Looking for some fresh ideas to add to your dinner rotation and trying to keep things on the lighter side? Well, look no further…these lighter dinner recipes are for you!
In an attempt to clean up and get ready to launch a brand-spankin new recipe page (hopefully in the next few weeks!), I’ve been going through a lot of my old recipe posts and making a few changes on the back end. In doing so, I not only came across some tried and true favorites, but I was also reminded of some of my older, lighter dinner recipes that I used to keep in the dinner rotation ALL the time!
Some of these I already know are favorites for many of you, but there are some that may wind up being new for you, too. So if you need some ideas, I’ve gotcha covered!
This recipe. Oh. my. god. Such a decadent tasting, yet light and delicious recipe. Perfect over pasta, zoodles, or spaghetti squash.
This was one of those recipes that I came across and said, wow, I totally forgot all about this one!
This salad is so full of flavor and is perfect for any time of year. A great way to add in a salad as a weeknight dinner that’s filling enough for a meal.
Jay and I definitely went through a span of time where we were making this recipe all the time. It comes together super quick, it’s full of flavor, and the corn relish is good on just about anything (especially mixed into a salad the next day!).
One of my most popular recipes. If you haven’t tried them already, you’ve totally got to do yourself a favor. They cook up perfectly on our Griddler when it’s too chilly to get out to the big grill, too.
A delicious spin on a class spaghetti dinner. Incorporate whole grain pasta and load up on the veggies, and you’ve got a hearty, filling meal you can feel good about.
Another old favorite that had me scratching my head like, whyyyy haven’t I made this lately?!? Perfect for these colder months, it’s comforting and filling, and full of all sorts of good stuff. Make a batch on Sunday and have plenty of leftovers for lunches during the week.
I mean, who doesn’t love a good mac ‘n’ cheese recipe, right? I’ve always been a huge fan of homemade mac and cheese, especially when it has tomatoes in it.
If there were EVER a recipe that I really need to re-photograph, this is it. This recipe has been one of my most popular recipes on Pinterest for quite some time now, and although the pictures surely don’t do it justice, it’s one of my favorite crockpot recipes.
I’m sure you guys have seen this one before if you’ve been reading for any amount of time, then I’m sure you’ve seen me post about this one. It’s a favorite in our house for sure, and is great as leftovers, too!
Need some more ideas? Be sure to check out my Meal Planning page!!
What recipes have you been keeping in your dinner rotations lately? Feel free to link below so we can all get some new ideas to add!