20 Healthy Dinners That Take 30 Minutes or Less!

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!

30 minute meals that are healthy and taste great too! Not a great cook? Don't have a lot of time? No problem! Get full recipes and instructions for 20 healthy dinners in this article!


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!

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Sheet Pan Chili Lime Salmon

2) BBQ Cauliflower & Chickpea Tacos with a Creamy Lime Slaw

These BBQ Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos are delicious, flavorful and filling!

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BBQ Cauliflower & Chickpea Tacos with a Creamy Lime Slaw

3) Smoked Gouda Mushroom Quesadillas

These Smoked Gouda Mushroom Quesadillas are deeeelicious! Creamy and melty, golden and crunchy, perfect for a quick vegetarian lunch.

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Smoked Gouda Mushroom Quesadillas

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!

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Peanut Sauce Chicken and Broccoli Bowls



5) Skinny Shrimp Piccata with Zoodles

… low-carb, gluten-free, and cooks in under 20 minutes in just one skillet. Fresh, light, and delicious!

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Skinny Shrimp Piccata with Zoodles

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!

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20 Minute Beef Snow Pea Skillet

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!

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Tilapia with Lemon Herb Butter Pan Sauce

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!

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Spicy Miso Zucchini Ramen Noodles

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.

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Asian Sesame Steak Fajita Salad

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.

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Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet

11) Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes and Broccoli

This cozy pasta dish comes together in less than 30 minutes!

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Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes and Broccoli

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 😉

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Healthier Skillet Lasagna

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.

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Sweet Chili Salmon & Broccoli Quinoa Bowls

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!

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Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

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.

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20 Minute Sweet & Spicy Pork Ramen Stir Fry

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.

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Chicken Fajitas with Chipotle Lime Crema

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!

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Butternut Squash, Black Bean & Kale 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!

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Cheesy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta with Sausage and Spinach

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.

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Mexican Quinoa and Sweet Potato Skillet

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.

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Broccoli and Bell Pepper Chicken Stir Fry

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! 🙂

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