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10 healthy dinners for 2014

Make this year about smart meal choices for the family with the help of these ten easy-to-make healthy dinners.

By Alex Mlynek

10 healthy dinners for 2014

Photo: John Cullen

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Rev up your system

Introduce these recipes into your family's diet, and reap the rewards (like having more energy, for starters).

The fact that each dish is delicious doesn't hurt either.

10 healthy dinners for 2014Photo: John Cullen

Tortellini and Bean Soup

The veggies and the protein in this soup make it a filling, yet light, dinner option.

Get the recipe here: Tortellini and Bean Soup

10 healthy dinners for 2014

Thai Red Shrimp Curry

This refreshing dish has a hint of spice, but not enough to scare kids off.

Get the recipe here: Thai Red Shrimp Curry

10 healthy dinners for 2014Photo: Ryan Szulc

Salmon Salad Dinner

Feed your family this dinner salad for a fantastic hit of omega-3s, which are especially important during the darker winter months.

Get the recipe here: Salmon Salad Dinner

10 healthy dinners for 2014Photo: Maya Visnyei

Rainbow Stir-Fried Brown Rice

one-pot meal made with the whole-grain goodness of brown rice and the nutritional power of colourful veggies is a great way to start your family's New Year off right.

Get the recipe here: Rainbow Stir-Fried Brown Rice

10 healthy dinners for 2014Photo: Jodi Pudge

Couscous Chickpea Salad

Full of protein, this salad works well as a veggie-only option, but feel free to add some diced cooked chicken if you like.

Get the recipe here: Couscous Chickpea Salad

10 healthy dinners for 2014Photo: Flickr

Parchment Paper Parcels

Kids love things in packages. Bring these parcels to the table and let older children carefully unwrap this light and healthy dinner. Just make sure they are mindful of the steam, which can burn.

Get the recipe here: Parchment Paper Parcels

10 healthy dinners for 2014Photo: Jodi Pudge

Delicious Lentil and Kale Soup

This healthy and hearty soup will warm you up on a cool winter's night, but won't leave you feeling overstuffed. Plus, it's an excellent batch-cooking recipe, so double the recipe and freeze some for a night when you're too tired to cook.

Get the recipe here: Delicious Lentil and Kale Soup

10 healthy dinners for 2014Photo: Ryan Szulc

Coconut-Crusted Chicken Chopped Salad

There's something a bit tropical about anything with coconut. This salad delivers that feeling along with some refreshing veggies. It also works well deconstructed, so serve it to your family whichever way you think they'd prefer.

Get the recipe here: Coconut-Crusted Chicken Chopped Salad

10 healthy dinners for 2014Photo: Jodi Pudge

Spaghetti with Pesto and Zucchini Threads

Pasta can sometimes feel heavy, but this simple sauce won't weigh you down.

Get the recipe here: Spaghetti with Pesto and Zucchini Threads

10 healthy dinners for 2014Photo: Jodi Pudge

Hoisin-Glazed Salmon with Crunchy Apple Salad

More omega-3 power coming your way thanks to this tasty salmon recipe, which is paired with a delicious apple salad.

Get the recipe here: Hoisin-Glazed Salmon with Crunchy Apple Salad

10 healthy dinners for 2014Photo: John Cullen

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10 healthy dinners for 2014Photo: iStockphoto

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