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Healthy Dinner Ideas – 15+ Healthy Recipes For All Diets

By Carine Claudepierre -

These healthy dinner ideas are easy, healthy, and very tasty recipes that you can make for a simple dinner or to impress your guests.

You’ll find my best keto, healthy, vegan, or gluten-free dinner options. All you have to do is to pick what’s best for you!

15+ Healthy Dinner Ideas

What Are Healthy Dinners?

Healthy Dinners are delicious recipes made with classic, wholesome ingredients that are fulfilling and simple instructions.

They are healthy dinner options because none of them are loaded with sugar, complicated, or refined ingredients.

But these recipes don’t skimp on taste and flavor!

Why You Need Healthy Dinner Recipes

These healthy dinner ideas are some of my favorite dinner recipes.

You’ll find a combination of keto-friendly, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, diabetic-friendly, and nut-free recipes.

Most of these recipes can be made in less than 40 minutes, cooking included so you won’t spend your evening in the kitchen.

They are dinner ideas that the whole family and your guest will love, and I’m sure they’ll ask for the recipe!

1. Keto Healthy Dinner Ideas

Summer BBQ Keto Dinner

If you need a quick Barbecue-friendly keto dinner that you can eat with your finger, combine my Zucchini Boats with my keto chicken nuggets.

stuffed zucchini boats recipe
Keto Stuffed Zucchini with Ground Beef
4.97 from 265 votes
An easy keto stuffed zucchini recipe with ground beef, taco seasoning for a healthy low-carb taco night.
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Keto Chicken Nuggets
4.98 from 432 votes
Juicy, crispy almond flour parmesan Keto Chicken Nuggets, perfect to enjoy fast-food-style food at home on your keto diet!
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Keto Chinese Dinner

To make your own Panda Express-style dinner, you can make my Keto Orange Chicken. It taste just like classic orange chicken without the carbs.

I love to make it with my coconut cauliflower rice. There’s something about this that turn any Chinese Keto dinner into a real experience.

Keto Orange Chicken Recipe
Keto Orange Chicken
4.95 from 469 votes
This Keto Orange Chicken recipe tastes like your traditional Chinese restaurant takeaway, without the sugar or carbs! Sticky pieces of fried chicken, coated in low-carb keto orange sauce!
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Coconut Keto Rice
Coconut Cauliflower Rice
4.99 from 250 votes
An easy 4-ingredient Coconut Cauliflower rice for a low-carb Asian style side dish.
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Healthy Southern Comfort Dinner

For a banger of a keto dinner with all the flavors of the Amercian south, combine my much-loved Keto Jambalaya with a hearty smoked cauliflower.

The best Keto Jambalaya recipe
Keto Jambalaya recipe
4.98 from 414 votes
This keto Jambalaya recipe is an easy one-pan Spanish, French-Inspired dinner combining boneless chicken breast pieces, sausage, and shrimps cooked in a rich Cajun Spices tomato sauce.
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Smoked Cauliflower Recipe
Smoked Cauliflower
4.94 from 291 votes
A tender smoked whole cauliflower with a crusty smoked layer and soft cauliflower flesh, perfect as a healthy low-carb side dish or light dinner. This smoked cauliflower recipe works with charcoal barbecues, electric barbecues, and even in your oven! It's also vegan, gluten-free, and keto-approved.
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Keto Mexican Dinner

For an authentic Mexican food taste without the carbs, I make my Corn Tortilla that I fill with Guacamole, Salsa, and chicken cooked in my taco spices, and I add a side of Beef Empanadas.

Low Carb Corn Tortilla recipe
Low-Carb Corn Tortillas
4.99 from 621 votes
Easy low-carb keto corn tortillas with the most flexible texture and corn tortillas flavor without the carbs!
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4-Ingredient Guacamole Recipe
4.98 from 400 votes
This 4-Ingredient Guacamole Recipe is a simple avocado dip with only four ingredients. A creamy guacamole, perfect for dipping tortilla chips. 
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Keto Salsa Recipe
5 from 187 votes
An easy keto salsa recipe perfect for keto Mexican food night and to dip keto tortilla chips.
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keto friendly taco seasoning
Keto Taco Seasoning
5 from 206 votes
This homemade Keto Taco Seasoning is the perfect mix of spices for tacos, burritos, and any keto Mexican meals.
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Keto Beef Empanadas
4.95 from 357 votes
A crispy, buttery keto empanada dough filled with juicy ground beef with spicy flavors.
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Winter Keto Dinner Idea

For a heart-warming winter dinner, I recommend combining my keto chicken marsala with my French Green Beans.

Dipping the green beans in the creamy Marsala mushroom sauce is the best. And if you’re still hungry, add a French Onion Soup!

Marsala Keto Chicken RecipeMarsala Keto Chicken Recipe
Keto Chicken Marsala
4.99 from 256 votes
An easy comforting dinner with creamy Keto Chicken cooked in Marsala mushroom sauce.
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AUTHENTIC FRENCH GREEN BEAN recipe from my mum sauteed in olive oils with almonds, shallots, garlic and deglazed with lemon juice. An easy side dish for Holidays, Christmas or Thanksgiving. Dairy free + gluten free + vegan.
French Green Beans
4.98 from 335 votes
Authentic French Green Bean recipe from sauteed in olive oils with almonds, shallots, garlic, and deglazed with lemon juice. An easy side dish for any occasion. Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and low-carb.
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Low carb French onion soup
Keto French Onion Soup
4.98 from 408 votes
This Keto French Onion Soup is the keto and gluten-free version of the popular French onion soup.
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Keto Italian Dinner

For a keto Italian dinner, start with Keto Spaghetti And Meatballs and top it up with my delicious Focaccia.

Keto Spaghetti and Meatballs
4.98 from 336 votes
This Keto Spaghetti and Meatballs meal uses Wonder Noodles. They have zero net carbs and zero calories.
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Keto Focaccia Bread Gluten free focaccia with almond flour
Keto Focaccia Recipe
5 from 194 votes
This easy Keto Focaccia Recipe is a copycat of the classic Italian Focaccia bread without the carbs, made with a combination of keto flours. The texture is crispy on the outside, soft in the middle, with a lovely garlic rosemary flavor. 
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Healthy Keto Asian Dinner

This is the keto version of your classic Asian takeaway dinner. Black Pepper Angus Steak with Keto Rice.

Enjoy the same taste without the carbs.

Black Pepper Angus Steak Stir Fry Recipe
Black Pepper Angus Steak
5 from 163 votes
This Black Pepper Angus Steak is an easy 15-minute Chinese Beef Stir fry for a quick dinner that reminds you of your favorite Chinese restaurant's black pepper beef dish.
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Cauliflower Rice
Keto Rice
4.99 from 263 votes
An easy 3-ingredient Keto Rice recipe perfect as a keto side dish to meat, fish, or curry.
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2. Vegan Dinner Ideas

Healthy Italian Dinner

For a simple, healthy Italian vegan dinner, I recommend combining my Zucchini Noddles with my vegan bread loaf. The bread is made with healthier flour: almond flour and coconut flour.

Zucchini noodles with pesto
Zucchini Noodles With Pesto
4.99 from 355 votes
Zucchini Noodles with Pesto are delicious low-carb pesto zoodles made of spiralized zucchini in a creamy almond milk pesto sauce.
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THE BEST KETO BREAD WITHOUT EGGS #ketobread #keto #egglessbread #almondflourbread #bestketobread #best #psylliumhusk #easy #vegan
Vegan Coconut And Almond Flour Bread
4.88 from 909 votes
The best low-carb bread recipe with coconut flour and almond flour but without eggs!
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Healthy Indian Dinner

For a delicious healthy Indian dinner, I recommend combining the following recipes. The cauliflower rice, naan bread, and vegan curry are the perfect match.

Together, they taste delicious and will impress your guests.

Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower Rice
4.99 from 263 votes
An easy 3-ingredient Cauliflower Rice recipe perfect as a keto side dish to meat, fish, or curry.
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Naan Bread
4.93 from 582 votes
This Healthy Naan Bread is a simple vegan Indian Bread recipe that ticks all diets: Vegan, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Paleo, and Gluten-free.
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Vegan Bok Choy Curry
4.99 from 295 votes
This Bok Choy Curry is an easy curry recipe packed with plant-based protein, delicious Indian spices flavor, and comforting coconut cream.
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Healthy French Vegan Dinner

This healthy French dinner is made of several typically French recipes. The combination of the mustard Brussels Sprout with the French Fries is perfect.

Add to that a healthier French baguette to finish the sauce, and you’ll be in Paris.

Brussel sprouts with mustard sauce
Brussels Sprouts with Mustard Sauce
4.99 from 378 votes
Roasted Brussels sprouts with mustard sauce. Crispy baked Brussels sprouts covered with a creamy shallots mustard sauce.
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Keto baguette recipe
Healthy French Baguette
4.93 from 441 votes
This Healthy French Baguette recipe is a thin, crusty French bread 100% egg-free and dairy-free with a real bread flavor but fewer carbs than a classic French stick.
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Rutabaga French Fries
4.97 from 293 votes
Oven-baked keto French Fries with Rutabaga. A low-carb healthy French fries alternative recipe to regular fries.
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Healthy Vegan Mexican Dinner

Make an all-in-one Mexican dinner recipe with my Enchilada Casserole

Vegan Enchiladas
Vegan Enchiladas
4.99 from 71 votes
These Vegan Enchiladas are an easy and healthy family dinner. Crispy tortillas filled with a combination of black beans, cauliflower, bell pepper, and red onion for a delicious vegan dinner.
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3. Healthy Gluten-Free Dinner Ideas

Healthy Pasta Dinner

My first choice is to make a delicious Steak Alfredo Fettuccine with its Marinade. The pasta are gluten-free pasta, and the steak is cooked to perfection.

Steak Alfredo
Steak Alfredo
5 from 188 votes
This easy Steak Alfredo Fettuccine recipe combines creamy garlic, Alfredo sauce, fettuccine egg pasta, and grilled steak. A quick 30-minute Family dinner.
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3 ingredient Steak Marinade
3-Ingredient Steak Marinade
4.99 from 191 votes
This easy 3-Ingredient Steak Marinade is the perfect combination of ingredients to enhance any cut of beef.
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Healthy Pizza Dinner

Then, one of my family’s favorite dinners – and many others’ – is a good pizza.

Make the following Buffalo Chicken Pizza to feed a crowd! With a gluten-free pizza base, it’s absolutely delicious!

Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
5 from 180 votes
This Buffalo Chicken Pizza is a delicious quick and easy homemade pizza for chicken lovers with the zing of hot sauce.
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4. Healthy Classic Dinners

Classic Healthy French Dinner

A classic French Dinner combines savory and sweet. It starts with vegetables,

Ratatouille Recipe
Ratatouille Recipe
5 from 137 votes
This easy Ratatouille recipe is the easiest French dinner. A delicious summer vegetable stew with Mediterranean flavors, perfect as a vegetarian side dish or light dinner.
[add_post_diets] 5.6g
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Florentine Quiche Spinach Mushroom Quiche recipe
Quiche Florentine
5 from 156 votes
This Quiche Florentine is a flakey, buttery, quiche crust filled with spinach and mushrooms.
[add_post_diets] 1.9g
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French Crepe Recipe
4.99 from 1704 votes
Authentic sweet crepe recipe like you would eat in Paris. French crepes are thin, crispy on their sides, and filled with delicious sweet jam or chocolate spread. 
[add_post_diets] 19.4g
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Classic Healthy Italian Dinner

Tuscan Chicken Recipe
Tuscan Chicken
5 from 133 votes
This Tuscan Chicken is a healthy dinner with grilled chicken breast cooked in a creamy spinach sauce with sundried tomatoes.
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Eggplant Rollatini
5 from 177 votes
This Eggplant Rollatini recipe is the most delicious eggplant recipe for dinner. A soft, tender eggplant layer filled with ricotta basil filling and cooked in oregano tomato sauce.
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Carine Claudepierre

About The Author

Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I'm passionate about sharing easy, tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweetashoney. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

Browse all my recipes with my Recipe Index.

I hope that you too find the recipes you love on Sweetashoney!

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