Healthy Dinner Ideas | Chef Aliye Aydin | A Good Carrot


I’m Chef Aliye.

I help busy families make weeknight meals more


delicious, & convenient

so they can

stop relying so much on boxed food and take-out and

feel confident putting together easy healthy meals.


and enjoy a delicious dinner tonight


Having the freshest spices on hand is the perfect shortcut for making your weeknight meals 10x easier and more delicious.


Browse over 100 flavor-packed easy healthy dinner ideas that will have your mouth watering and everyone at the table asking for more.


Feel confident to cook homemade meals that EVERYONE will enjoy. Create your own personalized meal plan with my easy 3-step meal planning guide.

healthy dinner ideas

Hi, I’m Chef Aliye.

I give busy home cooks the tips and techniques they need to create the most flavorful dishes possible so they can consistently enjoy restaurant quality meals at home.

I’m an expert at guiding you out of your comfort zone and into trying new flavors and cooking techniques. You’ll expand your palate, increase your confidence in the kitchen, and wow yourself and your loved ones at every meal.

You’ll be motivated to commit to meal planning and nourishing yourself with healthy ingredients and incredible flavors that will get you out of your cooking rut once and for all.

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See what people are saying

Chef Aliye is truly passionate about creating recipes that are flavorful, delicious and easy to make. I can have dinner ready for my family of 3 in under 30 minutes is a win win for us! She is such an inspiration for redefining what a home cooked meal can be! –Deanna

I have learned in Aliye’s cooking classes how to use spices and herbs in my cooking to enhance flavor. I used to always use the same herbs and spices that I had growing up, and Aliye introduced me to some unique herbs and spices that I never knew what to do with in my own cooking. –Kelli

We really enjoy these meals.  I’m so much more organized, I’ve lost a few pounds, and I’m spending less on groceries. It’s super satisfying to prepare and enjoy quality meals. –Hailie

“I was a terrible meal prepper before, but with Aliye’s tips I’ve become more efficient in managing my time.” 

“Having ideas and recipes already picked out made it so much fun and less stressful.”

Aliye, I love your cooking style and your creativeness. Your use of spices in the Mediterranean Meal Plan recipes are fantastic!!! Loving making these recipes.  Today I made the ditalini with tomatoes and lemon oil. OMG Amazing good. Can’t stop eating it. –Chris

I have been hiring Aliye for the past year for many classes which are so much fun! A group of 6-7 of us get together at my house for a series of classes where we pay Aliye a set price for her time and the food. We learn about different cooking techniques while sipping wine and enjoy a fantastic meal at the end. This has been a great way to spend time with my friends and get to meet new ones! –Kristi

you’re totally bored with your food

But let’s face it: you don’t always have the energy or time to figure out new and exciting recipes to make,

but you know, deep down, that

you can do better.

You don’t want to spend hours of your free time

but definitely want to find a way that you can

explore new flavors and stay motivated to cook.