Our 16 Best Healthy-ish Recipes

Sometimes you want something wholesome and nutritious, but you ALSO want to actually enjoy what you're eating too. All of these healthy-ish recipes are packed with good-for-you ingredients with a little pinch of indulgence to boot.

Homemade Cauliflower Gnocchi

Three-Ingredient Homemade Cauliflower Gnocchi that is pillowy, crispy, and pairs perfectly with just about any sauce you’ve got. Easy, healthy-ish, and seriously delicious!

cauliflower florets, flour, salt

Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian Chili that’s “meaty” and satisfying – without the meat! A hearty mixture of walnuts, mushrooms, and carrots as your base, with big flavors of onion, garlic, green chiles and spices. SO GOOD.

walnuts, mushrooms, carrots, diced tomatoes, smoked paprika, garlic, chili powder

Sweet Potato Curry in a bowl with rice.

Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Curry

Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Curry – packed with nutrition! Our favorite easy, healthy, winter comfort food recipe.

sweet potatoes, spinach, curry paste, coconut milk, peanuts, cilantro

Easy Veggie Enchiladas

Saucy, cheesy, filling, cozy, and packed with any roasted veggies you want. Super versatile and easy to make!

broccoli, sweet potatoes, red bell pepper, black beans, corn tortillas, enchilada sauce

Farmers’ Market Pasta with Walnut Pesto

Vegan, summer veggie-loaded pasta with roasted garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and a big dollop of herby walnut pesto. THE BEST.

pasta, seasonal veggies, walnuts, basil, lemon, garlic

Bbq Salmon Bowls with Mango Avocado Salsa

BBQ Salmon Bowls with Mango Avocado Salsa! An easy and impressive dinner with yummy smoky-sweet flavor and a zip of zesty homemade salsa to take it over the top. The BEST weeknight dinner.

salmon, brown sugar, smoked paprika, mangoes, avocado, jalapeño, lime

5 Ingredient Spicy Pork

A fancy-feeling dinner recipe that actually comes together in snap. Serve it in bowls, stir-fry it with some veggies, or add it to burritos!

pork tenderloin, soy sauce, hot chili paste, ginger, brown sugar

Mushroom Penne with pesto in a bowl.

Simple Mushroom Penne with Walnut Pesto

AMAZING mushroom penne made with easy ingredients like Parmesan cheese, whole wheat penne, mushrooms, garlic, and butter. 

penne pasta, butter, mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, basil

15-Minute Egg Roll In a Bowl

Ground pork browned with garlic and ginger, sautéed carrots and cabbage cooked down in some soy sauce and chili paste, a nice little heap of hot rice.

ground pork, shredded cabbage, carrots, ginger, Chinese five-spice

Instant Pot Coconut Tandoori-Inspired Chicken

Coconut Tandoori-Inspired Chicken made with rich spices and creamy coconut milk. EXTREMELY EASY and so, so yummy.

chicken thighs, spices, honey, coconut milk

Roasted Cauliflower Burrito Bowl with toppings.

Roasted Cauliflower Burrito Bowls

Nothing fancy to see here – just a healthy, delicious, vegan burrito bowl combo featuring spicy roasted cauliflower, pico de gallo, creamy refried black beans, rice, corn, avocado, and a good lime drench.

cauliflower, black beans, tomatoes, corn, onion, avocado, cilantro

Cookie Dough Energy Bites stacked.

These nutritious little energy bites taste a whole lot like cookie dough! This recipe was adapted from the Minimalist Kitchen cookbook.

oats, peanut butter, chia seeds, honey, vanilla, chocolate chips

Baked Chicken Meatballs on a sheet pan with sauce.

Best Anytime Baked Chicken Meatballs

These Baked Chicken Meatballs are the BEST! The perfect addition to any meal or to eat right on their own. Bonus: they’re meal-prep friendly to stock up throughout the week!

ground chicken, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder

Vegan Lettuce Wraps on table.

Firecracker Vegan Lettuce Wraps

HELLO YUM. Firecracker Lettuce Wraps that are happily vegan – with crispy tofu bits, saucy brown rice noodles, and a creamy sesame sauce.

lettuce leaves, tofu, brown rice noodles, peanut butter, chili paste, ginger

Red Pepper Cashew Pasta in bowl with spoon.

Red Pepper Cashew Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower

Red Pepper Cashew Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower. ♡ TOO GOOD TO EVEN BE TRUE. This sauce is a three-ingredient game-changer!

cauliflower, cashews, roasted red peppers, whole wheat pasta

Noodle Stiry Fry in bowl with chopsticks.

Back Pocket Stir Fry with Noodles

Back Pocket Stir Fry with Noodles – simplicity wins. Brown rice noodles with tofu and all kinds of colorful veggies for a quick and easy dinner!

brown rice noodles, tofu, veggies, chili paste, garlic

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