10 Fresh and Healthy Dinners You’ll Make on Repeat

updated Nov 30, 2023
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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.

Fresh and Healthy Dinners

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Easy French Ratatouille
Make this thick and silky French stew of eggplant, zucchini, sweet peppers, and ripe summer tomatoes before summer ends.
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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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Farmers Market Pasta Dinner
Summer pasta tossed with a mess of tender, of the moment veggies herbs, coated with a slick of buttery white wine sauce and grated parm.
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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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Cold Sesame Chicken and Noodle Salad
This crowd-pleasing chilled noodle salad brings bright and savory flavors to the potluck along with chicken and a rich sesame ginger dressing.
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Slow Cooker Corn Chowder
Summery slow cooker corn chowder is finished with just a dash of heavy cream and topped with a bright and fresh relish.
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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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Caramelized Eggplant & Onion Orzo
An easy recipe for one-pan orzo and summer vegetables that's both vegetarian and vegan.
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Sheet Pan Honey-Dijon Chicken and Vegetables
A weeknight-friendly sheet pan dinner of tender chicken, broccoli, potatoes, and red onion, tossed in a sweet and savory honey-Dijon glaze.
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