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25-Minute Healthy Dinner Recipes

Eating healthy doesn't mean spending hours in the kitchen. You can please your schedule and your waistline with these healthy dinner ideas. Each low-calorie recipe takes 25 minutes or less to make.


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    • Gnocchi with Creamy Tomato Sauce

      Want comfort food in half the time? Try the wholesome combination of potato gnocchi, hearty button mushrooms, and creamy ricotta. Dinner's on the table in just 23 minutes.

    • Lemon-Dill Shrimp and Pasta

      A light duo of shrimp and spinach is a great way to fill up on protein and iron. Flavored with citrus and the tang of dill, it's an elegant, delicious dinner that won't take all afternoon.

    • Soba Noodles with Spring Vegetables

      Using Japanese soba noodles means less carbohydrate and more protein. Their nutty flavor pairs perfectly with fresh spring produce like snap peas and radishes.

    • Cumin-Crusted Veggie Burgers with Pineapple

      Transform an everyday veggie burger with smoky ground cumin and grilled-pineapple salsa. Wrap it up in a warm pita for dinner in 20 minutes.

    • Sweet Potato Hash

      Fill up on Southwest flavor with a salad that's as quick as it is colorful. Tender sweet potatoes form the base for fresh salsa, avocado, and nutrient-rich black beans.

    • How to Bake Salmon

      Salmon is a fast and easy dinner option, and it's a great source of omega-3s for your diet. Follow this video for tender, flaky salmon every time.

    • Minestrone

      Veggie-filled minestrone is an easy option for any night of the week. Low-sodium broth and protein-packed garbanzo beans keep this Italian favorite on the healthy side.

    • California Tuna Parmesan

      This restaurant-worthy dinner is ready in just 20 minutes. Seared and served with sweet baby greens and crisp roasted asparagus, lean tuna is a deliciously healthy choice.

    • Gorgeous George Burger

      Choose soy burgers over beef for all the flavor without all the fat. Top with tasty ingredients like grilled pineapple, melty cheese, and crunchy lettuce

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      Chickpea Salad with Grilled Pita

      A light homemade vinaigrette enhances the Mediterranean flavors in this simple salad. Fresh mint and thinly sliced tomatoes complement heartier ingredients like garbanzo beans and warm grilled pita bread.

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      Greek Seasoned Pork with Lemon Couscous

      Spice up the mild flavor of pork with Greek seasoning, a splash of lemon, and roasted garlic. Pile on sauteed eggplant and red onions for a lean but lavish dinner.

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      Tangy Chicken Salad

      Eat this dish three ways: Scoop it onto toast for a nourishing breakfast on the go, top a mixed-greens salad with a generous serving for lunch, or create a lettuce wrap for a light dinner.

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      Chipotle Pork Chili

      This one-pan recipe is sure to please everyone at the table. Make it mild or spicy, according to your taste, by adjusting the amount of chipotle pepper.

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      Fajita Ranch Chicken Wraps

      This dish packs more kick than your average wrap with the addition of chili powder. The four servings are ready in just 20 minutes, and each is packed with 25 grams of protein.

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      Pork Loin with Parsnips and Pears

      A lush sauce made with pear nectar and Pickapeppa sauce brings new decadence to a pork dinner. Add a little crunch with sauteed parsnips.

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      Sunday Dinner Stew

      Take advantage of a lazy Sunday and keep your dinner simple. This homestyle stew recipe has all the healthy veggies you love, and it's ready in just 25 minutes. Heating the potatoes and carrots in the microwave helps them cook faster, giving you more time to enjoy.

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      Seared Shrimp Salad with Wok Dressing

      Wok-seared coconut shrimp, julienned radishes, and sweet butter lettuce get dressed up in a complex blend of Asian-inspired flavors. The dressing—a mixture of spicy, sweet, and salty—could work on a variety of salads and slaws.

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      Asian-Style Chicken Pasta

      This delicious stir-fried dish can be served hot or cold. Toss fresh vegetables and chicken in a tangy Asian sauce for a quick and tasty meal any day of the week. For extra nutrition, try using buckwheat noodles.

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      Peppered Steaks with Asiago Cheese

      A little Asiago cheese on top makes these steaks extra indulgent. Combine with savory mushrooms for a dinner your family will love.

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      Farfalle with Mushrooms and Spinach

      This vegetarian dish is surprisingly hearty, with chunks of mushrooms and a generous portion of Parmesan cheese.

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      Chicken with Orzo

      Dinner shouldn't be a chore. Four simple ingredients, one pan, and 20 minutes in the kitchen—now that's a recipe that can make you smile.

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      Northwest Roasted Halibut

      Flaky fish, crunchy hazelnuts, and a sweet berry sauce combine in a beautiful dinner that's healthy, too.

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      Blackened Chicken with Avocado Salsa

      The best part about this recipe is the salsa. Full of heart-healthy ingredients such as avocado and papaya, the versatile relish can be spooned over fish or pork as well.

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      Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Salsa Sandwich

      Cilantro, jalapeno peppers, and lime add a unique, heart-healthy twist to this traditional favorite. Make these wraps when you're in a hurry, and enjoy a meal without making a mess in the kitchen.

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