15 Healthy 30-Minute Meals For Busy Days

If you have to juggle a busy work schedule and family life, the last thing on your mind is spending your free time in the kitchen. But don’t grab that takeout menu just yet because you can still make healthy, delicious meals with minimal time and effort. These fifteen quick and easy recipes are made with natural ingredients to give you the nutrition you need and the taste you crave, even on a tight schedule.

1. Chinese Style Sheet Pan Cod

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If you’re in the mood for some Asian flavors, this Chinese Style Sheet Pan Cod takes just 25 minutes to make. Enjoy it over brown rice with veggies for a filling and nutritious meal.

2. Chili Mac

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A good bowl of Chili Mac is a no-brainer when you only have half an hour to spare. All done in one pan, it’s a true comfort food that will fill your bellies with only the good stuff.

3. Lemon Salmon

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Lemon Salmon is a super simple dish to make and gives you great flavor every time. It’s a simple flavor combo that pairs well with green and veggies of any kind.

4. Orzo Salad With Pesto

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Orzo Salad With Pesto is a delicious meal that comes together quickly. Everyone will want a second helping of this, promise.

5. White Bean Soup

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This White Bean Soup is perfect any time of year. Serve with some rustic garlic bread or even a sandwich for a complete meal.

6. Easy Tuna Wrap

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Fast and easy meals don’t come together much quicker than a wrap. Especially when all you have to do is crack open a can of tuna. These Easy Tuna Wraps are filling and totally delicious.

7. Supreme Pizza

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You may think that making pizza is a lengthy process. But it becomes a super quick meal when you use pita bread. Try making this Supreme Pizza and see what I mean.

8. Healthy Sloppy Joes

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Sloppy Joes are one of the fastest dinners you can cook on your stovetop. It will take just a few minutes to cook the meat. These Healthy Sloppy Joes upgrade the classic recipe by using ground turkey and real food ingredients.

9. Cavatappi Pasta

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Cavatappi Pasta is a delicious and quick dinner that takes just a few minutes for cooking the pasta and slicing a sausage and some veggies. It’s also a meal that everyone will love.

10. Mushroom Brown Rice Bowl

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Mushroom Brown Rice Bowls are a simple dish that comes together even faster if you use leftover rice or quick-cooked rice.

11. Healthy Italian Wedding Soup

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Healthy Italian Wedding Soup is simple to make, tastes amazing, and won’t keep you in the kitchen for endless hours. It’s a fast, easy meal that the whole family will enjoy.

12. Chicken Vegetable Salad

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If you need a quick salad that will really fill you up, this Chicken Vegetable Salad is perfect. All that protein and all those healthy fats will keep you full until dinner time.

13. Summer Quinoa Salad

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Summer Quinoa Salad is a light dish with tons of flavor. You can enjoy it as a main course or serve it as a side dish to a different entree. Either way, it’s filling, light, and delicious.

14. Avocado Quinoa Salad

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Quinoa has all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. So whether you serve this Avocado Quinoa Salad with or without meat, you’ll get a good dose of protein either way.

15. Coconut Curry Chicken

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Coconut Curry Chicken has all those heady flavors you hope to find in a good curry. It’s easy to make, it’s filling and is great served over rice and with a side of naan.

Sick Of The Same Ol’ Chicken For Dinner? Here Are 101 New Ways To Make It!

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Having chicken for dinner… again? Here are 101 new ways to level up your dinner game tonight.

Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here, we give you 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

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