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    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas

    Are you looking for some healthy recipes? You’ve come to the right place!

    We’ve compiled this list of Healthy Dinner Ideas for you, so you can still eat tasty. You’ll find a wide assortment of healthy flavors and plenty of healthy foods like salmon, olive oil, and tons of veggies!

    Cook your way through all these Healthy Dinner Recipes. There are so many delicious healthy meals to choose from. You’re sure to find some new favorites the whole family will love.

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    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas.

    1. Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - lettuce wraps.

    Starting off our list are these tasty chicken lettuce wraps. Lean ground chicken, sautéed with carrots and mushrooms for veggie power, in a wonderfully tasty sauce and tucked in lettuce leaves. Light, yet so satisfying!

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    2. Mediterranean Pasta

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - Mediterranean pasta.

    This Mediterranean Pasta is your new weeknight best friend. It’s super quick, like 20 minutes quick, and has great flavors the whole family will love! It’s one of our favorite meatless dinners.

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    3. Chicken Buddha Bowl

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - chicken Buddha bowl.

    In case you haven’t heard, Buddha Bowls are the big thing now. This one is loaded with healthy things like quinoa, sweet potatoes, kale and avocado. We think you’ll keep coming back to this one again and again.

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    4. Fasolada

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - fasolada.

    Fasolada is the ultimate Greek comfort food. Another great meatless option, this white bean soup is notable for a very generous drizzling of heart healthy olive oil. Yum!

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    5. Salmon With Mango Salsa

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - mango salmon.

    This vibrant and tropical recipe will take your favorite fish to a whole new level of deliciousness! Plus, it features two of the most nutritious foods around, salmon and mango!

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    6. Tomato Basil Chicken

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - tomato basil chicken.

    This tomato basil chicken is a quick, light and tasty weekday meal. The cherry tomatoes and basil give a great freshness to the dish.

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    7. Mediterranean Fish

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - Mediterranean fish.

    Give your fish a Mediterranean makeover with this tapenade topped beauty. So gourmet, yet so easy! It has a good dose of heart healthy olive oil.

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    8. Hunan Shrimp

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - hunan shrimp.

    These fiery Hunan shrimp are super quick and super tasty. Don’t worry, you can always adjust the heat level if you’re not as spicy as me!

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    9. Gobi Matar

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - gobi matar.

    This Cauliflower Peas Masala, or Gobi Matar, is a classic example of homestyle Indian vegetables. Simple, tasty and healthy. Try this dish and experience the flavors of an everyday Indian household!

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    9. Chicken Provençal

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - chicken provencal.

    Take a peek into my pot. Beautiful golden brown chicken braised and nestled between eye catching olives, plump cherry tomatoes, oh-so French shallots, tangy capers and plenty of garlic and herbs. Life can’t be more beautiful!

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    11. Mediterranean Braised Chicken

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - braised chicken.

    This gorgeous Mediterranean braised chicken is your coq au vin taken to the next level! So many layers of flavor, yet so easy. Impress your guests or save it for yourself, the choice is yours!

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    12. Kedjenou Chicken

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - kedjenou chicken.

    Kedjenou is a beloved stew in the Ivory Coast. It’s so simple, yet so spectacularly tasty. Do you want it spicy? Oh, I will show you how to make it spicy!

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    13. Caponata

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - caponata.

    Meet Caponata – Sicily’s sweet & tangy cousin to France’s ratatouille. They are kinda similar, though the Sicilian one has loads of more flavor punch.

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    14. Shrimp Fra Diavolo

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - fra diavolo.

    Shrimp Fra Diavolo is a dish of plump shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce. It’s a great meal that whips up in about 30 minutes!

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    15. Healthy Avgolemono Soup

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - avgolemono.

    Meet your new go to comfort food. This Avgolemono Soup is your chicken noodle soup taken to the next level. It’s silky and smooth and oh so delicious!

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    16. Tuna Tataki Bowl

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - tuna tataki.

    This quick and easy Albacore Tuna Tataki Bowl is full of your favorite Asian flavors. Skip the sushi restaurant and make this great meal in your own home!

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    17. Jamaican Curry Chicken

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - curry chicken.

    This Jamaican Curry Chicken is a MUST for all you fellow curry lovers. It’s super easy and absolutely loaded with great flavors!

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    18. Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - black bean chili.

    Quick, easy, healthy… this vegetarian black bean chili, based on Panera’s black bean soup, whips up in half hour or less!

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    19. Firecracker Salmon

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - firecracker salmon.

    This Firecracker Salmon is a super easy and super delish meal that must become part of your rotation. It has an amazing Asian sauce and whips up in about 20 minutes.

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    20. Scallop Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - scallop pasta.

    This Scallop Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes is one of our favorite new recipes. It’s super quick and easy, in about 20 minutes you have a restaurant quality meal on your table.

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    21. Paneer Jalfreizi

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - paneer.

    Paneer Jalfrezi is a quick and easy stir fry featuring cottage cheese, veggies like bell peppers, and great Indian spices. It’s a simple vegetarian dinner for busy weeknights.

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    22. Bahamian Boiled Fish

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - boiled fish.

    How does a nice hearty bowl of seafood goodness sound? Don’t let the name deceive you, this Bahamian staple is anything but boring! Hearty, flaky fish simmered in a delicious broth with potatoes, onions, tons of lime juice and a bit of hot kick. This is classic island comfort food!

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    23. Moroccan Lentil Soup

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - lentil soup.

    Give your regular lentils an exotic makeover with this delectable soup. The warm and flavorful combination of Moroccan spices will forever change your idea of a bowl of lentils.

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    24. Portuguese Mussels

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - Portuguese mussels.

    These Portuguese mussels are packed with flavor. They’re look so fancy they make a great special occasion meal, but are so easy they’re perfect for any weeknight!

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    25. Shakshuka

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - shakshuka.

    Shakshuka – So much more than your regular eggs! With so much flavor from the herbs and spices, this Middle Eastern classic ranks very highly on the egg pecking order!

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    26. Pollo Guisado

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - pollo guisado.

    Pollo Guisado, a classic comfort food in many Latin countries. This Dominican version uses simple ingredients to create an amazing depth of flavor.

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    27. Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - Hawaiian chicken.

    This one is for those lazy days. Or busy days. Or clueless, don’t know what to cook days. All it takes is a few minutes of your time sometime in the morning. This Hawaiian pineapple chicken is easy, dump and run slow cooking at its finest!

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    28. Egg Roll Soup

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - egg roll soup.

    This Egg Roll Soup is everything you dream about in your beloved egg roll, but in a cozy, delicious soupified way!

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    29. Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

    three chili lime shrimp tacos with mango salsa in a white bowl

    Sweet and savory, these tacos are so tasty you will want to go back for seconds, maybe thirds! And they are so quick, they just might become a weeknight staple. Whenever you see a mango, think about these colorful tacos!

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    30. Maple Pecan Salmon

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - maple pecan salmon.

    Sweet, salty, buttery, crunchy and just a tad bit spicy. This maple pecan salmon is a great for a quick weeknight dinner, but can also impress your guests!

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    31. Dal Tadka

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - dal.

    Dal, a staple in every Indian household. There are countless varieties. This is one of the most popular, it is always found in any Indian restaurant.

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    32. Psari Plaki

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - psari plaki.

    This Greek baked fish, Psari Plaki, is a great addition to your recipe collection. Flaky white fish with light, fresh and vibrant Mediterranean flavors.

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    33. Chicken Asado

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - chicken asado.

    This Filipino Chicken Asado is simple in nature, yet there are so many flavors going on at the same time. It’s a brilliant combination of tangy, sweet, sour and savory.

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    34. Aloo Palak

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - aloo palak.

    Do you like spinach? Do you like potatoes? They pair up so well in this simple, homestyle, Indian aloo palak! It’s a great healthy vegetarian meal.

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    35. Thai Basil Chicken

    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas - pad krapow.

    Are you looking for a really fast meal that’s really tasty? Not only is this Thai Basil Chicken (or Pad Krapow Gai) bursting with flavor, you can whip it up in 15 minutes or less. This might be your easiest recipe yet!

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    There you have it, thirty five easy and delicious healthy dinner ideas! Pin or bookmark this collection of great dishes so you always know where to find it.

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    The 35 BEST Healthy Dinner Ideas

    This great collection of easy Healthy Dinner Ideas will give you a world of flavors, even when you are being health conscious. One of my favorites is this Greek bean soup:


    • 3 15oz cans cannellini beans, drained
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 2 carrots, diced
    • 3 celery stalks, diced
    • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
    • 1.5 cups crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
    • 1 tsp dried oregano
    • 1 tsp dried rosemary
    • 1 tsp red chili flakes
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 5 cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
    • 6 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
    • Salt to taste


      1. Heat 2 Tbsp oil in a soup pot over medium high heat.
        Sauté onion, celery, carrot, garlic and salt for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
      2. Add tomato paste and stir for one minute.
      3. Add crushed tomatoes, beans, broth, oregano, rosemary, chili flakes and bay leaves. Stir well. Bring to low boil then simmer on low to medium heat for 30-40 minutes, until carrots are soft.
      4. Remove one cup of beans to a bowl and mash with a spoon. Stir back into pot.
      5. Add remaining 4 Tbsp olive oil and whisk into soup.


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