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10 Healthy Dinner Ideas That Taste Good

Looking for healthy dinner ideas that taste good? Here are some dinners I make for my family over and over again – they can be adapted to your family’s tastes just by switching out some of the proteins or veggies – it’s that easy. 

collage of photos including a casserole dish with sausage, peppers and potatoes, tostada, skillet pesto pasta, skillet zucchini and beef and potatoes, bowl of spaghetti squash with mushroom sauce

February Feels

If there is something that I’m learning about myself over time is that I am a creature of habit and routine. Routine brings me comfort and a sense of balance I guess you can say, as well as sanity. During seasons of transition, like a new school year or after a holiday, I don’t feel “right” until I’ve established some sort of schedule aka routine aka positive habits. (It is all relative in my book.)

January felt a bit like a season of change for me. Our holiday break lingered, we went through some family surgeries and recovery, and it was the start of new year in general. In all honestly, I was feeling a bit of a funk. My work at home schedule has been all over the place for a couple of months now, as well as my gym schedule. Let’s just say, I do not function well with “all over the place”. So here’s to February and reestablishing routines, ok?

Change Something Daily

How am I reestablishing routines?

Scheduled Time To Exercise

Well, to start, I’m getting myself back in the gym at 5am. I started early morning workouts 2 years ago and I have to say, they have been life changing for me. Over the last 6 months I’ve found myself waking up later and later and not getting myself to the gym in the mornings (telling myself I’ll work out later). As painful as it is to hear my alarm go off at 4:15am, the feeling of satisfaction and well being I have when I’m driving home before sunrise is like no other. I need that feeling bottled up as a reminder for those mornings when I just want to snooze.

Time Management

Other ways I’m working on my positive habits and routine is regularly writing and checking my calendar /planner, putting together loose meal plans, making sure I’m getting enough sleep (as well as self care in general), decluttering a few times a week and practicing yoga once a week. These are all actions that put me in a better place and help me become a better mom/wife/person in general.

Meal Planning

Meal planning has never been my strong suit, but I try to write out 3 or 4 healthy dinner ideas before I go grocery shopping after looking at what our schedule is for the week. What I’ve found that I do well with is having several go-to “recipes” that I know I can pull together without a ton of effort each week with our regular pantry, refrigerator and freezer items. These include a variety of healthy crockpot meals, sheet pan dinners and skillet meals.

For the most part most of these recipes can easily handle a seasonal produce swap so they are more like a formula to follow, and one that works because I already know (most) of my family will like what I’m making for dinner.

Here are 10 dinner recipes I make over and over for my family – these are healthy dinner recipes that taste good and are my “old reliables” I like to call them – I’d love to hear about yours!

Simple Salsa Chicken and Bean Tostadas - my family loves this dinner and it's a perfect recipe for any night of the week!

Salsa Chicken and Bean Tostadas

pile on the veggie toppings like shredded lettuce, tomato, green onion, salsa and avocado

– it’s messy but so good

This Cheesy Southwest Beef and Potato Skillet dinner is a lifesaver for weeknights! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

Cheesy Southwest Beef and Potato Skillet

here’s an Italian style variation of this skillet – the ideas are pretty endless with this one

Roasted Italian Turkey Sausage, Potatoes and Peppers-4

Roasted Italian Turkey Sausage, Potatoes and Peppers

my kids aren’t fans of peppers so more for me and my husband,

I usually try to give them grape tomatoes or carrots on the side for an easy veggie

This Pesto Pasta with Turkey and Kale is a super easy weeknight meal that will get your kids eating kale! Hearty and healthy recipe via aggieskitchen.com

Pesto Pasta with Turkey and Kale

don’t like kale? sub spinach

Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup | aggieskitchen.com

Chicken Tortilla Soup

this soup warms my belly every time.

Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

simple chicken and veggie stir fry that can easily use your favorite vegetables or what you have on hand

My family always asks for burritos for dinner! So easy to make, you can even make ahead for quick dinner on busy nights. These Turkey and Black Bean Burritos are delicious! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

Turkey and Black Bean Burritos

I turn my burritos into burrito bowls – similar to these

A hearty low carb meal full of flavor! If you haven't tried spaghetti squash, this is the recipe to start with!

Spaghetti Squash with Sausage and Mushroom Bolognese

spaghetti squash for me for a low carb dinner , spaghetti for the fam

Make a weekly batch of this Slow Cooker Shredded Barbecue Chicken recipe - so many ways to use it in meals!

All Purpose Slow Cooker Shredded Barbecue Chicken

this easy shredded chicken comes into play in so many ways – I add it to salads (for me), sandwiches or on it’s own with side of rice and veggies for the fam

Maple Roasted Fall Vegetables with Chicken-Apple Sausage

Maple Roasted Vegetables with Chicken Sausage

I regularly use roast a combo of broccoli, sweet potato and smoked chicken sausage on a sheet pan

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5 comments on “10 Healthy Dinner Ideas That Taste Good”

  1. I want to come to dinner at your house, Aggie. These look fantastic!

  2. OK.. YUMMMMM!!! PINNED!! Thank you!

  3. First of all, I pinned this post to my dinner boards which I have never shared with other bloggers before. I just think you are simply genius simple, just have too many kids.:) I can’t meal plan either – it is very rough plan lol! My go to is chicken noodles soup, green lentil curry, the rest is up to skies that particular week lol. I find I constantly make new recipes!!! Tests.

    • You are so sweet and made me smile. I think you are pretty genius as well 😉 My kids love chicken noodle soup! Rough plan always, lol.