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 vegetable pasta but that's not all. Here we share our best cooking techniques and favorite recipes that use spaghetti squash.
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

Collard Greens Recipes

Move over, kale; the collard greens are coming. Collards are a staple in many Southern dishes and add healthy nutrients to any meal. Traditionally, collards are paired with ham hocks and other pork for flavor and richness, but we have plenty of delicious vegetarian options.

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

Vegan Main Dish Recipes

This collection of satisfying vegan main dishes includes stir-fries, curries, stews, chili, salads, burgers, and even pizza. These recipes eliminate meat, eggs, dairy, and all other animal products while embracing the goodness of fresh vegetables, whole grains, tofu, beans, nuts, and spices.

John Legend's Macaroni and Cheese

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When musician John Legend visited Martha Stewart, he shared this recipe for his favorite Southern comfort food. Learn how to make the singer's delicious, creamy macaroni and cheese at home.

One-Pot Pasta with Broccoli and Lemon

Less is more in this quick and easy weeknight dinner. It calls for just five main ingredients (penne, broccoli, garlic, lemon, and Parmesan) and requires minimal cleanup.

Roasted Cabbage Wedges

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Super simple to make, this healthy side dish packs a crunchy, flavorful punch. Try serving the roasted wedged alongside our Slow-Cooker Corned Beef.

Roasted Red Potatoes

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Fresh rosemary complements the earthy taste of roasted potatoes in this simple but satisfying side dish.

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

With lentils and cremini mushrooms as well as the traditional carrots and peas, this vegetarian take on the traditional British potato-topped meat pie is hearty and delicious. We use French green lentils because they hold their shape in cooking.

Slow-Cooker White-Bean Soup

There's butternut squash, leeks, and spinach as well as white beans in this hearty, rich, and flavorful vegetarian soup. It's a recipe that proves the slow cooker is as well suited to vegetable recipes as to big pieces of meat.

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15 Healthy (and Festive!) Recipes for the Holidays

Family gatherings often seem to be code for tossing out resolutions for healthy eating, but that needn’t be the case. Take full advantage of the spectrum of flavors and colors found in the bounty of the season for dishes that will impress, satisfy, and be celebratory.

25 Healthy One-Pot Meals Guaranteed to Kickstart Your Wellness Routine

An easy route to sensible, good-for-you meals is to make dinner in just one pot. From Coconut-Curry Monkfish Soup to One-Pot Pasta, here are some of our favorite recipes.

Vegetable-Bean Soup

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This time of year is filled with fancy fare, so we all need a change of pace during the week. This simple soup is tasty, and extremely gratifying.