Lean & Green Meal Ideas

When it comes to dinner I like to keep things quick, healthy and simple by sticking with a protein and lots of veggies. I’m a big fan of any and all vegetables but green veggies are known to be the BEST in terms of nutrients so naturally I’m always looking for new recipes that have a good protein source and piles of green vegetables.

So when I was thinking about ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day here on EBF I decided to do a round-up of lean and green dinner recipes to give us all some ideas.

Collage of dinner idea recipes

I’ve included a few of my own recipes here plus a variety of recipes from sites I love across the web. I’m hoping this post will give you inspiration to include more green veggies in your dinner routine and some fun new blogs to check out as well!

Plate with tempeh salad

Maple Lemon Tempeh Cubes Over Salad

White plate with Tofu Bok Choy Stir Fry on a green towel

Tofu and Bok Choy Stir Fry

White bowl with Healthy Chicken Pho with Zucchini Noodles

Healthy Chicken Pho with Zucchini Noodles by The Healthy Maven

Edamame Quinoa Collard Wrap sitting on wood cutting board

Edamame Quinoa Collard Wrap by Eat Spin Run Repeat

Jalapeño Chickpea Lentil Burgers with Sweet Mango Avocado Pico on lettuce wraps

Jalapeño Chickpea Lentil Burgers with Sweet Mango Avocado Pico by Ambitious Kitchen

Strawberry Kale Slaw Chicken Salad with Poppyseed Dressing in white bowl on white wood table

Strawberry Kale Slaw Chicken Salad with Poppyseed Dressing by Nutritionist in the Kitch

Shrimp, Broccoli and Shiitake Mushroom Stir-Fry on white plate

Shrimp, Broccoli and Shiitake Mushroom Stir-Fry by Cook Smarts

Honey Mustard Chicken Stir Fry in a silver pan on white wood counter

Honey Mustard Chicken Stir Fry by Food Faith Fitness

Power Greens Salad + Citrus Dressing in white shallow bowl with pumpkin seeds and a fork on the side.

Power Greens Salad + Citrus Dressing by Fierce Forward

Kale and Broccoli Salmon Burgers stacked on a white table.

Kale and Broccoli Salmon Burgers by Hummusapien

Crunchy Thai Kale Salad on a white plate. Hand in upper left corner pouring dressing over salad

Crunchy Thai Kale Salad by Minimalist Baker

Tempeh & Green Vegetables with Tangy Peanut Sauce in white bowl on white counter.

Tempeh & Green Vegetables with Tangy Peanut Sauce by Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth

Shrimp “Pasta” Primavera on a white plate

Shrimp “Pasta” Primavera by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Maple Dijon Baked Salmon Skewers on tinfoil

Maple Dijon Baked Salmon Skewers by Fit Foodie Finds

Miso Vegetables with Tofu in a white bowl on distressed countertop

Miso Vegetables with Tofu by 101 Cookbooks

Broccoli + Lentil Power Plate in white shallow bowl on white countertop. Teal napkin with fork in the foreground.

Broccoli + Lentil Power Plate by Healthy Happy Life

Thai Chicken Zucchini Noodles on a white square plate. Lime, cashews, and herbs in the background.

Thai Chicken Zucchini Noodles by Running to the Kitchen

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    18 comments
    1. Samantha
      September 23, 2022 AT 6:53 am

      I love these Lean & Green Meal Ideas, thanks for sharing with us, will love this one.

    2. sara
      June 11, 2022 AT 12:51 am

      Thanks for sharing these Lean & Green Meal Ideas, super excited to try this one .

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 13, 2022 AT 9:24 am

        Thanks, Sara! You’ll have to let me know how it goes for you. Thank you for leaving a comment, I appreciate it!

    3. Sandra Malone
      May 11, 2022 AT 6:30 pm

      I am in my third week into the program and was looking for some recipes to make for a week of meal planning.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 12, 2022 AT 9:03 am

        I hope these meal options help, Sandra!

    4. Rafael
      March 28, 2022 AT 5:35 am

      Thanks for sharing these Lean & Green Meal Ideas, these Ideas are so amazing and delicious , health friendly too .

    5. yamini
      December 23, 2021 AT 3:06 am

      Love this Lean & Green Meal Ideas , these meals seems healthy as well as delicious at same , will love to try this one . Thanks for sharing this recipe Ideas with us.

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