30 of The BEST Healthy 30 Minute Dinners

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These Healthy 30-Minute Dinners will get you “back to school” ready in no time. From vegetarian recipes to chicken, beef, Gluten-Free or Paleo dinners, these dishes fit your dietary needs AND are full of flavor!

A Collage of 9 Different Easy Homemade Meals

30 of The BEST 30-Minute Healthy Dinners

Happy Friday ya’ll!

I don’t know about you, but I am super excited for the weekend for so many reasons! But before I get to telling you about that how about we talk about the deliciousness that lies right below these words.

Being a full time mommy, running my own business, and trying to keep the house clean is exhausting. So I am always looking for ways to make life easier! One of the ways I protect my time is making sure I’m not slaving away in the kitchen for hours on end. I usually stick to 30 minute meals … anything more than that is for someone real fancy. 🙂

Just because a meal takes 30 minutes to make DOES NOT mean it skimps on flavor. If anything these meals are bursting with flavor and you’ll wonder how they only take 30 minutes to make. I cannot wait to hear which recipes become staples in your house! Bon Appetit my friends!

Six Ground Beef Enchilada Zucchini Boats in a Pan

Ground Beef Enchilada Zucchini Boats – a healthy gluten free version of classic Beef Enchiladas that you’ll fall in love with! Bold flavors and a low calorie count of 222 calories a serving!

 

Three Rainbow Salmon Skewers with Two Slices of Lemon

Rainbow Salmon Skewers – full of flavor, healthy, light on calories and so easy to make!

 

A Bowl Filled with a Strawberry Avocado Chicken Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Strawberry Avocado Chicken Salad filled with fresh Berries, Feta, creamy Avocado, and Grilled Chicken. This light salad is topped with a healthy balsamic vinaigrette. 

 

Two Wooden Bowls Containing Paleo Cauliflower Fried Rice

Quick, easy, and protein packed Pineapple Paleo Cauliflower Fried Rice ! A sweet and mildly spicy paleo cauliflower fried rice dish made in under 15 minutes! It’s healthy, lower in carbs than regular fried rice, and SUPER EASY!

 

Three Ground Turkey Tacos in Lettuce Wraps with Cilantro Lime Crema

Ground Turkey Tacos in Lettuce Wraps topped with a fresh Cilantro Lime Crema – a great healthy weeknight meal option that’s full of flavor and gluten free!

 

A Aqua Blue Plate of Summer Fettuccine Alfredo with a Fork

Creamy, comforting fettuccine alfredo meets summer! These luscious noodles are piled high with bursting cherry tomatoes, charred corn, and plenty of fresh Parmesan cheese.

 

A Piece of Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa – a healthy, easy, 30 minute meal packed with fresh zesty flavors. 

 

A Honey Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki Skillet with a Wooden Spoon Inside

Honey Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki Skillet is a 30 minute skillet meal that’s family friendly!  It’s quicker to throw together than it is to pick up take-out, and it’s even more delicious!

 

Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice in a White Bowl with Black Chopsticks

Easy 15 Minute Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice that’s way better than takeout and tons healthier for you, clocking in at a whopping 205 calories a serving! PS you’re kids will never know its cauliflower not rice!

 

Two Navy Blue Plates with Coconut Curry and Two Sets of Chopsticks

This ULTRA creamy coconut curry is made with coconut milk and tons of veggies for a quick and easy, healthy dinner that is gluten free and vegan friendly!

 

A Bowl of Pesto Chicken Zoodles with Burst Tomatoes on a Picnic Table

An easy dinner recipe for a busy week, and no stove needed! Pesto Chicken Zoodles with Burst Tomatoes, full of bold flavors, high in protein, and in low carbs! 

 

Two Teriyaki Bowls with a Side of Soy Sauce and White Rice

This Easy Chicken Teriyaki Bowl is incredibly quick and easy. It’s the perfect way to get more vegetables in your diet without sacrificing taste and creativity.

 

Three Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Peanut Sauce on a Baking Sheet

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps – made from scratch with chicken, fresh ginger, cilantro, fresh vegetables and slathered with a Spicy Peanut Sauce. This quick easy recipe is ready in just 20 minutes and to die for!

 

Close-up Shot of a Red and a Green Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Pepper

You’ll LOVE this fun twist on classic stuffed peppers! These Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Peppers are packed with an entire BOX of fresh baby spinach and loaded with so much flavor, you’ll forget you’re eating.

 

A Plate of Kale Pesto Zucchini Noodles and Salmon with a Metal Fork

This simple and healthy Kale Pesto Zucchini Noodles and Salmon dinner is ready in just 30 minutes! This zoodles recipe is one of our favorites!

 

Two Pan-Seared Ribeye Steaks Cooking with Butter, Lemon and Rosemary

The perfect steak in just 15 minutes! Pan Seared Ribeye that’s finished off in the oven and topped with homemade Herb Butter that will make you swoon!

 

Two Bowls of Hamburger Minestrone Soup with Two Spoons and a Pile of Saltine Crackers

30-Minute Hamburger Minestrone Soup that’s hastle free, perfectly hearty and absolutely delicious! 

 

The Close-up View of a Spice-Rubbed Cedar Plank Salmon with Strawberry Salsa

Spice Rubbed Cedar Plank Salmon topped with a refreshing Strawberry Salsa. This Salmon is the ultimate summer main dish and definitely a crowd pleaser!

 

A Plate of Garlicky Tomato Basil Shrimp with Zoodles in Front of a Glass of White Wine

Garlicky Tomato-Basil Shrimp with Zoodles is a fresh and healthy, gluten-free summer dinner recipe. Quick, easy and made in 1 skillet!

 

Five Grilled Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps and a Bowl of Sour Cream & Chives

Get game day ready with these healthier low calorie Grilled Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps! All the same great flavor with half the calories!

 

Two Bowls of Vegetarian Curry with Red Peppers

Speedy quick and easy vegetarian curry that requires only six ingredients, and 30 minutes of time.

 

A Bowl of Basil Pesto Pasta with Roasted Vegetables In Front of a Black Background

Basil Pesto Pasta with Roasted Vegetables, a simple kid friendly healthy summer pasta that’s done in 30 minutes!

 

Two White Soup Bowls Full of Chicken Tortilla Soup

This flavorful Chicken Tortilla Soup is loaded with shredded chicken, black beans, corn, and a delicious blend of spices. You’d never guess it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish!

 

A Piece of Dijon Maple Glazed Salmon Topped with Chives

Dijon Maple Glazed Salmon is one of my favorite quick healthy dinner recipes, full of tangy sweet flavor from only 3 ingredients with a whooping 218 calories per serving! A definite must have in your recipe archive!

 

A Large Pot of Honey Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

30 Minute One Pot Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables is the perfect quick weeknight meal that is full of flavor, tender chicken and crisp, fresh vegetables. 

 

Two Moroccan Cauliflower Chickpea Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce on a Baking Sheet

Moroccan Cauliflower Chickpea Pita – done in 35 minutes, filled with spiced roasted vegetables and covered in a creamy Tzatziki Sauce. A meal your family will love and perfect for meatless Monday!

 

A Greek Chicken Gyro Pita Wrap Wrapped in Tinfoil on an Outdoor Table

These quick and easy chicken gyros with Greek feta sauce are so super versatile and great for a speedy lunch or a fuss-free weeknight dinner.

 

A Napkin and a Bowl of Thai Chicken Zucchini Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Zoodles are the star in this easy 15 minute Thai Chicken Zucchini Noodles recipe with Spicy Peanut Sauce – only 363 calories and packed with a punch of flavor!

 

A Buffalo Chicken and Broccoli Bowl Being Drizzled with Buffalo Sauce

This Buffalo Chicken and Broccoli Bowl is fast, easy and flavorful.  Chicken and broccoli in a buffalo sauce, served over cauliflower rice makes a gluten-free, low carb, high protein, paleo and whole 30 friendly meal!

 

An Avocado Caprese Chicken Salad Being Topped with Balsamic Vinaigrette

A Quick Easy Dinner for two, Avocado Caprese Chicken Salad topped with a light Balsamic Vinaigrette. The perfect Salad recipe for summer that only takes 15 minutes!

 

A Collage of Four Easy and Healthy Dinner Recipes

Eight Different Dinners Made in 30 Minutes or Less

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Krista
Hi! I'm the recipe developer and food photographer behind all these easy healthy recipes! I love food, Jesus, morning lattes, and am obsessed with fantasy football!

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25 Responses
  1. Lilly J

    I am a busy mom with 3 kids with limited time to spend on cooking. These 30 minute meals will surely help me a lot to save some time. Saved few recipes for this weekend. Thanks for the greet share.

  2. Amy @ The Blond Cook

    So many great recipes, I can’t decide which one to try first! Thank you for including my Hamburger Minestrone Soup. 🙂

  3. Cassie

    I love all of these recipes, especially the yellow vegetarian curry! There are way too many amazing dishes I have yet to try 🙂

  4. Amy @ The Blond Cook

    All of these look absolutely AMAZING and I can’t decide on which one to try first! Thank you for including one of mine!

  5. Kim Beaulieu

    I love this round up. So many amazing recipes, I want to make every single one. Thanks so much for including my Teriyaki Bowls. Much appreciated. Have a great weekend Krista.

  6. Kristine | Kristine's Kitchen

    This is a delicious round up, Krista! I’m always looking for more healthy, quick dinner recipes so I’ll be looking back to this post often. Thank you for including my salmon and zucchini noodles!

  7. Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    So many goodies that seem like a snap to make! Right now, I’m particularly drooling over the Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken w/ Avocado Salsa 🙂 YUM!

  8. Meghan | Fox and Briar

    What an awesome roundup! I am always looking for quick and healthy meals. Thank you for including my Buffalo Chicken and Broccoli Bowls! Sharing!

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