Healthy Dinner Ideas: 50+ Skinny Recipes

Here’s a list of 50+  healthy dinner ideas and other skinny recipes to help you stay on track.

Healthy Dinner Ideas - 50+ Skinny Recipes from It's a Keeper

Just because you want to watch what you eat it doesn’t mean you can only eat salads and the occasional cracker. Although there are some salad recipes included here, there are some skinny recipes that include lean meats and other protein-rich ingredients. You don’t have to be a herbivore to have a healthy diet. Below is a list of other ingredients most commonly found in a health-nut’s cupboards in order to make skinny recipes.

Quinoa – Not only is this grain high in protein, fiber, folate, thiamin, riboflavin, and iron, but it also doesn’t contain gluten. It’s very satisfying to have these in a salad such as the Balsamic Quinoa Salad.

Kale – When this green is toasted into Kale Chips, it is a wonderful distraction from other salty snack-foods like chips and pretzels. They are high in vitamin K, vitamin C, and calcium. Plus it is found to reduce cholesterol and how much fat your body absorbs.

Fish/Shellfish – Fish and shellfish are very tasty and lean meats with very low saturated fat. It’s also said that fish is rich in omega-3, vitamin D, and protein. A Soy Ginger Garlic Fish is a tasty way to take the benefits of this dish.

Broccoli and brussels sprouts – Mom was right about eating those greens instead of just feeding them to the dog. Well, if you did end up feeding Fido your broccoli then he would end up with a high level of not only vitamin A and C but also is a good source of folates. Check out this recipe for Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts for an easy way to whip veggies like these up!

Below is a collection of recipes that are low in carbs, fat, calories etc. but are still high in taste and satisfaction!  Mangia! Mangia!

Healthy Dinner Ideas: Skinny Entrees

Grilled Pork Chops with Rosemary Garlic Rub
Slow Cooker Mexican Fiesta Chicken
Roast Chicken with Balsamic Bell Peppers
Spicy Turkey Burgers

Baked Chicken Fajitas
Lemon Rosemary Grilled ChickenGrilled Salmon

Healthy Dinner Ideas:  Skinny Sides

Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Roasted Kale Chips
Balsamic Quinoa Salad
Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Tomato and Asparagus Salad

Other Healthy Recipes:

Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries
Apple-Cranberry Fruit Salad
Lemon Garlic Crockpot Chicken – From Melissa at I Was Born to Cook
Low Carb Cauliflower Crust Pizza – From Emily at Emily’s Frugal Tips
Low Carb Slow Cooker Soup – From Dian at Grocery Shop for FREE
Skinny Sweet Potato Toscana Soup – From Heidi at One Creative Mommy
Cauliflower Potato Blue Cheese Tots – From Christie at Food Done Light
Greek Phyllo Salmon Packets – From Christie at Food Done Light
Veggie Quiche Cups – From Tracey at The Kitchen is My Playground
Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Dip – From Tracey at The Kitchen is my Playground
Sweet Potato Hummus – From Tracey at The Kitchen is my Playground

More Skinny Recipes From Across the Web:

Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken
Crock-pot Skinny Cranberry Chicken
Sweet Potato Casserole
Stuffed Veggie Pizza Rolls
Eggplant Lasagna
Halibut & Edamame Salad
Turkey Burgers
Rosemary and Mustard Pork Chops
Roasted Cauliflower and Red Peppers
Pomegranate Champagne Punch
Italian Beef and Peppers
Pizza Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Skinny Cheeseburger Casserole
Kale Chips
Gingerbread Protein Shake
Rainbow Salad
Egg White Frittata
Chicken and Feta Grilled Sandwich
Pineapple Crab Salad
Mini Corn Bread Crab Cakes
Kale and Quinoa Pilaf
Grilled Steak Parmesan Salad
Salisbury Turkey Steak
Skinny Broccoli Cheese Soup
Vegetarian Bean Stew
Low Fat Peanut Butter Cookies
Chia Seed Muffins
Banana Biscoff Protein Shake
Skinny Greek Yogurt Chicken 

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I hope you find this weekly meal plan helpful. I’d love to know what’s for dinner at your house? Leave a comment below or let me know on Facebook, Twitter or Google +!

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Christina Hitchcock It's a Keeper


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Hi! I'm Christina, the chief cook and bottle washer here at It Is a Keeper! I scour cookbooks, recipe boxes and the internet to bring you only the BEST recipes that have my seal of approval. Most of my recipes are easy enough for busy weeknights and simple enough for those that think they can't cook. Thanks for stopping by!

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