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Healthy Dinner

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These light dinners won't leave you feeling too full before bed, but they're still packed with the nutrition you need. Each have over 10 grams of protein and are 350 calories or less per serving!

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    Lindsey Bain-Crow

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The next time you have a head of cabbage hanging out in your crisper, make this amazing cabbage noodle stir-fry. It's packed with produce and so delicious.

Sticky Glazed Meatballs With Cauliflower Quinoa Pilaf — can be made vegetarian by making "meatballs" out of cannelini beans

Packed with protein, this deliciously comforting and Paleo-friendly zucchini noodle aglio e olio will change the way you think about pasta forever. With a ton of different ways to make vegetable noodles with or without a spiralizer, there's no excuse to not make a big bowl of this the next time you're craving that Italian classic.

Though it looks mighty decadent, this Mexican casserole is actually relatively light, thanks to a generous dose of beans and vegetables via Damn Delicious®

Seafood can be incredibly scary for people to cook at home, but it shouldn't be! Not only is the salmon recipe quick to make, it's full of protein.

Gruyère, mushrooms, and caramelized onions add umami oomph to a kale and wild rice casserole, via Half Baked Harvest

Once you try this salad's creamy green avocado-miso dressing, you'll want to put it on everything, or maybe just eat it straight off a spoon, via Sarah Yates / A House in The Hills

Your go-to recipe source for healthy dinners: 50 healthy dinners, all under 500 calories.

Recipes don't have to be aspirational. Here are 14 recipes that are easy to make. So easy that you'll make them again and again!

Full of protein and vegetables, you'll think twice about ordering takeout once you try this Thai beef salad.

Roast Cauliflower "Snowflakes" With Breadcrumbs and Parmesan

Some may avoid cooking flaky fish over the stovetop, because residual anxiety from poorly flipped pancakes and broken fried egg yolks still haunt them in the kitchen. But I promise, it's not going to be like that. No sir, not this time! You're equipped with the right technique to perfectly pan-sear salmon every time.

Say hello to my go-to dish for feeding a crowd: sesame-ginger soba noodle salad. Vibrantly flavored, full of crisp vegetables, and best served at room temperature, this noodle dish is perfectly tailored for potlucks and casual dinner parties, and will even shine as leftovers the next day (provided there's some left). The best part: the bold sesame-ginger dressing takes well to any manner of vegetables. You can make the recipe with ribboned asparagus, roasted bell peppers, and mung bean sprouts, or choose your own adventure by subbing in whatever veggies look best at the market (see the recipe for some suggestions).

Broccoli takes center stage in this pesto whole wheat penne recipe from Nicole Leggio (Cooking for Keeps)

We have so many ways to use a bag of slaw from Trader Joe's. No matter your craving, we have a recipe using the organic broccoli slaw that will save you calories and carbs.

While stir-fries are infamous for being quick ways to put dinner on the table, the prep does involve a bit of elbow grease. I recommend prepping the vegetables early in the week and storing them in separate Tupperware containers. If you don't have the time to do that, keep in mind that you'll need about 30 minutes to whack away at the vegetables prior to cooking them. After you've prepped each vegetable, store the piles neatly in a casserole dish or cooking sheet. This lessens the cleanup (who wants 20 mise en place bowls?) while keeping you organized. This dish is Chinese-American "takeout" at its finest. Each noodle is coated in plenty of ginger, hoisin, and soy sauce, but because there are so many veggies and chicken pieces, it doesn't feel heavy or greasy. Sub with wheat or gluten free pasta for an even healthier option.

Low-carb mac and cheese made with broccoli slaw instead of pasta.

Filling, healthy, and good-for-you gluten-free dinner recipes. So many options, too!

If you are looking for a low-carb alternative to spaghetti and marinara sauce, this Hungry Girl recipe has your name written all over it!