Healthy dinner recipes for healthy meals, including easy vegetable curry, grilled sesame-crusted aubergine and spicy seared salmon
Healthy dinner recipes are exactly what you need after a long day, when you’re feeling low on energy and need a meal that’s quick, easy but also good for you. Our healthy dinner recipes that are filling and packed with flavour, using healthy and nutritious ingredients that are packed full of vitamins.
If you’re trying to eat healthier, take a look at our healthy dinner recipes for inspiration, or simply to maintain a healthy lifestyle and ensure you’re getting the best nutrients for your body. Our pick of healthy recipes are easy to make for dinner midweek, but will help maintain a balanced diet and help you towards your recommended five portions of fruit and veg a day.
This Asian-style beef salad recipe really packs a fresh, clean punch. It’s a bowl of goodness and antioxidants, and makes steak go a long way. At 350 calories per serving, it’s a superb choice when you’re watching your calorie intake. You won’t be left feeling hungry afterwards either and it’s a great way to get all the daily vitamins and minerals your body requires.
If you prefer chicken, give our char siu chicken and salad a go. At just 251 calories per serving, this is a real delight if you’re watching your figure. If you’re vegetarian or you would prefer to go meat-free, then we have plenty for you too.
For vegetarians, our spinach and paneer curry is such a treat. It’s full of fresh ingredients and although you might feel daunted by making a curry from scratch you’ll see how quick and easy it is to do, all the while ensuring you’re eating something that’s really good for you.
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Jamie Oliver’s Bombay chicken and cauliflower is packed with nutrients as well as cumin and turmeric, which are fab sources of iron.
With just 3.5g of saturated fat and plenty of protein in this dish, it’s a great way to fill up and make sure you’re getting plenty of vegetables and minerals in your diet.
Get the recipe: Jamie Oliver’s Bombay chicken and cauliflower
Spicy fish and zesty salads come together in these delicious wraps, which are read in 30 minutes.
Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids that are great for keeping your heart healthy, while the tomato and bean salsa means you’re getting some of your five-a-day too.
Get the recipe: Cajun salmon wraps
This sweet potato and cannellini bean stew is packed with goodness and will warm you from the inside – plus, it’s is only 300 calories.
This vegetarian recipe is packed with colourful veg like butternut squash and sweet potato to make a tasty and filling dish that the whole family will just love.
Get the recipe: Bean and root vegetable pot
Healthy quinoa makes this quick and easy quinoa salad with chickpeas, soy beans and poached chicken recipe super for lunch or dinner starter.
It’s also full of balanced proteins and minerals, quinoa makes this salad a healthy lunch or dinner starter.
Get the recipe: Quinoa salad with chickpeas, soy beans and poached chicken
Swap half the mince for lentils in this ‘half and half’ cottage pie with root veg mash, which is better for you than the classic version and makes a change too.
Lentils are a great source of healthy protein that are great for digestive help and will help feel you up for longer.
Get the recipe: ‘Half and half’ cottage pie with root veg mash
Cut down on carbs by swapping some of the pasta with courgetti spaghetti, or ‘courgetti’ for a healthier take on this simple prawn and courgetti linguine recipe.
Prawns are a great source of protein and courgettes are full of vitamin K and vitamin C, so this dish is packed with vitamins.
Get the recipe: Prawn and courgetti linguine
This easy salmon stir-fry is quick and delicious, ready in 20 minutes. The soba noodles are naturally gluten free for a lighter option.
Salmon is a great protein to include in your meal as it’s also full of essential mineral like omega-3, which is a great source of fatty acids that help keep your heart healthy.
Get the recipe: Salmon stir-fry
Make bunless burgers with this simple lamb and chickpea burger recipe, served with a grain salad.
The chickpeas help to bulk out the meat, and are better for you, plus the superfood salad replaces the usual white burger buns.
Get the recipe: Lamb and chickpea burger
A deliciously healthy ratatouille recipe that’s great served with crusty bread, you can power up the health benefits of this quick and easy supper by adding in a tin of chickpeas – a great source of soluble fibre, which can help to lower cholesterol.
Get the recipe: Classic Ratatouille
This simple chicken soup recipe is made with vegetables, herbs and ginger for a healthy dinner that will warm you up and keep you feeling fit and well.
There’s nothing more satisfying than a warming bowl of chicken soup if you’re feeling under the weather, and this healthy version is packed with vitamins and minerals to get you back to full health.
Get the recipe: Chicken soup
This Japanese-inspired aubergine recipe is quite delicious and really satisfying as a healthy meal option.
The miso topping makes more than you need but it’s fiddly to make less – it freezes well and will keep for two weeks in a sealed container in the fridge.
Get the recipe: Grilled Aubergine with Miso and Sesame
Make a quick and easy Asian prawn and rice omelette that’s ready in just 20 minutes.
Both eggs and prawn are a really great source of protein that will fill you up and leave you feeling really satisfied, so this is a great recipe to try if you’re looking to cut back on the calories but not be left feeling hungry.
Get the recipe: Asian prawn and rice omelette
A nutritious, meat-free chickpea soup that’s full of protein so not only fills you up but is super-healthy too.
Chickpeas aren’t just a great source of protein, they’re also packed with magnese, fibre and other essential minerals that are great for keeping you healthy.
Get the recipe: Chickpea soup
Salmon really benefits from Asian-style spicing to cut through the richness. This seared spicy salmon recipe makes an easy midweek supper.
Salmon is a great source of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids that help to keep your heart healthy and your skin and hair looking great – so it’s the perfect choice of protein if you’re looking to be a bit healthier this week.
Get the recipe: Seared spicy salmon
This simple steamed pak choi and ginger-wrapped salmon recipe is served with spring onion and sesame dressing.
One of the simplest ways to cook and serve salmon – bamboo steamers are ideal for this recipe. The salmon can be wrapped a day in advance and left in the fridge.
Get the recipe: Steamed pak choi and ginger-wrapped salmon
An Indonesian style stir-fry recipe with lots of crunchy veg, adding a splash of chilli sauce will give your stir-fry a little kick!
Stir-fries are a great go to dinner to try during the week if you want to be healthy as they are super quick and super good for you.
Get the recipe: Satay Vegetable Stir-Fry
Try prawn and avocado salad recipe for a quick and easy dinner that’s good for you too thanks to the protein in the prawns and the healthy fats in the avocado.
Salads don’t have to be boring and this mix of delicious
Get the recipe: Prawn and avocado salad
This char grilled salmon with avocado, cucumber and dill salad recipe is quick and easy but also healthy and flavoursome.
Chargrilled salmon with avocado, cucumber and dill salad is the perfect recipe for a light supper that will fill you up and leave you feeling really satisfied.
Get the recipe: Char grilled salmon with avocado, cucumber and dill salad
We love this super simple coconut lamb with cauliflower rice recipe.
Prep time is only 10 minutes but it takes a little while to cook so this is the ideal choice for a weekend meal when you have a little more time to spare.
Get the recipe: Coconut lamb with cauliflower rice
Try flaked salmon with spicy pomegranate noodles for a quick and healthy dinner.
Salmon is great for you thanks to all the omega-3 fatty acids it contains, while the noodles will help to keep you full in this dish that’s packed full of flavour and is ready in just 30 minutes.
Get the recipe: Flaked salmon with spicy pomegranate noodles
This healthy baked oven baked fish and chips recipe is impressive as well as tasty. Luxurious, healthy and smart enough to serve at a dinner party, this is quality food.
If you’re in the mood for a fish and chip supper but want to keep it healthy, give this easy recipe a go.
Get the recipe: Oven baked fish and chips
This zingy Asian prawn salad is so quick to make but is packed with flavour.
Our tip? Leave dressings with garlic in them to stand for 30 minutes in the fridge before serving – this allows the garlic’s flavour to mellow and texture to soften.
Get the recipe: Prawn, Poppy and Sesame Salad
A simple vegetarian curry using fresh ingredients, if you’re aiming to give up meat during the week then this is a great, filling alternative.
It’s ready in a flash and tastes amazing, so give this one a go next time you’re looking for a healthy alternative to a take away.
Get the recipe: Spinach and Paneer Curry
Pasta and protein, the best post-workout combination to fill you up and make you feel great.
Pasta is one of the best slow-release energy boosters and is easily digested. Try our king prawn and peppadew linguine recipe.
Get the recipe: King prawn and peppadew linguine
Boost your immune system with this healthy, nutrient-packed beef and ginger broth recipe.
The beef provides lean protein and zinc, ginger boosts the immune system, and the soya beans give you protein and plant phytoestrogens, which are thought to protect against certain cancers.
Get the recipe: Beef and ginger broth
Five ingredients is all that makes up this healthy tuna recipe – simply grill these tuna steaks for a super-simple midweek supper.
If you’re looking for an alternative to your usual barbecue recipes, this unusual tuna idea is a great way to maximise the taste but keep it super healthy.
Get the recipe: Sticky Hoisin Tuna
The grapes are used in our pork casserole recipe for thickening as well as flavour, so it looks and tastes deceptively creamy, without any cream!
Any leftovers freeze well too so you can have a healthy meal ready when you’ve no time to cook.
Get the recipe: Slow Cooked Pork Casserole with Grapes
Our broccoli and bacon frittata is not too far off an omelette – it’s really filling and yet really healthy.
Eggs are the ultimate fast, feel-good food, especially as this recipe takes under 30 minutes to be ready and it’s great served hot or cold.
If you’re really watching the calories and want to make it even healthier or are vegetarian, then simply forgo the bacon.