10 Easy, Healthy Dinners for People in A Hurry

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Updated Nov 6, 2018 @ 2:39 pm

It’s 7pm, you’re starving, and you’re in no mood for that recipe you were planning to make that requires 40 minutes and 3 pans. (Been there!) No worries—here are some lightning-fast, super-simple meals to get you fed on the double.

1. Crazy Good Peanut Noodles

Just like the sesame noodles you order in, but healthier and faster. We love this lick-your-fingers-good sauce on zoodles, but any veg or regular noodle works.

Maple-mustard salmon
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2. Smoky Maple-Mustard Salmon

Flavorful roasted salmon, on the table in less than 15 minutes? Yes, please. Roast an extra piece and turn it into a hearty salad the next day.

3. Quick 15-Minute Stir-Fry Chicken and Veggies

This tasty recipe calls for Italian seasoning, but you can use any seasoning blend you have on hand, and change up the vegetables to suit what’s in your crisper.

Vegetable curry

4. Speedy Vegetable Curry

So much faster and tastier than takeout, this dish (from Clean Plates Collective member Maria Marlowe) is creamy and satisfying thanks to a healthy shot of coconut milk. Try it over cauliflower rice for even more veggie goodness.

5. Stuffed Avocados with Shrimp and Mango

Three of our favorite foods—shrimp, mango and avocado—come together in this pretty and tasty dish. It’s on the table in less than 30 minutes, including making the yummy jalapeno aioli that you drizzle on top.

Honey mustard chicken
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6. Easy Honey-Mustard Chicken & Broccoli

A sure-fire crowd-pleaser that’s simple to make, so luscious, and only uses one skillet, so cleanup is easy—yes, this one’s a winner. Plus, you’re 25 minutes from “Hmm, what should I make for dinner?” to eating.

7. Sheet Pan Steak & Veggies

Sheet pan meals are awesome for weeknights, and we love a steak dinner any time, so it’s no wonder this is a favorite. Whip up a quick garlic butter to drizzle over the whole thing to make it even yummier.

Miso and Lime Scallops
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8. Miso and Lime Scallops with Soba Noodles

We love a fancy-feeling meal that’s actually a breeze to pull together, and this fits that bill. Bonus: Scallops are loaded with iron and calcium.

9. Turkey Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet, smoky, savory—this dish hits all the notes, and it’s ready in 25 minutes. Try an ancho or chipotle chili powder for even more of a kick. Don’t forget to serve your fave taco toppings.

Fried egg and mushroom sandwich
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10. Fried Egg and Mushroom Sandwiches

Eggs are the ultimate quick-and-easy protein. They definitely take on a dinner vibe with these hearty sandwiches. Make ‘em on sourdough for a gut-healthy twist.

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