11 Fast & Fresh Steak Recipes That Fit Your Healthy Meal Plan

grilled T- bone steak sliced with grilled peaches

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You don't have to wait for a special occasion or go to a steakhouse to have steak for dinner. These fast and easy steak recipes all take 50 minutes or less to prepare, so you can spend less time in the kitchen (or hovering over the grill) and more time savoring your healthy steak recipe. All of these meals use fresh fruits and veggies to make them healthier than restaurant fare.

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Mediterranean Flat Iron Steaks

Mediterranean Flat-Iron Steaks
Andy Lyons

Freshen up your next steak night with Mediterranean flavors. Season your steak with rosemary and serve with fresh kale, grape tomatoes, and green olives to bring home a taste of Southern Europe. Best of all, preparing this healthy steak salad only requires 30 minutes of effort.

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Beet Noodle Bowls with Steak and Chimichurri

Beet Noodle Bowls with Steak and Chimichurri
Blaine Moats

Taste the rainbow (the produce rainbow) with this healthy flank steak recipe. Trendy, earthy beet noodles accent the peppery arugula, tart oranges, salty walnuts, and savory broiled steak. Instead of dressing, these vibrant, healthy steak salads are best served with a side of parsley- and oregano-laced chimichurri.

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Quick Skillet Steaks with Mushrooms

Quick Skillet Steaks with Mushrooms
Jason Donnelly

This healthy steak recipe with red wine sauce tastes like it came from a fancy steakhouse. Truth is, you can make it yourself in just 30 minutes. For the best flavor, build your sauce on a foundation of fresh mushrooms, pearl onions, and garlic. Then add wine, beef broth, and flour to the sauce to make it thicker (almost like gravy). You'll be scraping the plate for every last drop.

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Ribeye Steaks and Peaches

Ribeye Steaks & Peaches
Buff Strickland

Fresh peaches are a summery and sweet addition to this steak dinner. A quick turn on the grill makes them extra juicy and infuses them with mild smokiness while caramelizing the natural sugars. Serve with spice-rubbed ribeye steaks (and a side of veggies for added nutrition), then watch as this fast and easy steak dish disappears.

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Thai Rice Noodle and Grilled Steak Salad

Thai Rice Noodle & Grilled Steak Salad
Andy Lyons

Noodles and veggies and steak, oh, my! This healthy steak salad features fresh basil and mint leaves to brighten the marinated flank steak. If possible, plan ahead to marinate the steak overnight; that way, each ounce will be infused with loads of Asian flavor. But if you're craving this bowl full of carrots, cucumbers, noodles, and steak tonight, the entire healthy steak dinner can be on your table in less than an hour.

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Steak and Tomatoes on Toast

Steak and Tomatoes
Matthew Clark

Skillet-cook flank steak and tomatoes, toast ciabatta bread in your oven, then stack them all together for an open-face sandwich. To complete the meal, serve with a side salad to add an extra dose of veggies, or fresh fruit to add a fourth food group (the recipe already covers vegetables, grains, and protein).

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Seared Steak and Peppers with Cilantro Chimichurri

Seared Steak and Peppers with Cilantro Chimichurri
Andy Lyons

We can pretend that flank steak is the star of the show in this one-skillet dinner, but it's really all about the pan-roasted peppers. Two fresh poblano peppers, a yellow sweet pepper, and a fresh jalapeño give the fresh steak entrée plenty of heat. To give each bite a little extra pop, spoon an ample amount of cilantro chimichurri sauce.

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Flank Steak and Plum Salad with Creamy Chimichurri Dressing

Flank Steak and Plum Salad
Andy Lyons

Want a dinner that screams, "FRESH?" Start by grilling sweet onions and cumin-spiced flank steak, and finish by piling your plate high with baby greens and ripe plums. Top with a homemade chimichurri dressing and no one at your table will be able to resist the allure of this healthy steak salad.

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Skewered Steak and Veggies

Skewered Steak and vegetables
Andy Lyons

No need to cook your veggies separately. By cubing your steak, you can grill it alongside fresh zucchini slices and tangy red onion. Serve with a creamy tarragon sauce, and these fast steak and vegetable kabobs will quickly become the highlight of your barbecue. A hint of acid is the ideal complement to the succulent steak, so pop a lemon wedge on each skewer, then squeeze over your kabobs before digging in.

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Greek Flat Iron Steaks

Greek Flat Iron Steaks
Andy Lyons

It's not just the feta cheese that makes us dream of Greece when we cut into these flat iron steaks, though it certainly helps. The combination of rosemary, lemon peel, fresh grape tomatoes, and green olives used to season and garnish this healthy steak all lend those Mediterranean flavors. Lucky for us, the trip from the pantry to Greek dinner winner takes only 25 minutes.

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Balsamic-Glazed Flank Steak with Fall Fruit Salsa

Balsamic Glazed flank Steak with Fall Fruit Salsa
Kritsada Panichgul

You won't find any tomatoes or cilantro in this salsa, just juicy fall fruits like fresh-picked apples, pears, and dried cranberries. With a flavorful garnish like this, all your fast and easy steak recipe needs are a few brushes of balsamic vinegar after it comes out of the broiler. This fall dish was made with busy weeknights in mind and can go from fridge to serving platter in just 20 minutes.

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