30 Clean-Eating Dinner Recipe Ideas You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less
You have a ton on your plate these days. On top of being a total girl boss, you're trying to start a new fitness routine and stay healthy, all while getting dinner on the table quickly. Accomplishing it all may seem like an impossible feat, but with the help of healthy slow-cooker recipes and quick clean meals, the execution is a piece of low-carb cake. To simplify it even further, we've gathered clean-eating recipes that will keep you healthy and get you out of your dinner rut once and for all. Get your Pinterest board ready, and keep reading to make your wholesome grocery list.
Going keto is one way to really cut your carbs, but that doesn't mean you have to give up all of your guilty pleasures. This recipe lets you keep Taco Tuesday alive, even on this specialty diet. (via Brit + Co)
From a frozen state, fish only takes 5 minutes to pressure-cook. From there, it's just about adding the sauce and serving with rice, which you can sub out for brown rice or riced cauliflower. (via Brit + Co)
They don't call pork chops the other white meat for nothing. When you grow tired of chicken night after night, these Mediterranean chops will revive your love for healthy eating. (via Skinnytaste)
Sheet pan meals are essential in your weeknight recipe repertoire. You have to consider cleaning time as well as cooking time, and this dish has the minimal amount of each. (via Chelsea's Messy Apron)
Swapping zoodles for regular noodles is the easiest way to lighten up a meal. Try it with this chicken soup, and you won't miss the carbs one bit. (via Brit + Co)
Why not make your burrito naked? Nix the chemical-laden flour tortilla and instead, make a burrito bowl with all of your favorite toppings. (via I Heart Nap Time)
You can't go wrong when it comes to salmon. It's buttery, quick-cooking, and full of healthy fats. Simply cover with mustard and coat with breadcrumbs and herbs before baking on high heat. (via Peas and Crayons)
Clean dinners that you can also serve on date night are hard to come by. Pair this spicy shrimp with a glass of red wine, and the two of you definitely won't feel deprived. (via Pinch of Yum)
This stuffed-pepper-meets-taco hybrid is calling your name. You can even prep these ahead of time and have them ready to pop in the oven when you get home. (via Peas and Crayons)
No one said you have to give up pasta to eat clean. Go for a gluten-free quinoa penne and you can have your fix whenever you want. (via The Healthy Maven)
Even the pickiest of kids (or adults) will love this Mexican-inspired skillet. Throw a bit of shredded cheese on top and you can get them to eat just about anything. (via Jessica in the Kitchen)
Soup's on! Even if you think you have nothing to make for dinner, you probably have all the ingredients you need to prepare a comforting pot of healthy turkey and corn chowder. (via Diethood)
Chicken thighs are a little fattier than breasts, which makes them sear exceptionally well when pan-frying. Plus, the dark meat complements garlic and Parmesan in a way that white meat never could. (via Joyful Healthy Eats)
Technically this is a side dish, but if you love mushrooms, you can easily make this into your main meal. Hearty, healthy, and full of that irresistible herby and woody flavor, it's practically foolproof. (via Damn Delicious)
Rich in heart-healthy fats, salmon is on our menu at least once a week. It's cooked in foil, so you don't have to worry about the marinade scorching any of your pans. (via Damn Delicious)
Pack in the protein by combining harissa-marinated shrimp and chickpeas into one dish. A sauce made with fresh dill and fire-roasted tomatoes adds even more flavor. (via Brit + Co)
Made with plantains, tomato, tofu, and peanut butter, this curry is full of energizing plant-based protein. (via Connoisseurus Veg)
Healthy, fast meals don't only mean salad. You can have a warm and cozy bowl of soup packed with good-for-you ingredients in just 30 minutes too. (via Hello Veggie)
A hearty purée of cauliflower makes this soup satisfying enough to keep you full, even though it doesn't contain any meat. (via Connoisseurus Veg)
Quick-cooking pork tenderloin is lean and juicy, and paired with tart cranberries and fresh green beans it makes for an exciting dinner. (via The Recipe Critic)
A Moroccan spice blend and squeeze of fresh lemon add some intrigue to a simple pan of chickpeas, sweet potatoes, and bell pepper. (via Sweet Peas and Saffron)
Fill your cast iron skillet with sweet potatoes, kale, and chicken, then flavor with a sprinkle of crumbled feta cheese and fresh chopped herbs. Serve with a pan of cooked whole grains if you're extra hungry. (via Well Plated)
Chicken is the ultimate protein when it comes to healthy and fast meals. Pair it with lemon-pepper seasoning, asparagus, and honey butter, and you'll have a staple recipe that's ready in a flash. (via Pinch of Yum)
So flavorful and nutritious, this delicious soup recipe is both tasty AF and budget-friendly! (via Brit + Co)
Sub some crunchy lettuce for the carb-heavy bun and voila! Now you can enjoy juicy, budget-friendly burgers guilt-free. (via Brit + Co)
If you love your zoodles and spaghetti squash than this is the crispy and ultra-cheesy — and clean!! — recipe for you. (via Brit + Co)
Asparagus and mozzarella are truly a match made in food heaven. Stoke out your roommates, your beau, or yourself (!!) with cheese-smothered, asparagus deliciousness. (via Brit + Co)
Are you vegan and on a food shopping on a shoestring? Even if you're a meat-loving maniac, this simple-to-make recipe will satisfy your craving, quickly and affordably. (via Brit + Co)
Nom, nom, nom! If it were up to us we'd eat pesto with every meal. This simple stew recipe will deliver the time-saving flavor you need while saving you a few bucks, too. (via Brit + Co)
Yet another salmon recipe we're all about. Enjoy this nutty recipe that features the tender pink fish and hearty walnuts — a tasty and affordable combo that's easy to make any night of the week. (via Brit + Co)
This article has been updated from a post previously published on June 2019.
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