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Dinner Ideas for Tonight – 20 Healthy 30 Minute Meals

How many times have you thought to yourself, “I really wish I had some dinner ideas for tonight?” Whether you’re preparing dinner on a school night or just trying to save time, quick and easy meals in your cooking arsenal are key. You won’t be skimping on healthy and wholesome ingredients with these recipes either. Check out our list of 2o healthy meals that you can make in 30 minutes or less.

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Another great part about these recipes is that your taste buds will not be bored. There’s soups, salads, zoodles, and a handful of internationally inspired cuisine. You’ll be surprised with just how delicious these meals are and how you’re able to fit them into any busy schedule. Treat your family to something tasty tonight!

Dinner Ideas for Tonight
20 Healthy Meals in 30 Minutes or Less

These delicious healthy dinner recipes are perfect for busy people who want to get fresh, delicious food on the table without taking a million years to do it. From chicken to seafood, there’s something for everyone on this list of easy healthy dinner recipes.

Yellow Bliss Road – Chicken Asparagus Stir Fry

A quick healthy 5-ingredient dish featuring chicken and asparagus. It’s ready in no time, and the ingredients and light sauce makes it a great healthy dinner option.

Yes to Yolks – Yellow Thai Curry with Chicken and Veggies

Another healthy dinner recipe. With chicken, tons of veggies, and a great Asian flavor, it’s like takeout but so much better.

Pinch of Yum – 15 Minute Spicy Shrimp with Pesto Noodles

Featuring shrimp, fresh pesto, and zucchini noodles, this super fast dish is full of flavor and healthy ingredients.

Living Sweet Moments – Cauliflower Fried Rice

Peas, carrots, and corn combine with cauliflower “rice” to make a super healthy version of fried rice that is low on carbs and big on flavor.

Lexi’s Clean Kitchen – Moroccan Chicken Burgers

Burgers meet wraps with this easy, grilled chicken burger recipe. Made with chicken instead of beef and using lettuce for the bun, these burgers are fast and flavorful and so much better for you than traditional burgers.

Our Best Bites – Spicy Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Tons of veggies and a dash of heat from jalapeno make these spicy turkey lettuce wraps a great addition to any recipe rotation. They’re healthy and ready in minutes.

Love Bakes Good Cakes – California Chicken Salad

Mixed greens, strawberries, mandarin oranges, and pecans topped with grilled chicken makes for a perfect family dinner. Top this delicious salad with a balsamic vinaigrette for a light, healthy meal that’s ready in no time flat.

Mom Endeavors – One Pan Baked Salmon and Veggies

A super simple, one pan meal with delicious salmon and classic veggies that even kids love makes a great, healthy meal the entire family will enjoy.

Julie’s Eats and Treats – Cauliflower Rice and Fish Taco Bowls

Cauliflower rice, mango salsa, yogurt sauce, and crispy, grilled mahi-mahi come together to make a delicious, healthier version of fish tacos.

The Healthy Foodie – Tuna Fish Patties and Quick Coleslaw

This easy, healthy dinner will become a family favorite. Tuna patties with olives and red onion are full of flavor, and the easy to make coleslaw is a lighter version that forgoes all the cream for a lighter touch.

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Home Cooking Memories – Quick and Healthy Chicken Enchiladas

Replacing beef with chicken makes these chicken enchiladas healthier but no less flavorful. With a quick prep and cook time, they’re a wonderful addition to any Taco Tuesday.

Life as a Strawberry – Portobello Mushroom Pizzas

Whether you’re vegan or just love mushrooms, you have to try this. This simple recipe is nothing but hearty portobello mushrooms topped with mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, and basil.

Delish Knowledge – Vegan Cauliflower Sandwich

Ciabatta bread smeared with a flavorful romesco sauce and sandwiched around pan-crisped cauliflower make for a vegan sandwich like you’ve never had before.

Cookie and Kate – Vegetarian Soba Noodles

Leave boring greens behind with this easy, soba noodle salad. Featuring edamame, carrots, cabbage, green onions, and bell pepper, it fills your belly with flavor and tons of healthy veggies.

Bless This Mess Please – Healthy 30 Minute Alphabet Soup

With this easy alphabet soup, you’ll finally get veggies into your kids without a fight. Fun pasta letters combine with carrots, corn, peas, and green beans to make eating veggies fun for the kids.

Averie Cooks – Kale, White Bean, and Chicken Soup

This easy recipe only takes 30 minutes to make, but it tastes like it took all day. White beans, chicken, and kale provide tons of nutrition and fiber combined with wonderful flavors anyone will love.

The Healthy Foodie – Quick Chicken Pad Thai

This healthier version of a classic, take out favorite is so good and good for you. Packed with chicken and veggies and featuring those classic rice noodles, it’s a “junk food” feast that’s actually healthy.

The Frugal Food Mama – Italian Style Buddha Bowl

This 15-minute semi-homemade meal is full of veggies and plant-based protein and is so good, everyone – vegan or not – will love it.

Lexi’s Clean Kitchen – Taco Salad

This healthier taco salad features grass-fed beef which is full of omega fatty acids for better health, as well as avocado and cherry tomatoes. It also replaces traditional taco sauce with salsa for less calories and added vitamins.

Primavera Kitchen – Asparagus, Sweet Potato, and Chicken Skillet

This one-pan meal is as healthy as it is tasty. Fresh asparagus meets the smoky sweet flavor of sweet potato and heart-healthy protein source of chicken to create a dish that’s so tasty and healthy, you can’t go wrong.

What’s your favorite healthy meal in 30 minutes or less that you make your family?

If you loved these healthy ideas for a healthy dinner tonight, please let me know! If you have any tasty, healthy dinner options, I’d love to hear about those, as well. Leave me a comment, and let’s chat.


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  1. Jim Robinson says:

    Love these recipes I can’t wait to try them all!
    I would love to share my weight loss secret.
    I hope your readers have as much success as I have!

  2. Ivee says:

    Bookmarking the recipes for future use. I would rather lose my weight before enjoying delicious foods. I still can enjoy my meals though with keto recipes which I found here I literally lose 12 pounds in 3 weeks. The recipes are amazing and mouth-watering. So I can enjoy meals and lose my weight as well! 2 birds in one stone πŸ˜‰

  3. Great recipes! I have tried Vegan Cauliflower Sandwich recipe , it was so delicious and time saving too.Thanks for sharing.

  4. Amy Heffernan says:

    This is a great list!! I have a few saved. Thanks!

  5. Bookmarking for future use. Actually, for use later for dinner. I’m lazy in the kitchen but like to keep myself healthy, so people like me could always use posts like this. πŸ™‚

  6. The yellow curry looks so delicious!

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