Healthy Dinner Recipes

How to Properly Steam
Low in fat and packed with protein and vitamin-rich veggies, these dinners are perfect for your post-baby nutrition plan. Bonus: They taste so good you can serve them to the whole family.

Mediterranean Chicken

Spice up ho-hum chicken with this flavor-packed recipe that's low in fat. Oregano, garlic, and peppers give it a Mediterranean flair.

Rita Maas
Rita Maas

Cheesy Veggie Quesadilla

Just because you're eating right it doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste. This zesty quesadilla recipe features whole-wheat tortillas and nutrient-rich vegetables.

Taco Soup

Perfect for a quick, last-minute dinner, this hearty Mexican-inspired soup is ready in less than 30 minutes. Lean ground beef keeps the calories in check, plus your favorite taco seasoning adds crave-worthy flavor.

This must-try recipe is a triple threat: easy, delicious, and healthy!

Thai Chicken-Broccoli Wraps

This portable chicken wrap makes a delicious meal on the run. Ready-made ingredients like broccoli slaw cut prep time in half. You'll love the combination of ginger, garlic, and peanut sauce.

Thayer Allyson Gowdy
Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Turkey-Pesto Lettuce Roll-Ups

Made with only three ingredients, these no-cook Bibb lettuce roll-ups are a fresh, low calorie twist on plain turkey sandwiches.

Frances Janisch
Frances Janisch

Tomato Soup

Rich in antioxidants and low in fat, this comfort food favorite doesn't disappoint.

Rita Maas
Rita Maas

Greek Tacos

Like regular tacos, only healthier! This recipe combines your favorite Greek salad ingredients such as cucumber, feta, and tomato, and loads them on a crunchy taco shell.

Rita Maas
Rita Maas

Satay Wraps

This fresh-flavored skillet sensation jazzes up lean ground beef with peanut butter, ginger, soy sauce, and green onion. Serve it inside of Boston lettuce leaves.

jason Donnelly
jason Donnelly

Sweet-and-Sour Stir-Fry

This healthy spin on a take-out classic tastes great over long-grain rice.

Rita Maas
Rita Maas

Easy Black-Bean Soup

Treat yourself to this filling, cinnamon-infused soup, topped with tasty Greek yogurt.

Curry in a Hurry

No time to cook? Think again! This veggie-packed curry recipe is ready in less than 20 minutes.

Yunhee Kim
Yunhee Kim

Red Bean Vegetable Jambalaya

This Cajun specialty gets a healthy makeover with couscous instead of rice. Super foods like carrots, cauliflower, and kidney beans make it easy for you to get your daily dose of vitamins.

Rita Maas
Rita Maas

Orange, Beet and Chicken Salad

Bold and refreshing with Asian-inspired flavor, this salad is far from boring. You'll love the zesty dressing made with peanut butter, orange juice, and sesame oil.

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Nobody wants to eat foods that have been steamed to a mushy, soggy mess. Watch as Parents contributor Jenna Helwig shares her tips on properly steaming. Your family will thank us!

Steaming is a healthy way to prepare foods because it requires no extra fat for cooking.

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