You are going to want to bookmark these Healthy Dinner Ideas! All of these quick and easy dinner recipes come together in under 30 minutes and are made with easy-to-find, wholesome ingredients.
Struggling with the age-old dinner dilemma of What to make for Dinner? I have you covered with the ultimate quick and healthy dinner recipes that anybody can make.
No matter what you are in the mood for, or what you have on in your pantry, you will find an easy healthy meal that will satisfy your craving AND it will be on the table in under 30 minutes.
Why You Will Love These Quick & Healthy Meals
- Ready in 30 Minutes or Less
- Wholesome, Family Meals
- Picky-Eater Approved
- Perfect for Any Skill Level
- No Exotic Ingredients Needed
The Ultimate Quick & Healthy Dinner Ideas
Browse through over 50 simple dinner recipes. From stir-fries to one-pot dinners to skillet dinners to simple baked recipes, these recipes are guaranteed to deliver a fast and flavorful dinner, even when you have limited time.
Do you have 15 minutes? That is all the time you need to whip up this easy dinner recipe! This healthy stir-fry is the perfect quick recipe to enjoy on a busy night.
2. Taco Pasta
Two favorites combine to create a cozy one-pot dinner. This delicious recipe is guaranteed to earn a permanent spot on your rotation of easy weeknight meals.
Easy, healthy, family-friendly, and on the table in 15 minutes. What more could you ask for when it comes to a weeknight dinner recipe?
If you're hungry for takeout, skip the wait (and the delivery fee) and whip up this copycat version of Moo Goo Gai Pan. It is packed with fresh veggies and an easy crave-worthy sauce, and the whole meal comes together faster than take-out.
5. Hunan Beef
Lower in fat, calories, and sodium than take-out, you can feel good about eating this simple dinner featuring lean beef and veggies! So much flavor and so easy to throw together!
This quick and easy dinner recipe recreates a Chinese-American restaurant favorite in under 30 minutes. And that sauce is phenomenal! Perfect for any night of the week.
This one-pot chicken recipe with vegetables takes less than 20 minutes to make and will wow your family with its fantastic flavor!
This low-carb skillet is loaded with veggies, protein, and flavor! It is an easy dinner recipe that never disappoints--even if you aren't low-carb.
This one-pan skillet recipe is a weeknight dinner lifesaver. With just a handful of ingredients and less than 20 minutes, this simple, healthy recipe is about as easy as dinner gets!
Not only is this veggie-packed dinner recipe light, flavorful, and ready in less than 30 minutes, but this simple meal also satisfies both vegetarians and meat-eaters!
Skip the premade sauce and quickly whip up a better-for-you, tastier version of a family-favorite dinner. Your tastebuds and waistline will thank you!
So much flavor and nearly IMPOSSIBLE to mess up! Tender chicken, crisp veggies, and a simple sauce cook up together in just one pan for a quick meal you’ll be crazy about.
This one-pot pasta recipe comes together fast to deliver a hearty, slightly spicy, and oh-so-creamy family meal. And I love the minimal clean-up!
16. Pesto Chicken
This quick and easy recipe uses a couple of boldly flavored ingredients to transform chicken into a company-worthy dinner with very minimal effort.
This is the ultimate easy dinner recipe. It is made in one pan, ready in 30 minutes, uses inexpensive ingredients, and is loaded with flavor, fiber, protein, and nutrients. Even the picky eaters get excited about this simple meal!
19. Chicken Katzu
Your whole family will fall in love with these crispy baked chicken cutlets. This fast meal puts a sophisticated spin on chicken tenders, complete with a flavorful dipping sauce. And it couldn't be easier to make.
Keep this six-ingredient easy dinner recipe in your back pocket for whenever you want a simple, flavorful meal in a flash.
For a fraction of the price of take-out and in the same amount of time, you can make a tastier, healthier version of a favorite take-out meal. You can even cook rice at the same time to really make dinner fast!
This recipe is not only versatile, but it is also a fast and easy, kid-friendly dinner! You likely will be putting this simple meal on a weekly rotation.
23. Thai Noodles
You're 15 minutes from having a plate of this inexpensive and satisfying dish on the table! It is made with easy-to-find ingredients, is filled with tons of fresh veggies, and features a ridiculously delicious peanut sauce.
Whether you start with leftover rotisserie chicken or raw chicken, this boldly seasoned salad will still come together in under 30 minutes. It's one of my all-time favorite dinners! Hearty, healthy, and ridiculously easy to make.
This well-loved comfort food dinner recipe has been wildly popular with fans and for good reason! Few simple, healthy meals are more satisfying.
Yes! It is possible to make a delicious soup in under 30 minutes. This easy dinner recipe is light, bright, and incredibly easy to make.
Featuring lean pork tenderloin, cabbage, and a tangy sauce, this easy skillet recipe makes a quick and healthy dinner that is full of flavor!
29. Baked Salmon
This wholesome, nutrient-rich recipe gets dinner on the table STAT! And the rub on this salmon is out-of-this-world delicious!
30. Vegetable Pasta
This quick and easy pasta meal is filled with crisp, tender vegetables and a light parmesan sauce. So simple and so good!
This easy dinner recipe can be made with either chicken breasts or chicken thighs. It also happens to be a huge favorite with the kids. That sweet and tangy sauce wins them over every time!
This all-in-one easy dinner recipe features tender chicken, fluffy rice, and a medley of vegetables that are flavored and cooked to perfection!
What would normally take hours to prepare, comes together quickly with the magic of the Instant Pot. This recipe may not be authentic, but the flavors are spot on!
When you are short on time but don't want to sacrifice bold flavors, turn to this easy recipe! Starting with leftover rotisserie chicken, this simple recipe gets a flavorful, easy dinner on the table in under 15 minutes.
Make a classic fast, using this simple one-pot dinner recipe! Made with or without meat, this no-drain pasta cooks up in richly seasoned tomato sauce, making this one of the easiest weeknight dinner recipes!
This healthy, plant-based dinner recipe is incredibly flavorful and comes together fast to create a delicious 30-minute meal perfect for any night of the week.
This is another quick and easy soup recipe perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. It is made with pantry staples and fresh or frozen chicken breasts or chicken thighs. Flavorful and fast!
This delicious, cozy recipe is truly a one-pot wonder! Perfectly cooked pork tenderloin is paired with a delicious apple and sweet potato mash to deliver an easy 30-minute meal worthy of a Sunday Supper.
41. Kale Pasta
Such a simple meal that is surprising in taste! Made with pantry staples, this recipe is perfect for nights when you find yourself in need of something quick and tasty.
Talk about a flavorful and fast family meal! Made with homemade cajun seasoning and quickly pan-seared, you can use any fish you have on hand and have a wholesome dinner ready in about 15 minutes.
A simple dry rub and pork chops are all you need to make a quick and easy dinner that is full of flavor.
You don't need to fill your freezer with frozen fish sticks, this easy dinner recipe delivers crispy, flaky, baked low-fat fish sticks in just over 20 minutes.
46. Lentil Tacos
Dust off that bag of dried lentils in your pantry and put them to use to make this cheap, easy, and healthy dinner recipe. Not only good for you, but this meal is oh so tasty too!
This simple dinner recipe only has a handful of ingredients and comes together in one pan to deliver a healthier version of a decadent favorite.
47. Chickpea Tikka Masala
Made with cauliflower, chickpeas, and a flavorful spiced tomato sauce, this recipe can be prepared in under 30 minutes using either the stovetop or an Instant Pot.
48. White Bean Pasta
One of my favorite pasta recipes! It delivers sophisticated flavors with only a handful of ingredients. This easy recipe will likely become a regular part of your dinner plans.
49. Black Bean Tacos
This dinner recipe is ALMOST too easy to share. But that is exactly what we all need--easy and cheap meals. Who knew a can of beans could be transformed into such a flavorful meal with hardly any effort?!
50. Homemade Ramen
Made with rich broth, crisp-tender vegetables, and quick-cooking ramen noodles, this recipe comes together fast and is so much healthier (and tastier) than those packets!
Hearty, healthy, and super easy to make, these fast burritos make a great quick and easy meal. And the leftovers make an excellent next-day lunch!
Curry in a flash! This vegan-friendly dinner recipe delivers rich and impressive flavor with minimal effort and easy-to-find, affordable, ingredients.
53. Easy Fried Rice
Keep this easy recipe in your back pocket for the next time you have leftover rice in the fridge. In just 20 minutes, you can be enjoying a comforting, simple family dinner.
This easy dinner recipe replicates the flavors of fried chicken parmesan, without the excess fat and calories. And thanks to the air fryer, it is ready in under 25 minutes!
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