More than 36 healthy dinner ideas that you can meal prep! Tons of delicious dinner recipes for busy weeknights that are easy to make ahead.
It’s back to school time and that means weeknights just got a whole lot busier! I know it’s the most stressful time of the day at our house, and I am always on the lookout for more healthy dinner ideas that can make those weeknights a bit smoother.
So after scouring the internet, we are sharing the BEST healthy dinner recipes out there: from sheet pan recipes to soups, salads and stir fries. There are some chicken, beef, seafood and vegetarian healthy dinner ideas. Basically, there’s a healthy dinner recipe for everyone!
A lot of these healthy dinner ideas would also work as lunch recipes as well, so if you plan for leftovers, you have your lunches set for the next day! <– PS, this is one of my favorite ways to meal prep when I don’t have time to do a big prep session on the weekend.
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Tips for meal prepping these healthy dinner ideas
- cook once eat twice: planning for leftovers means one less meal to worry about later in the week
- prep your vegetables ahead: chopping asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, etc ahead will make dinner prep a breeze
- cook your grains ahead: quinoa and rice can keep in the fridge for up to 4 days
- assemble but don’t cook: some of these meals (like the Asian Peanut Chicken, the Chickpea Tortilla Soup, and the Crockpot BBQ Chicken) can be assembled in bags or containers and stored in the freezer until you’re ready to cook.
Alright, shall we check out these healthy dinner recipes? Let’s go!
1. Jamaican Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner by Sweet Peas and Saffron
2. 30-Minute Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Chowder by Simple Quinoa
3. Instant Pot Coconut Sweet Chili Chicken Stir Fry by Sweet Peas and Saffron
4. Chicken Quesadilla Recipe by The Cookie Rookie
5. Lighter Mongolian Beef Meal Prep by Sweet Peas and Saffron
6. Roasted Veggie Quinoa Bowl by I love Vegan
7. Moroccan Couscous Meal Prep Bowls by Sweet Peas and Saffron
8. Steak Cobb Salad by Damn Delicious
9. Lemon Pepper Sheet Pan Salmon by Sweet Peas and Saffron
10. Korean Edamame & Jicama Stir-Fry by Gringalicious
11. Caprese Chicken Gnocchi Skillet by Sweet Peas and Saffron
12. Lemon Thyme Grilled Salmon Cauliflower Rice by Paleo Gluten-Free Eats
13. Healthy Broccoli Cheese Soup by Sweet Peas and Saffron
14. Chicken with Summer Succotash by Iowa Girl Eats
15. Pepperoni Pizza Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms by Sweet Peas and Saffron
16. Skillet Enchilada Chicken with Black Beans and Corn by Recipe Runner
17. Easy Sweet Chili Shrimp Stir Fry by Sweet Peas and Saffron
18. Vegetarian Thai Peanut Zucchini Noodles by Flavor the Moments
19. Thai Salmon Patties by Sweet Peas and Saffron
20. Baked Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner by Savory Nothings
21. Cauliflower Rice Chicken Enchilada Casserole by Sweet Peas and Saffron
22. One Sheet Pan Tuscan Baked Salmon and Veggies by Savory Nothings
23. Lime Beef and Basil Stir Fry by Sweet Peas and Saffron
24. Garlic & Thyme Chicken Meal Prep by Meal Prep on Fleek
25. Pineapple BBQ Tofu Bowls by Sweet Peas and Saffron
26. Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Corn-Cherry Salsa by Floating Kitchen
27. Lemon Chicken Spaghetti Squash by Sweet Peas and Saffron
28. Chickpea Orzo Salad by Savor and Savvy
29. Slow Cooker Chickpea Tortilla Soup by Sweet Peas and Saffron
30. Greek Turkey Meatballs by Well-Fed Soul
31. Slow Cooker Lemon Sesame Chicken Noodle Soup by Sweet Peas and Saffron
32. One-Sheet Pan Shrimp with Cherry Tomatoes and Asparagus by Primavera Kitchen
33. Freezer Asian Peanut Chicken by Sweet Peas and Saffron
34. Salsa Verde Cauliflower and Lentil Tacos with Mango Pomegranate Salsa by The Forked Spoon
35. Easy Crockpot BBQ Chicken by Sweet Peas and Saffron
36. Breakfast Casserole with Potatoes & Eggs by One Clever Chef