Healthy Dinner Recipes

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In need of quick and easy healthy dinner recipes that taste good? Try one of the following recipes. They are plant based but nutritionally balanced. They are low fat, low cholesterol, and high fiber. These healthy vegetarian meals are sure to find their way into the healthy cooking recipe box.

Why Is a Healthy Dinner Such a Big Deal?

As the last meal of the day, a healthy dinner is needed to balance out and offset our eating behavior from earlier in the day. If you have consumed food with little nutritional value, dinner is the opportunity to recover by using a healthy dinner recipe. You might be thinking about not eating. Skipping meals is not the answer,  however a snack made from one of our healthy snack recipes will be more beneficial nutritionally.

If you have not eaten all day and you are so hungry that you could eat your shoe, start slow with a healthy nibble, like a few carrots or celery sticks with a tablespoon of bean dip like hummus (See recipe). It keeps in the fridge well for days!). This should take the edge off so that you can get into the rhythm of creating a healthy dinner.

Start Living Healthy Dinner Recipes

Whole Grain Pasta

Pasta Sauce 

Vegetable Pasta 

Healthy Ramen Noodles

Nondairy Mac and Cheese

Stir-Fried Cabbage

Cabbage Marsala

Grain Recipes Coming Soon!:

Vegetable Lasagna

Stir-Fried Greens and Pasta

Tofu (soy beans)

Healthy Barbecued Tofu

Baked Sesame Tofu Sticks

Sesame Tofu Pasta

Baked Tofu

Rice and Other Grains

Mexican Polenta Casserole

Delicious Bread Stuffing

Vegetarian Fried Rice

Easy Veggie Steaks

Curried Vegetables and Tofu

Cabbage & Roasted Potatoes

Other Grains Recipes Coming soon!:

Hearty Stir-Fried Rice

Chick N' Rice Soup

Tempeh Asparagus Stir-Fry

Tempeh "Fish" Cakes

Barbecued Tempeh

Sautéed Tempeh

Delicious Meatless Balls

Beans and Peas

Black-Eyed Peas (Cow Peas)

Hearty Black Beans

Lentil Soup

Other Bean Recipes Coming soon!:

Lima Beans and Dumplings

Veggie Red Beans and Rice

What Makes Healthy Dinner Recipes Healthy?

Dinner should bring us back into balance nutritionally. A healthy meal should also help us refocus and settle down emotionally and spiritually to keep us well. A healthy dinner is one of the final acts of love you do for you and your family for the day. You can develop a set of quick-to- prepare healthy family recipes by starting with our basic recipes.

Things to Remember When Making a Healthy Dinner

Keep the following thoughts in mind as you prepare this precious gift:

  • A healthy dinner is free from fried foods, white sugar, white flour, and excessive meat. Instead provide color!
  • Include the basics: fresh vegetables, beans and peas, nuts and whole grains, and use healthy fats like olive and flaxseed oils.
  • Stick to portion sizes. If you are serving two people and the recipe serves four, there should be leftovers for a healthy lunch tomorrow.
  • Meat is always an option with these healthy recipes. Using small pieces of animal protein is the best method. The standard American diet gets us in trouble by providing large portions of animal protein.

These recipes are in fact a created work that takes on more life as you add your very own variation, love, and energy to them.


*Keep in mind that if you add meat, you’ll be increasing fat and caloric intake.

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