Looking for easy, healthy meals that you can whip up fast but are still packed with flavor?
We all know the struggle. You work all day, and then you come home, and you have no idea what to make for dinner. Well, not any longer. These healthy dinner recipes will save the day!
Most of these recipes only use a few ingredients and need minimal prep work. You can always prepare by pre-chopping veggies over the weekend or thawing out your protein option the night before.
Here are 7 delicious, healthy, and quick recipes for dinner.
7 Easy, Healthy Dinner Recipes You Can Cook Up Fast
1. Easy White Chicken Chili [via Gimme Some Oven]
This recipe is so easy to throw all together but so fulfilling. Thaw our your chicken breasts the night before, and toss all the ingredients in the crockpot. Set on low in the morning, and come home to the lovely aroma!
This white chicken chili recipe only calls for cumin as the seasoning, but we recommend adding some oregano and a couple pinches of cayenne as well!
2. Thai Salmon [via ifoodreal]
Love that rich, spicy-sweet Thai flavor? Try making your own! The recipe includes a homemade Thai sweet chili sauce made with red pepper or chili flakes and garlic. It comes together fast and cooks in the oven for only 13 minutes. So it’s perfect for those nights when you get home late! Add a side salad or serve over brown rice.
3. Roasted Red Pepper and Asparagus Quinoa [via Inside BruCrew Life]
Cook the quinoa, saute the veggies, and it’s done. Top with some leftover grilled chicken for extra protein, and season with minced garlic and black peppercorns.
You could also toss in a few extras, like broccoli, for a hearty meal packed with veggie goodness. Or, sub quinoa for riced cauliflower (or go half and half!). Either way, this meal is sure to please.
4. Stuffed Sweet Potatoes [via Oh Sweet Basil]
Super fast and simple to make, it’s hearty and delicious! While the recipe calls for white sweet potatoes and baking them, you could easily nuke regular sweet potatoes in the microwave and use canned chicken. That will save you even more time. Add a sprinkle of cayenne for a little extra zip.
5. Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken [via No. 2 Pencil]
A delicious, quick meal to toss in the crockpot and go! You only need 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time in the morning. Thaw your chicken breasts the night before so you’re ready. Rosemary adds a wonderful aroma and flavor, and you could also add thyme.
6. Avocado and Hummus Quesadillas [via Neurotic Mommy]
So simple. So delicious! You can fry these up in just 5 minutes and have dinner ready. Try jazzing up the spices to create different flavors each time! You can make one with garlic, and another spicy with chili flakes. Or, try adding oregano and rosemary.
7. Beef & Cabbage Joes [via Wonderfully Made & Dearly Loved]
This is a fantastic, portable dinner option that you can stuff in a mason jar and take on the go. And you can make it even easier by using frozen seasoning blend instead of chopping up celery, green peppers, and onions. If you like a bit more of the sweet-and-spicy flavor in your sloppy joes, add some cayenne and stevia.
Healthy Doesn’t Have to Mean Hard
Whipping up flavorful, spiced-up meals doesn’t have to be hard or time-consuming. With a little prep, you can save yourself the headache of coming home from work and looking for something to make. Which recipe will you try?