30 Minute Healthy Meals

Delicious 30 minute healthy meals, a collection of recipes that are quick and easy to make. They cater for all tastes and life styles, and are worth a try.

Delicious 30 minute healthy meals, a collection of recipes that are quick and easy to make. They cater for all tastes and life styles, and are worth a try.

It may not sound achievable, but trust me, it is. I know how hectic evenings can be, as a mum of two toddlers, free time is a thing of the past.

I simply cannot afford to spend too long in the kitchen, although l would love too, so l have to be practical and wise about cooking quick and nutritious food. So a 30 minute quick healthy dinner is a must in my house.

Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or a hard core meat fan, there is plenty to choose from. My recipes are easy, and you really do not need to be an experienced cook in order to get these dishes on the table. Just follow the instructions and enjoy, they really are yummy!

Meat-based 30-Minute Healthy Dinners

Chicken Alfredo Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach– perfect for a quick midweek meal, it doesn’t just fill hungry tummies, but it also pampers your taste buds.

Rich and  creamy alfredo sauce, tender garlicky chicken and nutritious sun-dried tomatoes and spinach; this it dinner taken to the very next level.

Overhead shoot of a black plate with pasta, a fork on the side and spinach leaves

 

Healthy Chinese Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry  – the perfect choice if time is short, but you don’t want to compromise on taste. Healthy, easy to make, and delicious, what a winner!

Overhead shoot of a white plate with Chinese Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry with Rice

 

Indian Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe – a delicious curry recipe that is super easy to make, yet aromatic and so comforting. Who needs to spend money on a take-away when you can make it at home?

Oveerhead shot of dish of Indian chicken tikka masala with pitta bread on the side

 

Easy Bacon Carbonara Pasta Recipe – if you like pasta, you will love this classic Italian dish. No cream, no complicated sauces, just the real deal. Just one portion won’t be enough, that’s for sure.

Overhead shot of a white plate with bacon carbonara pasta

 

Easy Pasta with Shrimp and Spinach – ideal for a midweek dinner when time is ever so precious. Flavourful, filling, and so garlicky. If you like prawns, this is a recipe for you.

Overhead shoot of a white plate with shrimp alfredo pasta

 

Healthy Chicken Fajitas– make a lovely light super healthy supper that is ready in no time. Forget about diet books or expensive meals, eating the right food to keep yourself happy has never been easier. Mexican food is so popular all over the world, and this dish must be one of the favourite.

Overhead shot of a pan of Mexican Chicken Fajitas

 

Spicy Shrimp Stir-Fry with Noodles – with courgettes and red peppers, a delicious Asian dish bursting with the most amazing flavours. This recipe is ready in well under 30 minutes.

A white plate with shrimp stir fry and noodles and chop sticks on the side

 

Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken with Vegetables– a tasty dish ready in about 15 minutes. So much better and a lot healthier than any take away. Serve it with rice or noodles for a truly Asian feast.

Overhead shot of a white plate of sweet and sour chicken

 

Easy Chicken Korma Recipe – one of the most delicious Indian curry recipes. The coconut milk and ground almonds bring so much flavour to this dish, making it a favourite recipe for a family dinner.

Overhead shot of a black plate of chicken korma and rice garnished with parsley

 

Grilled Chicken Avocado Wrap (Low Carb, High Protein) – makes a super healthy and delicious meal, especially when time is short and preparing a big meal is not an option. Also a great choice when you are on the go; save yourself a few good pounds you would otherwise spend on a not-that-great bought sandwich, this wrap is sheer goodness.

Grilled chicken, avocado wrap

 

30-Minute Easy Coconut Shrimp Curry – a super quick and easy recipe that is low carb and gluten free. It’s packed with fantastic flavours, and it’s definitely one of my favourite comfort food recipes.

Overhead shoot of a bowl of coconut shrimp curry, a small bowl of rice and a sprig of fresh parsley

 

15- Minute Salmon Pasta Carbonara – a quick and easy midweek recipe that is ready in 15 minutes. You only need a few simple ingredients to make a spectacular dinner.

Overhead shoot of a light blue plate with salmon pasta

 

Easy One-Pot Chicken Goulash – a delicious one-pot meal that is ready in 30 minutes. Packed with great flavours, this stew makes a great comfort food for the whole family.

Overhead shoot of a white plate with chicken goulash over bulgur wheat, and a pot of goulash at the top

 

Easy Moroccan Chicken Tagine – a delicious meal that is ready in only 30 minutes. It has a great range of flavours and textures, and it’s superbly hearty and filling. Serve it with couscous for the best exotic experience.

Overhead shoot of a pot with moroccan chicken tagine

 

Healthy Chinese Orange Chicken Recipe – one of my top 10 Chinese dishes that l could have any time. Tender chicken coated in a zesty orange sauce and garnished with spring onions. Ready in well under 15 minutes. Serve it with rice, and you have the most delicious dinner recipe.

Overhead shoot of a black plate with orange chicken and rice

 

Vegetarian and Vegan 30-Minute Healthy Recipes

 

Stuffed Pasta Shells with Spinach and Ricotta -a delicious vegetarian dinner that is ready in about 30 minutes. Super easy to make, with only a few ingredients.

Overhead shot of a white plate with 5 stuffed pasta shells

Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Stew – Warm, comforting and filling, vegetarian and vegan friendly. Such a great recipe that costs so little, yet you get so much goodness.

Butternut squash and sweet potato stew

 

15-Minute Japanese Miso Udon Noodle Soup -a simple recipe packed with amazing flavours. And you have your meal ready in less than 15 minutes; it can’t get any better than that. A vegan-friendly recipe.

A black bowl of Japanese Undon Noodle Soup with Miso

15-Minute Chinese Sesame Noodles Recipe -a delicious and healthy Chinese recipe that is ready in about 15 minutes. The quickest and easiest vegetarian dinner for busy families.

A white bowl of sesame noodles with chopsticks pulling noodles out of the bowl

30-Minute Vegan Chickpea Stew -a delicious midweek meal that is ready in only 30 minutes. Super nutritious, low in calories, and gluten free, this stew goes well with the whole family.

Overhead shoot of a white plate with chickpea stew

Mushroom Stir Fry With Rice – my favourite recipe when l want something nutritious and delicious without spending too much time in the kitchen. A great under 30 minute dinner idea. Vegetarian and vegan friendly.

Mushroom pepper stir fry with rice

 

One-Pan Quorn Chicken Style Recipe with Vegetables – a light vegetarian meal for everyone to enjoy. It might not have meat in it, but it certainly is filling and flavourful.

The pesto works so well with the quorn, while the asparagus, tomatoes and peppers bring a nice colour and crunch. The dish can be made vegan by replacing the regular pesto, which usually has parmesan in it, with a dairy-free version.

One-pan pesto quorn meat free pieces with veggies

 

Broccoli Tofu Stir Fry with Basmati Rice– a delicious under 30-minute dinner that is vegan and gluten free. Satisfying, packed with all the nature’s goodness and super easy to make, this is perfect if you want a meat-free meal that is light, nutritious and delicious.

A blue bowl with tofu and broccoli stir fry, and a pair of red chopsticks on the side

 

 

 

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Jodi @ Create Kids Club
    May 1, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    I LOVE quick dinner ideas and these all look amazing! The only problem is deciding which one to make first!

  • Reply
    Pam
    May 1, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    I love meals that can be made in 30 minutes or less. That spaghetti carbonara sounds delicious.

  • Reply
    Amanda
    May 1, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    I am always looking for quick meals for those days (like every day) when I’m so busy that I don’t even realize it is supper time!

  • Reply
    Christine McMichael
    May 2, 2017 at 2:58 am

    30 Minute Dinner are LIFE, haha! They’re seriously my favorite thing. This list sounds amazing!

  • Reply
    Adriana Lopez Martn
    May 2, 2017 at 5:55 am

    wow many good dishes I like personally the chicken tikka and all the pasta dishes. Nice options now let’s cook!

  • Reply
    erin @ th
    May 2, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    After substituting the shrimp for chicken, there’s not a single recipe I wouldn’t enjoy on this list. Great job creating this list.

  • Reply
    valmg @ From Val's Kitchen
    May 2, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Those all sounds like great choices for a busy night. I’d go for the Spaghetti Carbonara first, it’s one of my favorites.

  • Reply
    Veena Azmanov
    May 2, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Oh such an amazing round up. So colorful and so pretty – now if I had one of those cooked for me on Mother’s Day – would be so such a treat..

  • Reply
    ManilaSpoon
    May 2, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    I love the variety you have here and the fact that it caters to everyone’s and anyone’s dietary preferences! I am certainly keen on the shrimp and noodles! 🙂

  • Reply
    Amy
    May 2, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    So many fantastic choices here! I love the variety of flavors you have!

  • Reply
    Traditionallymodernfood
    May 2, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Quick dinner recipes are something I always look for. You have such a great collection I am so confused to pick one
    favorite

  • Reply
    Dene' V. Alexander
    May 2, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    What a fabulous spread you have here! Would love to try all of these, even the vegetarian options!! Yummmmyyyyy

  • Reply
    Donna
    May 3, 2017 at 3:50 am

    Oh I am pinning this! With baby number 3 just arrived I am in desperate need of quick and easy dinner options during the week! Thanks for sharing

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      May 3, 2017 at 8:24 am

      I hear you! It’s never easy looking after a newborn and cooking for the rest of the family. Multitasking at its best!

  • Reply
    Sandhya Ramakrishnan
    May 3, 2017 at 3:55 am

    This is a great list to have for busy nights. What an awesome collection and each and every dish is mouthwatering.

  • Reply
    Molly Kumar
    May 3, 2017 at 7:03 am

    They all sound equally delicious and it’s going to be so hard to picking the first one to try. I’d probably try the Mexican Chicken Fajita the first 😉

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