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8 Healthy Dinner Recipes You’ll Be Sure To Enjoy

Updated: Aug 14, 2023

Are you looking for healthy dinner recipes? Check out some of these delicious options your whole family will be sure to enjoy.




If you're looking for healthy dinner recipes that are sure to please, look no further! We've gathered some of our favorite vegan recipes that are perfect for any night of the week. From hearty soups and lighter fare like salads, there's something for everyone on this list. And best of all, each recipe is healthy and packed with nutrients to keep you feeling your best. So what are you waiting for? Let's get cooking! Quinoa Black Bean Burritos These burritos are packed with protein and fiber, making them a filling and satisfying vegan meal. The entire family will love them! Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa

  • 1 (15-ounce) can of black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1/2 red onion, diced

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 10 whole wheat tortillas

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cooked quinoa, black beans, red onion, bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and salt.

  3. Stir in the avocado and cilantro.

  4. Divide the mixture evenly among the tortillas.

  5. Roll up the tortillas, tucking in the ends.

  6. Place the burritos on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, until completely warm.

  7. Serve immediately.

Thai Peanut Salad This salad is healthy, filling, and full of flavor. The Thai peanut dressing is especially delicious! Ingredients:

  • 1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped

  • 1 large carrot cut julienne style

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced

  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

  • For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar

  • 1 clove of minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Instructions:

  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the romaine lettuce, carrot, bell pepper, peanuts, and cilantro.

  2. In a small bowl or a jar with a tight-fitting lid, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients until smooth.

  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.

  4. Enjoy this healthy recipe.

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos These tacos are flavorful and easy to make. The roasted cauliflower makes this an extra healthy recipe. Cooking at home is a lot more fun when you can make dishes like this! Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

  • 10 whole wheat tortillas

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

  • 1/2 cup salsa

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. In a large bowl, toss the cauliflower florets with the olive oil, chili powder, cumin, and salt.

  3. Spread the cauliflower onto a baking sheet and roast for 25 minutes, until tender and browned in spots.

  4. While the cauliflower is roasting, warm the tortillas in a dry skillet over medium heat.

  5. Once the cauliflower is done, assemble the tacos by adding a scoop of cauliflower to each tortilla, followed by the cilantro and salsa.

  6. Plate the tacos and enjoy them.

Creamy Vegan Potato Soup This soup is creamy and comforting yet healthy at the same time. It’s the perfect meal for a chilly day! Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 white onion, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 6 cups vegetable broth

  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat.

  2. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in the vegetable broth, potatoes, thyme, and parsley.

  4. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.

  5. Use an immersion blender to blend the soup until it’s creamy.

  6. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

  7. Serve immediately.

Vegan Enchiladas These enchiladas are one of the best healthy dinner recipes to make. The filling is made with black beans, veggies, and spices, and the enchiladas are smothered in a homemade red enchilada sauce. Absolutely delicious! Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 white onion, diced

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

  • 2 cups cooked black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 10 whole wheat tortillas

For the sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/2 onion, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 (4 ounce can diced green chilies, undrained)

  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. To make the filling, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  3. Add the onion, bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and salt.

  4. Cook until the veggies are softened, about 5 minutes.

  5. Stir in the black beans and cook for 2 minutes more.

  6. To make the sauce, heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

  7. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

  8. Stir in the chili powder and cumin and cook for 1 minute.

  9. Add the diced tomatoes, green chilies, and tomato sauce.

  10. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

  11. To assemble the enchiladas, spoon a layer of sauce into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  12. Fill each tortilla with a scoop of the black bean filling, then roll it up and place it in the dish.

  13. Pour the remaining sauce over the top of the enchiladas.

  14. Bake for 20 minutes, until heated through.

  15. Serve and enjoy.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup This soup is one of the best home-cooked meals for a Fall day. If you're looking for a healthy dinner recipe that you can meal prep, this is a fantastic option. It's so good! Ingredients:

  • 1 large butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. In a large bowl, toss the butternut squash with the olive oil and salt and black pepper.

  3. Spread the squash out on a large baking sheet and roast for 25 minutes, until tender.

  4. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the vegetable broth over medium heat.

  5. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

  6. Stir in the roasted butternut squash and thyme.

  7. Use an immersion blender to blend the soup until it’s creamy.

  8. Season with salt, black pepper, and other seasonings that you enjoy.

Curried Lentil Soup This yummy vegan soup is packed with flavor and so easy to make! It's a great option for healthy dinner recipes that are both filling and satisfying. Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons curry powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 2 cups green lentils, picked over and rinsed

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 2 cups chopped kale

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat.

  2. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in the curry powder, turmeric, cumin, and cayenne pepper.

  4. Season with salt and black pepper, then cook for 1 minute more.

  5. Add the vegetable broth, lentils, diced tomatoes, and kale.

  6. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes, until the lentils are tender.

  7. Enjoy your meal!

Vegan Spinach and Mushroom Pizza Who doesn't love pizza? This vegan version is healthy and delicious. You won't even miss the cheese! Ingredients:

  • 1 (12 inch) pre-baked pizza crust

  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • 2 cups spinach leaves

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together the tomato sauce, garlic, and oregano.

  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.

  4. Add the onion and mushrooms and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

  5. Season with salt and black pepper, then cook for 1 minute more.

  6. Stir in the spinach leaves and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes.

  7. Spread the tomato sauce over the pizza crust.

  8. Top with the mushroom and spinach mixture.

  9. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the pizza is hot and bubbly.

  10. Slice it up and dig in!

Enjoying Healthy Dinner Recipes You can't go wrong with any of the healthy dinner recipes mentioned on this list. Healthy cooking doesn't mean eating boring, bland food. There are so many vegan dishes out there that'll make your taste buds happy. We hope this list of home-cooked meals sparked your culinary creativity. Be sure to visit us again to find other healthy recipes that'll help you out in the kitchen. Thanks for reading our content!

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