Looking for healthy dinner ideas? These good-for-you suppers all have fewer than 550 calories! Ready in 30 minutes or less, these easy, healthy dinner meals are quick to please.
Pesto Corn Salad with Shrimp
This recipe showcases the beautiful bounty of summer with its fresh corn, tomatoes and delicious basil. Prevent browning by placing plastic wrap directly on the salad or spritzing with lemon juice.
Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Cauliflower-Pomegranate Salad
This fresh and tangy pomegranate salad is the perfect complement to juicy tenderloin.
Ginger Salmon with Green Beans
I developed this flavor-packed dinner for a busy friend who wants to eat clean. —Nicole Stevens, Austin, Texas
Breaded Pork Cutlet with Avocado-and-Shredded Kale Salad
You can’t beet this dish. (We couldn’t resist.)
Herbed Balsamic Chicken
Our kitchen is tiny and cramped, so we try to grill simple (but tasty) meals outside as often as possible during the summer months. Dried herbs work as well, but during the summer use fresh herbs for the best taste. —Kelly Evans, Denton, Texas
Salmon and Beets with Yogurt Sauce over Watercress
If you’re in the mood for protein and greens for dinner, this recipe will satisfy your healthy cravings.
Mediterranean Pork and Orzo
On a really busy day, this meal-in-a-bowl is one of my top picks. It’s quick to put together, leaving a lot more time to relax at the table. —Mary Relyea, Canastota, New York
Grilled Pesto Chicken with Summer Squash
Fire up the grill for this pesto-glazed chicken and squash recipe.
Spaghetti and Meatball Skillet Supper
I developed this one-skillet spaghetti and meatball dish to cut down on cooking time for busy nights. The beans, artichokes and tomatoes bump up the nutrition factor, while the lemon and parsley make it pop with brightness. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
Sugar Snap, Orange, and Teriyaki Stir-Fry
Oranges and sugar snap peas bring a touch of sweetness to this noodle and chicken stir-fry bowl.
Feta-Dill Chicken Burgers
I found fresh ground chicken at the butcher and gave it a whirl on our new grill. The result is these saucy burgers. Everybody went nuts—including my sister-in-law, an amazing cook! —Wendy Boughton, Victoria, British Columbia
Jerk Chicken and Mango Lettuce Cups
Mango and cilantro give a little something extra to these ground chicken and rice lettuce cups.
Lemon-Dijon Pork Sheet Pan Supper
Most nights, I need something that gets on the table with minimal effort and delicious results. Sheet pan suppers like this one have become an all-time favorite, not only because of its bright flavors, but also because of its speedy clean-up time! —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
Crispy Chicken with Roasted Carrots and Couscous
The secret to upgrading golden brown chicken thighs? Adding mint.
Chicken Thighs with Shallots & Spinach
This moist and tender chicken comes complete with its own creamy spinach side dish! It makes a pretty presentation and comes together in no time flat for a nutritious weeknight meal. —Genna Johannes, Wrightstown, Wisconsin
Roasted Parmesan Chicken and Tomatoes
Panko chicken cutlets get bursts of flavor thanks to roasted Campari tomatoes.
Fresh Corn & Tomato Fettuccine
This recipe combines delicious whole wheat pasta with the best of fresh garden produce. It’s tossed with heart-healthy olive oil, and a little feta cheese gives it bite. —Angela Spengler, Tampa, Florida
Dijon-Smothered Chicken Legs with Broccolini
Dress up drumsticks with a white wine, cream, and Dijon batter.
My family gave these cheesy quesadillas oohs and aahs. Remove the spinach from the heat as soon as it wilts so it keeps a little bit of crunch. —Pam Kaiser, Mansfield, Missouri
Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken
Switch up your typical cheddar mac-and-cheese recipe with this deliciously cheesy one, which calls for smoked mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and rosemary béchamel.