9 healthy dinner recipes with meat and fish

Having to think of something to cook for dinner every day can be a tedious task. Especially if you’re trying to think of healthy dishes for yourself or your family. Luckily the internet is a vast place full of inspiration. But if you don’t have time to google and do your research, here are 9 yummy, but healthy dinner recipes for the meat and fish lovers.

1. Crispy duck salad

If you love duck breast, then you’ll definitely adore this crispy duck salad by Gressingham. Apart from duck breast the recipe calls for salad leaves, grated carrots, onions, and cucumber for the salad part. You also make your own dressing with some hoisin sauce, sesame oil, freshly grated ginger, soy sauce, and a few other asian ingredients. Add the finishing touch by topping everything off with some pomegranate seeds! And while you’re on the site, scroll down for some more healthy duck recipes.

crispy duck salad
Crispy duck salad / Image: Gressingham

2. Salmon with avocado salsa

This vibrant salmon dish by Gimme Delicious is bursting with flavor and texture. It combines salmon, cilantro, lime, avocado and tomato salsa and you can even choose to grill, pansear or bake your salmon. It’s a great recipe if you don’t have a lot of time on your hands, as it should be ready in under 20 minutes.

Salmon with avocado salsa
Salmon with avocado salsa / Image: Gimme Delicious

3. Chicken breast Buddha bowl

Buddha bowls are a great way to whip up a quick one bowl meal with rice or whole grains, fresh vegetables and some protein. This relatively simple chicken breast Buddha bowl by Delish combines sweet potatoes, onions, garlic, spinach and a few other fresh ingredients to give you a refreshing and healthy summer meal.

Chicken breast buddha bowl
Chicken breast Buddha bowl / Image: Delish

4. Thai coconut curry with shrimp

This Thai inspired curry dish by Foodie Crush is an excellent way to incorporate shrimp in your diet, which is rich in choline, vitamine B12 and selenium. The dish is relatively quick to make and calls for you to first cook your onions and peppers, make the creamy sauce and then combine everything in the pan.

Thai coconut curry with shrimp
Thai coconut curry with shrimp / Image: Foodie Crush

5. Lemon garlic baked cod

Next up is a healthy lemon garlic baked cod by Healthy Recipes Blog. The trick is to get this oven-baked cod moist and tender and try to not dry it out. The cod is topped by a lemon infused buttery topping that goes well with the delicate fish. If you dont’t have cod, you could also use any other firm, white-fleshed fish. The dish should take under 30 minute to prepare.

lemon garlic baked cod
Lemon garlic baked cod / Image: healthyrecipesblog

6. Healthy lemon chicken

This stir-fried healthy lemon chicken by Ahead of Thyme is the perfect weeknight dinner after a long day. The dish takes just about 15 minutes of cooking and is a healthier spin on the classic Chinese-American dish, that is usually deep-fried. The sticky lemony chicken is coated in a sweet and tangy sauce with some lemon juice and zest to bring out the flavors.

healthy lemon chicken
Healthy lemon chicken dinner / Image: Ahead of Thyme

7. Turkey burgers with Spinach, Feta and Tzatziki

This easy turkey burger recipe with spinach, feta and tzatziki by EatWell is a light and summery twist on the classic burger. The fresh cucumber and creamy tzatziki make it the perfect burger for a hot afternoon. If you know you won’t have a lot of time, you can make the patties ahead of time and keep them in the freezer for up to 8 hours.

Turkey Burgers with Spinach, Feta & Tzatziki
Turkey Burgers with Spinach, Feta & Tzatziki / Image: EatingWell

8. Healthy Beef and Broccoli

This next recipe is a keto friendly easy to make beef and brocolli dinner by A Sweat Pea Chef. It’s great on its own, but you could of course add some rice or potatoes if you’re feeling extra peckish. The recipe is easy to make and should be ready in about 30 minutes.

beef and broccoli dinner
Light beef and broccoli dinner / Image: A Sweat Pea Chef

9. Baked chicken drumsticks

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious chicken recipe, look no further. These baked chicken drumsticks by Healty Recipes are what you’ve been craving. You don’t have to go on a quest for all sorts of exotic ingredients you’ve never heard of. Just coat the drumsticks in some olive oil and a few spices and bake them in the oven for about 40 minutes. For a full dinner, just add some carrots and sweet potatoes to the baking tray.

baked chicken drumsticks
Baked chicken drumsticks / Image: Healthy Recipes

Although we try to eat healthy, sometimes it’s just too tempting to stay away from fast food. No worries, you can have your cheat days. Just remember to detox afterwards with one of these excellent detox teas for example.

Ilona Braam

Ilona is a Digital Media Design graduate, content writer/creator and a whole bunch of other things. A few words that would describe her are jolly, creative, nerdy, curious and a bit dark.