10 Quick and Healthy Dinners for Families

Explore Quick and Healthy Dinner Ideas for Families with Fitlife Foods Meal Delivery!  

Here’s a story that might sound familiar: It’s Sunday, and you promise yourself that no matter how tired you feel at the end of the work day, you’ll whip up a healthy, homemade dinner for your family every night that week. Then Tuesday rolls around, and you find yourself reaching for a takeout menu. Later that evening, you feel guilty for not fulfilling your own goals and for neglecting the groceries in your fridge. By the end of the week, you feel like you aren’t in control of your own decisions, and so you make more promises to yourself in order to feel better.  

 This cycle isn’t your fault, and it’s not something you need in your life. There are only so many hours in a day, and personal bandwidth is a finite resource. The virtues of making and eating healthy food can only be enjoyed if it’s not an obligation we place on ourselves under almost impossible circumstances. That’s why healthy meal-prep plans are so important in today’s busy world.  

 Most jobs these days are highly specialized. One group of people is in charge of marketing, while another group heads product design, and another takes care of all the employees. Why shouldn’t meal prep be specialized, too? At Fitlife, we have a team of professional, creative chefs who are passionate about designing delicious and healthy dishes. Let our specialists take care of this important task for you, so you can get back to spending quality time with your family. 

 Here are 10 dinner ideas that everyone from kids to adults will love! And with our meal-sized portions, you can mix and match to satisfy a variety of dietary restrictions. For more great selections to fit your family’s needs, make sure to click on the Menu tab and use the “Dietary” and “Allergens” filters. 

Low-Carb Dinner Ideas

Healthy, low-carb dinners seem to be at the top of everyone’s wish list these days. When we need to eat on the go, though, sometimes we get stuck recycling the same quick, low-carb recipes over and over again. The wide variety of options on our menu, including many classic dishes made healthy, is guaranteed to change how you think about low-carb diets. Here are just a few of Fitlife’s choices.

Our take on this classic dish features roasted chicken covered in delicious parmesan, whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs, and our special ranch seasoning mixture. Served on a bed of steamed kale alongside bell peppers and broccoli, this high-protein dinner is a great way to enjoy clean eating. At only 360 calories, you’ll have plenty of room for one of our tasty desserts, as well.  

One size

Calories: 360 

Carbohydrates: 16g (Net: 11g)  

Protein: 37g Fat: 16g

For the barbeque lovers out there, our tender smoked beef brisket in our reduced-sugar signature Kansas City-style BBQ sauce is sure to hit the spot. We serve it with a side of creamy cheddar baked mac and cheese with our secret ingredient — butternut squash — to cut dairy and add nutrients and fiber. Whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs and fresh herbs elevate this delicious classic. Three size options mean you’ll find the right portion for everyone in your family.  


Calories: 330 

Carbohydrates: 33g (Net: 33g) 

Protein: 26g Fat: 12g


Calories: 420 

Carbohydrates: 37g (Net: 37g) 

Protein: 36g Fat: 15g 


Calories: 600 

Carbohydrates: 54g (Net: 53g) 

Protein: 51g Fat: 22g

Trying a low-carb diet doesn’t necessarily mean you have to skip pasta! Our chicken pesto tortellini has fewer than 30 grams of carbs, and a ton of flavor. We cover whole-wheat tortellini, grilled chicken, peas, mushrooms, and summer squash with our delicious in-house pesto for a guilt-free meal that starts at only 320 calories! 


Calories: 320 

Carbohydrates: 27g (Net: 25g)  

Protein: 18g  

Fat: 16g 


Calories: 440  

Carbohydrates: 38g (Net: 35g)  

Protein: 25g Fat: 22g 


Calories: 570  

Carbohydrates: 51g (Net: 47g)  

Protein: 35g  Fat: 30g

Summer is coming up, and we’re all about that outdoor grilling lifestyle. But if you don’t have the time, why not let us do the hard work for you by enjoying our 3-Protein Mixed Grill meal? We give you tender seared steak, all-natural roasted red pepper chicken, and asiago-garlic chicken sausage, so you don’t have to choose between your favorite proteins. What makes this dish ultra-low-carb is our side of nutritious carrot and parsnip fries, which you can dip in a delicious roasted garlic aioli.  


Calories: 330 

Carbohydrates: 8g (Net: 5g)  

Protein: 33g Fat: 18g 


Calories: 450 

Carbohydrates: 13g (Net: 7g)  

Protein: 42g  Fat: 24g 


Calories: 610  

Carbohydrates: 18g (Net: 10g)  

Protein: 58g  Fat: 31g

Gluten-free Dinners 

Are your family members in need of gluten-free options that don’t cut down on taste? Here are four great dinners that showcase a variety of flavor profiles so you can find something to match whatever you’re in the mood for. From buffalo chicken to Cajun braised shrimp, we’re sure you’ll find a meal that will remind you of classic dishes you thought you’d have to skip on a gluten-reduced diet. Our website has a much bigger selection, so make sure to select “Gluten-free” under the “Dietary” filter on our Menu page for more mouth-watering choices. 

This reinvention of a buffalo chicken melt is absolutely packed with flavor. We dry-rub all-natural chicken breast before roasting it. Then we skip the bread or wrap and instead serve it on a bed of delicious cauliflower rice pilaf, roasted corn, and fajita veggies for a meal that’s low-carb, gluten-free, and nutrient-dense. We top the whole thing with Monterey Jack cheese and serve it with a side of yogurt-based buffalo ranch.  


Calories: 300 

Carbohydrates: 19g (Net: 15g)  

Protein: 33g Fat: 11g 


Calories: 400 

Carbohydrates: 27g (Net: 22g)  

Protein: 43g Fat: 15g 


Calories: 520 

Carbohydrates: 31g (Net: 25g)  

Protein: 61g Fat: 18g

Looking at another night of Chinese takeout because no one feels like cooking? Why not try our healthy Mongolian beef? Featuring wok-seared Mongolian BBQ beef with stir-fried baby corn, red bell peppers & shiitake mushrooms, this recipe comes in at fewer than 500 calories, and it’s guaranteed to remind you of your restaurant favorite. We serve ours with ginger-sesame brown rice, edamame, and top it all with sesame seeds for a dinner that’s high in protein and nutrient-dense.  

One size 

Calories: 440 

Carbohydrates: 28g (Net: 22g)  

Protein: 27g Fat: 24g

Grilled salmon and miso makes this a hearty, savory dish packed with vitamins that aren’t readily found in other food combinations. A side of herb-roasted seasonal vegetables and citrus-soy brown rice quinoa round out the flavors in this meal, and will surely leave an impression on your taste buds. Three size options, all under 600 calories, mean plenty of room for dessert later.  


Calories: 330 

Carbohydrates: 27g (Net: 24g)  

Protein: 23g Fat: 15g 


Calories: 410  

Carbohydrates: 32g (Net: 28g)  

Protein: 30g Fat: 19g  


Calories: 560  

Carbohydrates: 40g (Net: 36g)  

Protein: 43g  Fat: 26g

Having a craving for shrimp and grits? Try our low-fat, low-carb alternative. Our garlic-braised shrimp is sautéed with andouille sausage, bell pepper, onion, celery, and delicious Cajun spices. Served with fresh green beans and toasted almonds for a nutrient-rich side, this meal will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed.  


Calories: 360 

Carbohydrates: 22g (Net: 15g)  

Protein: 21g Fat: 22g

Healthy Meatless Meals 

Wanting to cut down on — or completely avoid — meat in your diet, but don’t want to miss out on your favorite takeout foods? Enjoy a restaurant-quality meal from home with these two dairy- and gluten-free plant-based recipes. And if you have room left over, check out our bonus dessert, Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies! 

Coming in at fewer than 400 calories, our creamy Butternut Coconut Curry will fill you up with essential vitamins and nutrients and leave you feeling energized. Sweet butternut squash, peppers, and onions are simmered in a spiced coconut sauce. Served over a bed of Pulao rice, this rich and delicious dish will make you glad you stayed in.  

One Size 

Calories: 370 

Carbohydrates: 54g (Net: 53g)

Protein: 6g Fat: 14g 

Another Asian-inspired classic, this time made meatless! Our hearty lemongrass “meatballs” atop a bed of turmeric rice pilaf and pickled carrots will leave you so satisfied, you won’t miss the beef at all. For a little extra spice, we include a side of sriracha mayo. This vegan dish is a fantastic takeout replacement that’s rich in protein, fiber, and essential nutrients like zinc and iron. 

One Size

Calories: 370 

Carbohydrates: 39g (Net: 30g) 

Protein: 17g Fat: 16g

Bonus: Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Still hungry? Check out our mouth-watering vegan chocolate chip cookies! We have lots of additional dessert options on the Menu page of our website, as well. 

With our calorie-controlled portions, you don’t need to skip dessert. These cookies are loaded with chocolate chips, and made without egg or dairy so that everyone in your family can enjoy them. And at only 190 calories per portion, you definitely won’t feel guilty about it later.  


Calories: 190 

Carbohydrates: 27g (Net: 27g)  

Protein: 1g Fat: 9g

Contact the team at Fitlife Foods today to learn all the ways we can help you serve up healthy, delicious meals without the hassle!