7 Simple Recipes for a Quick & Healthy Dinner

Quick dinner
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Updated Mar 17, 2020 @ 2:34 pm

Looking for a healthy meal that’s easy to make and doesn’t have a laundry list of ingredients? Well we’ve got you covered. In today’s age, it can be hard to find meals that taste amazing, require minimal effort, and have wholesome ingredients that are clean and nutritious. Yet, it’s not impossible!

Whether it’s a sheet pan meal, a simple cut of fish, or an easy bowl of chili that has good protein and fiber, there are several ways to enjoy a meal that is wholesome, hearty, and easy to make and clean up. Here are few to get you started at home!

Lemon Garlic Salmon from 40 Aprons

This simple fish filet is high in flavor from the garlic and lemon but it’s cooked clean and simple to keep the healthy fats and protein benefits present without adding in sugars or fattening oils and sauces. You can pair with veggies for more fiber and antioxidants, too, like broccoli or Brussels sprouts.

Sweet potato chili
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Sweet Potato Chili With Turkey from A Saucy Kitchen

This chili has antioxidants from the sweet potato and some good protein from fiber, and it’s simple and clean to make. It even uses low-sodium chicken stock to keep sodium low. All the spices add a kick and boost your metabolism, as well as increase your immune system to keep you warm, well, and toasty all winter long.

Cheesy Egg White Veggie Breakfast Muffins from Ambitious Kitchen

You cannot get simpler than making a batch of egg cups for breakfast, as you can simply toss ingredients into the muffin tin, cook, and then re-heat for on the go meals and snacks. These are clean, made with egg white and veggies, like mushrooms, for protein, fiber, and antioxidants.

Whole30 steak fajitas
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Whole30 Easy Steak Fajitas from The Movement Menu

Steak fajitas are easy to make and are clean and lean if you use a nice cut of meat and healthy oils for cooking. Plus, you can include any veggies you want to brighten the recipe and add in more nutrients. It’s very basic with room for lots of versatility and it takes just 30 minutes.

Orange Ginger Carrot Soup from The Toasted Pine Nut

This luscious, silky soup has antioxidants, like beta-carotene, from the carrots and some great spice and kick from the ginger. Plus, making a clean and warm soup is super easy in the winter and you can throw in some toasted chickpeas as healthier croutons for a punch of protein and some crunch.

Roasted breakfast potatoes
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Roasted Breakfast Potatoes and Veggies from One Lovely Life

These breakfast potatoes are easy to make and act as a wonderful side for eggs, meat, or fish, for basically any meal of the day—though definitely breakfast! You can choose any veggies, but carrots, peppers, and onions will always work well. With a few simple herbs on top for flavor, it’s clean and short in ingredients.

Greek Yogurt Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich by Jessica Gavin

Instead of traditional chicken salad, which is loaded with fatty mayo, this lightened up version uses wholesome ingredients, like cashews, chicken, apples, Greek yogurt, and celery, and you can easily make a sandwich or lettuce wrap for lunch or dunk veggie crudité into it. Plus it takes just 25 minutes to prepare.

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