23 Easy to Make Healthy Meals

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Easy to Make Healthy Meals
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For those who are looking to cut calories or just eat healthier), there are a variety of simple and healthy meals that can help you shed the pounds and feel fuller longer. From low-carb breakfast bites to light dinners, these recipes can help you eat lighter and inspire you to achieve your health goals.

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A vegetarian omelet served with avocados and spinach.
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Omega-3 Vegetarian Omelet

Omelets make a very quick and satisfying meal in the morning. This recipe is packed with omega-3, veggies and other healthy ingredients to help you jumpstart your day. Add hemp seeds, chia seeds or flax seeds to your eggs before cooking for nutritious omega fatty acids.

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A stack of blueberry pancakes with butter and maple syrup.
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Healthier Blueberry Pancakes

There's nothing like a warm stack of blueberry flapjacks in the morning. This recipe combines tapioca and almond-based ingredients for a fluffy and healthy pancake that's vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free.

A pan of freshly baked oatmeal.
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Baked Oatmeal Bars

Baked oatmeal bars are the perfect breakfast food to enjoy at home or on-the-go. Add dried fruits, nuts and sweeteners for an even sweeter kick. You can enjoy these baked oatmeal bars on their own or with a dollop of yogurt and fresh fruit.

Four eggs baked in tomatoes.
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Eggs Baked in Tomatoes

Start your morning with some tasty eggs baked in tomatoes. These bite-sized delights make for a simple and low-carb breakfast. Use vine-ripened tomatoes for the perfect portion sizes.

Seven protein-loaded sweet potato and oatmeal mini-casseroles.
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Protein-Loaded Sweet Potato and Oatmeal Mini-Casserole

These protein-loaded sweet potato and oatmeal mini-casseroles are a great make-ahead breakfast item. It's packed with complex carbohydrates and lean protein to keep you energized throughout the day. Make a batch on the weekend to enjoy for breakfast throughout the week.

A mason jar filled with a healthy smoothie.
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Healthy Smoothie

There's nothing more refreshing than a freshly made smoothie in the morning. Simply gather your smoothie ingredients and blend for a filling beverage to fuel your day. Use fresh fruits, frozen fruits or unsweetened milk to keep these smoothies low-calorie without compromising flavor.

Bowls of homemade gluten-free muesli.
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Homemade Gluten-Free Muesli

Combine rolled oats and other dry seeds and ingredients to create this gluten-free muesli. You can add milk and bananas for a hearty breakfast or snack on it throughout the day. It's loaded with delicious and healthy omega-3, fiber and protein.

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Cedar plank grilled salmon served in salmon salad wraps.
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Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon and Salmon Salad Wraps

Cedar plank grilled salmon is a refreshing lunch item that's easy to make. Season the fish with fresh dill, lemon juice, kosher salt and black pepper and serve for a light, satisfying meal.

A refreshing plate of grilled chopped salad with mango and red onion.
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Grilled Chopped Salad with Sesame Lime Vinaigrette

Grilled chopped salad with sesame lime vinaigrette takes your lunch to the next level. The freshly grilled romaine, cabbage, daikon, red onion and mangoes are what make this salad a standout meal.

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A heaping serving of chicken and rice soup in a bowl.
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Soup

This slow cooker chicken and rice soup is best served warm on a cool, windy day. Just prepare all the ingredients in your slow cooker before leaving for the day, and you'll come home to a soothing stew that you can pack for lunch all week long.

A spicy veggie burger served on a plate.
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Spicy Veggie Burgers

Spicy veggie burgers are a terrific, low-fat alternative to any meat patty. It's packed with protein and doesn't skimp on the flavor expected of any delicious burger.

A bowl of freshly made miso noodle soup with vegetables and tofu.
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Miso Noodle Soup with Vegetables and Tofu

If you're looking for a filling bowl of soup for lunch, then this miso noodle soup with vegetables and tofu is right for you. It's a quick and easy recipe that uses many common ingredients you need to get a good stew going, including broccoli, carrots and cabbage.

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A cauliflower-crusted pizza topped with basil, figs and cheese.
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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

The next time you bake a homemade pizza, cut calories by making the crust out of cauliflower. The gritty mixture of cauliflower florets, eggs, onions and seasonings makes the perfect foundation for any pizza. Top with your favorite toppings for a healthy and delicious pizza.

A bright and vibrant bowl of coconut chicken curry.
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Coconut Chicken Curry

Spice up your dinner with this coconut chicken curry. This recipe combines several fragrant herbs and spices to deliver a hearty and flavorful curry dish. Stick with a light, unsweetened coconut milk to cut the number of calories in the dish.

A golden-crusted salmon fillet.
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Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

For a light weekday dinner option, bake a batch of these nutty pistachio crusted salmon filets. The golden brown crust complements the flavors of the moist salmon, and gives a mouthful of flavor in every bite. Serve with a side dish such as mashed potatoes, rice or vegetables for a complete meal.

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A plate of deep green roasted broccoli.
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Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Lemon

If you're looking for a savory side dish, this roasted broccoli with garlic and lemon will do the trick. These steamy vegetables can be ready to serve in under 20 minutes. This roasted broccoli is so good, the kids won't be able to say "no" to their veggies.

A bowl of Indian lentils with collard greens.
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Rustic Indian Lentils with Collard Greens

This Southeast Asian-inspired dish combines lentils, vegetables and a number of spices to create a hearty, vegetarian meal. It's a low-calorie meal that's packed with plenty of protein, vitamins and minerals. You can serve this dish over rice or enjoy it as a stew.

A plate of asparagus spears wrapped in Teriyaki chicken.
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Sweet & Spicy Teriyaki Chicken-Wrapped Asparagus

Asparagus spears wrapped in Teriyaki chicken is the perfect balance of meat and veggies. This recipe uses coconut aminos, a substitute for regular soy sauce with less sodium and more amino acids. They're incredibly easy to make, so you'll be able to meal prep for an entire week.

A bowl of smoky chickpea and eggplant stew.
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Smoky Chickpea and Eggplant Stew

For a wholesome and comforting meal, try this smoky eggplant and chickpea stew. You can enjoy the warmth of this rustic meal, and add in some hot pepper if you need an extra kick.

Pecan-Crusted Chicken Fingers
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Pecan-Crusted Chicken Fingers

These pecan-crusted chicken fingers are a refreshing and healthy take on traditional chicken fingers. The crust is made with pecans and seasonings that make these hard to stop eating after the first serving.

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Fresh slices of raw vegan cheesecake with strawberries.
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Vegan Cheesecake With Strawberries

This vegan, dairy-free cheesecake with strawberries is a fantastic way to end any meal without packing on any unwanted pounds. The filling is made with raw cashews finely blended with almond milk to give it a creamy texture.

A jar of coconut cream pie smoothie topped with dried coconut flakes.
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Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie Recipe

Instead of a heavy dessert, opt for an all-natural coconut cream pie smoothie. This recipe uses bananas, graham crackers and coconut flakes that will satisfy any desserts fan.


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