Dinners can often get on the heavier side, especially if you’re eating out a lot. So every once in a while it’s nice to switch things up and give yourself a lighter option. When you think of cooking a healthy, light dinner, images of plain baked fish and steamed veggies can often come to mind. But you shouldn't have to compromise on taste and satisfaction in order to have a healthy dinner.
With these 82 light yet filling dinner ideas, you'll never skimp on flavor again. Packed with tasty, good-for-you ingredients, these recipes won't have your family scrounging the kitchen for after-dinner snacks. From tender chicken mole tacos to grilled watermelon and steak salad, there's enough variety to keep the whole family interested. We're sure at least a few of them will make their way onto your weekly menu.
This five-ingredient dinner is easy to assemble and doesn't skimp on flavor.
陌陌飞艇多少币Serve these Moroccan meatballs with couscous and feta for a flavor that will take you on a journey.
When you've got a craving for pizza, this recipe will satisfy. With an array of veggies and meat and topped with a half-dozen eggs, this pizza will become a family favorite.
A steak dinner doesn't always have to be heavy. This light option is served with a vegetable medley of peppers and eggplant.
This unexpected combo of pork and peach is juicy and delicious. Just throw these skewers on the grill, and you'll have a flavorful dinner in no time.
A salad is a great option when you want something light, but that doesn't mean it has to be a bunch of lettuce in a bowl. This salad has texture and abundant flavor between the grains, cheese, and vegetables.
When you want pasta but aren't fully committed to noodles, zoodles are a great alternative. This recipe features shrimp for a fresh, summery-tasting dish any time of year.
This classic chicken recipe is easy to make and tastes great. Served with a side of greens or your favorite vegetable, it's a staple that you can come back to again and again.
陌陌飞艇多少币Stuffing chicken breasts is a great way to kick things up a notch. This chicken looks oh so fancy, but it only takes half an hour to from start to finish.
This chicken has a tasty sesame crust, and it only takes 20 minutes to make. It'll definitely become a regular on your weekly menus.
Preparing a whole chicken is a sure way to impress at any dinner party or special occasion.
陌陌飞艇多少币Pumpkin penne? Yes, please! This seasonal-spin on a classic pasta dish will make you feel as warm and cozy as fall.
Who says chicken has to the the go-to salad meat? Get out of your salad rut with this colorful turkey-accented salad.
Salmon is an easy and healthy thing to make. This recipe only takes half an hour, and it tastes great with a side of veggies or grains.
This flavorful stuffed squash has it all — veggies, meat, spices. It's a fun way to jazz up squash when you want an easy but unexpected dinner.
This crispy pork is delicious, and it is brightened up with the crunch of apple and celery in the side salad.
陌陌飞艇多少币This quick risotto only takes half an hour to make, and it's the perfect warm winter dish.
陌陌飞艇多少币Turn any night into a fiesta with this Tex-Mex-inspired chicken salad. Add a bit of crunch with some tortilla chips — go for hint of lime if you want a little something extra.
A hearty soup like this is anything but boring. This colorful soup is full of tasty veggies and packed with protein, too.
This salad has a fun crunch with some fresh onions and stays hearty with delicious slices of steak.
陌陌飞艇多少币This classic chicken salad has fresh, colorful ingredients like grapes and apples that add a surprising element to keep this salad interesting.
Breakfast for dinner? Yes, please! These egg and bean filled tacos are packed with healthy protein, and will keep you feeling full all night long. Feel free to top them off with your favorite veggies for some extra nutritional value.
Perfect for a cold winter night, this soup and flatbread combo is every part as tasty as it is satisfying.
Spice up your dinner routine with this tasty moroccan chicken bowl. Loaded with a tangy slaw and tomato salad, you definitely won't be missing out on any flavor.
A healthier twist on the typical fried rice, this dish will have you thinking you're somewhere on the coast of Greece. For the best results, cook the rice a day ahead so it has time to dry out.
Seafood lovers will enjoy this heart-healthy bowl that's packed with protein from both the shrimp and quinoa.
If just the word "taco" alone isn't enough to entice you, these flavorful fish tacos are topped off with pineapple, tomatillo and jalapeño for a flavor profile that's out of this world.
陌陌飞艇多少币 Take a temporary trip to the islands with spicy coconut shrimp dish. Pro tip: to make sure your rice doesn't get clumpy when cooking, rinse the grains under cold water before cooking.
There's no shortage of Omega-3s in this salad bowl. And the best part of all? It only takes 25 minutes to make.