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49 Easy Weeknight Dinner Ideas that are Healthy!

April 9, 2018

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49 Easy Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Easy weeknight dinners that are 30 minutes or less AND healthy!  It can be done!

 quick weeknight dinner recipes for healthy and easy and healthy family weeknight meals

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Easy weeknight dinner ideas have you stumped?  I’m with you!  Cooking on weeknights has to be easy!

But I also want my weeknight cooking for my family to be healthy.  I’ve rounded up 49 delicious recipes from around the web.  They are broken down by cuisine type.

One of my favorite easy weekday meals is this 21 Day Fix Quesadilla Recipe!


Move over takeout!  Asian cuisine can be made at home.  I love to make healthy asian recipes for easy family dinners.

healthy asian weeknight dinners

Low Carb Curried Cauliflower Shrimp
Peanut Tofu Satay
Quick Chicken Teriyaki Bowls
Healthy Beef & Broccoli
Quick & Easy Shrimp Spring Bowl
Egg Roll in a Bowl
Turmeric Coconut Chicken Curry

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One Pan

When there are less dishes to wash, we all win.  If you are hoping to eat healthy and make it easy, try making these one pot weeknight dinners in greater quantities.  These recipes are easy meals for two and you can use the leftovers for a healthy lunch idea for the next day!

one pan healthy weeknight dinners

Sheet Pan Salmon
One Pan Lemon Thyme Chicken
Sheet Pan Honey Garlic Pork
Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas
Turkey Meatloaf

Check out my Recipes section for more healthy weeknight meals!

Instant Pot & Slow Cooker/Crockpot

I’m obsessed with my Instant Pot.  The Instant Pot and Slow Cooker have been a huge timesaver for my weeknight cooking!

slow cooker healthy weeknight dinner ideas

Italian Beef Instant Pot
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
Crockpot Chicken Tacos
Slow Cooker Garlic Chipotle Lime Chicken
Crockpot Moroccan Chicken
Slow Cooker Honey Dijon Chicken
Instant Pot Beef & Broccoli
Spicy Chipotle Skillet

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I could eat soup all year round.  What I love about soup is that it is a simple dinner recipe that can be doubled or tripled and frozen!

soup healthy weeknight dinner ideas

Italian Wedding Soup with Meatballs
Instant Pot Vegetable Soup


Looking to eat more plant based meals?  One of my favorite vegan recipes for meatless Monday is this yummy bowl!  Here are a few more tasty vegan weeknight meals!

vegan healthy weeknight dinner ideas

Vegan Picadillo with Lentils
Lazy Falafel
Sweet Tomato Broccoli Rabe Baked Penne
Quick & Easy Quinoa Tostadas


Pasta is definitely a kid-friendly and family approved weeknight meal!

pasta healthy weeknight dinner ideas

Skinny Cajun Shrimp Alfredo
Greek Yogurt Lemon Linguini
Easy Baked Ziti


One of my favorite healthy weeknight meals includes Mexican!  I love any and all things Mexican and when its easy and healthy, its definitely a family recipe that everyone will love!

mexican healthy weeknight dinner ideas

Steak Tacos
Mexican Tuna Melt
Ground Turkey Mexican Lasagna

Low Carb/Keto/Whole30/Paleo

Looking to eat more low carb?  Diet plans like Keto, Whole30 and Paleo have been really popular!  Keto has been very popular lately and this post is super helpful to help keep you on budget!

If you’re looking for a few quick keto dinner ideas or whole30 weeknight dinners, check out these easy recipes below!

keto healthy weeknight dinner ideas

Easy Sriracha Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Lasagna Spaghetti Squash
Whole30 Paleo Slow Cooker Beef Teriyaki
Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup (Keto)
Low Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole (Keto)
Crispy Chicken Thighs
Keto Mac and Cheese
Turkey Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Paleo Pesto Turkey Meatballs
Chicken Broccoli Casserole
Salmon and Spaghetti Squash
Pesto Zucchini Noodles


Salads are easy to throw together on a weeknight!  I like to prep my ingredients on the weekend so that all I have to do during the week is assemble the salads!

salad healthy weeknight dinner ideas


Apple Cider Chicken Salad
Grilled Corn & Shrimp Salad
Chicken, Cucumbers & Sweet Peppers Salad
Protein Bowls
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Salad

What is your go-to weeknight recipe?

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