Lean protein is key to a light and satisfying dinner. Chicken, fish, tofu, or beans can all be the base for a flavorful and nutritious dish.

A bowl of quinoa salad with grilled chicken, black beans, and a variety of chopped vegetables

Who says light has to be boring? Lighten up your favorite sauces with low-fat yogurt, vegetable broth, or a squeeze of lemon for a flavorful boost.

A bowl of quinoa salad with grilled chicken, black beans, and a variety of chopped vegetables

Salads don't have to be just a side dish. Load them up with protein, healthy fats, and whole grains for a complete and satisfying meal.

A close-up of a chopped salad with grilled chicken, avocado, crumbled cheese, and a balsamic vinaigrette

Hearty and nourishing, soups can be a fantastic light dinner option. Lentil, minestrone, or vegetable broths are all perfect choices.

A steaming bowl of lentil soup with a side of whole-wheat bread

Vegetables are packed with flavor and nutrients. Roast them, grill them, or stir-fry them for a light and delicious dinner.

A sheet pan filled with roasted vegetables like broccoli, asparagus, bell peppers, and red onion

Look beyond your usual routine for inspiration. Many cuisines offer light and flavorful dishes perfect for a satisfying meal.

A plate of Vietnamese rice noodle salad (bun cha) with grilled chicken, fresh herbs, and a peanut sauce

Simplify your cooking with one-pan meals. Toss everything together and let the oven do the work.

A cast-iron skillet with salmon fillets, roasted asparagus, and cherry tomatoes

Don't let leftovers go to waste! Get creative and turn them into a new and exciting light dinne

A bowl of fried rice made with leftover chicken, vegetables, and scrambled egg

Love your favorite comfort foods? Lighten them up with healthy substitutions. Lean protein, whole grains, and lower-fat options can keep your favorites on the menu.

A plate of turkey burgers on whole-wheat buns with a side of sweet potato fries

With a little planning and creativity, you can enjoy delicious and satisfying meals without feeling weighed down. So get cooking and explore the world of light dinners!

A bowl of fresh fruit with a drizzle of honey and a dollop of yogurt