The Best Healthy Dinners To Make Every Week

Whether you're on a diet or simply trying to eat healthier, finding a few go-to healthy dinners can help you achieve your goals. While it may be easier and more convenient to subsist on a diet consisting of only fast food, doing so can get surprisingly costly, according to Business Insider. It can also, less shockingly, be amazingly unhealthy. Even fast food salad can be bad for your health, as it turns out. 

For those who are feeding a family, striving to make healthy dinners is even more important. As the University of Michigan points out, children can and should learn beneficial eating habits early in life that can help them maintain a healthy lifestyle for the rest of their days.

With these recipes we have listed here, you don't have to sacrifice taste in the name of healthfulness. These dinners are not only healthy, but they are also extremely flavorful. Best of all, unlike fast food, you don't have to feel guilty about eating these dinners every week, or even every day. These are the best healthy dinners to make every week.

Cobb salad

Admittedly, salads have a tendency to be boring and even downright unappetizing in the hands of an inexperienced or uncommitted cook. In fact, a blah salad can make mealtime feel like little more than a chore, thereby making healthy meals all the more difficult to implement in your home. 

However, follow this cobb salad recipe and boredom simply will not enter the equation. This healthy dinner is supercharged by blue cheese, ranch dressing, and, yes, delicious strips of bacon. You'll be so overjoyed with this salad that you won't even notice that it has healthy additions such as chicken breasts, tomatoes, and hard-boiled eggs.

Costco keto-wrapped chicken burgers

Whether you're strictly adhering to a keto diet, you are trying to limit your carb intake, or you just want an easy and healthy meal, this recipe for Costco keto-wrapped chicken burgers is exactly what you're looking for. As the name of the recipe suggests, all the ingredients can easily be found at Costco, from the frozen chicken to the low-carb cheese wraps. In just 20 minutes, you'll have yummy chicken burgers that are immediately ready to eat and will help you make a healthy dinner or lunch choice.

Pistachio-crusted salmon

Fish is an often overlooked health food, as it can decrease your heart attack risk and increases your overall brain health and intake of important nutrients like vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids. Why not include it in your next meal?

This Pistachio-crusted salmon recipe sounds fancy, but you shouldn't be intimidated. The recipe is actually relatively simple and the resulting food is oh-so scrumptious, not to mention good for you, too. With fresh ingredients like thyme, rosemary, and pistachios, your taste buds will instantaneously fall in love after your first bite. To add an extra punch of flavor, squeeze a bit of lemon juice over the top of it once it's done.

Seared salmon with chickpeas and kale

For a salmon dish that is a little bit lighter but equally as tasty as our pistachio-crusted salmon meal, consider this delectable recipe for seared salmon with chickpeas and kale. 

This makes a beautiful dinner that tastes even better than it looks — and it looks pretty good. In addition to the chickpeas and kale, the recipe has other healthy additions such as balsamic vinegar, onions, and baby bella mushrooms. For this recipe to taste its best, you'll want to buy salmon that still has the skin on, which creates an extra-flavorful final meal.

Heart-healthy fish

This heart-healthy fish recipe is yet another healthy recipe that calls for salmon, and for good reason. Considering that salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids that can reportedly do everything from reducing arthritis symptoms to keeping your skin looking young, it's no surprise that these dishes made the list of healthy meals. Seriously, consider picking up some salmon the next time you find yourself on a grocery shopping trip.

This recipe is great for people who want a healthy fish dinner that doesn't taste too, well, fishy. Powered by honey, orange juice, and garlic, the sauce topping the salmon filets is sure to be your favorite part. Some fresh parsley and orange zest also provides vibrant color and flavor, making this a dinner-party ready treat everyone will love.

Heart-healthy pizza

Pizza that is legitimately healthy for your heart? No, that's not a misprint. Yes, we're serious. You can potentially have your pizza and be health-conscious, too, if you follow this recipe.

Thanks to whole wheat flour and olive oil, among other ingredients, this heart-healthy pizza recipe is high in fiber and low in saturated fat. Plainly put, that's a combination that the vast majority of pizzas can't lay claim to. This means that it's also pretty darn good for the health of your heart. Additionally, healthy vegetables like spinach and mushrooms hop on board for the ride, with shredded mozzarella for that classic pizza experience. Follow this recipe and you'll have a full two pizzas that you can eat without an ounce of guilt.

Low-calorie pizza

The universal appeal of pizza can't be denied. No matter your age and no matter where you live, pizza for dinner is rarely met with anything other than unadulterated joy. This low-calorie pizza is healthy but it still retains everything that makes pizza so beloved, including rich flavor and a good helping of cheese and topipngs. 

From the pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese to the ham and green pepper, this is a dinner that you and everyone in your family will look forward to. Perhaps best of all, it'll be ready to eat after only five minutes of prep time and ten minutes of cook time.