our top 40 healthy dinner ideas are perfect for when you’re looking to eat healthily with fresh ingredient ensure you get your five a day. All our recipes are full meal recipes with main and sides If you want to be extra organised check out our healthy weekly menu plans or just pick something healthy for dinner tonight from our list below
Chicken is a good source of protein and without the skin is low in fat making it excellent for healthy meals. It is ideal for making tasty comfort food like stews, oven bakes and roasts. Its also perfect for quick cooks such as stir fry and pan fry and it makes delicious warm and cold salads.
A traditional Paella with chicken, prawns and chorizo, and a selection of vegetables including peppers, fennel, and tomato. Garnished with lemons, parsley, and olives
Chicken breast strips sprinkled with Chinese five spice, onions, red peppers, spring onions and cashew nuts, all stir fried in a black pepper sauce and served with noodles
A delicious Moroccan stew with chicken thighs and onions slow cooked in a spiced tomato sauce, serve with a couscous flavoured with lemon and coriander
Korean chicken thighs coated in an Asian style marinade and roasted in the oven and served with a mixed vegetable brown rice salad
Chicken thighs roasted in a shawarma sauce shredded and served in toasted pitta bread with lemon creme fraiche and olives.
Chicken strips and vegetables stir fried in a Chinese black bean sauce and served with noodles
Chicken strips in southern fried spices and oven baked, served with a red cabbage fruit coleslaw and chipotle dipping sauce.
Griddle lemon and oregano chicken on a bed of watercress serve with a red pepper and feta rice salad, and creamy tzatziki
Beef is much higher in fat than some other proteins, the healthiest cut is definitely steak as it is lower in fat than the other cuts and the fat is easily removed. Steak is an expensive cut so we focus our dinner ideas around dishes where the steak is served with a lot of vegetables, such as stir fry, fajitas and salads
Char grilled garlic and fajita spiced steak, combined with red peppers and onions encased in a wrap with a tomato, and chilli salsa.
A delicious Thai beef salad with griddled steak served with a lettuce and herbs in a Thai chilli dressing and a sprinkle of chopped peanuts
Lamb can be too fatty for most healthy dinner ideas, we use the cuts that have less fat such as neck fillet. This cut is great for stews and tray bakes.
Spicy honey glazed Lamb with sweet potatoes, red onions and apples, served with almond and cumin couscous
There are a number of pork cuts that are low in fat an excellent for a healthy dinner, one of the best is pork fillet or tenderloin this can be roasted or sliced to form medallions. This pork cut makes delicious stir fry and pan fry as well as oven baked dishes and salads
Oven roasted garlic and fennel pork fillet, sliced and served on a bed of spinach, prunes, peaches, and lentils. The dish is dressed in a light lemon dressing.
Sliced of pork fillet and apples pan fried with garlic, mustard and maple syrup, served with white rice and fried onions.
Strips of pork fillet stir fried with spring onions, chilli and peanuts in a hoisin sauce served with jasmine rice
Vegetables and legumes make ideal healthy dish and due to their low fat and high vitamins and minerals they are ideal for a healthy diet and because they don’t contain any fat there is room to add extra fat in the form of cream and cheese. Make delicious dishes, such as comforting stuffed vegetables, pasta bakes and curries, or quick cooks such as stir fry, lentil or bean burgers and fresh salads
Red peppers stuffed with a creamy pearl barley risotto topped with mascarpone & parmesan, served with a green salad with tomatoes. To keep this extra healthy reduce the cheese or choose a low fat cheese for the pepper topping
Healthy vegetarian burgers made with chickpeas, grated carrots, and red onion, flavoured with smoked paprika and cumin. For an extra healthy meal serve with salad rather than sweet potato chips
Tasty feta and courgette fritters with mint and balsamic vinaigrette, served with an aubergine, pistachio, and rice salad.
Butter bean cakes made with mashed butter beans, grated carrots and parsnips lightly fried and served with a green salad and tomato dressing
A spicy Burmese chickpea curry with green beans, potatoes, and tomatoes, flavoured with lemon grass, curry powder, and garam masala.
A spicy cashew nut and vegetable stir fry with carrots, cucumber, spring onions and red peppers, in a black bean sauce, served on a bed of noodles
Thai green curry with roast sweet potatoes cauliflower and mushrooms coated in a green Thai curry sauce served with a spicy rice
Cauliflower florets in a southern spices’ oven baked and served with fruity coleslaw and a hot pepper mayo.
Spicy carrot pancakes flavoured with chilli, fennel, and coriander, serve with a traditional Greek salad with Feta, olives, cucumber, and tomatoes
A hearty bean stew made with cannellini beans and vegetables in a delicious tomato and herb gravy, topped with cheddar cheese dumplings.
A Japanese teriyaki stir fry with edamame beans and oriental vegetables served with ginger and chive rice.
A black bean, sweet potato, butternut squash, and pepper jerk stew spiced with chilli, allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon served with spicy coconut rice
A delicious vegetarian shawarma with middle eastern spiced cauliflower florets roasted and served in a crispy pita with salad and yogurt sauce.
Healthy baked breaded courgette slices oven baked and encased in a tortilla wrap, with roast tomatoes, salad leaves and sliced avocado with garlic mayo
A delicious salad of roasted courgette, sweet potatoes, and pears mixed with spinach and roasted hazelnuts and dressed in a chilli, garlic and balsamic vinaigrette
Lentils are an ideal source of protein and can be easily used as a meat replacement as well as being a good basis for a salads and burgers and for comfort food lentils make delicious lasagnes, chilli’s and meatball dishes
A deliciously healthy lentil salad with green lentils, roasted butternut and beetroot, peas, and a sprinkle of feta cheese, serve with a fresh olive oil and herb dressing
Baked lentil meatballs flavoured with chilli, olives and parmesan in a tomato and red wine sauce served with spaghetti
Simple veggie lentil and mushroom burgers, flavoured with garlic and Italian herbs served in a crusty ciabatta roll, we serve these with courgette chips but if your looking for a healthier meal serve with a simple green salad
A green lentil Bolognese, with vegetables and tomatoes, flavoured with garlic, oregano, bay leaves, and red wine. Serve with spaghetti.
A tasty red lentil chilli with red peppers, tomatoes and kidney beans, flavoured with chilli, coriander, cinnamon and cumin, served with rice
Pasta is a healthy meal base option and as long as you steer clear of the heavy cream and cheese based dishes can make an excellent healthy dinner
Penne pasta in a fresh chilli and courgette pasta sauce, we like to serve with spinach and parmesan balls as they add extra crunch and flavour, but if your on a strict diet omit the spinach balls
A delicious pasta salad with broad beans, tomato, olives and feta cheese mixed with warm pasta all coated in a rosemary and garlic dressing. Serve this veggie pasta with wholemeal bread instead of garlic bread
Fresh tomato and red pepper blended with basil, mint and garlic, served with freshly cooked spaghetti, finely grated parmesan, and crusty rolls
Soups are a good source of vitamin, mineral and complex carbohydrates, they are probably one of the best ways to get your five a day without noticing! Just make sure the creamier soups don’t have too much cream in, most of these soups can get away with half the amount of cream without a loss of flavour.
A tasty soup made with roasted butternut squash, onions, and celery, spiced with chilli, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, ginger and star anise, blended till smooth and served with crusty rolls
Roasted sweet potato, tomatoes and onions blended with a beef stock and served with crusty bread rolls
A spicy carrots, tomatoes and fresh coriander soup seasoned with fennel, chilli, cumin and turmeric served with crusty bread
Butter beans, celeriac and onions blended into a delicious soup flavoured with, parsley, crushed caraway, and parmesan
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