tandoori trout on top of peas and potatoes

Healthy dinner recipes

Discover BBC Good Food's best ever healthy dinner ideas. Get inspired by our nutritious, triple-tested recipes including vegetarian, vegan and meat options.

26 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Oily fish such as trout is a great source of vitamin D, so why not serve up this spicy fillet with a cooling chutney? A healthy main meal the whole family can enjoy

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
20 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

These chicken skewers in flatbreads taste great as well as being healthy and an easy-to-make dinner for hectic weeknights

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
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Swap rice for barley to make this easy squash 'risotto' with spinach and sage. It's healthy and low in calories and fat – perfect for a quick supper

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
40 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Pack in the veg with our flavour-packed Japanese-inspired yaki udon. It takes just 25 minutes to make and is healthy and low in fat and calories to boot

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Throw together tuna, capers and rocket with garlic, chilli and spaghetti to make this easy and healthy supper. It takes just 25 minutes to make

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
25 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Get three of your 5-a-day in one serving with this healthy, low-calorie tomato soup. The addition of meatballs and giant couscous means it's filling, too

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
12 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Need something speedy for dinner? Try this chicken, coated in flavourful za'atar and served with spiced chickpeas. It's simple, but seriously delicious

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
23 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Serve this healthy bowl of pasta topped with cherry tomatoes for a quick and easy midweek meal. It's tossed with broccoli pesto, and takes just 25 minutes to make

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try this healthy pilaf filled for an easy midweek meal. With cashew nuts, veg and spices, it's not only tasty but budget-friendly too. Top with coriander chutney

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
13 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Serve up these healthy chicken and sweetcorn tacos for an easy midweek meal that's full of flavour. You'll also have leftovers to make chicken and sweetcorn wraps for lunch tomorrow 

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
27 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Serve our speedy pork souvlaki skewers when you’re in need of a quick and easy midweek meal. Serve with flatbreads and yogurt and chilli sauces on the side

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
14 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy our hot and spicy chicken drumsticks with homemade slaw on the side for a healthy and low calorie supper. Serve with steamed corn on the cob

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Make this versatile salmon dish served with a smashed chickpea salad as a quick midweek meal and enjoy the leftovers for lunch the next day 

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Make this quick and healthy frittata with a bean salad in 30 minutes flat. Flavoured with broccoli and ricotta, you'll also have leftovers you can enjoy the next day 

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
25 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A healthy, hearty stew to feed the family, that you can prepare in just 10 minutes. This rustic meal is best served with chunks of crusty bread or rice

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Super-charge your lunch with protein-rich quinoa and combine it with black beans, avocado and fried egg in this nutritious veggie dish for two

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
127 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Jazz up chicken breasts in this fruity, sweetly spiced sauce with pomegranate seeds, toasted almonds and tagine paste

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
63 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This extra special vegan curry uses roasted cauliflower and potatoes to bring out their flavour. You can also serve as a side to meat curries

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
15 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

An affordable way to include oily fish in your diet. Canned sardines are a great source of omega 3 and add oomph to this simple, family pasta dish

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
23 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This hearty stew, full of vibrant veg and warming spices, is a Hemsley sister favourite. Serve with a side of cauliflower tabbouleh as a light accompaniment

55 mins
More effort
Healthy
Gluten-free
2,112 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A Cajun-inspired rice pot recipe with spicy Spanish sausage, sweet peppers and tomatoes

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
81 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Give your Friday night curry a healthy makeover with this low-fat, superhealthy, vegetarian dish

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
89 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Being pushed for time doesn't mean you have to eat unhealthily, as this quick and low-fat fish supper proves

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
92 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A warming vegan supper with porcini mushrooms, leeks, carrots, and butternut squash, topped with crispy potatoes. It's low calorie, low fat, and perfect for when the nights draw in

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
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