Sharing some of my favorite healthy dinner ideas with 36 weeks of menu plans! Over 252 dinner ideas to help your meal plan and prep so you can eat satisfying, nourishing dinner at home.

Happy new year!! I can’t believe it’s 2022!

252 healthy dinner ideas for 2022

This is one of my most favorite posts to share every year. Each year it’s similar but I add in/swap at least 40 to 50 of healthier meals that I really loved over the previous year and then remove the ones I wasn’t as drawn to making. I reference this post approximately ten million times over the the course of the year, especially when I’m really struggling for dinner ideas! Coming up with dinner meal plans is tricky, even for me who develops recipes for a living!

I’ve mentioned before that in our perfect weeks, planning and shopping for three full meals works best for us. This way, we don’t get sick of our “menu plan,” we always end up with leftovers (but not too many leftovers), it allows for a night or two of eating out on the fly, whether it’s both of us or one of us for work, and usually will allow one night of breakfast for dinner, which we adore. This has changed a bit with the pandemic – we’ve cooked at home SO MUCH MORE than we used to. Some weeks I do five or six meals. Some weeks I only do two and we have leftovers and take out! You have to find what works for you.

I always want to make sure our meals are super balanced, always including a vegetable, consistent and most of all – planned ahead of time. This is KEY and even I fall out of practice sometimes. But when our dinners our planned, we just generally eat BETTER.

I’d love to hear some of your favorite meals below, along with your meal planning tips and how you plan your weeks! xo

36 WEEKS OF HEALTHY DINNER IDEAS

  1. Chipotle Roasted Cauliflower Pitas
  2. Chicken Romano Meatballs
  3. Skillet Ricotta Pasta with Broccoli
  4. Cheeseburger Tacos with House Sauce
  5. Chickpeas and Dumplings
  6. Grilled Chicken Caesar Sandwiches
  7. One Pot Garlic Butter Orzo and Shrimp

  1. Pork Milanese with Lemon Parmesan Arugula
  2. Cheddar Cauliflower Chowder
  3. Lemon Butter Shrimp and Broccoli Skillet
  4. Weeknight Artichoke Pasta
  5. Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash
  6. Bolognese Stuffed Peppers
  7. Smoky Sweet Cedar Plank Salmon

  1. guacamole turkey burgers
  2. sheet pan gnocchi and vegetables
  3. chicken noodle egg drop soup
  4. cashew shrimp and mango stir fry
  5. korean chicken with coconut rice
  6. brussels and kale spaghetti
  7. halloumi hummus bowls

  1. Smoky Shiitake Mushroom Quesadillas
  2. Broccoli Shells and Cheese
  3. Grilled Spatchcock Chicken
  4. Lemon Brown Butter Salmon
  5. Burst Tomato Burrata Pasta 
  6. Sheet Pan Chicken with Cashews and Peppers

  1. halloumi Fajitas
  2. taco Puff Pastry Pizza
  3. Pepperoni Pizza Lasagna Roll Ups
  4. Go To Weeknight Steak Salad
  5. Chimichurri Grilled Chicken
  6. Smoky Sweet Cedar Plank Salmon

  1. Potato Chip Crusted Chicken Fingers
  2. One Pot Fall Vegetable Orzo with Chickpeas
  3. Summer Salmon Tacos
  4. 15 Minute Parmesan Cauliflower Gnocchi
  5. Chicken Meatball Pitas with Roasted Red Pepper Whipped Feta
  6. Broccoli Cheddar Risotto
  7. Crispy Baked Salsa Chicken Tacos

  1. potato chip frittata 
  2. grilled buffalo chicken sandwiches
  3. honeycrisp quinoa kale salad
  4. creamy vodka sauce pasta
  5. warm winter farro salad
  6. chipotle tomato soup
  7. one pot salsa chicken quinoa

  1. homemade cauliflower gnocchi
  2. chickpea bacon ranch salad
  3. sticky sheet pan chicken with pineapple salsa
  4. shrimp salad rolls
  5. baked black bean taquitos 
  6. grilled thai pork tenderloin
  7. cheesy chicken baked avocados

  1. the best lemon roasted chicken
  2. fish taco bowls
  3. sheet pan sausage and peppers
  4. bruschetta chicken skillet
  5. honey garlic sheet pan salmon and brussels
  6. chicken tortellini soup
  7. cheeseburger chopped salad

  1. lime sheet pan chicken fajitas
  2. broccoli cheddar spaghetti squash
  3. maple turkey chili
  4. coconut curry pork meatballs
  5. baked pesto pasta
  6. triple berry chickpea crunch salad
  7. hot ginger salmon salad

  1. buffalo cauliflower lettuce wraps
  2. minestrone soup with kale pesto
  3. tuscan tuna melts
  4. mediterranean quinoa kale salad with chicken
  5. spaghetti squash parmesan
  6. hot honey salmon
  7. our favorite ground beef tacos

  1. baked parmesan chicken with lemon arugula
  2. slow roasted tomato farro salad
  3. maple bbq salmon with brown butter couscous
  4. buffalo cauliflower soup
  5. flank steak with chimichurri quinoa
  6. black bean tostadas
  7. baked chicken parmesan meatballs

  1. honey mustard chicken chopped salad
  2. BBQ salmon crispy chickpea salad
  3. easy double bean burgers
  4. pizza supreme on cauliflower crust
  5. white bean + chicken enchilada stuffed peppers
  6. balsamic brussels sprouts grilled cheese
  7. crockpot smoky brisket tacos

  1. french onion meatballs
  2. crispy baked quesadillas
  3. chipotle sweet potato quinoa hash
  4. blackened shrimp kale caesar salad
  5. tomato tortellini soup 
  6. turkey taco stuffed peppers
  7. blackened salmon with grilled naan

  1. brussels sprouts breakfast hash
  2. green goddess salmon sliders
  3. thai chicken quinoa bowls
  4. roasted corn caesar salads with yogurt dressing
  5. mediterranean turkey burgers
  6. simple summer chickpea salad
  7. mini chicken meatball soup

  1. summer squash pasta with goat cheese
  2. southwest salmon salad
  3. filet and potato skewers with rosemary chimichurri
  4. chicken taco soup
  5. spring nicoise salad
  6. roasted broccoli toast 
  7. sheet pan nacho chicken

  1. garlic butter scallops with watermelon salsa
  2. vegetarian lentil bolognese
  3. lemon flatbread pizza with hot honey
  4. baja grain bowls
  5. saucy skillet chicken enchiladas
  6. crispy chickpea chopped salad
  7. sun dried tomato skillet lasagna

  1. butternut squash chili
  2. creamy cauliflower soup
  3. roasted chipotle chicken taco stacks
  4. crab cake sliders with pineapple kiwi salsa
  5. lemon chicken risotto
  6. pulled pork stuffed peppers
  7. thai curry pomegranate chicken

  1. 20 minute cajun salmon with salted lime butter
  2. springtime cobb salad
  3. spicy lime chicken enchiladas
  4. butternut squash lettuce wraps
  5. white chicken quinoa chili 
  6. jerk shrimp tacos
  7. black bean stuffed sweet potatoes with arugula + poached eggs

  1. smoky sweet potato burgers
  2. cauliflower crust pizza
  3. sesame crusted shrimp with mango quinoa
  4. baked falafel with spicy feta dip
  5. lightened up beef enchiladas
  6. zoodles with cherry tomato sauce
  7. slow roasted sweet potatoes with spicy garlic chickpeas

  1. grilled vegetable orzo
  2. sheet pan pesto salmon & potatoes
  3. chipotle BBQ chicken with creamed corn
  4. caramelized onion tomato pasta
  5. bruschetta quinoa zucchini boats
  6. fuji apple chicken salad
  7. turkey taco nacho skillet

  1. garlic brown sugar flank steak with chimichurri 
  2. 30 minute thai chili salmon skewers
  3. goat cheese whole roasted chicken
  4. bang bang shrimp with napa cabbage slaw
  5. 30 minute buffalo chicken soup
  6. sheet pan sweet potato breakfast hash
  7. baked hot honey pretzel chicken fingers

  1. roasted jalapeño cheddar turkey burgers
  2. sweet potato quinoa cakes
  3. tequila shrimp taco salad
  4. one pan sesame chicken
  5. thai butternut squash soup
  6. skillet chicken with peppers + peanuts
  7. chickpea wedge salads with avocado ranch

  1. slow cooker barbacoa tacos
  2. chicken avocado salad with peanut dressing
  3. harvest butternut squash pasta sauce
  4. grain bowls with maple chipotle sweet potatoes
  5. brussels sprouts tacos with caramelized shallot salsa
  6. chipotle lime chicken skewers with avocado ranch
  7. butternut squash skillet lasagna

  1. zucchini lasagna bolognese
  2. sheet pan smoked sausage with butternut & brussels
  3. risotto stuffed peppers
  4. pesto mini meatball soup
  5. 20 minute basil chickpea curry
  6. easy parmesan pasta frittata
  7. peanut noodles with roasted broccoli

  1. salmon rice bowls
  2. sausage and kale skillet lasagna
  3. chipotle chicken cobb salad
  4. buffalo cauliflower flatbread
  5. chicken salad stuffed avocados
  6. cilantro lime flank steak
  7. bacon broccoli pasta

  1. mushroom melts with mustard aioli 
  2. winter citrus butter salmon
  3. slow cooker buffalo chicken chili 
  4. beer glazed citrus chicken
  5. spinach artichoke linguine
  6. warm brussels caesar salad
  7. pulled pork tacos with chili slaw

  1. smoky white bean chicken chili 
  2. chili garlic beef stir fry with coconut rice
  3. crunchy chicken spring rolls with blood orange sauce
  4. cashew chicken chopped salad
  5. shrimp zoodle bowls
  6. shrimp burgers with chipotle cream
  7. stuffed peppers with tomato basil cream sauce

  1. butternut squash kale salad
  2. chicken marsala with almond green beans
  3. lime loaded shrimp sheet pan fajitas
  4. sticky apricot chicken and broccoli
  5. coffee crusted strip steak with corn salsa
  6. sun dried tomato corn chowder
  7. sheet pan shrimp nachos

  1. grilled avocado kale salad 
  2. spinach red pepper bacon wrapped eggs
  3. crockpot mini turkey meatballs
  4. asiago portobello burgers
  5. adobo shrimp fajitas
  6. 20 minute turkey taco nachos
  7. thai chicken enchiladas

  1. BBQ salmon burgers
  2. chili cheese polenta bowls
  3. oven crisped cheddar chicken fingers
  4. lemon chicken soup
  5. 30 minute greek chicken lettuce wraps
  6. broiled fontina toasts with poached eggs
  7. thai crunch chicken salad

  1. crunchy taco kale salad
  2. smoky gruyere butternut squash soup with chickpeas
  3. 30 minute portobello fried brown rice
  4. chipotle lime shrimp tacos
  5. honey chipotle chicken bowls
  6. 30 minute shallot, spinach and goat cheese pasta
  7. thai beef bowls

  1. salmon with thai curry peanut sauce
  2. rosemary chicken, bacon and avocado salad
  3. quinoa burrito bowls
  4. BBQ shrimp and lime avocado toast
  5. late summer corn tortilla soup
  6. burrata pesto whole wheat pasta
  7. september kale salad

  1. open face steak sandwich with avocado horseradish
  2. 30 minute asian chicken soup
  3. butternut squash galette
  4. chipotle lime whole roast chicken
  5. pan crisp salmon with light dijon cream
  6. homemade spaghettios
  7. BBQ quinoa salad

  1. marinated chickpea panzanella
  2. thai coconut curry shrimp noodle bowls
  3. grilled chicken artichoke skewers
  4. farfalle with marinated feta and arugula
  5. chipotle kale and mushroom tacos
  6. pulled chicken guacamole sliders
  7. zoodles with chicken feta meatballs

  1. toasted sesame quinoa with chicken
  2. spicy parmesan shrimp skillet
  3. chicken pot pie soup
  4. crispy kale grilled cheese
  5. marinated flank steak with caprese salsa
  6. pineapple cashew fried rice
  7. asian turkey burgers with spicy lime mayo