Healthy Recipes

20-Minute Asian Noodles

30-Minute Asian Garlic Noodles with Shrimp {or Chicken}

Skillet with roasted broccoli.

5-Minute Skillet Broccoli {Three Ways!}

Cucumber salad with almond coconut milk chicken satay on white platter.

Almond Coconut Milk Chicken Satay

grilled pork salad with pork, red onions, green beans and roll on white plate

Amazing Grilled Pork and Veggie Salad

Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker Indian Butter Chicken

Amazing Instant Pot Indian Butter Chicken and Potato Curry

Apple Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Apple Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps {Quick and Delish}

chicken, pepper strips, and chow mein noodles on a bed of green lettuce

Asian Chicken Salad with Hoisin Vinaigrette

white tortilla with asian chicken mixture inside on a blue plate

Asian Chicken Wraps

ground turkey in a piece of lettuce

Asian Lettuce Wraps

asian noodle salad in a bowl

Asian Noodle Salad

white bowl filled with spaghetti noodles and sliced peppers

Asian Noodle Salad

Asian-Style Meatballs with Sweet Chili Sauce

white bowl with red minestrone soup filled with vegetables and pasta

Autumn Minestrone Soup

Autumn Pear Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

Autumn Pear Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

Avocado chicken salad all mixed up in white serving bowl.

Avocado Chicken Salad

white bowl full of baked brown rice

Baked Brown Rice

brown bowl with baked spanish rice topped with chopped cilantro

Baked Brown Spanish Rice

Baked Zucchini Fritters

Baked Cheesy Zucchini Bites

Baked Shrimp and Orzo with Feta

Baked Shrimp and Orzo with Feta Cheese

brown plate stacked with cooked egg rolls

Baked Southwest Egg Rolls with Creamy Chipotle Dipping Sauce

Baked Tilapia with Ginger and Cilantro

Baked Tilapia with Ginger and Cilantro

white bowl with corn and black bean salsa

Balsamic Black Bean Salsa

white bowl with cooked spaghetti noodles, chicken pieces, and chopped red pepper

Balsamic Chicken Noodle Bowl

white platter with bbq chicken kebabs and beef kebabs

BBQ Chicken Kebabs

BBQ Chicken Salad Cilantro Lime Rice Bowl

BBQ Chicken Salad Cilantro Lime Rice Bowls

white bowl filled with salad, bbq chicken, corn, and slices of red onions

BBQ Chicken Salad with Creamy BBQ Cilantro Lime Dressing

BBQ Hawaiian chicken foil packet opened with chicken, peppers and pineapple inside.

BBQ Hawaiian Chicken Foil Packets {Grill or Oven}

a white plate with a bbq pulled chicken sandwich next to a green salad

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches {Slow Cooker}

lemon chicken pasta with Parmesan in white dish

Beach Street Lemon Chicken Pasta

Black Bean and Pumpkin Chili

Black Bean & Pumpkin Chili

Black Bean and Butternut Enchilada Skillet

white bowl with black beans, quinoa, and corn

Black Bean and Sweet Corn Quinoa Salad

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burritos

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burritos

Black Bean Hummus

Black Bean Hummus

a white bowl full of boston baked beans

Boston Baked Beans {A Quicker Version!}

Brazilian Feijoada

Brazilian Feijoada {Slow Cooked Pork and Black Bean Stew}

a white plate with thick slices of pork loin

Brown Sugar Spiced Pork Loin

Butternut Squash and Coconut Curry Soup with Shrimp and Rice Noodles

side view of a california sushi roll

California Sushi Rolls {a How To}

white platter with halved cherry tomatoes, a basil leaf, and a cube of fresh mozzarella skewered on toothpicks

Caprese Skewers

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps {30-Minute Meal}

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Pepeprs

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Peppers {With a Slow Cooker Variation}

Chicken Sweet Potato Kale Skillet Meal

Cheesy Chicken, Kale and Sweet Potato Skillet Meal

Ham and Cheese Quinoa Bites

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Quinoa Bites

Cheesy Mexican Sweet Potato Skillet Meal

Cheesy Mexican Chicken Sweet Potato Skillet Meal

top view of a white bowl with sliced tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and spinach drizzled in oil

Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad

Pressure Cooker Chicken and Black Bean Chili

Chicken and Black Bean Chili {Pressure Cooker}

Chicken and Butternut Squash Quinoa Stew

Chicken and Butternut Squash Quinoa Stew

Chicken and Mango Basil Stir Fry

Chicken and Mango {Or Pineapple} Basil Stir Fry

Blue bowl with chicken dumpling soup.

Chicken and Vegetable Dumpling Soup

white oval bowl filled with a chicken sausage couscous salad

Chicken Apple Sausage Couscous

Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

Chicken Curry in a Hurry

Chicken Curry in a Hurry

Chicken enchilada soup in tan bowl with brown stripe.

Chicken Enchilada Soup

wrapped chicken gyro on a black blate

Chicken Gyros

Chicken Taco Salad

Chicken Taco Salad {InstantPot, Slow Cooker, or Stovetop}

white rice with chicken and orange tikka sauce on top on a white plate

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Pizzas - 20-Minute Meal

Chicken Tikka Pizzas: Another 20-Minute Meal

The Best Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup {Instant Pot, Stovetop, Slow Cooker}

chicken and zucchini on white rice

Chicken with Mushrooms and Zucchini

Chili Lime Tacos with Mango Salsa

Chili Lime Tacos with Mango Salsa {Grill or Instant Pot}

white bowl with shredded mexican pork, on a white platter surrounded by taco toppings

Chili Verde {Mexican Stewed Pork}

slices of pork with apricot glaze, next to mashed potatoes and peas on a blue plate

Chili-Rubbed Pork with Apricot Glaze

Chipotle Chicken Skewers

Chipotle Chicken Skewers with Creamy Dipping Sauce

two chicken tacos with avocado slices and tomatoes

Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Chopped Cashew Chicken Salad

Chopped Cashew Chicken Salad with Homemade Creamy Cashew Dressing

White bowl of chopped Greek chicken salad with tzatziki dressing.

Chopped Greek Chicken Salad with Pita Croutons and Tzatziki Dressing

Chopped Taco Salad

Chopped Taco Salad with Homemade Catalina Dressing

Chopped Thai Crunch Salad

Chopped Thai Crunch Salad with Sweet and Spicy Dressing

Chopped Thai Vegetable Salad

Chopped Thai Salad with Honey Garlic Dressing

Cinnamon and Chili Pork with Apple Salsa

Cinnamon and Chili Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Apple Salsa

Citrus and Soy-Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Citrus and Soy-Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin

white rice with black bean mixture and parsley on top

Classic and Simple: Black Beans and Rice

white ramekin filled with marinara sauce with garlic bread around the side, on a white platter

Classic Marinara Sauce

ladle of classic slow cooker chili

Classic Slow Cooker Chili

Coconut and Cashew Granola

Coconut and Cashew Granola

white bowl with chicken curry soup over a bed of white rice

Coconut Curry Soup

Coconut Shrimp Curry

Coconut Shrimp Curry

white bowl with rice, bean, corn, and pepper salad

Confetti Rice and Bean Salad

pork and white bean stew mixture next to cooked white rice in a white bowl

Country-Style Pork and White Beans {Slow Cooker}

oval white dish filled with creamy fruit salad

Creamy 5-Cup Fruit Salad

Slow Cooker Creamy Quinoa Dippers

Creamy Tex-Mex Quinoa Dippers

These crispy southwest chicken wraps are delicious, easy to make (talk about a weeknight dinner saver!) and so versatile!

Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps

soft shell tacos filled with pork and toppings all on a white plate

Cuban Street Tacos

a white platter with baked cauliflower florets

Curried Cauliflower “Popcorn”

Curried Lentil Soup with Toasted Almonds

Curried Lentil and Sausage Soup with Toasted Almonds

golden brown roasted whole turkey on a white platter with two red apples sitting beside it

Delicious Roasted {Brined} Turkey and Gravy

Healthy Green Spinach Power Hulk/Popeye Muffins

Delicious Whole Grain Hulk Muffins {Naturally Green!}

white bowl filled with salsa

Divine One-Minute Salsa

DIY Homemade Yogurt

DIY Homemade Yogurt

Layered Greek Hummus Dip

Easy 7-Layer Greek Hummus Dip

White platter with grilled chicken shawarma, cucumbers, tomatoes and cabbage slaw.

Easy Chicken Shawarma

Cowboy caviar dip in white bowl.

Easy Cowboy Caviar Dip {a.k.a. Shrapnel Dip}

Top down view of white platter with Moroccan chicken skewers, green sauce and roasted potatoes.

Easy Moroccan Chicken Skewers with Crazy Good Green Sauce

Three easy sheet pan chicken fajitas on white board topped with sour cream and guacamole.

Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

orange chicken on a bed of rice

Fabulous Orange Chicken

Family-Style Shrimp Scampi

Family Style Shrimp Scampi {20-Minute Meal}

Fire Roasted Tomato and Black Bean Soup

Fire-Roasted Tomato and Black Bean Soup with Fresh Corn Salsa

Foil Packet Sweet Potato Tacos

Freezer Beef and Bean Burritos

Freezer Beef and Bean Burritos

Green Bean Salad

Fresh Green Bean Salad with Balsamic Dressing

spiral pasta with tomatoes and melted cheese

Fusilli alla Caprese

Garlic Chicken Pasta with Spinach

Garlic Chicken Pasta with Spinach


Garlic Shrimp in Coconut Lime Tomato Sauce {Quick and Healthy Dinner!}

pasta with tuna and asparagus in a white bowl

Garlic Tuna Pasta with Asparagus

Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

Ginger Chicken and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Super Food Muffins

Good Morning Power Muffins {Full of Whole Grains and Superfoods!}

greens, sliced pear, and croutons in a bowl

Gourmet Green Salad with Homemade Red Wine Vinaigrette

Greek Pita Pockets

Greek Chicken Pita Pockets {Slow Cooker}

Greek Meatball Stuffed Pita

Greek Meatball Stuffed Pitas with Easy Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Pita Salad

Greek Pita Salad

Green Lentil Soup with Curried Brown Butter

Green Lentil Soup with Curried Brown Butter

Grilled Asian Chicken with Peanut Noodles

Grilled Asian Chicken with Peanut Noodles and Cucumber Sambal

Grilled Caprese Chicken

Grilled Caprese Chicken

Top down view of grilled chicken orzo salad in white serving bowl.

Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Orzo Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Grilled chicken cobb salad in white bowl with lettuce, tomatoes, eggs, bacon and blue cheese.

Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad

Grilled Chicken Fajita Fettuccine

Three pieces of chipotle grilled chicken on white platter

Grilled Chipotle Chicken {Oven Directions Included!}

white bowl with grilled corn kernels and topped with green onion

Grilled Corn Salad

Grilled Greek Chicken Kebabs

Grilled Greek Chicken Kebabs with Simple Tzatziki Sauce

Honey Chicken and Veggie Kabobs

Grilled Honey Chicken and Veggie Kebabs

Honey Mustard Rosemary Chicken

Grilled Honey Mustard Rosemary Chicken

white plate with grilled chicken breasts

Grilled Island Chicken

Grilled Lemon Chicken Skewers with Yogurt-Hummus Sauce

Grilled Lemon Chicken Skewers with Yogurt-Hummus Sauce

Grilled Lemon Chicken Wraps with Spicy Garlic Sauce

Grilled Lemon Chicken Wraps with Spicy Garlic Sauce

Lime Coconut Chicken with Coconut Rice

Grilled Lime Coconut Chicken with Coconut Rice

Grilled Mojo Pork Tacos

Grilled Mojo Pork Tenderloin Tacos {Freezable Option}

grilled chicken breasts on a white platter with sprigs of fresh rosemary on top

Grilled Rosemary Buttermilk Chicken

Grilled Sesame Herb Chicken

Grilled Sesame Herb Chicken

Grilled Steak and Veggie Kebabs

Grilled Steak and Veggie Kebabs

White platter of grilled sweet and sour chicken pieces.

Grilled Sweet and Sour Chicken

a white plate with white rice, chicken strips on top, green pepper slices, and green peas

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

a white bowl with a black bean and veggie salad

Guacamole Salad

pasta with ham and peppers in a white bowl

Ham and Pasta Skillet Dinner

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Ham and Bean Soup

Ham, Sweet Potato and White Bean Soup with Bacon {Slow Cooker}

Trader Joe's Copycat Harvest Pasta Sauce

Harvest Pasta Sauce {Trader Joe’s Copycat}

Banana Oat Snack Bars

Healthier Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Oat Snack Bars

Broiled Fish Tacos

Healthy and Delicious Broiled Tilapia Tacos {30-Minute Meal}

Healthy Applesauce Carrot Muffins {i.e. Carrot Cake Muffins}

Healthy Applesauce Carrot Muffins {a.k.a. Carrot Cake Muffins}

Healthy Oats and Applesauce Muffins

Healthy Applesauce Oat Muffins

Healthy Banana Blueberry Muffins

Healthy Banana Blueberry Muffins

Banana Bran Muffins

Healthy Banana Bran Muffins

Healthy Banana Oat Snack Bars

Healthy Banana Oat Snack Bars

baked healthy breakfast cookies on white plate

Healthy Breakfast Cookies {Perfect for Snacks Too}

a homemade crispy chicken nugget being dipped in barbecue sauce

Healthy Chicken Nuggets {Baked}

Healthy Dark Chocolate Almond Joy Bites

Healthy Dark Chocolate Almond Joy Bites

Bite out of healthy egg and veggie muffin.

Healthy Egg and Veggie Muffins

an oatmeal cookie with a bite taken out over a glass cup of milk

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Yogurt Oat Muffins {with Blueberries or Chocolate Chips!}

Healthy Yogurt Oat Blueberry {or Chocolate Chip!} Muffins

white bowl full of beef and vegetable stew

Hearty Beef Stew {Slow Cooker}

white bowl with black bean turkey chili and a plate of bread in the background

Hearty Turkey and Bean Chili

diced, herb- roasted potatoes in a bowl

Herb-Roasted Potatoes

while bowl full of lettuce, white rice, chicken and chopped vegetables

Hoisin Chicken Rice Bowls

Hoisin Rice Noodles with Shrimp {Or Chicken or Pork or…}

Pomegranate Guacamole

Holiday Pomegranate Guacamole

top view of a tortilla bowl filled with taco meat and toppings

Homemade Taco Tortilla Bowls

honey lime chipotle chicken in white bowl

Honey Chipotle Lime Chicken Bowls

Honey Lime Fruit Salad

Honey Lime Fruit Salad

Honey Lime Tilapia

Honey Lime Tilapia

Honey Roast Chicken

Honeydew Salad with Blueberries and Mangoes

Honeydew, Blueberry and Mango Salad with Lime-Ginger Reduction

White bowl filled with Instant Pot banana bread steel cut oats with sliced bananas and milk.

Instant Pot Banana Bread Steel Cut Oats

taco made from instant pot bbq pork taco meat and pickled onions and drizzled with bbq sauce

Instant Pot BBQ Pork Tacos {Slow Cooker Variation Included}

Pressure Cooker Instant Pot Healthy Indian Vegetable Rice

Instant Pot Indian Vegetable Rice

Delicious Instant Pot Lentil Chili {Stovetop and Slow Cooker Instructions Included!}

Instant Pot Lentil Chili {Stovetop and Slow Cooker Variations Too!}

Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Smoky Honey Cilantro Chicken

Instant Pot Smoky Honey Cilantro Chicken {Bonus: Slow Cooker Directions}

shredded pork on a white plate

Kalua Pork

shredded chicken on a bed of white rice

Kansas City Sue’s Chicken {Slow Cooker}

white bowl with noodles, sliced red peppers, chicken, and edamame

Kicked Up Ramen Noodles – Kung Pao Style

Several lemon garlic grilled chicken breasts on white platter.

Lemon Garlic Grilled Chicken {My Go-To Grilled Chicken Recipe}

Light Lemon Spaghetti with Spinach

Light Lemon and Spinach Spaghetti

white bowl with cooked linguine, bacon, pine nuts and spinach

Linguine with Bacon and Spinach

Little Quinoa Patties

Little Quinoa Patties

spoon in white bowl filled with cheesy cauliflower soup

Loaded Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

The Best Healthy Make-Ahead Refrigerator Bran Muffins

Make-Ahead Refrigerator Bran Muffins

Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad

Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad

Bowtie pasta salad with teriyaki dressing in large white bowl.

Mandarin Spinach Bowtie Pasta Salad with Teriyaki Dressing

white plate with quinoa salad full of mangoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, and black beans

Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad

a kale and craisin salad with feta cheese and diced apples in a wooden salad bowl

Massaged Kale and Craisin Salad with Feta Cheese

Meatball Soup with Orzo

Meatball Soup with Pasta

Mediterranean Chicken Wraps

Mediterranean Chicken Wraps {15-Minute Meal}

Mediterranean Quinoa Vegetable Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Landscape view Top down view of Buddha bowl recipe with peanut sauce.

Mel’s Buddha Bowls {With Super Tasty Peanut Sauce}

Mexican Chopped Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Mexican Chopped Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Mexican Chopped Chicken Salad

Mexican Chopped Salad with Simple Honey Vinaigrette

Mexican Corn Salad

Mexican Tomato and Corn Salad

Mini Taco Cups

Mini Taco Cups

white bowl full of fettuccine noodles and chicken pieces

Moo Shu Noodles

Fruit and Vegetable Breakfast Smoothie

My Favorite Breakfast Smoothie

My Favorite Kale Salad

My Favorite Kale Salad {Lemon Vinaigrette + Pecan Parmesan}

No-Bake Granola Bites

No-Bake Healthy Granola Bites

Creamy Spinach Chicken Soup

No-Cream Creamy Basil Spinach Soup

dry oatmeal pancake mix in a measuring cup and white bowl

Oatmeal Pancake Mix

Orange Beef Stir Fry

Orange Beef and Veggie Stir Fry

Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie

Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie {or Popsicles!}

two baked chimichangas on a white plate

Oven Baked Chimichangas

Slow Cooker Overnight Oatmeal

Overnight Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal

Overnight Oatmeal Cinnamon Pancakes

Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal

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10 comments on “Healthy Recipes”

  1. Hi Mel! I just came across your website while looking for healthy recipes for my family. We are all “nutritionally challenged” and I have a hard time figuring out what to cook. I am attempting to make a lifestyle change for my family, as our pediatrician just told us (in a not so direct way) that our daughter is starting to gain a bit too much weight. She is 7 and a VERY picky eater. She lives on pasta, chicken nuggets, french fries and other junk. If something is healthy, it is pretty much guaranteed that she won’t eat it. We argue and fight over food every day – it is a huge pain point in our household. In addition, her school is very small and does not offer hot lunch, or a way to heat/refrigerate what we send. We have to put an ice pack in her lunch bag to keep her food cold. This severely limits what we can send for lunch as thermoses are not allowed and there is no way to keep warm food warm. I am completely lost! Can you PLEASE help me get my family on the right track? I don’t want my daughter struggling with weight issues because I can’t figure out how to overcome these obstacles. Thanks for listening 🙂

  2. Heads up for your webmaster 🙂 — The Smoked Turkey Panini link from the “healthy meals” page is broken. At least on my computer is takes me to a screen that says “Forbidden” to access that recipe. And, btw, your website is my go-to for dinners for my family. Thanks for all the work you put into it. You make my life easier!

  3. Great collection! A slow cooker collection would be awesome too! Hint, hint!!

  4. I am SO glad you did this collection of recipes!! Some of them I’ve never seen before (older ones). Just bookmarked the Southwestern Chicken Barley Chili for supper 🙂

  5. I have tried so many of these and love them!!

  6. Ooh, awesome roundup! So excited to try these! But, um…where are the desserts?? 😉 Do you mean to say that a solitary lonely little chocolate chip cookie recipe is the only one of your MASSIVE arsenal of treats worthy to be on the healthy page??
    Sounds like a good New Year’s resolution…haha!
    Thanks for all your hard work!

  7. OMG Mel!! This is wonderful!! Thank you for sharing with all of us!!

  8. Thank you for this! I love having all of these healthy meals all in one place! So many that I want to try! 🙂

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