Foods and their nutrients have a lot of important functions in the body but, on the average day, they serve two primary functions: they should be delicious and nourish our bodies.  We have compiled a gallery of healthy recipes that do both and, of course, are RD Approved.  Simply click the photo to be directed to the recipe!

RD Approved Recipes

Photo Credit: No Spoon Necessary

Thai Roasted Chickpea Vegetable Noodle Salad

A light, vegetarian meal option that's perfect for the warmer weather.  Not to mention, it'll satisfy the need to order some Thai takeout, too!

Photo & Recipe by: No Spoon Necessary

Thai-inspired peanut noodles

Peanut Chicken Zucchini Noodles

A veggie-loaded meal that packs the fiber and the flavor!  Simply omit the chicken for a vegan dinner.

Photo & Recipe by: Sallys Baking Addiction

Greek yogurt macaroni and cheese

Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese

A health-ified version of the classic comfort food.  Increase the protein and lower the saturated fat content without sacrificing the deliciousness!

Photo & Recipe by: Cooking A La Mel

Turkey Chili

The Best Healthy Turkey Chili

A delicious, healthy turkey chili that is so easy to make.  This one is husband tested and RD approved!  

Photo & Recipe by: Ambitious Kitchen

Delicious vegetarian Mexican rice casserole

One Skillet Mexican Rice Casserole

An easy (with minimal clean-up) recipe than can easily be converted to meet your vegan, vegetarian, or carnivorous needs.

Photo & Recipe by: Making Thyme for Health

chocolate black bean brownies

Black Bean Brownies

Fudgy, chocolaty brownies with a surprise ingredient: black beans.  Will satisfy that chocolate craving and save you the guilt!

Photo & Recipe by: Chocolate Covered Katie

Mediterranean Quinoa Lettuce Boats

Mediterranean Quinoa Lettuce Boats

A fresh, light meal option that is fiber-loaded!  Add some chicken or shrimp to make it heavier.

Photo & Recipe by: Little Broken

Healthy Quinoa Corn Chowder

Quinoa Corn Chowder

A health-ified version of a cozy comfort food classic that packs about 12 grams of protein (with no meat) and 6 grams of fiber.

Photo & Recipe by: The Recipe Rebel

Greek yogurt chocolate mousse

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Mousse

A chocolaty, chilled dessert that spares you the guilt, but none of the flavor.

Photo & Recipe by: Smiling Notes

Turkey and Egg Breakfast Casserole

Turkey & Egg Breakfast Casserole

This healthy breakfast option allows you to meal prep for the most important meal of the day, ensuring you start off on the right foot daily.

Photo & Recipe by: Aimee Mars

Crock pot vegetarian chili

Black Bean and Quinoa Chili

An easy crock pot vegetarian chili that packs the fiber and protein into every bite.

Photo & Recipe by: Colorful Recipes