Quick, easy, healthy and flavorful aren’t always adjectives that seem to go together when it comes to my recipe searches. I am always on the hunt for simple dinner recipes that aren’t terrible for my waistline, but that pack a giant flavor punch. This Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken and Tomatoes with Garlic checks all of those boxes and then some! It is low in calories, quick and easy to make and it is LOADED with amazing taste. Try it out today!
Now that we have finally said “good-bye” to 2020 (good riddance!), I feel like it is time for a healthy kick-start. It is time to let that quarantine fifteen go, and begin the year fresh. Below, I have included my top 20 healthy and delicious recipes. All of these recipes have significant flavor without ruining all of those New Year’s resolutions. The list below contains all types of recipes including keto, low calorie, low carb, vegetarian and dairy free.
Ground turkey is a great healthy alternative to ground beef, but it can sometimes turn out dry and a little lackluster. Good news – I have a secret trick to prevent that from happening in turkey burgers! My trick? I stick a cube of butter right in the center of the burger! The butter melts while the burger is cooking and it turns out so juicy and delicious! for these Juicy Turkey Burgers, I also made my easy jalapeño mayo to slather on top of the melted pepper jack cheese to give you just the right amount of heat.
This Chimichurri Marinated Chicken is so easy to make, ultra flavorful, healthy, delicious and low carb. Making this recipe requires only about 5 minutes of prep time and about 30 minutes in the oven. This is a fresh and tasty dish that has only 3 net carbs and is great when served with so many different sides. I like to enjoy it with a salad, fresh veggies or some potatoes when I am not counting carbs.
My food choices have been a lot less than ideal lately, and it’s now time to turn that around! I have been enjoying A LOT of sweets and other baked goods, and now my body is screaming for a reset. I decided to whip up some of this Spicy Black Bean Hummus because it is light, low carb, FULL of flavor and spice and it is so delicious with a lot of different things. I like to top burgers with this, dip fresh vegetables in it or load it up on some pita chips. This bean dip takes only a few minutes to make, so try it out today!
Sometimes I feel like I am stuck in a rut when it comes to ideas for quick side dishes for dinner. It feels like an endless loop – salad, fresh veggies, baked or mashed potatoes, rice and repeat! These Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes are something a little different that your family will love, and they take less than 15 minutes to prepare. These would go great with so many different dishes, and they can be modified with any toppings that you like (hello, candied bacon!).
As much as I love to cook (and I really do!) I really have a problem taking the time to prepare myself a decent lunch most days. Honestly I often fail to even eat a decent meal until dinnertime. Don’t get me wrong, I always manage to eat during the day. Too often though, I find myself grabbing something quick (like a bunch of cookies from a recipe I was testing – don’t judge me!) to hold me over. Recipes like this Easy Avocado Chicken Salad are perfect for me, because I can make it one day, and have a healthy lunch all ready to go for a couple more days. It is loaded with chicken, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, red onion and a simple light dressing and it is delicious!
We recently went on a cruise, and ate (and drank) the whole time we were gone. I had an amazing time, but I came home feeling so bloated and really just gross. I am a meat eater through and through, but sometimes it is nice to give your body a little break and have a meatless day here and there. This Healthy Loaded Vegetable Soup is great for that. It is absolutely delicious, loaded with super nutritious ingredients and it only comes in at 163 calories a serving. If you aren’t watching what you eat, it would be great with a melty grilled cheese on the side!
I love making any kind of stir fry because it is so easy, so flavorful and so customizable. I like to throw in whatever protein and veggies I have on hand and get creative with the seasonings and sauces. This Easy Shrimp Stir Fry uses fresh shrimp, broccoli, red pepper, carrots and a fantastic sauce to create a healthy yet delicious meal that is ready in just 20 minutes. This dish is great on its own, or when served with rice or noodles.
Finding a recipe that is quick, easy, healthy, delicious AND low carb can seem almost impossible at times. This Easy Caprese Stuffed Chicken is all of those things! Making this is as simple as cutting a pocket in a few chicken breasts, stuffing them with some fresh ingredients, seasoning them and baking them. This chicken pairs well with some fresh vegetables, a salad, rice or fresh pasta.