We all want to eat healthy, but when it really comes down to it the overwhelming majority of us don’t end up following through. Why is that? I mean, everyone wants to look and feel great, right?
You probably already know the answers (or excuses) most of us turn to: the food is gross, I don’t know how to cook, I don’t have time to make healthy meals… the list goes on and on! And you know what? Those are all reasonable!
But they’re also all wrong! Eating healthy doesn’t have to be disgusting, it doesn’t have to take forever, and you don’t have to be a gourmet cook! Read on for 20 of our favorite delicious, healthy meals that take 30 minutes or less to prepare!
1) Sheet Pan Chili Lime Salmon
Sheet Pan Chili Lime Salmon with Fajita flavors, and a charred, crispy roasted trio of peppers for an easy and healthy weeknight meal!
2) BBQ Cauliflower & Chickpea Tacos with a Creamy Lime Slaw
These BBQ Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos are delicious, flavorful and filling!
3) Smoked Gouda Mushroom Quesadillas
These Smoked Gouda Mushroom Quesadillas are deeeelicious! Creamy and melty, golden and crunchy, perfect for a quick vegetarian lunch.
4) Peanut Sauce Chicken and Broccoli Bowls
These easy and healthy Peanut Sauce Chicken and Broccoli Bowl only take about 20 minutes to make, and is a dinner the whole family will love!
5) Skinny Shrimp Piccata with Zoodles
… low-carb, gluten-free, and cooks in under 20 minutes in just one skillet. Fresh, light, and delicious!
6) 20 Minute Beef Snow Pea Skillet
This 20 minute beef snow pea skillet is the perfect fast weeknight meal with a little takeout fake-out feel. Made all in one skillet and easily served alone or on top of rice. You’ll love how easy and delicious this meal is to make!
7) Tilapia With a Lemon Herb Butter Pan Sauce
If you’re looking for a fast, elegant, and easy fish recipe, look no further! Tilapia with a lemon herb butter pan sauce is the perfect fuss-free weeknight recipe because it takes less than 20 minutes!
8) Spicy Miso Zucchini Ramen Noodles
Do you love ramen, but don’t want to spend all day making it? Then may I introduce Spicy Miso Zucchini Ramen Noodles. Healthy and full of flavor, it’s on the table in just 30 minutes!
9) Asian Sesame Steak Fajita Salad
Asian Sesame Steak Fajita Salad combines all your favorite flavors of fajitas along with a sesame lime cilantro dressing into one jam-packed and flavorful salad! Best of all, you can make this on the stove or your grill which is perfect for those warm summer evenings. Low carb, keto and paleo.
10) Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet
This Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet recipe is a delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make meal that will be on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes. This is gluten-free, whole30, paleo, and perfect for your busy weeknight dinner.
11) Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes and Broccoli
This cozy pasta dish comes together in less than 30 minutes!
12) Healthier Skillet Lasagna
This Healthier One Pot Skillet Lasagna is loaded with sneaky veggies, ground chicken or turkey, and a homemade tomato sauce making it an easy, healthy dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes! The family will never know 😉
13) Sweet Chili Salmon & Broccoli Quinoa Bowls
Sweet chili salmon is served with roasted broccoli on a quinoa bowl. Simple and super quick to get on your dinner table.
14) Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry
This recipe for chicken and broccoli stir fry is a classic dish of chicken sauteed with fresh broccoli florets and coated in a savory sauce. You can have a healthy and easy dinner on the table in 30 minutes!
15) 20 Minute Sweet & Spicy Pork Ramen Stir Fry
This 20 minute pork ramen stir fry is sweet, spicy and filled with vegetables for an easy, healthy weeknight dinner.
16) Chicken Fajitas with Chipotle Lime Crema
These easy Chicken Fajitas are seeping with flavor from the BEST chicken fajita marinade! After marinating, its a quick 10 minute cook time for a delicious, satisfy dinner that tastes better than any restaurant. Serve with all your favorite toppings piled high on tortillas are stuff in burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas or top on salad.
17) Butternut Squash, Black Bean & Kale Tacos
Butternut squash, black beans, and kale seasoned with warm Southwest spices are the perfect pairing in these vegetarian and gluten-free tacos!
18) Cheesy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta with Sausage and Spinach
Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta with Sausage, Spinach, and White Beans—an easy, healthy pasta recipe that comes together quickly. Flavorful and filling!
19) Mexican Quinoa and Sweet Potato Skillet
This Mexican Quinoa and Sweet Potato Skillet is an easy one pot meal that you can have on your table in 30 minutes.
20) Broccoli and Bell Pepper Chicken Stir Fry
Healthy and delicious broccoli and bell pepper chicken stir fry, made with the BEST stir fry sauce.
Even though you’ve got dinner figured out now, you still probably have some confusion over what you should be eating the rest of the day. What types of food, how big of portions, what time to eat, are all tough questions that I’m sure have crossed your mind.
Renowned nutrition researcher John Barban’s focus is unique because he looks at optimizing the female metabolism in a way that addresses the very things that make you unique — from your lifestyle, to your beginning body shape, to what you eat and more.
John has discovered what he calls the “5 wonder veggies for women” which boosts women’s metabolisms in a massive way, leading to them to reach their goals faster than they ever thought possible. Learn the 5 veggies in this video (they’re listed at about the 1:05 mark).
See? Eating healthy doesn’t have to be a chore that requires you to be amazing chef with hours to spare! Hopefully, you’ve found more than a few quick and nutritious meals to add to your dinner rotation. Be sure to pin your favorites! 🙂