25 Healthy Dinner Recipes – Recipe Girl®

At the beginning of a New Year, many folks are changing their priorities and thinking of a healthy new beginning. I have 25 Healthy Dinner Recipes for you to browse and print out to add to your collection of things to make for dinner.

healthy dinner recipes collage

These are dinners that I make often for my whole family. They are favorite dinner recipes, and they are delicious too. Each recipe happens to be one that is compatible with the Weight Watchers WW plan, but they are absolutely not only for the person who is following WW. You’ll find chicken recipes, pork recipes, seafood recipes, beef recipes, pasta recipes and more in the collection shared below. Enjoy!

light chicken parmesan on platter

Light Chicken Parmesan is a simple dinner recipe that won’t bust your diet. It’s also known as, “Skinny Chicken Parmesan”– not guaranteed to make you skinny, but it can certainly help! There are a few tricks for making chicken parmesan lighter. Baking it is key, and this recipe only breads one side of the chicken. It saves some calories!

sliced skinny taco pizza

Here’s an easy recipe that will satisfy both your pizza and Mexican food cravings:  Skinny Taco Pizza – and it’s Weight Watchers friendly too! This isn’t pizza. And it isn’t a taco. It’s the most delicious blend of both. It’s a flatbread-type pizza with taco toppings. What a great, lighter dinner!

lasagna stuffed peppers

These Lasagna Stuffed Peppers are a delicious low carb dinner recipe. Picture a mouthwatering lasagna layered with ricotta cheese, spinach, beef and plenty of cheese. Now picture that lasagna made in half of a fresh bell pepper instead of with traditional lasagna noodles. That’s this recipe!

weight watchers spaghetti bolognese in pan

Weight Watchers Spaghetti Bolognese is a lightened up version of the classic bolognese. It’s completely filling and delicious, and it’s perfect for those who are watching their calories. To make this one Weight Watchers friendly, there is no fatty pork added in, and the recipe calls for using lean ground beef only. There are plenty of vegetables in this- carrot, onion, mushroom and tomatoes- so those add some bulk to the sauce. A little bit of skim milk is added in, but no wine. And whole wheat spaghetti is used in place of regular pasta.

chiles relleno casserole in dish

This Chiles Rellenos Casserole is a healthier version of classic Chiles Rellenos. Ground turkey or chicken is cooked with onion and mixed with several spices and refried beans. Green chiles are spread into a baking dish and topped with cheese and the meat/bean mixture. Corn, more chiles, and cheese are layered next. A mixture of eggs, milk and Tabasco sauce is poured on top. Then it’s baked!

baked cornflake chicken in a baking dish

Baked Cornflake Chicken is so easy and delicious! This tender juicy chicken with a perfectly crispy coating is sure to become a family favorite! Coating the chicken helps to seal in the chicken juices. By dipping the chicken in the egg and then adding a thick coat of cornflakes, you are helping to keep the chicken juices sealed in for a delicious chicken dinner!

red snapper with pineapple salsa on plate

Red Snapper with Pineapple Salsa is an easy and healthy grilled fish recipe to make for dinner. If you’re a bit wary of cooking fish, this is a recipe you shouldn’t be afraid to try! It’s very easy to prepare this grilled red snapper. It’s simply salted and peppered and placed onto a hot, oiled grill. While grilling, the fish is brushed with a simple mixture of lime juice and oil. For serving, it’s topped with a fresh pineapple salsa. The pineapple salsa is homemade, but it’s super simple to put together.

bulgogi  beef lettuce wraps

Lettuce wraps are a good way to begin the year. These Bulgogi Beef Lettuce Wraps are full of thinly sliced steak that has been stir fried with a delicious sauce. The lettuce wraps are stuffed with beef, carrot, cucumber, red bell pepper, green onions and sesame seeds. 

thai chicken curry in pan

Thai Curry Chicken is a quick, easy and healthy one-skillet meal. Chicken isn’t boring when you turn it into a Thai curry dish. Everyone appreciates a meal that has new, bold flavors! The sauce for this recipe is so delicious.

two mu shu pork

If you’ve been craving Chinese takeout, you can make this takeout-style Mu Shu Pork recipe at home. This is not your typical Mu Shu with the traditional Chinese pancakes. This one is more like Mu Shu tacos, since you’ll be using flour tortillas instead. The result is delicious!

sliced sweet and tangy roasted pork tenderloin

This Sweet and Tangy Roasted Pork Tenderloin makes for a great weeknight dinner. It has been a family favorite for many years. This recipe only requires 5 main ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. The marinade is easy to make, and it’s a quick, 1-hour marinating time.

fish tacos with citrus salsa

These Fish Tacos with Citrus Salsa are a delicious version of the much-loved fish taco. They have pretty amazing flavor. The pop of citrus is what makes them unique.

buttermilk brined pork chops

These Buttermilk Brined Pork Chops are the most tender and delicious pork chops you’ll ever make! This has been a popular recipe here on RecipeGirl for a long time. From one of our RecipeGirl readers: “Just made these buttermilk brined pork chops tonight….marinated all day in the buttermilk marinade. Best grilled chops we have ever had. A keeper! Thank you!”

two salsa roasted salmon

This Salsa Roasted Salmon recipe is easy to make, and it’s low in calories too! If you’re looking for a healthy recipe to make for dinner, this is it! Salsa roasted salmon is simply salmon filets topped with a fresh, homemade salsa and baked until the salmon is pull-apart perfect. This recipe serves two people, but you can certainly double or triple the recipe to serve more. It’s delicious!

low fat stuffed shells in dish

These Low Fat Stuffed Shells are a delicious, healthy and easy weeknight dinner. Pasta is the ultimate comfort food! And it’s nice to have a lower fat recipe for pasta on hand when you’re still craving pasta while eating light. These low fat stuffed shells are perfectly filling and wonderful. They’re just like traditional stuffed shells but made with some lower fat ingredients.

sliced pineapple pork tenderloin

Pineapple provides the perfect complement to pork in this Pineapple Pork Tenderloin recipe. Lightly glazed pork tenderloin is served with a sweet and ginger-scented Asian sauce and the broiled slices of pineapple. A bit of pork with a bite of pineapple is delicious! My family loves this for a quick and easy dinner.

orange chinese chicken

This recipe for Weight Watchers Asian Orange Chicken is a super easy, 6-ingredient, lighter dinner recipe to enjoy. This is one of those super easy, one-skillet, easy chicken dinner recipes where you don’t have to make a big mess using several pans. You can serve it with or without rice, and maybe serve some vegetables on the side too.

sliced turkey pepperoni pizza on board

This Weight Watchers Pizza is made with the super popular 2 ingredient pizza dough. If you love pizza but you don’t love how heavy it is and the amount of carbs it delivers, this Weight Watchers Pizza is an excellent option for you. You don’t have to be on the WW program to enjoy this pizza. It’s made with real ingredients that are quite delicious, and all of the non-dieting people in my family give it a big thumbs up! The crust is easy to make (only 2 ingredients) and you can add whatever toppings you’d like.

crockpot pineapple chicken

This simple Crockpot Pineapple Chicken recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight where you’re running the kids around to all of their events! This is one of those easy-to-make recipes where you’ll be able to throw everything in the slow cooker and let it cook dinner for you. The bonus is that it’s a lighter dinner recipe than most. And it happens to be Weight Watchers friendly too.

chipotle beer shrimp with pasta

There is delicious flavor all-around in this Chipotle Beer Shrimp Pasta recipe! It’s not the sort of pasta recipe that is swimming in rich sauce. It’s not like that at all. Instead, hot pasta is tossed with a spicy, beer-based tomato sauce and lots of shrimp! If you’re eating a little lighter, but you still like your pasta, then this chipotle beer shrimp pasta is definitely a recipe for you to try.

garlic chicken stir fry in bowl

A RecipeGirl household favorite for our whole family for many, many years now, this Garlic Chicken Stir Fry recipe is an easy recipe to make, and it’s delicious too! This chicken stir-fry recipe has a delicious sauce, but it’s very light. It’s okay to double the ingredients in the sauce to make more sauce, if you prefer. 

chicken saltimbocca sliced

Chicken Saltimbocca is a recipe that is commonly found on menus in Italian restaurants. And now you can make it at home! Chicken is rolled up with prosciutto and provolone cheese. It’s cooked in a light marsala wine sauce.

three asian lettuce wraps

These Asian Lettuce Wraps are a nice, lighter choice for dinner. The filling for these Asian Lettuce Wraps is slightly sweet and very flavorful. Mint and cilantro add some great, fresh flavors to the wraps. Using lettuce as the wrap cuts out calories and keeps things light and healthy. And I love the crunch of the peanuts with the filling. I think you’re going to like this one!

salmon with mustard and brown sugar sliced on platter

Salmon with Mustard and Brown Sugar Glaze is an easy and delicious baked salmon recipe that is full of flavor. It’s a great salmon recipe to try. It has a simple marinade and a thick, delicious glaze.

chicken with cider and bacon sauce on platter

Chicken with Cider and Bacon Sauce is one of our favorite recipes to make for dinner. Rice is a good choice to tuck underneath the chicken and absorb some of those sauce juices too. And if you’re trying to stick with a lower carb meal, just serve the sauce over the chicken and plate it with a salad. Enjoy!

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