Healthy Dinner Recipes

Feed your family with wholesome healthy dinner recipes to give them energy throughout the week. We have hundreds of healthy chicken recipes, vegetable side dishes, healthy pasta recipes, and tons of other light dinner recipe options for you to try out tonight.

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20 Delicious Ways to Eat Brown Rice

Take another look at brown rice: It's nutritious, delicious, and, as the recipes here show, endlessly versatile. Learn how to take your brown rice to another level and enjoy it as a dinner entrée, family-friendly side, vegan main, or even for breakfast or dessert.
By Lynn Andriani

10 Super Spaghetti Squash Recipes—Plus, the Best Techniques for Cooking This Unique Vegetable

Gluten-free and low carb, spaghetti squash makes a fabulous substitute for pasta, but that's not all it can do. Here, we share our best cooking techniques and favorite recipes that use the vegetable.
By Marie Viljoen

The Best Asparagus Recipes: 34 Ways to Cook Our Favorite Spring Vegetable

Fat or thin, green or white or purple, tender stalks of asparagus are one of our favorite ways of welcoming the new season. Here we share 34 delicious ways to savor our favorite spring vegetable.
By Victoria Spencer

Try One of Our Very Best Collard Greens Recipes for Dinner Tonight

Move over, kale! Healthy, nutritious, and delicious collard greens are coming. Traditionally, collards are paired with ham hocks and other pork for flavor and richness, but we have plenty of delicious vegetarian options.
By Jennifer Anderson

23 Watercress Recipes We're Just Wild About

It may look dainty and delicate, but watercress has a unique spicy flavor that can bring a zesty spin to any dish. Try the leafy green in salads, soups, sandwiches, and more—you can't go wrong with any of our fresh and easy watercress recipes.
By Frances Kim

22 Totally Delicious and Truly Satisfying Vegan Main Dish Recipes

This modern collection of satisfying vegan main dishes puts our favorite superfoods, including sweet potatoes, mushrooms, and legumes, to work in salads, curries, tacos, and other tasty options.
By Rebecca Morris

Tuna Casserole

Rating: 3.5 stars 824
Break out a family favorite: tuna casserole. The traditional comfort food is great for serving large groups. In our tuna casserole recipe, we cut the sauce with chicken broth, but there's enough milk to make this casserole feel indulgent.

Herbed Roasted Turkey

Rating: 4 stars 284
This traditional holiday bird brings much more to the table than just great taste. Our version, which is packed with protein, is rubbed with a blend of parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, and garlic.

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 615
Instead of sugar pumpkins, you can use other winter squash in our Roasted Pumpkin Soup recipe. Kabocha, calabaza, and Hubbard are the best alternatives. Choose a squash that feels heavy for its size and is free of soft spots. The soup can be garnished with toasted pepitas or a dollop of sour cream—or both.

Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar

Rating: 3.5 stars 115
This easy and delicious fall side dish only requires a few minutes of hands-on time, leaving you free to work on the rest of the meal.

Sauteed Red Cabbage

If you love red cabbage then this is an easy recipe you'll make and enjoy all the time. The thinly sliced red cabbage is sauteed with red-wine vinegar and finished with light-brown sugar, creating a sweet-and-sour flavor that pairs well with all kinds of fall and winter entrées.

15-Minute Lentil Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 291
Need lentil soup for one? We're here for you with this super fast recipe for a  "can"-do dinner. It starts with canned lentils and vegetable or chicken broth, that's why it's so fast. You'll add garlic, onion, carrot, and celery just like you would in a big-batch lentil soup. For a  healthy, delicious, and easy meal, you can't beat this recipe. Serve with plenty of crusty bread.
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20 Delicious, Healthy Salmon Recipes That Make Eating Better So Easy
In addition to being rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, salmon is also a great source of protein. Make your weeknight meals even better for you by preparing one of our super tasty, nutritious salmon recipes.
Add These Vegetable-Based Sides, Mains, and Salads to Your Thanksgiving Menu
Yes, there will be turkey on our Thanksgiving tables, but there will also be plenty of plant-based dishes to choose from. Check out our colorful and delicious vegetable-centric mains, sides, and salads to add to your holiday feast.
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts
Rating: 3 stars 575

This delicious seasonal vegetable becomes sweet and nutty when browned. For the best flavor and texture, make the dish just before serving.