This is a list Clean Eating dinner recipes that have all been pinned at least 50,000 times each on Pinterest. That means they are popular and usually they are popular for a reason! If you see a recipe that looks good just click on the title and it will take you to the website (some of them are mine).
At my house, cooking is all about dinner – that’s really the only meal I ever spend much time cooking for. That’s why I made a post with the best dinner recipes that are clean or I could call it the best clean eating main dish recipes. Either way, these recipes are the best out there. Just look at them – don’t they make your mouth water?
Clean eating basically means cooking from scratch and avoiding food additives and things that have been altered, such as regular white flour, processed foods and some dairy that has been processed.
Basically, it’s going back to eating like they did before the modernization of food came about the 1930s or so. So many health problems have come up in our society since that time. So there’s really nothing all that strange about the clean eating diet.
But cutting out the processed food can be difficult for some people who are used to fast food, frozen food, and canned food. You may be surprised how it’s really not that difficult to whip up a lot of these recipes and you also may be surprised at how much better you feel when you eat these clean eating recipes.
Clean eating is all about good clean wholesome food and none of these recipes will disappoint. Check them all out down to the very last one, they are all great. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come back often. This post could be your one-stop clean eating dinner recipe box.
Easy Baked Salmon Recipe with a Lemon Garlic Herb Crust – My Natural Family (see below)
Butter – Lemon – Salmon
30-Minute Easy Homemade Clean Eating Chili – My Natural Family (see below)
Ground Beef – Kidney Beans – Chili Beans – Black Beans – Tomatoes – Tomato Sauce
Short Ribs with Garlic and Rosemary – My Natural Family (see below)
Beef Short Ribs – Real Salt – Black Pepper – Tomato Paste – Olive Oil – Onion – Garlic – Balsamic Vinegar – Fresh Rosemary – Red Wine or Beef Broth
Chicken Salad Sizzling Cilantro Lime Fajita Style – My Natural Family (see below)
Limes – Cilantro – Chicken Breasts – Onion – Yellow Bell Pepper – Romaine – Avocado – Tomatoes
Easy Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner – My Natural Family (see below)
Chicken Tenders – Einkorn Flour – Lemons
Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Thighs – My Natural Family (see below)
Tapioca Starch – Chicken Thighs – Onion – Sun-Dried Tomatoes – Coconut Milk
White Chicken Chili Recipe – My Natural Family (see below)
Chicken Thighs – Great Northern Beans – Green Chilies – Onion – Coconut Milk – Cilantro
Lemon and Herb Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Shrimp – Eat Yourself Skinny
Spaghetti Squash – Large Shrimp – Olive Oil – Butter – Garlic – Lemon – Dry White Wine – Dijon Mustard – Greek Yogurt – Red Pepper Flakes
This is a homemade version of shrimp scampi using spaghetti squash instead of pasta. Roasting the spaghetti squash in the oven is really easy and makes it taste downright delicious. You can add greek yogurt to make this dish creamier. I like to drain the extra liquid from the spaghetti squash so it doesn’t get too runny.
One Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas – Number 2 Pencil
Shrimp – Yellow, Red and Orange Bell Peppers – Red Onion – Use my Clean Eating Tortillas Recipe
These fajitas are made in one sheet pan. That’s why they are so easy to make. Because the bell peppers and onions are sliced they take the same amount of cooking time as the shrimp which makes it very convenient. Clean up is minimal that would be the best part if these fajitas weren’t so yummy.
Blackened Chicken Taco with Pineapple Salsa – Jessica Gavin
Chicken Breasts – Tortillas – Pineapple – Tomato – Red Onion – Jalapeno – Lime Juice – Cilantro – Use my Clean Eating Tortillas Recipe
Is it time for a fiesta?! These tacos will certainly make you feel like you’re having a fiesta. The chicken breast is marinated in spices and herbs with a wonderful savory flavor. These would be great for taco Tuesday.
Easy Burrito Bowls – Damn Delicious
Use brown rice to make them Clean Eating – Salsa – Romaine Lettuce – Canned Corn – Black Beans – Roma Tomatoes – Avocado – Cilantro – Sour Cream – Chipotle Paste – Garlic – Lime
Skip going to the Chipotle restaurant (One opened up in my area about a year ago) and make your own burrito bowls at home. These are much healthier, taste a hundred times better and are fairly easy to make.
Chicken Lasagna in a Crock-Pot – Homemade For Elle
Chicken Breast – Onion – Tomatoes – Heavy Cream – Whole Grain Penne – Ricotta Cheese – Mozzarella Cheese – Shredded Parmesan – Fresh Basil Leaves
This isn’t really lasagna but the flavors are very similar and this is much easier to make than cooking lasagna noodles. The different kinds of cheese combined together taste like a nice hearty lasagna. The cream sauce and tomato lighten it up nicely. The best part, in my opinion, is the fresh basil.
Roasted Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus Carlsbad Cravings
Asparagus – Uncooked Shrimp – Olive Oil – Garlic – Red Pepper Flakes – Fresh Parsley – Lemon Juice – Butter
Here is a one-pan roasted shrimp recipe with tossed asparagus. It is bursting with flavor but it only takes about fifteen minutes to make. This is a very easy, satisfying meal that actually tastes like a gourmet meal.
One Pan Mexican Quinoa – Damn Delicious
Olive Oil – Garlic – Jalapeno – Quinoa – Vegetable Broth – Black Beans – Fire-Roasted Tomatoes – Corn Kernels – Avocado – Lime – Cilantro
This Mexican meal is cooked in one pan too. It is so easy to make, wonderfully light and very nutritious and healthy. The quinoa is cooked in the pan so that makes it super easy. No cooking quinoa first.
Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs – The Bewitchin Kitchen
Carrots – Red Onion – Freeze Dried Cilantro – Lime – Coconut Aminos – Red Chili Flakes – Ground Chicken – Coconut Milk – Red Curry Paste – Almond Butter
These creamy curry meatballs have a hint of lime that makes them so darn good. I love the flavor of curry when it isn’t too strong. The amount of curry used is always optional and debatable.
Zucchini Shrimp Scampi – Damn Delicious
Shrimp – Garlic – Red Pepper Flakes – Chicken Stock – Lemon – Zucchini – Grated Parmesan – Parsley Leaves
Here is a low-carb version of a traditional shrimp scampi dish made with zucchini noodles. It is unbelievably quick, easy and healthy. You’ll fall in love with this pasta-free favorite dish.
Jalapeno Shrimp Veggie Bake – Cotter Crunch
Shrimp – Garlic – Tomato – Yellow Summer Squash – Jalapeno – Red Onion – Parmesan Crumbles – Almond Flour – Cream – Eggs
This a better for you veggie bake with shrimp. It’s low carb, gluten-free and very simple to make. It can be made in under an hour. The vegetables are lean protein and the spice and herbs make it a big crowd-pleaser.
Spicy Shrimp with Cauliflower Mash and Garlic Kale – Pinch of Yum
Cauliflower – Garlic – Milk – Broth – Canned White Beans – Cornmeal – Shredded Cheese – Kale – Bacon Fat – Shrimp
Nothing could make me happier than eating this tender-sweet, spicy shrimp with smoky garlic kale over a nice big mount of creamy cauliflower mash. Some people call it cauliflower rice. No matter what you call it, it’s quite delicious and extremely healthy. I’ve gained a new respect for cauliflower after making cauliflower rice several times.
Chicken Burgers with Cheddar & Spinach – Sole For The Soul
Spinach – Onion – Green Onions – Ground Chicken – Shredded Cheddar Cheese
An easier meal to prepare you’ve never seen. The smell of the onion and fresh garlic will make your kitchen smell so delightful. You will also be delighted that it’s so clean and healthy.
One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies – Cooking Classy
Italian Salad Dressing – Honey – Chicken Tenderloins – Fresh Asparagus – Match Stick Carrots – Grape Tomatoes
A recipe couldn’t get any easier than this. If you have 20 minutes to make a meal, then you better make this. When a meal is so easy to make it goes without saying that the clean up is going to be easy too. You’ll want to add this to your recipe rotation.
Baked Spinach Provolone Chicken Breasts – Tasteful Venture
Chicken Breasts – Provolone Cheese – Baby Spinach – Olive OIl
This meal is so easy to make. Stuffing the chicken is way easier than you think. It only takes about 30 minutes to make. It’s a good meal for those days when you’ve had a busy day at work or home.
Zucchini Noodles with Cilantro Lime Chicken – I Food Real
Zucchini – Chicken Breasts – Jalapeno Pepper – Lime – Cilantro
Zucchini noodles and called zoodles That’s right! Zoodles are low in carbs, unlike pasta. But they don’t need to be a replacement for vegetables, instead, they can be a nice addition. They just taste great with this cilantro lime chicken.
Baked Lemon Chicken – Creme De La Crumb
Chicken Breasts – Butter – Chicken Broth – Lemon Juice – Honey – Garlic
This is an easy healthy recipe that you can make in a hurry which is loaded with flavor and requires only a few simple ingredients.
Honey Mustard Chicken, Avocado and Bacon Salad – Cafe Delites
Honey – Mustard – Dijon Mustard – Garlic – Boneless Chicken Thighs – Bacon – Romaine Lettuce – Grape Tomatoes – Avocado – Corn Kernels – Red Onion
This recipe comes with a 5 ingredient dressing that is crazy good and doubles as a marinade. It’s refreshing, savory and sweet all at the same time. This homemade dressing is delightful, easy and oh so clean. Much healthier than that stuff in a bottle.
Avocado Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps – Whole and Heavenly Oven
Avocado – Sour Cream – Lime Juice – Fresh Cilantro – Red Onion – Chicken Breasts – Lettuce Leaves
These chicken salad lettuce wraps would be a great meal for St. Patricks Day. Of course, you can eat them any time you like, but they are definitely green. Green is good, right? They are so healthy because they don’t have any mayonnaise in them. The avocado replaces the mayo surprising well. You’ll have to give them a try.
Skinny Mexican Casserole – Damn Delicious
Olive Oil – Garlic – Onion – Red Bell Pepper – Green Bell Pepper – Black Beans – Corn – Chili Powder – Cumin – Kosher Salt – Black Pepper – Green Chiles – Cilantro – Whole Wheat Tortillas – Refried Beans – Enchilada Sauce – Mexican Cheese
Italian Stuffed Flank Steak – The Chunky Chef
Garlic – Shallot – Fresh Parsley – Sage – Basil – Olive Oil – Flank Steak – Prosciutto – Provolone Cheese – Real Salt – Black Pepper
Pioneer Woman’s Pot Roast – Baked In The South
Real Salt – Black Pepper – Chuck Roast – Olive Oil – Onions – Carrots – Red Wine – Beef Broth – Rosemary – Thyme