Delicious and Healthy Dinners

October 11, 2021

I don’t know about you but I’ve already reached the point of recycling the same dinners that everyone is tired of! To help change things up, I’ve gathered some of my new favorite meals for you to try and put into your regular rotation.

These delicious and healthy dinner recipes are perfect for fueling female athletes and make us adults feel like we’re not eating kids’ meals. Feel good about what you feed your family without sacrificing flavor! 

From favorite classic dinners like pizza and tacos to new exciting recipes like orange maple glazed salmon, there are so many healthy dinner ideas that will leave your family asking for seconds! Whether you are in the mood for seafood, chicken, or just some perfectly cooked vegetables, you will be able to find a healthier alternative here!

Want to know more about how to apply these recipes to your athlete’s nutrition? Grab your copy of one of our programs like Fueling the Female Athlete or the Pow(h)er Method.

Roasted Vegetable and Quinoa Salad

Photo by Oh For the Love of Food

This protein-packed Roasted Vegetable and Quinoa Salad by Oh For the Love of Food is so easy to make and it’s delicious! This salad will turn your whole family into veggie lovers! Don’t let the idea of quinoa scare you off, even kids will love it!

Healthy Chicken Chili

Photo by Midwestern HomeLife

Healthy chicken chili in the slow cooker by Midwestern HomeLife is a hearty, comforting dish filled with juicy white chicken, black beans, black-eyed peas, chili beans, hominy, and green chilis in a warm and zesty tomato sauce. Easy enough for weeknight dinners and special enough for weekend get-togethers.

Paleo Greek Chicken Thighs

Photo by The Short Order Cook

This quick & easy one-pan Paleo Greek chicken thigh recipe from The Short Order Cook is so tasty. It’s a healthy recipe that is gluten-free, packed with protein & vegetables in a wonderful lemon herb sauce.

Italian Chicken with Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

Photo by Healthy with a Chance of Sprinkles

This tasty Italian Chicken Skillet dinner from Healthy with a Chance of Sprinkles is a quick and easy one-pan stovetop dinner that the whole family will love. Made with chicken breasts, plum tomatoes, garlic, fresh mozzarella, and spices. This high in protein recipe is juicy, tender, and packed with flavor.

Air Fryer Shrimp Fajitas

Photo by The Six Figure DIsh

Air fryer shrimp fajitas from The Six Figure Dish are made in under 30 minutes for a quick weeknight meal. Try serving with different kinds of tortillas for a slight change on this delicious and healthy dinner.

Chicken Crust Pizza

Photo by Surf and Sunshine

We love this one for getting in some extra protein for the day! No flour, bread or yeast, this special diet-friendly chicken crust pizza recipe by Surf and Sunshine is gluten-free and high in protein. Perfect to satisfy your family’s pizza cravings. PS – this also makes a really great bbq chicken pizza!


Photo by Flavor the Moments

This Easy Ratatouille recipe from Flavor the Moments is a classic French vegetable stew that’s packed with summer veggies, fresh basil, and plenty of flavor. It’s healthy comfort food full of micronutrients and it’s so easy to make! This is great if you add chicken for more protein too!

Zucchini Lasagna

Photo by The Oregon Dietician

I planted ONE zucchini plant this year and I’ve still been overwhelmed with the amount of zucchini we’ve harvested. When I happened upon this recipe from The Oregon Dietician for Zucchini lasagna with meat sauce, I knew it was the perfect summer dinner! It’s healthy, high in protein, and made with cottage cheese & ground turkey!

Ground Chicken Meatballs in Creamy Sauce

Photo by Wholesome Yum

A healthy ground chicken meatballs recipe from Wholesome Yum with common ingredients! These baked chicken meatballs in creamy sauce with rosemary and garlic make satisfying appetizers or a main dish. These are also great portable snacks for tournaments – skip the sauce and pack them in an airtight container.

Chicken Fajita Casserole

Photo By Wholesome Family Living

For a fiesta worthy meal from Wholesome Family Living that is also full of protein and veggies, enjoy this chicken fajita casserole! Bonus because it’s also super easy to put together and get dinner on the table!

Salmon and Spinach

Photo By DIY Candy

If you’re looking for delicious and easy dinner recipes, DIY Candy has you covered! This baked salmon and spinach is perfect – and so simple to make! Feel free to skip the spinach if that isn’t for you, the salmon is great on its own!

Seafood Gumbo

Photo by Healthy Recipes 101

This seafood gumbo recipe from Healthy Recipes 101 makes comfort food in just 40 minutes. It’s healthy, tasty, and simply wholesome. I tend to skip the okra because we don’t like it, so adapt this recipe as you need!

Homemade Ramen with Seasoned Ground Turkey

Photo by The Oregon Dietician

This ground turkey ramen recipe from The Oregon Dietician makes the perfect dinner meal and is made with vegetables, seasoned turkey, and ramen noodles!

Orange Maple Glazed Salmon

Photo by Lemon & Zest

Only 5 minutes to prep this simple baked Orange Maple Glazed Salmon from Lemon & Zest. The light and flaky citrus salmon paired with sweet, rich maple adds a level of flavor to your salmon unlike anything else. If you love salmon, this is a perfect weeknight dinner to serve with a simple salad and rice.

Black Bean Sheet Tacos

Photo by Chelsea Peach Tree

Black Bean Sheet Pan Tacos are full of vegetables and fiber and come together so easily. This recipe by Chelsea Peach Tree is so simple to make, highly customizable and take under 30 minutes.

Want to know more about how to apply these recipes to your athlete’s nutrition? Grab your copy of one of our programs like Fueling the Female Athlete or the Pow(h)er Method.

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