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

Thai Roasted Chickpea Vegetable Noodle Salad

Photo Credit: No Spoon Necessary

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

Peanut Chicken Zucchini Noodles

Thai-inspired peanut 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

Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese

Greek yogurt macaroni and 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

The Best Healthy Turkey Chili

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

One Skillet Mexican Rice Casserole

Delicious vegetarian 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

Black Bean Brownies

chocolate 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

Quinoa Corn Chowder

Healthy 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 & Egg Breakfast Casserole

Turkey and 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

Black Bean and Quinoa Chili

Crock pot vegetarian chili

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

Photo & Recipe by: Colorful Recipes