Learn how to cook salmon in the oven perfectly! This easy oven baked salmon recipe is fresh, flavorful, healthy, and ready in 15 minutes.
200+ Best Easy Healthy Recipes
You’re going to love these simple, easy healthy recipes! Not only are they good for you, but they also use simple ingredients, without sacrificing taste. They are good sources of protein and fiber, mostly low in carbs and gluten-free, reasonable in calories, and full of flavor. The dishes here include quick healthy meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But my favorite part is that most of these are super quick to make for simple weeknight dinners.
The best healthy recipes can mean many different things to different people, so I want to share a bit about my philosophy here at Wholesome Yum. The dishes you’ll find here are made with whole foods, without any added sugar or artificial ingredients. In addition, I like to focus on super simple meals, so I try to use common staples found at any grocery store, and every recipe is 10 ingredients or less.
Many of these simple healthy recipes are naturally low carb (my personal way of eating), but I recognize that not everyone eats this way and that’s okay. Feel free to add starchy sides (potatoes, rice, or whole grains) or fruit as you see fit! I think the important thing is that we should all be eating more “real food” — and this applies whether you want healthy recipes for kids or for adults.
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If you’re looking for a healthy, delicious dinner, look no further! Below are some of the simplest, most popular options that readers love, but there are many more in the healthy dinner recipe index. There’s everything from chicken, beef, and fish to casseroles and even vegetarian options. You’re sure to find a quick dinner idea that tastes amazing and your family will love.
Learn how to cook halibut that’s perfectly flaky & tender! This easy pan seared halibut recipe with lemon butter sauce takes just 20 minutes.
Learn how to cook pork chops perfectly! This recipe for baked pork chops in the oven includes a complete guide & tips for juicy, flavorful results every time.
Learn how to cook top sirloin steak perfectly with this foolproof method. Everyone will love this easy, tender top sirloin steak recipe!
The whole family will love cheesy chicken bacon ranch casserole! This quick and easy low carb chicken casserole has just 7 common ingredients, 5 minutes prep, and 2 ways to make it.
This is the perfect baked eggplant rollatini recipe! Roasted eggplant sheets are stuffed with spinach filling, then topped with marinara and melty cheese.
This grilled shrimp skewers recipe is so EASY and flavorful! Learn how to grill shrimp skewers perfectly every time, and get the best marinade for BBQ garlic shrimp skewers.
EASY ground turkey stuffed bell peppers make a simple low carb dinner that everyone loves. Just 7 ingredients needed for the perfect taco stuffed peppers!
We love keeping our healthy recipes simple for breakfast! Eggs and bacon are the most popular, but don’t forget to include plenty of veggies. (I like to keep it simple when it comes to vegetables for breakfast — add some pre-cooked ones to your omelets, or just enjoy raw cucumbers, carrots, or tomatoes on the side.) If you’re looking for sweet breakfast ideas, I have lots of those on my keto breakfast recipes page.
You have no excuse not to make these easy healthy recipes for lunch. They are ready in under 30 minutes and can easily be made ahead! Soups and salads are the most popular healthy meals for lunches, but many easy dinner options are great for lunch as well. Find what works best for you!
Featured 20-Minute Meal
Healthy Taco Salad
Learn how to make taco salad in just 20 minutes, using common ingredients! The whole family will love this EASY, healthy taco salad recipe with ground beef. It’s one of our favorite easy healthy recipes.
It’s hard to beat chicken for an easy weeknight dinner! These recipes use simple ingredients like olive oil and spices. There are ways to cook chicken using just about any method (stove top, oven, air fryer, slow cooker, pressure cooker, or grill — try them all and see what you like best!). Serve these healthy chicken recipes with your favorite healthy side dishes (especially vegetables!).
Veggies are probably the most universally accepted quick healthy recipes! I’m a big fan of low carb side dishes, but you can definitely add higher-carb healthy whole food sides, such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, rice, or clean-ingredient pasta based on your preferences. The dishes below focus on eating more of your veggies, and we could all use more of those.
On a busy day, letting the slow cooker do all the work is a lifesaver! These dishes require minimal prep time, so you can spend your day doing something else and come back to a kitchen filler with the aroma of a healthy meal ready to enjoy.
The air fryer is my all-time favorite appliance for quick healthy meals: it makes effortless vegetables and juicy meats cooked to perfection. You may be surprised how many flavorful, healthy dishes you can make in the air fryer… and how much time it saves.