10 healthy meals you can easily make at home

by Kaiser Permanente |
Happy family prepares dinner together in the kitchen

It can often be a challenge to make a meal that’s quick, healthy, and delicious.

The good news? Our Food for Health blog has 600+ healthy recipes — with many that are quick and easy to make.

To help inspire your next meal, we pulled together this list of healthy recipes that you can make with simple ingredients that pack a big dose of flavor.

Curry quinoa with veggies

Full of protein, fiber, and flavorful spices, you can make this recipe as a meal, side dish, or snack. And don’t be afraid to get creative. You can easily swap ingredients in (or out) depending on what you have on hand.

Build-your-own Buddha bowl

The Buddha bowl is another flexible meal option. It consists of a base of whole grains topped with vegetables, your choice of protein, and a dressing. Our recipe for a Buddha bowl is just one version — feel free to make changes according to your tastes and what foods are available.

Roasted beet and citrus salad

Eating fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors is one of the keys to healthy eating. This filling salad includes a mix of citrus fruit, like oranges, and roasted beets. You can use red or golden beets — or a mix of both.

Chickpea salad

Another great wrap to make when you’re short on time is this vegetarian option. Chickpeas provide plant-based fiber and the vegetables add a pop of color and crunch — not to mention vitamins and minerals.

Mexican quinoa salad with black beans, corn, and tomatoes

Many of the ingredients in this recipe may already be in your kitchen. Plus, you can easily sub in different proteins or veggies. For example, grilled chicken and poblano peppers would make a flavorful addition.

Salmon salad wrap

This delicious wrap can be served up in 10 minutes or less. The healthy fat and protein in the salmon combined with the whole-grain wrap and fresh vegetables make this a quick meal that’s good for you, too.

Roasted vegetables and heirloom tomato pasta

Don’t worry if you can’t get heirloom tomatoes for this pasta. It’s just as tasty with regular tomatoes or even canned. You can even use pasta sauce in a jar — just check the ingredient label to make sure the brand you use doesn’t contain too much added sugar.

Shakshuka with chickpeas and lemon

This take on a common North African and Middle Eastern dish contains lots of good-for-you protein and fiber. The best part? This unique dish can be ready in about 25 minutes.

Fiesta tofu

High in protein and iron, but low in calories, the tofu in this recipe soaks up the savory spices of the sauce. Serve it with tortillas and toppings like avocado for a healthy spin on taco night.

Red lentil soup with spinach

This comforting soup is packed with flavor. You’ll get warmth from the cumin and a hit of spice from the cayenne pepper. An added bonus? It’s also vegan and simple to make.

Prevention as a healthy habit

Choosing healthy foods is one way to make good health a part of your daily habits. You can also stay on top of your health by getting your annual preventive care checkups. From scheduling a physical exam to seeking 24/7 virtual care, you have many ways to manage your health.