80+ Healthy Dinner Ideas

If you're looking for some new delicious and healthy dinner ideas to kick off the new year, I've got plenty of recipes that are great for a family or just for two. The best part is most of these recipes are also great easy dinner ideas and can be made in 30 minutes. Perfect for those busy weeknights when you still want a healthy meal but are in a time crunch.

Healthy Dinner Idea: Chicken Fajita Cobb from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Ginger Soy Herb Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)


I'm all about a dinner salad that's loaded with all the good stuff! Feel free to make any of these with chicken, fish, steak, tofu, you name it!

Chicken Fajita Cobb
Ginger Soy Herb Salad
Loaded Steak Salad Bowl with Yogurt Green Goddess
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
Loaded Nicoise Salad
Crispy Quinoa Spring Salad
California Cobb Salad
The New Go-To Kale Salad
Mexican Cobb Salad
BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad
Delicata Squash Salad
Herb Caprese Salad
Pesto Farmers Market Salad with Grilled Chicken
Asian Chicken Slaw

Artichoke and Pepper Braised Chicken from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
Healthy Dinner Ideas: Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Healthy Chicken Dinner Ideas

Looking for healthy dinner ideas with chicken, then these are for you! And hot tip any of the chicken skewers would be great leftovers! Or you can meal prep them for work or school lunches.

Crispy Chicken Thighs with Smashed Peas
Artichoke Pepper Braised Chicken
Spiced Chicken Kebabs with Yogurt Sauce
Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Lemon Roasted Spatchcock Chicken
Chicken Shish Kabobs
Grilled Korean Chicken Skewers
Chicken Tagine with Olives
Chicken Posole
Easy Mexican Shredded Chicken
Chicken Skewers with Cilantro Mint Sauce
Grilled Chicken with Avocado Tomato Salad
Poblano Chicken Fajitas


Roasted Broccolini

Vegetable side dishes are perfect for adding to any meal or prepping a big batch for the week. And if you need a quick refresher on how to roast vegetables, check out this post.

Roasted Broccolini with Lemon and Garlic
Charred Carrots with Herbs
Spicy Garlic Green Beans
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts
Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette
Simple Sautéed Greens
Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pomegranate Seeds
Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Tahini

Vegetarian Mushroom Kale Larb Bowls from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
Coconut Curry Stuffed Peppers from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Vegetarian Dinner Ideas

Plenty of healthy vegetarian dinner ideas that everyone will love! Everything from loaded falafel salads to vegetarian burrito bowls!

Cauliflower Rice Veggie Burrito Bowl
Vegetarian Mushroom Kale Larb Bowls
Vegetarian Avocado Sushi Bowls
Veggie Fajita Bowls (Rajas – Best Things Ever!)
Chopped Thai Salad
Veggie Spring Roll Bowl
Deconstructed Falafel Salad
Loaded Falafel Salad
Coconut Curry Stuffed Peppers
Cauliflower Rice Veggie Bowls (with Instant Pot Black Beans)
Curry Lentil Soup

Crispy Salmon Burrito Bowls from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
Healthy Dinner Idea: Avocado Shrimp Quinoa Bowls from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Healthy Bowls

Looking for rice bowl recipes, cauliflower rice bowl recipes, or quinoa bowl recipes, these are for you. The spicy salmon sushi bowl is a must-try!

Crispy Salmon Burrito Bowls
Chicken Fajita Bowls with Guacamole
Curried Salmon Rice Bowl
Avocado Shrimp Quinoa Bowl
Chicken Tawook Quinoa Bowls
Grilled Fish Cauliflower Rice Bowl
Green Goddess Quinoa Bowls
Spicy Salmon Sushi Bowls
Chicken Shawarma Bowls
Cauliflower Rice Chicken Burrito Bowls
Ginger Scallion Chicken Bowls

Healthy Dinner Idea: Sheet Pan Broiled Salmon with Broccolini from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
Green Chicken Verdes

Healthy Dinner Ideas for Family

Meal planning, especially for families, can be a huge money and time saver. I've got all of my favorite family dinner ideas, from chicken tacos to quick and easy sheet pan dinners. If you're looking for a few tips on meal planning, check out this post.

Ground Chicken Tacos
Zuni Roasted Whole Chicken with Chimichurri
Thai Chicken Coconut Curry
Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili
Easy Mexican Shredded Chicken {Verde!}
Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers
Cedar Plank Salmon with Blistered Tomatoes
Cochinita Pibil
Guacamole Steak Salad
Sheet Pan Broiled Salmon
Chicken Larb Bowls
Carnitas Burrito Bowl

Salmon Salad Bowl with Stone Fruit Salsa from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
Healthy Dinner Idea: Broiled Salmon with Spring Peas from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Salmon Dinner Ideas

Salmon dinners are on constant rotation at our house. And, trust me, you won't get bored of it because of the endless options of how to cook salmon, from grilled salmon skewers, cedar plank salmon, to even blackened salmon!

Salmon Shawarma Salad
Greek Salad with Salmon
Loaded Sesame Ginger Salmon Salad
Salmon Nicoise
BLT Salmon Salad + Cilantro Dressing
Steamed Salmon with Garlic, Herbs and Lemon
Grilled Salmon Skewers
Broiled Salmon with Spring Peas
Blackened Salmon with Avocado Cucumber Salsa
Herb Crusted Roasted Salmon
Crispy Salmon Succotash
Cedar Plank Salmon with Mango Salsa

Looking for more dinner ideas? Check out this roundup of my 50 favorite dinner ideas here

Broiled Salmon with Spring Peas from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Broiled Salmon with Spring Peas

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 1 vote
One of the easiest and fastest ways to cook salmon + an incredible spring pea salad on top!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people


  • 1 10-ounce package frozen peas, completely thawed
  • ½ cup sugar snap peas, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • cup finely grated Pecorino Romano cheese, plus more to finish
  • cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • fresh dill (optional)

For the Salmon

  • 1 ½ pound salmon filet
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Gaby's Go To (or All Things Seafood Seasoning)


  • Preheat broiler. Place salmon on a foil lined baking sheet, season with salt, pepper and Gaby's Go To and broil 8-10 minutes or until golden.
  • While the salmon is broiling, transfer the garlic to a medium bowl and add the pecorino, a few tablespoons of olive oil, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, salt, and plenty of black pepper, and whisk to combine. Add the thawed peas. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed.
  • Use the back of a fork and just roughly mash half of the peas so they are a little more chunky and leave the other half whole. Add the sliced sugar snap peas and dill, taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Spoon on top of the cooked salmon and serve immediately.


This is great with rice, pasta, or quinoa.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 1131mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 884IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 4mg
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