9 Healthy Recipes That Are Actually Filling

Updated 04/18/19

Burgers, pad thai, and tacos aren't what we think of when we think of "healthy" food, but what if we told you they could be? After hours of scrolling through Pinterest, we found a multitude of nutritious recipes that look equally delicious, and get this—not one of them is a traditional salad. With a mix of vegetables, protein, and a tasty sauce or two, these healthy recipes on Pinterest are just as filling as they are good for you.

Don't get us wrong, we love a good kale caesar every now and then, but there is something so satisfying about taking a bite of a taco, even if it is filled with sweet potatoes instead of ground beef. From a white bean burger topped with fennel slaw to a non-traditional falafel, we've compiled the heartiest and healthiest recipes on Pinterest. For the nutritious recipes we can't stop cooking, keep on reading.

Swap out tortilla chips for these protein-packed chickpea chips, topped with black beans, avocados, and onions.

Like a salad, this bowl is heavy on the vegetables, but unlike most salads, it features a hearty grain, like quinoa, and a nice dose of protein, thanks to tofu.

Falafel is almost always a good idea. Not only are the little patties packed with protein, thanks to chickpeas, but they are also great for a sit-down meal, yet easy enough to take on the go.

Want a healthy pizza alternative? Look no further than this vegetable-topped sweet potato crust.

A lentil filling topped with cabbage slaw, this recipe puts a nutritious spin on the classic sloppy Joe.

Up your taco game with this black bean and sweet potato version, which tastes just as good, if not better, as a traditional taco recipe.

Looking for a healthy burger alternative? Try this white bean burger topped with fennel slaw at your next barbecue.

We can't stop singing the praises of turmeric, and this curry dish makes good use of our favorite anti-inflammatory spice.

Craving noodles? Swap your traditional spaghetti for this zucchini noodle– and lentil-based bolognese dish.

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