You shouldn't have to compromise on taste in order to serve your family a healthy dinner – and with these light yet filling dinner ideas, you'll never skimp on flavor again. Packed with tasty, good-for-you ingredients, these recipes won't have your family scrounging the kitchen for after-dinner snacks. From tender chicken mole tacos to grilled watermelon and steak salad, there's enough variety to keep the whole family interested. We're sure a few of them will make their way onto your weekly menu. And for even more ideas, check out our heart-healthy dinners next — and, of course, don't forget about dessert!
Both easy to make and filled with good-for-you ingredients, you can have this cheesy casserole, made with matzo sheets, on the table in only 30 minutes. And if you don't have matzo, swap in any flat cracker.
Walnuts are chock full of the antioxidants and healthy fats your body needs – and this salad is loaded with 'em. Sprinkle a little cinnamon over your walnuts before tossing them in the salad for a little burst of flavor.
No need to order takeout tonight – instead, save money and calories by whipping up your own. This one-pan recipe costs only $2.18 a serving and can be on the table in just under a half hour.
These kebabs will quickly disappear as your family reaches for seconds – and at only 373 calories a serving, there's no reason they shouldn't.
This to-die-for dish calls for juicy chicken thighs cooked with orange slices and a lemony kale-and-crouton salad.
Uh-huh, that's right: this pizza recipe landed on the list of good-for-you dinners. Each pita is topped with well-seasoned ground beef and a lemony yogurt sauce, coming in at only 325 calories per pizza.
The protein-packed chickpeas in this hearty soup will keep you full long after dinner has ended. For an added boost of flavor, toss the leftover rinds of Pecorino Romano and Parmesan in the pot to simmer with the soup as it cooks.
Your kids will want every night to be taco night if it means you'll serve this tasty meal. Filled with chicken tossed with cocoa and cinnamon, the taco's sweet flavor is counterbalanced with thinly sliced onions and lime juice that makes every bite magical.
This juicy pork tenderloin gets its sweet flavor from the red grapes that roast slowly on top of it. At less than 400 calories per serving, you'll find yourself easily scooping yourself seconds of this irresistibly tasty dish.
Heart-healthy salmon gets a Mediterranean-inspired makeover in this good-for-you dinner recipe. Toss cucumber slices in a creamy puree made with plain Greek yogurt, feta and lemon juice as a satisfying side dish.
This mouthwatering buffalo chicken pizza puts a healthier spin on a classic fried-food favorite. Made with cayenne pepper sauce and crumbled blue cheese, this pizza only takes 40 minutes to total time.
The secret to these tasty, tangy kebabs is to marinate the meat in lemonade – the sugar acts as a tenderizer, resulting in incredibly delicious grilled chicken.
Believe it or not, you can still incorporate your favorite creamy potato dish into your healthy diet. These mashed potatoes flavored with Old Bay seasoning pairs deliciously with an andouille sausage and shrimp sauté.
This light and fluffy flatbread is full of bright flavors – and only 310 calories a slice to boot.
Serve breakfast for dinner one night this week. Sauté sweet potatoes and kale until tender, then add them to your egg mixture and sprinkle creamy goat cheese crumbles on top before baking.
You'd never guess this creamy, cheesy, stuffed spaghetti squash is under 300 calories per serving.
What you'll need: Serrated knife ($10, )
Ditch the bun and try halved zucchini for this delicious dinner idea that's topped with chicken, mint, and low-fat kefir.
You won't even realize you're eating a bowl of veggies — a little time in the oven and an easy homemade Romesco sauce totally transforms them.
This smoky, garlicky vegetarian dish is perfect dish to make when you're short on time. Just prep what you can in advance and store in the fridge until dinnertime.
Nothing complements a tomato-rich broth more than spicy chorizo and sweet, tender seafood.
What you'll need: Large pot ($16, )
Warm up on a cold winter's day with this comforting corn and potato chowder that can easily be made vegetarian if you eliminate the chorizo.
Transform basic garlic bread into this deliciously light meal with ricotta, garlic, and grilled veggies.
Butternut squash is the food of fall. Get your fix with this creamy soup featuring coconut milk and turmeric.
What you'll need: Turmeric powder ($20, )
There's nothing boring about this salad packed with cauliflower, roasted almonds, and dried cranberries.
Each toast comes in at only 164 calories, so you can go ahead and eat two or three!
Corn is the star of these fritters flavored with zesty lemon, olive oil, and pepper.
Make one heaping pot of this hearty soup and freeze separately for a quick dinner you can enjoy all month long.
This flavorful dinner is packed with good-for-you ingredients like quinoa, fish, Greek yogurt, and spinach.
What you'll need: Nonstick baking sheet ($16, )
Give your spaghetti squash a boost by adding chickpeas, lemon juice, and crumbled feta cheese.
What you'll need: Parchment paper ($12, )
This creamy, cheesy dish gets an extra kick of flavor thanks to lemons and leafy escarole.