Healthy Dinner Recipes

Whether you're trying to eat more vegetables or lower your sodium intake, there are plenty of ways to boost the nutrition of your dinners without sacrificing flavor. Try our easy family-friendly meals and good-for-you side dishes in our guide to healthy dinners. Satisfy your restaurant cravings with our healthier versions of popular global fare.

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Zucchini-Corn Soup with Andouille

In summer months, you can't beat the flavor of this soup made with fresh corn-on-the-cob, but to speed things up or when sweet corn is not in season you can substitute 1 1/2 cups frozen corn.

Andouille and Shrimp Gumbo

Transport to the Cajun South with a steamy bowl of gumbo. French andouille sausage is a spicy smoked sausage popular in Cajun dishes like gumbo, and jambalaya. Look for pork or chicken andouille. Or use any type of sausage you like.

Flash-Braised Pork Chops with Apples and Cream

Some apples can turn to mush quickly in a hot skillet, so choosing the right variety is important to this savory-sweet pork chop recipe. If Gala or Braeburn aren't available, try Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, or Fuji.

Salmon with Lemon and Herbs

This quick-roasted salmon is perfect for busy weeknight dinners. Enjoy with a salad or your favorite side.

Sheet Pan Sausage and Fall Vegetables

Change-up this sheet pan dinner by trying another flavor variety of bratwurst such as beer brats, bacon and cheese, or pineapple. If fingerling potatoes aren't available, swap in baby red or gold potatoes.

Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks and Roasted Red Onions

This tender roasted chicken recipe is packed with warm spices including garam masala. The Indian spice blend varies regionally but usually includes a mixture of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, cumin, coriander, nutmeg, and peppercorns.
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Thai-Style Chicken Curry with Basil and Jasmine Rice

Make the most of cooler days by braising some fall-off-the-bone Thai-inspired chicken curry. The fragrant spices along with a hint of tang from fish sauce and lime make this a chicken curry recipe especially addicting.

Gluten-Free Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

By swapping-in gluten-free brown rice pasta, you've got a delicious cheesy, vegetarian lasagna that's totally gluten-free.

Creamy Wild Rice-Mushroom Soup

The nutty taste and chewy texture of wild rice defines this creamy vegetarian soup.