Happy New Year! Here’s wishing everyone peace, love, health, happiness and lots of good food.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve had about enough cream, butter, cheese, rich sauces and meats for 5 Holiday Seasons. If you’re like me, you’re already planning for some lighter meals and looking for healthy clean eating recipes. I thought I’d dust off a few of my old favorites.
No reason to skimp on flavor when eating healthy. You’ll find lots of mouthwatering combination of lean meats and lots of vegetables.
Here’s a selection of some of our favorite healthy dinner recipes to start the new year out right.
- 9 Healthy Salad Recipes, Main Course
- 6 Healthy Main Course Recipes
- 6 Healthy Soup Recipes
- 5 Healthy Seafood Recipes
- 5 Healthy Snack or Appetizer Recipes
Now I’m going to try to behave…at least until Superbowl. Let’s take a look.
Best Healthy Dinner Recipes:
Lean proteins, salad green and vegetables are a very healthy way to eat. Here are some main course salad recipe ideas.
Blackened Shrimp Salad is a refreshing entree that’s light but in a hearty way.
A Jamaican roadside stand inspired dish with sweet shrimp simmered in a peppery broth.
A refreshing chopped chicken salad recipe using grilled chicken breasts and lots of your favorite healthy vegetables.
Make the most out of fresh strawberries with this easy main course salad. Poppyseed dressing, sauteed chicken breast and strawberries are an absolutely wonderful combination.
The extra beefy flavor of skirt steak, combined with the rustic chew of frisee makes a beautiful base for tomatoes, creamy avocado and chipotle infused dressing.
The combination of flavors here are striking thanks to the warm dressing, Kalamata olives and rosemary dusted chicken tenders.
Healthy Main Course Recipes
Lean and mean healthy main course meals.
These roasted cauliflower tacos get a kick of heat from poblano peppers and a kick of sweet from caramelized onions. These beautiful tacos make a perfect vegetarian taco dinner.
Looking to ditch that flour tortilla? Take a look at this healthier version for a Chicken Burrito Bowl.
These Shrimp Tacos with Lime Dressing are gloriously refreshing in flavor. A simple dressing splashed over poached shrimp and crunchy vegetables creates a light meal or a shrimp appetizer that’s so healthy and tasty, you’ll want to make it over and over again.
Searing ling cod stovetop and finishing in the oven is a super easy way to cook a fish filet with a crispy outer texture and moist, tender and flaky inside.
This latin chicken dish is so easy, so full of flavor and a pleasure to place on the table.
One of our favorite salads and with some crumbled blue cheese, this is full of fresh flavors.
Red Chile Enchiladas, classic Mexican Street Food. Tortillas are dipped in a spicy red sauce, fried, folded and simply sprinkled with an assortment of small chopped crunchy vegetables.
Easy Healthy Soup Recipes
With Black beans, sweet corn and plenty of Mexican spices, this will soon become your favorite Mexican Chicken Soup.
Classic chicken soup becomes colorful and bright by adding chunks of sweet potato. Simple, hearty, healthy, gluten free and inexpensive,
Chicken soup with rotisserie chicken is absolutely perfect for a weeknight dinner. Using canned beans, and canned creamed corn, this Rotisserie Chicken Soup is Ready in 30 minutes
A combination of Mexican oregano, cumin and garlic powder is a great start in building a flavorful Southwestern-style soup
Chicken Fajita Soup is healthy, easy and full of your favorite fajita flavors. A soup recipe that will make you and your weeknight dinner plans very happy. You could call this a taco soup or a tortilla soup, but I call this full fajita deliciousness in a bowl.
Healthy Main Course Seafood Recipes:
This Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon Recipe is so easy it’s guaranteed to be a one of your go-to’s for your quick weeknight meal plan.
Salmon fillets are baked and basted with a sweet and spicy glaze. A combination of New Mexico Chile Powder and Peach Jam has created a quick salmon recipe that has become a favorite for an easy weeknight dinner.
This swordfish dinner is near perfect; not complicated, wonderful in texture and exciting in flavor.
A very special salsa. The flavor is so addictive. Fresh tomatoes, juicy sweet peaches, sweet onion, cilantro and chipotle chiles. Everything you want in a robust salsa.
HEALTHY APPETIZER RECIPES:
This simple dip of plain hummus gets some bling. Wow your guests with Slow Roasted Cherry Tomato Hummus with Capers.
White Bean Dip made creamier by blending Cannellini beans and cottage cheese.
Shake up those chickpeas by adding Southwestern ingredients, roasted Hatch chile peppers, a scoop of cumin and a good shake of Tabasco sauce.
Healthy roasted Brussels sprouts bring a delicious surprise to this classic snack.
A perfect appetizer for that next bowl of corn chips, or a great condiment to serve over flank steak or grilled chicken.
Best Healthy Dinner Recipes …. It’s Whats for January