly
Healthy Dinner Recipes
Sometimes it can be really difficult to find healthy dinner recipes that are also easy, convenient, and cheap to make. Until now! Today, we’re going to share with you 30 of our favorite family-friendly, quick healthy dinner ideas.
In this list, we’ve included 15 of our favorite healthy dinners, 5 delicious and healthy soup recipes, and 10 super convenient freezer meal ideas…that are also healthy! Enjoy!
This simple and delicious lemon pepper chicken can be prepped in just 20 minutes and then thrown in the slow cooker for an easy meal! The finished result is a tender and juicy chicken.
This is another easy one! Cook this flavorful pork roast in your slow cooker or Instant Pot and enjoy it with rice, potatoes, or a green salad. The roast is covered in a tasty honey parmesan gravy so keep that in mind when choosing a side dish!
Cooking a whole chicken in your slow cooker has a lot of benefits – it’s convenient, and you can enjoy part of it as dinner then use the leftover chicken in sandwiches, wraps, salad, and more! Learn how to cook a whole chicken in an Instant Pot too if you want an even quicker meal.
I don’t know about you, but I love lettuce wraps! This particular recipe uses pork but you can substitute it for ground turkey or something else if you’d like! Using ground turkey makes each serving cost only 1 Weight Watchers Freestyle point.
There’s a lot to love about this recipe. One, it tastes amazing: it’s spicy and the avocado cream sauce is fantastic. Two, it’s ready in less than 30 minutes! Doesn’t get much better than that!
6. Beef Kebabs
Grilling up some kebabs on a spring or summer day is a wonderful feeling, and I highly recommend adding these beef kebabs to your list of grill recipes! The kebabs are coated in a balsamic marinade that is FULL of flavor, and it makes the beef nice and tender.
7. Taco Bowl
I love having some oven-baked tacos on a taco Tuesday, but sometimes it’s nice to switch things up – that’s when this taco bowl recipe comes into play! This bowl is filled with flavorful and healthy ingredients.
Here’s another healthy chicken recipe that can be made in less than 30 minutes! The honey mustard glaze is simple but packed with flavor.
If you came here looking for seafood recipes, this is one of our faves! Takes 30 minutes or less to make, it’s not too expensive to make, and it tastes restaurant quality.
This is a low carb (great for keto), gluten-free recipe that is quick and easy to make and packed full of tasty ingredients. Just note that it’s a bit spicy if you put in too much Sriracha (as we did the first time we made it)!
This recipe isn’t as quick as some of the other healthy dinner ideas on this list (it takes about 50 minutes in total), but it’s still pretty easy! The prep time is 100% worth it too – the kebabs are delicious.
This is another one of those simple recipes that are quick and easy and great for regular meal rotation.
This stew is super filling but only clocks in at 2 Weight Watchers Points! Plus it only takes 10 minutes to prep!
It’s up to you what toppings you decide to put on your pizza (and whether they’re healthy or not), but this zucchini crust is a good starting point! It’s a healthy, keto-friendly, low carb, and gluten-free recipe.
This is another 30-minute meal and it’s a good one! It’s similar to our Mexican skillet dinner but it’s packed with turkey sausage, zucchini, green bell peppers, tomatoes, cauliflower, and more delicious and healthy ingredients.
Healthy Soup Dinners
Some of the best healthy dinners I’ve had have been when I just made a simple soup. Something about a warm bowl of refreshing ingredients just can’t be beaten! Here are our top 5 healthy soup recipes…
This vegetable soup is the perfect healthy soup to have when you’re feeling a bit under the weather, or if you just feel like something fresh.
This white chili chicken is loaded with protein and nutrients but with super low calories per serving! Also, it only takes about 5 minutes to prep!
This is a low-carb keto-friendly soup that is ready in less than 30 minutes with only 5 ingredients needed!
If you’ve ever had the Cafe Zupas Yucatan Chicken Tortilla Soup this copycat is pretty close to the real thing! Plus it’s super easy to make, taking only 10 minutes to prep.
Yes, another Cafe Zupas copycat and this is my favorite! It’s cheesy, creamy, super flavorful, and can be made at 5 Weight Watchers points per serving.
Healthy Freezer Meal Dinners
You all know how much we love freezer meal cooking around here. Being able to pull a healthy dinner out of the freezer and have it on the table super-quickly is quite an awesome feeling! Below are some of our top 10 favorite healthy freezer meals…
These mexi stuffed peppers are a party in your mouth! They’re filled with ground beef, taco seasoning, rice, green onions, black beans, frozen corn, shredded cheese, and whatever else you want to add!
If you enjoy chicken with a bit of sweetness, you’re going to love this honey sesame chicken. Tastes great on rice with a side of vegetables! (Try this delicious and healthy garlic broccoli.)
This recipe is in a similar style to the one above and it’s another one that’s great served over rice. Plus, it’s made with a delicious homemade teriyaki sauce and costs only 7 Weight Watchers Freestyle Points!
This is another slow cooker chicken recipe similar to the two above, but with a nice, sweet honey mustard flavor. Easy to make, easy to freeze, and super versatile.
25. Steak Fajitas
Fajitas are great because they’re highly customizable and easy to make. Perfect for a freezer meal! Feel free to substitute the steak for chicken if you’d like.
This recipe is nice and versatile which makes it a perfect freezer meal. Use it in tacos or quesadillas with your favorite toppings, add it to a salad, or serve it simply over rice.
Who said you can’t eat pancakes for dinner sometimes? Not me! These healthy blender pancakes are quick to make and perfect for a healthy breakfast-for-dinner type of night.
Here’s another seafood recipe that is nutritious and delicious 😉 It takes about an hour to prep these tasty tilapias fillets but it’s worth the effort!
I love this recipe because it’s a one-pot wonder; the whole meal can be cooked in the Instant Pot! Talk about easy cleanup! Plus, it’s super flavorful and versatile.
For our last freezer meal recipe on this list, we have a scrumptious pork tenderloin stir-fry. This one takes only 30 minutes to have ready and is super easy to double for freezing.
Learn More About Freezer Meal Cooking:
- Why you NEED Freezer Meal Cooking in your life!
- How to start a Freezer Meal Group (Should you?)
- 24 Freezer Meal Hacks you need to learn
- Foods That Don’t Freeze Well
- Freezer Meal Connected eBook
If you’re meal planning, the recipes above should be nice additions to your recipe list! They’re healthy, family-friendly, easy to make, and there’s a lot of variety to keep things interesting.
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