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50 Healthy Dinner Recipes for the New Year

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50 Healthy Dinner Recipes for the New Year! Enjoy this roundup of dinner recipes to kick off a happy, healthy new year! Recipes include various proteins as well as vegetarian options, and easy meals for the sheet pan, pressure cooker and slow cooker.

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Meal Plan with These 50 Healthy Dinner Recipes

Find new flavors to spice up your meal plan. There’s something for everyone in this roundup!

Each recipe is under 500 calories, and includes both complete meals and main dishes that you can pair with your favorite vegetable or a side salad to keep it light and healthy.

You’ll find lighter takes on some of your favorite comfort classics so you can enjoy meal time with less guilt.

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Recipes Using Your Favorite Kitchen Gadgets

Air fryers, slow cookers, pressure cookers and sheet pans make quick or easy work out of preparing healthy meals!

Air Fryer Calamari — No Batter | by Summer Yule
Learn how to make keto calamari! This air fryer calamari no batter recipe uses coconut flour to keep things low carb. Only 5g net carbs! Keto, Low Carb, Gluten Free.
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Air Fryer Calamari — No Batter | by Summer Yule
Air Fryer Salmon and Brussels Sprouts | by ifoodreal
Healthy Air Fryer Salmon and Brussel Sprouts ready in 20 minutes! Perfectly cooked air fried salmon and veggies, high-protein, low-carb meal.
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Air Fryer Salmon and Brussels Sprouts | by ifoodreal
Slow Cooker Bruschetta Chicken | by Crockpots & Flip Flops
All your favorite flavors of bruschetta are paired with juicy chicken to make Slow Cooker Bruschetta! Whip up this Keto & Gluten Free Dinner.
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Slow Cooker Bruschetta Chicken | by Crockpots & Flip Flops
Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup | by Aubrey’s Kitchen
This instant pot vegetable beef soup is the perfect healthy soup recipe! This one pot meal is packed with savory flavor and is ready in 30 minutes!
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Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup | by Aubrey's Kitchen
Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls Recipe | by Randa Nutrition
These must make Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls are an easy, yet healthy meal prep recipe or a dinner the whole family will love.
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instant pot chicken burrito bowls by Randa Nutrition
Instant Pot Chicken Stew | by Savory Sweet Spoon
This Instant Pot Chicken Stew is loaded with chunks of tender meat, onions, carrots, potatoes, celery in a tomato-based broth and topped with bacon. It is a quick one-pot dinner that’s comforting, nourishing, and family-approved.
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Instant Pot Chicken Stew | by Savory Sweet Spoon
Easy Instant Pot Rice & Beans | by Piping Pot Curry
This Instant Pot Rice and Beans dump-and-go recipe is a delightful dish, which is made with broth, fire-roasted tomatoes, and spices!
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Easy Instant Pot Rice & Beans | by Piping Pot Curry
Instant Pot Lentil Soup | by Caramel Tinted Life
Instant Pot lentil soup is a vegetarian, budget-friendly soup recipe that has the added goodness of sweet potato and kale! 30 mins only.
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Instant Pot Lentil Soup | by Caramel Tinted Life
Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Apples and Brussels Sprouts | by All Nutritious
Eating more healthy meal preps doesn’t have to be boring when you prepare these sheet pan chicken with sweet potatoes, apples and brussels sprouts.
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Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Apples and Brussels Sprouts | by All Nutritious
Sheet Pan Chicken and Green Beans – Dinner for Two | by Kelsey Smith
Sheet pan chicken and green beans make for a perfectly easy (and fast!) dinner. Baked chicken thighs are juicy and delicious.
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Sheet Pan Chicken and Green Beans - Dinner for Two | by Kelsey Smith
Sheet Pan Black Pepper Soy Chicken with Broccoli | by Carmy
Sweet but with a peppery kick, this Sheet Pan Black Pepper Soy Chicken with Broccoli is a family favourite! Freezer friendly and meal prep friendly!
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Sheet Pan Black Pepper Soy Chicken with Broccoli | by Carmy
Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs | by This Mama Cooks
This Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs dinner is easy to make. Cook this sheet pan chicken thighs recipe with your favorite veggies.
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Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs | by This Mama Cooks

Visit all the Happy Healthy New Year Recipe Round-ups for breakfast, lunch, dinner and meatless meals ideas!

Recipes by Land

If it walks on land, you’ll find it here…

Healthy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe | by Living Healthy with Chocolate
Low-carb, Paleo, Whole30. Packed with veggies and topped with cauliflower mash!
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Healthy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe | by Living Healthy with Chocolate
Easy Weeknight Buffalo Chicken Tacos | by Healthy with a Chance of Sprinkles
Cooking healthy weeknight meals for the family doesn’t have to take all night. This easy buffalo chicken taco recipe is big on flavor and ready in 20 minutes
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Easy Weeknight Buffalo Chicken Tacos | by Healthy with a Chance of Sprinkles
PF Chang’s Copycat Chicken Lettuce Wraps | by The Cozy Cook
Ground chicken and a savory combination of Asian flavors served in a cool and crunchy lettuce wrap and ready in just 20 minutes!
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PF Chang’s Copycat Chicken Lettuce Wraps | by The Cozy Cook
Chicken and Veggie Baked Tostadas | by Valerie’s Kitchen
Perfectly crisped, oven-baked tortillas make the perfect base for these Chicken and Veggie Baked Tostadas. A quick and wholesome meal!
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Chicken and Veggie Baked Tostadas | by Valerie's Kitchen
Easy Dutch Oven Roast Chicken | by Cooking Gorgeous
Dutch Oven Roast Chicken is a delicious and comforting dish that requires minimal preparation with just a handful of ingredients.
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Easy Dutch Oven Roast Chicken | by Cooking Gorgeous
Keto Orange Chicken | by Deb’s Daily Dish
This Keto Orange Chicken is a healthy, sweet and spicy version of your favorite take out. So delicious, but without all of the added sugar.
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Keto Orange Chicken | by Deb’s Daily Dish
Easy Chicken Barbacoa Recipe | by Struggle Shuttle
That same great barbacoa flavor that you love but made with chicken! This super easy chicken barbacoa is something that you can just toss in the crock pot before work and come home to AMAZING!
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Easy Chicken Barbacoa Recipe | by Struggle Shuttle
Chicken Tinga Recipe | by Dinner at the Zoo
This chicken tinga is a classic dish made with shredded chicken that’s simmered in a smoky and savory sauce.
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Chicken Tinga Recipe | by Dinner at the Zoo
Marry Me Chicken with Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce | by Low Carb Spark
This Marry Me Chicken Recipe features bone-in chicken thighs with a sun-dried tomato creamy sauce made with heavy cream and parmesan cheese. It’s a quick and easy crowd-pleaser chicken recipe. Everyone will love this perfect one-pot chicken recipe that’s ideal for busy weeknights.
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Marry Me Chicken with Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce | by Low Carb Spark
Easy Weeknight Grilled Adobo Chicken Thighs | by Sip + Sanity
Easy Weeknight Grilled Adobo Chicken Thighs are a no-fail solution to get everyone around the dinner table. They’re juicy, tender, and full of flavor!
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Easy Weeknight Grilled Adobo Chicken Thighs | by Sip + Sanity
Spatchcock Chicken Recipe In The Oven | by Wholesome Yum
The complete guide for how to spatchcock a chicken – super EASY, step by step! This spatchcock chicken recipe in the oven turns out perfectly juicy every time.
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Spatchcock Chicken Recipe In The Oven | by Wholesome Yum
Healthy Butter Chicken | by Recipes for Men
This recipe for healthy butter chicken gives you some tasty chicken in a mild but fragrant creamy and spicy tomato curry sauce.
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Healthy Butter Chicken | by Recipes for Men
Chicken Vegetable Soup | by Foolproof Living
This chicken vegetable soup is packed with hearty vegetables & shredded chicken in a tomato-flavored broth. An easy & healthy one-pot dinner!
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Chicken Vegetable Soup | by Foolproof Living
Turkey Spinach Manicotti | by This Delicious House
Healthy Italian Turkey Spinach Manicotti is a great make ahead dinner made with lean ground turkey, spinach, and part skim ricotta.
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Turkey Spinach Manicotti | by This Delicious House
Ground Turkey Stir Fry | by Salt & Lavender
This ground turkey stir fry recipe is quick, easy, filled with plenty of veggies, and has a delicious sauce! Great over rice or noodles.
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Ground Turkey Stir Fry | by Salt & Lavender
Turkey Coconut Curry Soup | by Coffee Fit Kitchen
This Turkey Coconut Curry Soup is a great way to use up leftover turkey and is a health dinner with immune boosting ingredients.
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Turkey Coconut Curry Soup | by Coffee Fit Kitchen
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Recipes by Sea

Get those omega-3s with sea-based proteins!

Cheesy Cauliflower Grits and Shrimp | by Dinner Mom
Cheesy Cauliflower Grits and Spicy Shrimp are a low-carb, keto-friendly makeover of this Southern comfort dish that’s ready in 30 minutes.
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Cheesy Cauliflower Grits and Shrimp | by Dinner Mom
Grilled Salmon Salad with Basil Vinaigrette | by Sip + Sanity
This Grilled Salmon Salad with Basil Vinaigrette is loaded with veggies, healthy salmon and topped with a pistou-based vinaigrette. Mmmmm!
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Grilled Salmon Salad with Basil Vinaigrette | by Sip + Sanity
Steamed Fish with Ginger and Soy Sauce | by Delightful Plate
Steamed Fish with Soy Sauce (Ca Hap) is a restaurant-quality dish you can easily cook at home in just 30 minutes. Serve this light yet flavorful dish with rice for a healthy and delicious meal.
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Steamed Fish with Ginger and Soy Sauce | by Delightful Plate
Healthy Salmon Burger | by Food Meanderings
These easy and Healthy Salmon Burgers, made with frozen salmon fillets, ginger, soya sauce, sriracha mayonnaise are also WW friendly!
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Healthy Salmon Burger | by Food Meanderings
Grilled Halibut Tacos with Salsa Verde | by In the Kitch
These grilled halibut tacos are filled with fresh halibut and loaded with tomatillo salsa, vegetables, and spices to make a flavorful entrée.
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Grilled Halibut Tacos with Salsa Verde | by In the Kitch
Blackened Ahi Tuna | by The Six Figure Dish
These pan seared blackened ahi tuna steaks are generously seasoned then cooked to perfection! Serve over veggies for a healthy meal.
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Blackened Ahi Tuna | by The Six Figure Dish
Low Salt King Prawn Curry | by In the Playroom
Low salt recipes – the benefits of reducing salt, and some tasty recipe to help maintain flavour with less salt.
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Low Salt King Prawn Curry | by In the Playroom
Cioppino Seafood Stew with Mashed Potatoes | by The Forked Spoon
Cioppino is a comforting San Franciscan seafood stew filled with shrimp, clams, mussels, white fish, and crab legs simmered in a rich broth made from tomatoes, white wine, and fish stock.
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Cioppino Seafood Stew with Mashed Potatoes | by The Forked Spoon

Vegetarian-Friendly Recipes

Enjoy these vegetarian + vegan meals any day of the week…or at least for Meatless Monday!

Mediterranean Pasta | by Gypsyplate
This Mediterranean Pasta is your new weeknight best friend. It’s a 20 minute meal with great flavors the whole family will love.
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Mediterranean Pasta | by Gypsyplate
Sweet Potato Casserole with Black Beans, Kale and Quinoa | by Happy Kitchen
Comforting vegan sweet potato casserole with black beans, kale, quinoa and roasted garlic sauce. Easy to assemble and perfect to make ahead.
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Sweet Potato Casserole with Black Beans, Kale and Quinoa | by Happy Kitchen
Best Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce | by Hedi Hearts
This easy vegan cauliflower alfredo sauce is the perfect comforting weeknight dinner. Made with cashews and a whole head of cauliflower, it’s healthy and delicious! Ready in 30 minutes!
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Best Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce | by Hedi Hearts
Vegan Pastelón (Pastelón de Plátano Maduro) | by Plant Based and Broke
This sweet and savory Puerto Rican casserole has turned VEGAN and it’s just as good! Made with sweet, plátano maduro (sweet, ripe, plantains), flavor-packed lentils, and Puerto Rican spices.
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Vegan Pastelón (Pastelón de Plátano Maduro) | by Plant Based and Broke
Quick Healthy Asian Tofu Sesame Rice Bowls | by The Art of Food And Wine
Tofu Rice Bowls are a healthy one bowl meal packed with flavor. Serve tofu over rice and fill with Asian flavors and vegetables.
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Quick Healthy Asian Tofu Sesame Rice Bowls | by The Art of Food And Wine
Vegetarian Tacos With Quinoa | by The Daring Kitchen
With quinoa, veggies, and zesty curry sauce, these tacos are a delish twist on the Mexican classic. And, they are 100 percent vegetarian and gluten free!
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Vegetarian Tacos With Quinoa | by The Daring Kitchen
Vegan Mushroom Lentil Stew | by Two City Vegans
Vegan Mushroom Lentil Stew is an incredibly easy and wholesome one-pot meal, guaranteed to be loved by the whole family.
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Vegan Mushroom Lentil Stew | by Two City Vegans
Portobello Mushroom Fajitas | by Wholesome Made Easy
These roasted Portobello Mushroom Fajitas are a delicious meatless meal that even steadfast meat eaters will love. Ready in under 40 minutes!
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Portobello Mushroom Fajitas | by Wholesome Made Easy
10-Minute Vegan Pumpkin Pasta | by Wow, It’s Veggie?!
This vegan pumpkin pasta is creamy and delicious and can be made in just 10 minutes! Pumpkin pasta sauce is healthy and perfect for fall.
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10-Minute Vegan Pumpkin Pasta | by Wow, It's Veggie?!
Buttery Beets with Sautéed Dandelion Greens & Pecans | by My Chefs Apron
A roasted beets recipe with sautéed dandelion greens and sweet pecans. Enjoy as-is, topped with goat cheese or a side dish next to burgers, or cooked black rice as a nourish bowl.
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Buttery Beets with Sautéed Dandelion Greens & Pecans | by My Chefs Apron
Vegan Yakisoba with Tofu | by My Plantiful Cooking
This vegan yakisoba, or Japanese stir-fried noodles, are paired with crispy tofu cubes! Fuss-free and ready in 30 minutes.
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Vegan Yakisoba with Tofu | by My Plantiful Cooking
Vegan Rainbow Lasagna | by Rainbow Nourishments
Veggie-packed vegan rainbow lasagna! Vegan comfort food which happens to be wholesome and healthy. The colours makes it the perfect dinner centrepiece too!
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Vegan Rainbow Lasagna | by Rainbow Nourishments
Cauliflower Shawarma Bowls | by Wholly Tasteful
Cauliflower Shawarma Bowls recipe is a perfect, Lebanese-inspired meatless weeknight dinner that’s healthy and super flavorful.
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Cauliflower Shawarma Bowls | by Wholly Tasteful

Now that you have dinner sorted, check out these 50 healthy lunches, 50 vegetarian recipes and 55 breakfast options!

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