A list of delicious healthy recipes including ideas for chicken, seafood and vegetarian meals like air fryer chicken tenders, shrimp kabobs and vegetable soup.

These healthy recipes are filled with plenty of protein and vegetables to keep you on track with your diet plan.

A list of delicious healthy recipes including vegetable stir fry, red cabbage slaw and air fryer salmon.

Most New Year’s resolutions center around eating healthier and making better decisions concerning our health in general. But what is a resolution? It’s just a promise to yourself. So why can’t we make a resolution any time of the year? In the spirit of all-year resolutions, I collected some of my favorite healthy recipes to get you started.

One of the hardest aspects about eating healthy for me to get over is the bland food. Either that or it feels like I’m eating the same thing all the time. That’s why I’m always looking for recipes that are delicious, but healthy at the same time.

I enjoy variety, especially when it comes to eating healthy. It’s too easy to fall into a rut and run out of steam. Let’s be honest, for those of us who are foodies, there’s nothing worse than being robbed of flavor and our favorite foods. That’s why I choose my favorite recipes, only the healthier versions!

These recipes focus around lean proteins such as chicken and shrimp, which will help you to stay full without adding a lot of calories. These meals are also packed full of fresh and colorful veggies to make sure you’re getting plenty of nutrition! Looking for more healthy eating inspiration? Be sure to check out my collections of 30 Meal Prep Recipes, 26 Healthy Snack Recipes, 36 Healthy Salad Recipes and 25 Healthy Zoodle Recipes!

30 Healthy Recipes

A collection of delicious healthy recipes like baba ganoush, avocado tuna salad and baked chicken thighs.
A plate of air fryer chicken tenders served with ketchup.

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

These air fryer chicken tenders are fresh chicken tenderloins coated in breadcrumbs, spices and parmesan cheese, then air fried until golden brown and crispy. A lightened up version of classic chicken fingers with less fat and just as much flavor.
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A pan of almond chicken stir fry with vegetables.

Almond Chicken

This almond chicken is a stir fry of chicken thigh pieces, assorted vegetables and crunchy almonds, all tossed in a savory sauce. A remake of the take out favorite that tastes even better than what you'd get at a restaurant!
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A plate of air fryer pork chops garnished with parsley.

Air Fryer Pork Chops

These air fryer pork chops are coated in a homemade spice rub, then air fried until golden brown and tender. A fast and easy way to make juicy and flavorful pork chops, each and every time!
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A tortilla chip scooping up a serving of avocado dip.

Avocado Dip Recipe

This avocado dip is made with ripe avocados, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeno and sour cream, all blended together to make a creamy dip. Serve your avocado dip with chips, crackers or veggies for a light and simple party snack.
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A pan of baked chicken thighs garnished with parsley and lemon.

Baked Chicken Thighs

These baked chicken thighs are coated in olive oil, garlic and herbs, then oven roasted until tender and golden brown. A super easy way to prepare chicken thighs that always gets rave reviews!
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A serving bowl of avocado tuna salad topped with cilantro.

Avocado Tuna Salad

This avocado tuna salad is loaded with chunks of tuna, avocado and colorful veggies for a fresh and lighter take on the classic dish! It's the perfect lunch or dinner that's packed with protein and nutrition.
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A hand dipping pita bread into baba ganoush.

Baba Ganoush

This baba ganoush is a creamy dip made of eggplant, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and spices. It's a great healthier appetizer option, and can also be used as a sauce for grilled meats or vegetables.
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A plate of air fryer salmon fillets garnished with lemon and herbs.

Air Fryer Salmon

This air fryer salmon is fresh fish fillets topped with a homemade spice rub, then cooked to golden brown perfection. A quick and easy dinner option that is on the table in just 15 minutes!
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A plate of baked chicken wings served with ranch dip.

Baked Chicken Wings

These baked chicken wings are coated in a homemade spice rub, then roasted to crispy perfection. A simple yet satisfying appetizer or meal option that takes just minutes to put together.
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Buffalo cauliflower bites served with ranch and celery.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

This recipe for buffalo cauliflower bites is crispy cauliflower florets baked to perfection and coated in spicy buffalo sauce. Serve with ranch dip for the ultimate game day snack!
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A group of lighter dishes like corn salsa, Mediterranean salad and cucumber dill salad.
A bowl of corn salsa surrounded by tortilla chips.

Corn Salsa

This corn salsa is fresh corn kernels combined with lime juice, cilantro, red onion and two types of peppers to make a light and refreshing dip. Serve your salsa with chips or use as a topping for grilled chicken or fish, then watch the rave reviews come in!
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This honey garlic shrimp stir fry is an easy recipe that's ready in 20 minutes.

Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry

This honey garlic shrimp stir fry is shrimp and broccoli tossed in a super easy sweet and savory sauce. A healthier dinner option that everyone will love!
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A serving bowl of cowboy caviar made with beans and veggies, and garnished with cilantro.

Cowboy Caviar

This cowboy caviar is a colorful and hearty dip that’s loaded with beans, avocado and veggies, all tossed in a zesty homemade sauce. It’s the perfect make-ahead dish for a potluck!
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A bowl of fennel salad made with arugula, apples and pecans.

Fennel Salad

This fennel salad is a blend of arugula, fresh apples, thinly sliced fennel, celery and candied pecans, all tossed together in a homemade dressing. A unique and unexpected salad that always gets rave reviews!
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Chopsticks serving a portion of Japanese cucumber salad.

Japanese Cucumber Salad

This Japanese cucumber salad is a light and refreshing blend of thinly sliced cucumbers tossed in a homemade dressing and garnished with sesame seeds. A quick and easy side dish that pairs well with a wide variety of main course options!
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A platter of miso salmon fillets topped with sesame seeds and green onions.

Miso Salmon

This miso salmon is fresh fish fillets soaked in a flavorful marinade, then broiled to perfection and topped with sesame seeds. A unique and delicious main course option that takes just minutes to put together!
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A bowl of Mediterranean salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and olives.

Mediterranean Salad

This Mediterranean salad is a blend of tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, red onion, olives and feta, all tossed together in a homemade dressing. A quick and easy side dish option that's perfect for parties and always gets rave reviews!
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A bowl of cucumber dill salad with a spoon in it.

Cucumber Dill Salad

This cucumber dill salad is fresh sliced cucumbers, red onions and plenty of dill, all tossed together in a homemade dressing. A super easy side dish that is perfect for those hot summer days!
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Sliced grilled flank steak on a platter.

Grilled Flank Steak

This grilled flank steak is coated in a flavorful marinade, then cooked on a grill until perfectly tender and juicy. An easy way to prepare flank steak that produces perfect results every time!
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Ginger chicken and broccoli in a pan.

Ginger Chicken

This ginger chicken is pieces of chicken breast sauteed with broccoli, ginger and garlic, all in a savory sauce. A quick and easy stir fry recipe that's perfect for a busy night, and always gets rave reviews.
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A collection of healthy recipes like vegetarian fajitas, red cabbage slaw and vegetable stir fry.
Pepper steak stir fry with thinly sliced steak and red and green bell peppers in a savory sauce.

Pepper Steak Stir Fry

This pepper steak stir fry is thinly sliced flank steak cooked with red and green bell peppers in a savory sauce. A quick and easy meal that tastes even better than take out!
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Tongs serving up a portion of red cabbage slaw.

Red Cabbage Slaw

This red cabbage slaw is a blend of shredded carrots, cabbage, red onions and herbs, all tossed in a homemade dressing. A quick and easy side dish that pairs perfectly with grilled meats and seafood, and can even be served in wraps or sandwiches.
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A bowl of shrimp ceviche marinated in citrus juice with tomato, avocado, cilantro and jalapeno.

Shrimp Ceviche

This shrimp ceviche recipe is fresh shrimp marinated with cucumber, red onions, cilantro, avocado and diced jalapenos. It takes just minutes to make and is full of bold and zesty flavors.
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Teriyaki chicken bowl with vegetables served over rice.

Teriyaki Chicken Bowl

This teriyaki chicken bowl recipe is diced chicken, colorful vegetables and steamed rice served with a homemade teriyaki sauce. A quick and healthy dinner option that always gets rave reviews from friends and family!
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A pot of vegetable soup filled with colorful veggies, potatoes and herbs.

Vegetable Soup

This vegetable soup is a hearty blend of colorful veggies and potatoes, all simmered together in a savory tomato broth. A healthy and flavorful dinner option that's quick to make and always gets rave reviews!
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Shrimp kabobs with marinated grilled shrimp, red and yellow peppers and onions.

Shrimp Kabobs

These shrimp kabobs are tender marinated shrimp skewered with vegetables then grilled to perfection. A healthy and colorful dinner that’s quick to make and full of flavor!
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Vegetable stir fry with a variety of sauteed veggies in honey garlic sauce.

Vegetable Stir Fry

This vegetable stir fry is a blend of colorful veggies cooked in a sweet and savory honey garlic sauce. An easy side dish or main course that’s light, fresh and totally delicious! Serve your veggie stir fry over rice for a complete meal.
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This cauliflower fried rice has all the flavors of your favorite take out dish, but without the carbs; the perfect healthier side dish!

Cauliflower Fried Rice

This cauliflower fried rice recipe has all the flavors of your favorite take out dish, but without the carbs; the perfect healthier side dish!
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A platter of vegetarian fajitas served with rice and beans.

Vegetarian Fajitas

These vegetarian fajitas are an assortment of peppers, onions and mushrooms, all cooked together with the perfect blend of spices. A quick and easy meatless meal option that's packed with flavor!
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A large veggie tray with assorted fresh and steamed vegetables, ranch dip and hummus.

Veggie Tray

This homemade veggie tray is an assortment of colorful vegetables paired with a variety of flavorful dips. A crudite platter is a must-have for any party or gathering, it's always a big hit with both kids and adults alike!
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These recipes are full of color and nutrients. You won’t be left hungry or feeling guilty after whipping up one of these tasty recipes.

I hope you enjoy these healthier recipes to kick start your any time of the year resolutions! If you try any of the recipes, be sure to come back and leave a comment if you enjoyed them.

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  1. Such a wide range of delicious and colorful meals to try; looking forward to enjoying all of these over the summer! Looks too good to pass up, indeed!

  2. Saving this one! I have been trying to make healthier choices this summer. They all look delicious! 🙂

  3. All of these look so delicious!! I might have to try that vegetable soup first – we’ve been having some cooler weather here so it would be perfect for a warming dinner!

  4. Great group of healthy recipes. Looking forward to working these into my meal plan for my 30 day challenge. Thanks for the inspo!

  5. This is an awesome collection of meals! Can’t wait to get started on making each one of them! These are perfecto! Pinning!!!

  6. AFter all the fat ladened foods I need these great healthy ideas. I really hate all the pounds gained in one month. Thanks for helping me get on track!

  7. This recipe collection is exactly what I need – like most people, I am looking to be healthier this year. These dishes all look utterly delicious.