Here’s a list of easy healthy recipes for any meal of the day: breakfast, lunch or dinner! Whatever the meal, we’ve got you covered.
Need healthy recipes inspiration? It can be hard to find recipes that are wholesome, not too hard to make, and delicious all at the same time. So here’s a list of our best of the best nourishing recipes for any time of the day! We’ve got something for every type of eater: there are quick dinners, seafood recipes and plant-based recipes loaded with veggies. There are lunch ideas and tasty ways to start the day! From baked oatmeal to pesto salmon to eggplant pizza: every single recipe has been a huge hit on our table.
What does “healthy” mean? This term can be controversial, so here’s how we define it. The list of recipes below generally follow the Mediterranean diet, featuring seafood, lots of colorful vegetables, whole grains, and olive oil. Each recipe selected maximizes nutrients, protein and fiber.
And now…our top healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch & dinner!
This easy cauliflower stir fry is an ideal healthy and easy dinner idea! It’s full of nutrients and covered in a punchy sauce. This recipe has so many healthy vegetables, it provides 221% of your daily Vitamin C!
What makes this the best lentil soup recipe? Let’s just say that everyone we’ve served it to immediately asks for the recipe…and seconds. Lentils are the definition of healthy: low in calories, high in plant-based protein and fiber.
This ultra flavorful shrimp and broccoli comes together in minutes for a fast and easy healthy dinner recipe! It's loaded with protein and 132% of your daily vitamin C. Serve with rice or over noodles.
Here’s a Tex Mex favorite recipe that's a great way to infuse loads of veggies: Vegetarian Faijtas! These are so satisfying, they please everyone around the table: even the meat lovers! It stars our favorite fajita veggies, blackened in the oven and finished on the stove, and pinto beans cooked in a flavorful fajita sauce. It’s so satisfying, you’ll promptly add it to your regular rotation.
First up in our healthy recipes: pesto salmon! Bright green basil pesto is a natural fit with baked fish! This pesto salmon is an easy weeknight meal that also works to impress guests. Salmon is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and a great source of protein (source).
Here’s how to make a grain bowl! Pair a whole grain, protein and veggies with this amazing tahini sauce to make a healthy, fast and easy dinner. The Easy Canned Chickpeas trick is a life-saver for healthy meals and takes just 5 minutes.
Pesto shrimp is a dinnertime win! Savory basil pesto is a natural pairing with juicy shrimp; serve with pasta or rice for an easy dinner idea. One medium shrimp has only 7 calories, so it’s a great lean protein for a healthy dinner!
Try this Sweet Potato Curry! Tender sweet potatoes and bell peppers swim in a luscious broth of coconut milk and Thai curry paste, topped with fresh cilantro and crunchy peanuts. There’s so much flavor going on, you’ll want to take another bite before you’re finished savoring the first.
Hello and welcome to the best easy healthy recipe idea: the Hummus Bowl! Layer a dollop of hummus with crunchy veggies and greens. It takes just 5 minutes to make this Mediterranean-style meal that’s bursting with creamy, tangy, crunchy, fresh, and savory flavors.
Need a quick and crowd-pleasing healthy recipe? Try this Kale Soup with White Beans! Hearty Tuscan kale, white beans and kale float in a tangy broth flavored with oregano and fennel. It's full of bold Mediterranean-style flavors and comes together in just 30 minutes (bonus: it's great for leftovers!).
Healthy mac and cheese? This one is all about balance: it’s got big flavor, a bit less cheese per serving than the standard recipe, and it’s loaded with broccoli for a dose of nutrients and fiber. What’s not to love?
Here’s a healthy lunch or dinner idea to spice up your routine: Mediterranean tuna salad! This spin adds crunchy veggies and swaps out the classic mayonnaise for olive oil and vinegar. Eat with toast, crackers, spoon into avocados or make it into lettuce wraps.
It’s simple, it’s elegant, but it tastes like something you’d order at a restaurant: Sheet Pan Salmon and Asparagus! Roasting it up on a sheet pan with lemon slices and fresh herbs adds effortless flavor that feels fresh yet refined. This sheet pan meal works is the perfect weeknight meal.
Here’s a healthy recipe that makes the most delicious dinner you’ll put on your regular rotation immediately. Try this Tofu Curry! The brilliant red broth is flavored with coconut milk and red curry paste, with the zing of lime and a hint of spicy sweetness.
Here’s an irresistible Mediterranean recipe: Baked Falafel Salad! Make a batch of this easy baked falafel, then layer them with crunchy veggies and top with a creamy, zingy tahini dressing. Or, use purchased frozen falafel or even repurpose take-out leftovers!
Blackened salmon is the ultimate healthy recipe: fast, easy and seasoned to perfection! It’s guaranteed to become a favorite. The homemade blackened seasoning has a savory intrigue and makes a crispy black crust on the outside of the fish.
Did you know stuffed peppers is a traditional Italian way to use up leftover odds and ends in your kitchen? We can’t take credit for this genius move, but here’s our spin on it. Try our favorite healthy stuffed peppers recipe! The filling is seasoned irresistibly with Italian spices, pizza sauce and melty cheese. Even better: it works for many diets.
Here’s a fun way to mix up lunch: Salmon Salad! It’s a creamy, crunchy mix of tangy flavors: just like Tuna Salad but using canned salmon. It takes just 5 minutes, and works with crackers, in lettuce wraps, in a sandwich, and more.
This pan fried cod is the best white fish you’ll have! Flavored simply with spices and olive oil, it’s healthy, stunning and irresistible all at once. Cod is a great low calorie source of protein and Vitamin B12.
Here’s a fast and easy healthy recipe starring white beans! It takes just 5 minutes in a skillet and they’re full of flavor! Use this trick for cooked or canned beans. Beans may help you live longer: they’re rich in cancer fighting antioxidants and hearty-healthy fiber.
Can you have too many chili recipes? We think not. Introducing our new favorite easy spin…this Black Bean Chili! It’s beyond simple to make, and the flavor is outstanding. It’s got a hint of smokiness to highlight the tangy tomatoes and savory black beans. Top it with your favorite toppings, and it’s so hearty and savory, you’ll forget it’s healthy, too.
Looking for a flavor-packed healthy soup? Try this easy Cabbage Soup! This veggie makes a hearty, satisfying soup, packed with veggies that swim in a savory-spiced broth of fire roasted tomatoes. Ready to cozy up to a bowl?
A 5-minute fast lunch idea! This simple chickpea salad is easy to throw together: the perfect healthy plant based desk lunch or quick fix dinner. Chickpeas are a great way to load up on fiber and plant-based protein.
This easy tofu scramble has the same texture as scrambled eggs, but it’s 100% plant based! It’s a vegan breakfast idea you’ll want to make again and again. Tofu is a great source of protein to start the day.
These healthy banana muffins are lightly sweet and made mostly of oats and bananas! They’re blender muffins so they’re easy to make at home. The oats makes them higher in protein and fiber than the standard muffin.
Here’s a make ahead breakfast: these Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies! Yes, it’s magic: oats, nut butter, applesauce, and maple syrup transform into cookies that you can eat for breakfast. There’s none of those traditional cookie ingredients: no flour, no butter, no oil, and no refined sugar. How is it possible? You’ve got to taste.
Want a healthy granola recipe that’s actually good for you? Here’s the only recipe you need! The maple pecan flavor is nutrient rich and 100% delicious. This one is only 200 calories per serving with less sugar than usual.
In a medium bowl, whisk together rice vinegar, soy sauce, miso, gochujang, sugar, sesame oil, and cornstarch (or make the Go To Stir Fry Sauce).
In large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons neutral oil over medium high heat. Add the cauliflower and a pinch of salt and cook unstirring, for 3 to 4 minutes until charred. Flip the florets and continue cooking for 2 minutes.
Add the bell peppers, white onion, a pinch of salt and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and cook 4 to 6 minutes until tender.
Turn off the heat. Pour in the sauce and add the green onions. Stir until the sauce coats everything and thickens. Serve immediately.