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23 Quick & Easy Healthy Family Dinner Ideas

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Table of Contents
  1. 1. Chicken Chow Mein
  2. 2. Idaho Sunrise: Baked Egg In A Baked Potato
  3. 3. Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas
  4. 4. Quinoa Fried Rice
  5. 5. Thai Meatball Lettuce Wraps
  6. 6. Santa Monica Street Tacos
  7. 7. Lemon Ricotta Pasta With Spinach & Red Peppers
  8. 8. Asian Chicken & Veggie Soup
  9. 9. Grilled Key Lime Chicken Wings
  10. 10. Cauliflower Buffalo Wings & Vegan Ranch Dip
  11. 11. Paleo One Pan Italian Chicken
  12. 12. One-Pot Chicken & Kale
  13. 13. Skinny Green Chicken Enchiladas
  14. 14. Slow Cooker Coconut Ginger Chicken
  15. 15. Chicken & Avocado Salad
  16. 16. Crockpot Lentils With Curry
  17. 17. Greek Chicken Souvlaki & Lemon Rice
  18. 18. Creamy Lemon Pasta With Chicken & Asparagus
  19. 19. Crockpot BBQ Chicken
  20. 20. Grilled Lime Coconut Shrimp
  21. 21. Stovetop Chicken Souvlaki
  22. 22. One Pot Chicken Bruschetta Pasta
  23. 23. Grilled Shrimp Skewers & Mango Salsa
  24. For more delicious dinner ideas, check out these recipes:
  25. Plus, you don't want to miss 22 Quick and Easy Weeknight Meal Ideas
  26. What healthy dinner idea are you ready to cook?

It’s dinner time, and you’re out of ideas? You need some quick and easy ideas for healthy family meals. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites for you to try. From Thai meatball lettuce wraps to Mexican pizzas to grilled lime coconut shrimp, there is a huge variety of meal options to delight all sorts of palates! Let us know which one you’re going to try first. Plus, don’t miss this delicious chili mac recipe — it’s one of the most popular on the blog!

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Chicken Chow Mein

1. Chicken Chow Mein

We are all about making life easier when it comes to cooking, especially when the kids are in school. This chicken chow mein recipe is not only quick and easy to make, but it is also delicious! It is a tasty and filling meal full of healthy and flavorful ingredients. Asian egg noodles are tossed in a savory honey sesame sauce, then topped with marinated grilled chicken, sliced green onions, and any garnishes of your choice. Our favorites are sesame seeds and black pepper.

Idaho Sunrise Baked Egg in a Baked Potato

2. Idaho Sunrise: Baked Egg In A Baked Potato

One of our favorite lunches growing up was a microwave-baked potato covered with butter, sour cream, cheese, and all those other yummy baked potato toppings. This recipe is a fun twist on the classic baked potato, and it is just as simple to make. An egg is baked right inside a baked potato and topped with grated cheese and fresh chives! Plus, it is an insanely cheap dish that makes a relatively healthy and filling meal!

Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas

3. Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas

With less than 400 calories per serving, you can feel good about serving these copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas as a fresh family meal. Whole wheat tortillas are topped with a savory homemade enchilada sauce, a blend of shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, refried beans, and sliced green onions. Put these quick and healthy pizzas on your weekly menu as soon as possible, your family is going to love them.

Quinoa Fried Rice

4. Quinoa Fried Rice

Quinoa Fried Rice is a low-carb, make-at-home version of traditional fried rice. Perfectly cooked quinoa is made in one pot and loaded with fresh broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, peas, and scrambled eggs. It’s a simple dish that makes a great dinner side or a delicious lunch. Everyone in the family is sure to love it and trust me, you won’t even miss the rice after you taste the quinoa. If you’re looking for a classic take on fried rice, try this better-than-take-out fried rice that we all love.

Thai Lettuce Wraps

5. Thai Meatball Lettuce Wraps

Fellow Thai food lovers will go crazy for these fantastically fresh Thai Meatball Lettuce Wraps. The meatballs are bursting with flavor from the garlic, ginger, scallions, lime, and sriracha that are mixed in with the meat. The spicy sweet pop from some sweet chili sauce only adds to the scrumptious morsels. These flavor-bomb Thai meatballs rest on a bed of coleslaw and mint, dressed with creamy, tangy rice vinegar dressing.

Santa Monica Street Tacos

6. Santa Monica Street Tacos

Have you ever had street tacos? Street tacos are the best, most authentic tacos you can get anywhere and are one of our favorite on-the-go meals. These Santa Monica Street Tacos are made with fresh ingredients, perfect for a summertime dinner. Flavorful seasoned steak cooked to perfection and wrapped in a white corn tortilla, then topped with cabbage, onions, and a cilantro lime vinaigrette. Plus, they are done in less than thirty minutes with no oven required.

Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Spinach and Red Peppers

7. Lemon Ricotta Pasta With Spinach & Red Peppers

If you enjoy simple and light pasta dishes, then you will love this Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Spinach and Red Peppers. The combination of Meyer lemon juice that has just been squeezed and creamy ricotta cheese is very refreshing and tasty. With simple, fresh ingredients and less than thirty minutes of your time, you can recreate this wonderful dinner dish for your family tonight.

Asian Chicken and Veggie Soup

8. Asian Chicken & Veggie Soup

This Asian Chicken and Veggie Soup is packed full of healthy ingredients that make for a delicious and nutritious family meal. Fresh ginger and sesame oil give the soup a touch of Asian flavor, and a dash of Sriracha sauce adds the perfect bit of spice. Fresh vegetables and tender shredded chicken breast add the most amazing flavor and make for a low-calorie soup.

Grilled Key Lime Chicken Wings

9. Grilled Key Lime Chicken Wings

Grilled Key Lime Chicken Wings are marinated for hours in a sweet, herbaceous marinade with a hint of key lime for a deliciously fresh taste. Key lime juice gives these wings an extra special touch. You can really taste the flavors of the key lime in the marinade, offering a tart flavor. After the yummy glaze is ready to go, the chicken wings are grilled to caramelized perfection with no need for extra sauces.

Cauliflower Buffalo Wings with Vegan Ranch Dip

10. Cauliflower Buffalo Wings & Vegan Ranch Dip

A guilt-free version of the popular football snack, these Cauliflower Buffalo Wings with Vegan Ranch Dip are perfect for a meatless Monday night. They are packed with a huge flavor punch and are super easy to make for a crowd as well. If you are looking for a new game night recipe, this might just be it. There is nothing wrong with experimenting with new recipes, especially ones that are fun and healthier twists on a classic dish.

Paleo One Pan Italian Chicken

11. Paleo One Pan Italian Chicken

With the everyday business of school activities and homework projects, regular stuff like cooking dinner can get a little bit difficult. Thankfully, we can all embrace one-pot meals like this paleo one-pan Italian chicken to make dinner go a little smoother. Perfectly seasoned and tender chicken is cooked with garlic and fire-roasted tomatoes. Serve it over a bed of pasta or with fresh sautéed vegetables for an easy family dinner.

One Pot Chicken & Kale

12. One-Pot Chicken & Kale

One-pot meals are a favorite. They really make it easy to get dinner done without a lot of dishes to clean up in the aftermath. One favorite one-pot dinners right now is this fresh paleo one-pot chicken and kale. This recipe is so simple, but the fresh ingredients give it an amazing taste that the whole family will love. It’s a filling and healthy dinner that you can feel proud serving to your kids on a busy night.

Skinny Green Chicken Enchiladas

13. Skinny Green Chicken Enchiladas

It is easy to rework classic Mexican dishes like green chicken enchiladas to eat a little healthier and cut out some of those calories! These Skinny Green Enchiladas contain healthy ingredients like white chicken breast and low-fat cheese, with maximum flavor from chopped jalapeno peppers, sliced black olives, and delicious green enchilada sauce. Serve them with plenty of fresh lettuce and veggies!

Slow Cooker Coconut Ginger Chicken

14. Slow Cooker Coconut Ginger Chicken

If you are looking for a comforting and creamy chicken dish, look no further. This Slow Cooker Coconut Ginger Chicken is a simple dinner that is approved for paleo, grain-free, and dairy-free diets. Coconut milk gives the chicken its super creamy texture, and it is cooked with a medley of vegetables, including broccoli, peppers, and mushrooms. On a busy schedule, meals that can be prepared in advance and warmed on a time-crunched evening are invaluable.

Chicken & Avocado Salad

15. Chicken & Avocado Salad

Sometimes you just need a light meal on the healthier side to wrap up your day. For dinner, this Chicken & Avocado Salad is a flavor-packed meal that is refreshing and tasty. We like to serve it as a salad bar, so each person can customize their own salad and choose how much dressing they would like. If the fresh vegetables and tender shredded chicken aren’t enough to entice you, the cilantro lime dressing will.

Crockpot Lentils With Curry

16. Crockpot Lentils With Curry

This recipe for Crock Pot Lentils is seriously one of the best crock pot meals that we have ever tried. There are quite a few spices that you might not have used before, but we guarantee they taste amazing and are easy to find at your local grocery store. Creamy and loaded with coconut milk flavor, it tastes delicious and is served over a bed of freshly cooked rice. The recipe also makes a lot, so you can enjoy some the night of and freeze the rest for a delicious meal another night.


17. Greek Chicken Souvlaki & Lemon Rice

This Greek Chicken Souvlaki turns out tender and so flavorful, and the Lemon Rice compliments the dish so well. It is easy to make and a real crowd-pleaser. It’s the perfect weeknight dinner for anyone who loves the fresh, bright flavors of Greek food.

Creamy Lemon Pasta with Chicken & Asparagus

18. Creamy Lemon Pasta With Chicken & Asparagus

This simple Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta makes an easy and lovely family meal for busy weeknights. It’s easily made with fresh asparagus spears, juicy chicken, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. The light and creamy sauce goes well with the fresh flavors and ties the other very satisfying flavors together. This pasta dish comes together quickly and is a breeze to make.

Crockpot BBQ Chicken

19. Crockpot BBQ Chicken

Crockpot recipes are go-to dinners in our house. They are easy to throw together and it is so nice to come home to a cooked meal after work! This easy crockpot BBQ chicken literally only uses three simple ingredients and can just get thrown into the crockpot before you leave in the morning. The chicken is super tender and full of flavor, perfect for shredding and serving as tacos! Fill a corn tortilla with shredded chicken, avocado, and shredded cheese.

Grilled Lime Coconut Shrimp

20. Grilled Lime Coconut Shrimp

Grilled Lime Coconut Shrimp Foil Packs are easy, healthy, and out-of-this-world delicious. Fire up your grill and get ready. The shrimp gets marinated in a yummy cilantro-lime mixture overnight, then grilled in foil packs with fresh vegetables like zucchini and corn. They taste delicious on their own, but can also be served over freshly steamed rice or tender quinoa.

Stovetop Chicken Souvlaki Recipe

21. Stovetop Chicken Souvlaki

We love this recipe for Stovetop Chicken Souvlaki. The chicken is so tender, and the whole dish is bursting with bright, fresh, Greek flavors. Serve this meal with fresh or fried corn on the cob and cucumber slices, with extra Tzatziki for dipping. You can even whip up some Greek-inspired cucumber sliders. This is a quick and easy weeknight meal that the family will love.

One Pot Chicken Bruschetta Pasta

22. One Pot Chicken Bruschetta Pasta

Make a delicious and healthy dinner for your family in just twenty minutes with this One-Pot Chicken Bruschetta Pasta. Bruschetta is a classic Italian appetizer made with fresh tomatoes and garlic. It can also be used to make a delicious and easy pasta dish. This recipe adds some tender grilled chicken strips for a boost of protein. The best part is that this whole meal is ready to eat in just twenty minutes.

Healthy Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Mango Salsa

23. Grilled Shrimp Skewers & Mango Salsa

Grilled shrimp skewers with homemade mango salsa just scream summertime. Fresh shrimp is marinated in a simple garlic and oil marinade, which adds so much flavor to the shrimp. Then there is the mango salsa, which is crazy easy to make and can be served right on top of the shrimp or on the side with some steamed rice. These skewers are perfect for entertaining, too. They are easy, healthy, and absolutely delicious.

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