10 Fresh and Healthy Dinners You'll Make on Repeat

10 Fresh and Healthy Dinners You'll Make on Repeat

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Sheela Prakash
Jul 26, 2018
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During these warm days of summer, dinners that are light and fresh are pretty much essential. It also doesn't hurt if they're wholesome. These 10 recipes fit the bill — they are easy to make, filled with vegetables, and will definitely not weigh you down. It's likely you'll put them on repeat for months to come.

1. Easy French Ratatouille

While this classic summer vegetable stew does involve a bit of time on the stove, it's worth it. This recipe makes a big batch that can be enjoyed with crusty bread, over grains or pasta, or topped with a fried egg.

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2. Upside-Down Steak Dinner Bowl

While most steak dinners can be a bit heavy, this is the exact opposite, thanks to flipping the ratios and loading up on the vegetables instead.

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3. Farmers Market Pasta Dinner

This colorful pasta is more of a template than a recipe: Pick up three or more veggies from the farmers market, combine them with pasta and a quick white wine sauce, and you've got a feel-good meal.

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4. Seared Salmon with Soy, Scallions, and Ginger

While this simple salmon can be enjoyed on its own, it's really best served over steamed brown or white rice, which catches all of the fragrant sauce.

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5. Cold Sesame Chicken and Noodle Salad

To make this chilled noodle salad even easier on yourself, pick up a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store on your way home from work.

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6. Light & Fresh Slow Cooker Corn Chowder

While most chowders are loaded with cream, this one calls for just a splash and is finished off with a bright, colorful relish of thawed corn, chopped red bell pepper, and lemon juice.

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7. Spicy Shrimp Skillet with Tomatoes and White Beans

This saucy skillet comes together in under 10 minutes and will fill you up — thanks to protein-rich shrimp and beans — without weighing you down.

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8. Turkey Avocado Burgers

The secret to turkey burgers that are extra moist and juicy is adding a few big spoonfuls of Greek yogurt to the patty mixture, along with breadcrumbs and spices.

9. Caramelized Eggplant & Onion Orzo

This 30-minute meal is more vegetables than pasta, which means it's guaranteed you'll feel good about digging into it.

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10. Sheet Pan Honey-Dijon Chicken and Vegetables

This sheet pan contains a complete dinner, thanks to the inclusion of broccoli and potatoes — just spoon the mixture into shallow bowls and eat.

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