These easy dinner recipes make clean eating easy!
If you’re anything like me, you find yourself pressed for time in the evenings. I consider myself lucky when I’m able to slap something on the dinner table each night. Or worse, I’ll skip cooking altogether and hit the drive-through instead! It’s especially difficult to make sure that dinner is healthy as well as tasty. So, I collected a few of my favorite go-to weeknight dinner recipes to create a list of 50 easy healthy dinner recipes. You have to try some of these if you have a busy, on-the-go lifestyle like me. They’re quick, use few ingredients, and, best of all: they’re healthy!
The secret to my success? Sprinkling in a few one-pan meals each week to keep the cooking (and, clean-up) simple and easy. I also love using the slow cooker or the Instant Pot (you’ll understand why I love the latter so much in a minute). These hands-off cooking methods allow me to go about my day or run errands instead of slaving over the stovetop.
1. Restaurant Style Chicken Fried Rice
All you need to put this one together is 8 common pantry items and about 30 minutes of time. It’s kid-friendly, budget-conscious, and just as good as the restaurant version!
2. Instant Pot Shrimp and Grits
Shrimp and Grits is a Southern comfort food staple. In less than half an hour, you’ll have this quick and easy version on your table for dinner!
3. One Skillet Taco Turkey and Rice
A healthy addition to your Taco Tuesday lineup! One skillet plus nine ingredients equals one simple and delicious meal!
4. Barbecue Chicken and Avocado Quesadillas
Quesadillas get a makeover with the addition of barbecue chicken and avocado. They come together in a snap and dinner is served in a matter of minutes.
5. 5-Minute Prep Tex-Mex Casserole
This casserole is for you if you’re a Tex-Mex lover! Whip it up in as few as 5 minutes and it’ll be a hit with the whole family!
6. 5-Ingredient Chicken Parmesan
Our version of Chicken Parmesan is a healthy and easy take on an Italian classic. Light, flavorful, and on the table in no time!
7. One-Pot Sesame Chicken
Chinese take-out is one of my go-to meals on busy nights, butit’s not so good for me. This is one of those easy healthy dinner recipes that takes less time than going out to the restaurant and will taste even better, too!
8. One-Pack Shrimp Bake
This is a great fix-it-and-forget-it recipe! Simply rub the shrimp, sausage, potatoes, and veggies with spices, wrap them in foil, and bake it in the oven.
9. One-Pan Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops
These sweet and spiced pork chops are addictively good! They’re topped with cinnamon apples and cooked up one-pan for quick and easy meal prep – not to mention easy clean-up! Pair this meal with 3-Ingredient Smashed Sweet Potatoes for a balanced meal.
10. Skinny Turkey Meatloaf
This is an easy-to-make and skinnied-up version of a classic meatloaf. Fill up your plate by serving it with a side of our oh-so-good Creamy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower.