Quick and Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes

With 30 minutes, you have enough time to make a healthy dinner that's tasty, too. Our quick and healthy recipes are a snap to make, and each easy recipe features lean protein with creative ways to cook fruits and vegetables so the whole family will eat them. With delicious ideas for easy chicken recipes, healthy salads, and quick stir-fries, these simple recipes make meal planning a cinch.


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    • Pork and Potatoes with Minted Yogurt

      Give the homey duo -- pork and potatoes -- a trendy twist with minted yogurt. The hip (and healthy) sauce is made using plain Greek yogurt, cucumber, and lemon. Yum!


    • Zucchini Ribbons Pasta and Arugula

      Reduce carbs in your pasta dinner by combining traditional fettuccine noodles with thinly sliced zucchini ribbons. This al dente dinner calls for slightly punchy pepperoncini and peppery arugula for loads of flavor without adding empty calories. Add meat, beans, or eggs to amp up the protein.


    • Basil Halibut with Jalapeno Butter

      Warning: Things are about to get real toasty. Butter-seared jalapenos give flaky, iron-rich halibut an undeniable kick. Use a light butter to help cut down on calories and fat. 


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    • Chiffonade Basil: It's Easier Thank You Think

      See how to slice basil like a pro to add a fresh, flavorful garnish to your meal without adding empty calories or sodium.

    • Orange Asparagus and Calamari

      Seafood and citrus just go together. Stir the coastal duo into chopped asparagus for a (seemingly) fancy, vitamin-rich dinner. A final squeeze of orange keeps things fruity and fresh. 


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    • Lemon-Thyme Roasted Chicken with Fingerlings

      Healthy doesn't have to mean boring. This garlic-sizzled lemon chicken is zippy, high in protein, and only 255 calories. Did we mention it's served with roasted potatoes?


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    • Greens, Cannellini Beans, and Andouille Sausage Pan Stew

      Thanks to reduced-sodium chicken broth and chicken sausage, this stew is healthier than it sounds! Cannellini beans give it an even bigger protein boost and a dose of fiber, while onions add tender crunch.


    • Feta-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

      If sauteed chicken breast is your go-to easy recipe for dinner, take it to the next level with a creamy cheese stuffing. Crumbled feta teams up with sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil to upgrade your dinner in less than a half hour.

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    • No-Fail Chicken Dinner

      Dig the chicken breasts out of the freezer! Our simple recipe takes only 20 minutes to bake. Saute some veggies while it's cooking, and you have a healthy meal in under 30 minutes.

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      Fajita-Style Beef Tacos

      Beef up your tacos with fiery sirloin steak, subtly sweet onions, and refreshing mango. Add orange and red sweet peppers to bring extra crunch and color to this quick and simple recipe.

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      Chicken Meatball Noodle Bowl

      The next time you crave takeout, try our rice-noodle bowl, complete with juicy ginger-spiced chicken meatballs and a refreshing shredded salad. This low-cal, easy recipe is ready in under 25 minutes, which is probably faster than delivery.

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      Healthy In a Hurry

      Make a wholesome dinner in a flash with our best fast and healthy recipes. You'll find all the nutritious slow cooker, skillet and 5-ingredient meals you need in this digital cookbook.

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      Herb-Crusted Cod with Cauliflower Mash

      Cod is a tasty way to get omega-3 fatty acids and mix up your dinner routine. Our simple 30-minute recipe features crunchy dill-and-panko bread crumbs with creamy potato-and-cauliflower mash on the side.

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      Turkey Steaks with Spinach, Pears, and Blue Cheese

      Ready for a sophisticated dinner idea that’s good for you, too? Try our sage-rubbed turkey steaks with crumbled blue cheese. A side of warm, buttery pears and spinach ensures plenty of vitamins and delicious flavor in this quick and easy turkey recipe.

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      Jerk Chicken and Slaw

      Spiced jerk chicken pairs with tangy cabbage and pineapple slaw for a taste of Jamaica that's so easy to make. Chop the slaw ingredients while the chicken cooks for a healthy dinner in 20 minutes.

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      Asian Pork Skillet

      Delicious and easy? Our saucy Asian pork recipe makes it possible. Start with ramen noodles and add fresh veggies, tender pork, and a dab of rich hoisin sauce for a flavorful dinner idea that's ready in just 20 minutes.

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      Orange-and-Watercress Salad with Chicken

      Add some kick to your salad with the bold flavor of watercress. The sproutlike leaf is filled with vitamins, and its spicy flavor blends deliciously with tangy oranges and salty feta in this easy recipe.

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      Fajita-Ranch Chicken Wraps

      Roll chicken, peppers, and cheese into tortillas for a fresh and easy chicken dinner. With a bit of ranch and some easy-to-make salsa, this dish is flavorful and low in fat. Use purchased salsa to get dinner on the table even faster.

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      Scallops and Spinach with Pomegranate Glaze

      Coriander-spiced pomegranate glaze adds a sweet and spicy zip to this savory scallop recipe. For a vitamin-rich base, toss spinach in the skillet for one to two minutes.

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      Superfoods Salad

      Our fresh and healthful salad recipe features plenty of health-boosting ingredients like antioxidant-rich berries and iron-packed spinach. Goat cheese and lean chicken add heartiness to this easy recipe.

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      Pasta with Garbanzo Beans

      Heart-healthy fresh tomatoes and garbanzo beans give this quick and easy recipe extraordinary flavor. The beans, cheese, and whole wheat pasta amp up the protein to make a great vegetarian dinner recipe.

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      Lemon-Pepper Tuna

      Omega-3-rich tuna, whole wheat couscous, and fresh veggies create an easy recipe that's low-fat and loaded with fiber and protein. A savory-sweet combo of sauces punches up the flavor of the basic tuna steak.

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      Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Citrus Dressing

      Yes, you can make a fresh, chicken-topped salad with a homemade dressing in just 30 minutes. This sweet, simple recipe is loaded with heart-healthy potassium thanks to spinach and strawberries.

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      Scallops with Orange and Honey

      This sweet scallop recipe works well with shrimp or fish, too. If using fish, choose fillets of a firm-flesh fish such as bass or orange roughy; cut fillets into thumb-size pieces for quick cooking to get this healthy recipe on the table in less than 30 minutes.

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      Pulled-Chicken Sandwiches

      Whip up some tasty barbecue sauce with our super healthy and simple recipe. Not only is prep a snap, but the sandwiches are low in fat and a great source of protein.

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      Cheesy Red Pepper Pizza

      This classic pizza recipe is stacked high with veggies -- roma tomatoes, spinach, and peppers. Thanks to purchased pizza dough, you'll be enjoying a healthy pizza recipe in about 30 minutes.

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      Chicken Piccata

      The classic Italian favorite has been transformed into a healthy, low-fat recipe by omitting the typical carb-laden breading. This chicken recipe gets loads of flavor from lemon, capers, and fresh parsley.

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      Turkey Stroganoff

      Make classic comfort food on a heart-healthy diet with this quick and easy turkey recipe featuring broccoli florets and whole wheat noodles topped with tangy light sour cream.

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      Maple-Thyme Pork Chops

      Snappy pecans tossed in a light syrup add sweetness to plain-Jane pork chops. You'll need just 20 minutes to make this scrumptious and simple dinner recipe.

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      Southwest Chicken Skillet

      This new family favorite features chicken breasts, veggies, and beans. Kick the delicious and easy recipe up a notch with salt-free chipotle-flavor seasoning and bottled salsa.

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      Red Beans and Rice Burgers

      Make four heart-healthy vegetarian burgers in 30 minutes with this easy recipe that's got it all: no cholesterol, little fat, and loads of fiber and flavor.

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      Macaroni and Cheese

      Ooey-gooey macaroni and cheese gets a healthy boost when you toss in mixed vegetables and use reduced-fat cheese. Our made-from-scratch healthy dinner recipe takes just 30 minutes.

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      Honey-Ginger Crusted Chicken

      Honey, orange juice, and ginger give this "fried" chicken an updated flavor. This chicken recipe has all the crisp, crunchy texture of fried chicken without all the calories and fat.

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      Lamb with Two-Pepper Bulgur

      Bulgur, made from steamed, dried, and crushed wheat kernels, brings a nutty flavor to lamb chops. This seven-ingredient, simple dish is ready in about 25 minutes.

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      Whole Wheat Tortellini with Broccoli

      Pasta salad just got real. Three-cheese tortellini, Kalamata olives, and vitamin-bursting cherry tomatoes create a Mediterranean bowl so good, you'd never guess it was low-cal. 


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      Speedy Soups & Stews

      On a cool fall or winter evening, or even in the middle of summer when you need a comforting meal, nothing hits the spot like a cozy soup recipe. When you don't have hours to spend letting flavors simmer together, turn to one of these quick soup recipes. From hearty chili to creamy chowder, we show you how to make delicious soups and stews in minutes.
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