Healthy Dinner Recipes to Lose Weight


Eating healthily and losing weight doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste or satisfaction. Here are five delicious and nutritious dinner recipes that can help you shed those extra pounds while enjoying a fulfilling meal.

 Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken with Quinoa Salad


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 lemons, juiced and zested
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, garlic, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Place chicken breasts in a Ziploc bag and pour marinade over them. Seal the bag and massage the chicken to evenly distribute the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  2. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Remove chicken from the marinade and cook for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C). Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, parsley, and mint. Toss to combine.
  4. Serve chicken with quinoa salad on the side.

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Here are three healthy dinner recipes that are easy to make and family-friendly: 

 Baked Salmon with Asparagus and Brown Rice


  • 4 salmon fillets, about 6 oz each
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together Dijon mustard, honey, soy sauce, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  3. Place salmon fillets on the prepared baking sheet, skin-side down. Spoon the mustard mixture evenly over each fillet.
  4. Toss asparagus with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and arrange them around the salmon fillets.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily with a fork and asparagus is tender.
  6. Serve salmon and asparagus over cooked brown rice.

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Here are three healthy dinner recipes:

 Lentil and Vegetable Curry


  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup dry green lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 oz) light coconut milk
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 cups chopped kale or spinach
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. Heat coconut oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and ginger and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in curry powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper, and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add lentils, vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, and coconut milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until lentils are tender.
  4. Stir in cauliflower and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until tender.
  5. Stir in kale or spinach and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve hot, garnished with fresh cilantro.

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