100 Healthy Recipes for Dinner

Selecting the right recipe for a healthy dinner can always be a challenge. That's why we did the work for you.

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Whole wheat pasta with fresh basil in Boston’s North End. Photo by Melissa Malamut

However you get your recipes, whether it’s from your grandmother’s index cards, websites, cookbooks, or even just throwing together what’s in the fridge, finding something new and fun every night can be a challenge. We’ve amassed quite the recipe collection, and this list will get you through the entire summer. Behold, the fruits of our labor.

1. 10 Healthy Pot Luck Recipes 

Have to bring a dish to a dinner party? Fear not! Here are healthy recipes, perfect for a potluck including risottos, casseroles, and a variety of salads.

2. 10 Low Sodium Recipes

The current daily recommendations of sodium are a maximum of one teaspoon (2,300 milligrams) a day. For the 70 percent of the country that is at risk for developing high blood pressure, the recommended maximum drops to 2/3 teaspoon a day (1,500 milligrams). These recipes are low sodium and you can find everything from kabobs to pork tenderloin.

3. 10 Healthy Quinoa Recipes 

These delicious recipes are made with the grain (or seed) du jour. It cooks fast and can be eaten hot or cold. Try using quinoa in unique ways such as crab cakes, lettuce wraps, or in a salad.

4. 10 Healthy Marinade Recipes

Whether you’re cooking with chicken, pork, shrimp, or tofu, there’s a marinade for everything. This collection includes marinades for shrimp, steaks, and even salmon.

5. 10 Mediterranean Diet Recipes 

The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet is all about fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, nuts, seafood, and healthy oils. In fact, it’s not a diet at all; it’s just a healthy way of eating every day.

6. 10 Healthy Take Out Inspired Recipes

Eat fried rice without the guilt with these healthy take out-inspired recipes. This list includes favorites such as General Tso’s chicken, pizzas, and tacos.

7. 10 Healthy One Pot Meals

For busy moms, professionals, or even for those who just want to experiment, creating a one pot meal not only makes cleaning up easy, it’s an opportunity to showcase the layering of flavors. (Think: chicken bakes, chili, soups, and even mussels.)

8. 10 Healthy Pizza Recipes

Pizza can be made in a variety of healthy ways. We found some really unique recipes such as lemony blackened broccoli, pizzas made with cauliflower crust, and more.

9. 10 Healthy Burger Recipes

Grilling season is here! Try these healthy burger recipes this weekend. Up the ante with an apple turkey burger with caramelized onions and brie, or go for a more traditional old fashioned cheeseburger.

10. 10 Healthy Curry Recipes

Whether you like spicy or mild flavors, making a curry dish will elevate your traditional meal. If you’re new to the dish, think of it like an Indian-style pasta sauce. It can be paired with almost anything.