Healthy Weeknight Dinner Recipes

Looking for dinner ideas for tonight? These healthy weeknight dinner ideas are perfect when you’re tired of takeout but don’t know what to make for your family. 

With over 300 healthy dinner ideas (that taste good!) you’ll be sure to find a ton of new favorites for your family. These nourishing homemade dinner recipes focus on fresh produce, lean meats, and whole grains so you feel healthy inside and out.

This collection of healthy weeknight dinners includes plenty of options no matter what diet you follow -- from gluten free and low carb recipes to Whole 30 and Paleo options to healthier spins on classic comfort food favorites. 

You’ll also find tons of sheet pan dinners and one pan meals that make clean up so easy! 

Your whole family will love this sheet pan chicken recipe with crispy gnocchi and my favorite goulash soup. In the summer, grill up some Greek burgers. Or make an easy marinade for sirloin tip steak as a quick Monday night meal. 

Who knew healthy could taste so good -- or be so simple? 
Two bowls of butternut and shrimp soup.

Curried butternut squash soup with shrimp

Butternut squash soup is common, but once curry and shrimp are added, this dish is anything but ordinary! This is a tried and true recipe that my family has made for years.

A big plate full of homemade fried rice, with a copper pot of fried rice in the background.

How to make fried rice

Have you ever wondered how to make fried rice just like they do at your favorite hibachi restaurants? There are a few secrets to making amazing fried rice, but once you know them, you’ll be able to wow the entire family with your cooking skills when you serve this easy fried rice recipe.

Closeup image of a serving bowl fileld with kapusta and a platter of pierogi and kielbasa in the background.

Kapusta (Polish Braised Sauerkraut with Bacon)

Kapusta is a simple side sidh recipe that can be made with just 4 ingredients. The bacon and onion add a delicious depth of flavor to the sauerkraut, and it’s all cooked until it’s nice and mellow.

A plate of air fryer chicken nuggets with a cup of barbecue sauce on a white plate.

Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

Skip take-out and make your own perfectly crispy Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets at home! Made with real ingredients (and no canned chicken to be found) these tender, juicy, and crispy nuggets are easy enough to make on a busy weeknight.

Overhead view of Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili with a side of tortilla chips.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili

This Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili is the perfect healthy comfort food! It’s naturally vegan and gluten-free, so it’s perfect for those with dietary restrictions, and it’s made with nourishing ingredients so you can feel good about eating it.

vertical shot of chicken and chorizo paella plated on white plate with lemon in the background

30-Minute Chicken and Chorizo Paella

You’re going to fall in love with this Spanish inspired Chicken and Chorizo Paella recipe. This healthy paella recipe is ready in just 30 minutes! Chorizo and fire roasted tomatoes give it tons of flavor, and everything cooks together in one pan for easy cleanup.