Healthy Family Meal Ideas
Every family has their go-to recipes that are budget-friendly, easy and tasty, but sometimes those meals aren't as healthy as they could be.
These healthy recipes will change that! From burgers to tacos, chicken parmi to meatloaf, try these Australian classics that have been given a healthy boost.
GET THE RECIPE: Slow Cooked Lamb Ragu with Pappardelle
Slow-cooked, melt-in-your-mouth ragu. One serve of this recipe contains over half of your recommended daily protein needs.
To make this recipe even healthier, you can serve it with high-fibre pasta, zoodles or brown rice.
GET THE RECIPE: Spiced Cauliflower Tacos
What would Tuesdays be without tacos... these hearty baked cauliflower tacos are spiced up with paprika, cumin and chilli powder.
A fantastic vegetarian/vegan family meal!
3. Chicken Parmigiana
GET THE RECIPE: Low-carb Chicken Parmigiana
The chicken parmi is a firm Aussie classic, and this version of the family favourite is low in carbs and high in protein.
This recipe is also a 30 minute one-pan wonder.
4. Jacket potatoes
Swap out baked white potatoes for flavour-packed sweet potatoes stuffed with wholesome ingredients.
Filled with spinach, spiced chickpeas, zingy dressing and topped with delicious and healthy gravy, you'll be blown away by how yummy these are.
GET THE RECIPE: Baked Sweet Potatoes with Spinach, Chickpeas and Currants
GET THE RECIPE: Veggie Packed BBQ Meatloaf
Hearty meatloaf made healthy. Easy to whip up, this family favourite has had a veggie packed makeover to bring its health factor up.
One serve of this meatloaf already contains one serve of veg! Eat it with steamed seasonal veggies or a side salad for a balanced meal.
6. Teriyaki Chicken
GET THE RECIPE: Braised Japanese Chicken with Edamame
Teriyaki chicken is a go-to dish when it comes to Japanese takeaway. This healthier version has less sugar and is high in protein.
GET THE RECIPE: Butter Masala Chicken Nachos
Digging into a plate of crispy corn chips and yummy toppings is always a winning dinner.
This healthy nacho recipe is a fusion of Indian and Mexican, bringing spice-laden butter masala sauce to a big plate of chicken nachos - two family favourites in one!
One serve of this contains over one third of your daily dietary fibre needs.
There's nothing quite like a burger from the grill, and with this recipe you can enjoy this family favourite in low-carb style.
This recipe uses a mushroom bun to add delicious flavour and reduce the carbs, and each burger contains a whopping three serves of veggies.
GET THE RECIPE: Grilled Smoky Beef Burger on a Mushroom Bun
GET THE RECIPE: Healthy Beef and Lentil Bolognese
Pasta with Bolognese is one of the ultimate veggie smugglers. Enjoy this version with protein packed lentils.
10. Fried rice
This quick nasi goreng (AKA fried rice) lives up to its name. It only takes 20 minutes, and each serve is packed with three serves of yummy veggies.
Fried up with healthy sweet chilli sauce and topped with a golden egg, everyone will be happy.
GET THE RECIPE: Quick Nasi Goreng
There are 10 great recipes to feed the family! If you want more healthy recipes, click here to discover more dinner ideas by Celebrate Health.
*DISCLAIMER: Celebrate Health is a contributing recipe Partner at myfoodbook.com.au. This article features content sourced from Celebrate Health and our own opinions. For more information visit the Celebrate Health website.