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Healthy 30 Minute Meals: 29 Easy Dinner Recipes

healthy 30 minute meals

Survey says, people want healthy 30 minute meals.

Yes, really!

I posted a survey to find out what my readers want. The two most requested items were:

  • meals that are less than 30 minutes to the dinner table and
  • freezer friendly meals

It makes sense, right?

We’re all on the move and want easy and healthy recipes our families will love.

If you’re anything like me, you probably have 20 billion recipes saved in Pinterest, waiting for you to come back and actually cook them.

Well friends, here’s the Cliff Notes version for you!!

Beef – Healthy 30 Minute Meals

Easy One-Pot Sloppy Joe Noodle Skillet from A Spicy Perspective is comfort food all in one pan!

One Pan Cheesy Beef & Tomato Pasta from Yellow Bliss Road is an easy weeknight dinner cooks in one pan and takes less than 30 minutes!

Foil Pack Philly Cheesesteak from Chelsea’s Messy Kitchen are easy to assemble, filling, and delicious! She provides directions for the campfire, grill, or oven!

Seafood/Fish – Healthy 30 Minute Meals

ONE PAN Teriyaki Salmon & Vegetables from Le Creme de la Crumb is a tasty sheet pan dinner and perfect for simple meal prep!

Healthy Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles from Well Plated. It’s an easy, low-carb version of the classic shrimp pasta dish that’s flavorful, quick to make, and so delicious!

15 Minute Wild Cod Piccata from The Gluten Free Homestead doubles down and is ready in not 30, but 15 MINUTES!

Related Posts you may like: 23 Easy Dinner Recipes for Families  and Quick Meal Options for People on the Go!

Pork – Healthy 30 Minute Meals

Easy Pork Stir Fry from This Farm Girl Cooks. It’s Easy. It’s Stir Fry. And it’s Pork. It’s Easy Pork Stir Fry, and it’s a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table in under 30 minutes.

Sausage, Pepper & Rice Skillet from Life Made Simple has smoky kielbasa sizzled with sweet bell pepper, onions and garlic in vibrant tomato sauce. This quick and easy sausage, pepper and rice skillet is downright delicious!

Egg Roll in a Bowl from Peace, Love and Low Carb is quick and easy to prepare and packed with flavor. On the table in under 30 minutes. You can’t beat that! It also reheats well, making it the perfect dish for easy low carb meal prep.

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Chicken – Healthy 30 Minute Meals

One Pan Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli & Rice from The Girl Who Ate Everything is perfect for a busy weeknight. Only one dish to clean for this satisfying and easy dinner!

Quick & Easy Chicken Parmesan Skillet is a hearty and delicious meal ready in under 30 minutes!

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BBQ Chicken Tostadas from Cupcakes and Kale Chips has an amazingly easy recipe. Pick up a rotisserie chicken from the store, use up leftovers, or even make a new batch in your slow cooker to make this easy dinner recipe the family will love.

Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken from I Heart Eating makes a quick weeknight dinner and is great for meal prep! One pan and you’re done!

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken from Life Made Sweeter is super simple and the chicken cooks up tender, juicy and full of flavor. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, there are also stovetop instructions! Serve with roasted asparagus, broccoli, zucchini, green beans, cauliflower or your favorite vegetable.

Hint: Frozen veggies should be your best friend when it comes to easy weeknight meals!

Chicken Parmesan Sliders from This Farm Girl Cooks. These are seriously good. I loved them, the kids loved them. I love a happy ending! In addition, they also make an awesome freezer meal. Make a double batch of the slider mixture. Cook one batch for now and freeze the other for later!


These Mediterranean Chopped Salad Pitas from She Likes Food are perfect for a quick, easy and healthy lunch that requires no cooking at all!

Grilled Zucchini Pizza Slices from Kayln’s Kitchen are a healthier low-carb and gluten-free pizza option that just might satisfy that pizza craving! Leave off the pepperoni for a Meatless Monday meal.

Vegetable Lo Mein from Savor + Savory is a great way to enjoy your favorite takeout dish with this vegetable lo mein recipe. This veggie packed 25 minute meal will become a family favorite!

Give this Black Bean Tacos Recipe a try! It’s ready in about 15 minutes – Yes!!

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