Low-Effort, Healthy Dinners To Make Those Busy Nights Run More Smoothly
Picture this: you’ve been running around since the day started, from the gym to the school drop-off to your office and everywhere in between. Then you get home after an annoying commute and finally get to kick back and relax ….
Oh, wait. You still need to make dinner. Oof.
We’re all too familiar with how busy life can get, and how sometimes the very last thing you want to do is spend an hour in the kitchen whipping up something that’s equal parts delicious and nutritious. So we’ve compiled a list of 14 of our easiest and most healthy dinner recipe ideas that you can quickly throw together (some in just ten minutes!) so you can actually get the most out of your free time without sacrificing your health and wellness goals in the process.
Easy, healthy dinner ideas you can make in 30 minutes or less
Mongolian Noodle Bowl
You can’t go wrong with a nutritious noodle bowl: not only are they filling and tasty, but you can also pack in as many healthy veggies as you want to get the most out of every bite! The real kicker? This noodle bowl only takes a whopping total of ten minutes to make.
Peppercorn Steak Chopped Salad
No healthy dinner list would be complete without a salad … but this one is easy to put together and actually tasty (and not a ton of healthy salads can say that, unfortunately!). This salad is loaded with delicious ingredients like flavorful steak, jalapenos, and all of your favorite veggies, all tossed in the dressing of your choice.
Pesto Chicken Sandwich
Sandwiches are the kings of easy, low-effort meals that you can quickly slap together -- but let’s face it, they can also be really boring and tasteless. Enter: this mouthwatering pesto chicken sandwich made with Kevin’s Roasted Garlic Chicken Entree. It’s as easy as tossing your favorite veggies in a tangy vinegar while cooking your chicken, then assembling it all together. Basically, it’s all the ease you love about a sandwich but with way more flavor!
Lemongrass Vegetable Soup
Spending all your money on takeout is definitely not necessary to enjoy the tangy, comforting flavors of lemongrass veggie soup! It’s also way easier to make than you may think: just sautee your veggies, simmer in an easy broth for fifteen minutes, and you’ll have a warm bowl of soup perfect for those cold nights you just want to get cozy.
Kung Pao Chicken Cashew With Peppers And Scallions
On the nights when you’re tempted to just call in an order to your favorite Asian restaurant, whip up this ten-minute kung pao chicken instead! Just sear your veggies and combine them with Kevin’s Natural Foods Kung Pao Chicken for a delicious, spicy meal that’ll be ready even quicker than delivery.
Korean BBQ Chicken and Mint Watermelon Salad Bowls
It sounds intimidating and looks even more so, but these watermelon salad bowls could not be any easier to make! With just a little prep time and some easy-to-make meal kits, you’ll have a showstopping salad that’s full of explosive flavor.
Keto Egg Roll In A Bowl
With all of the bright flavors of an egg roll but none of the painstaking wrapping and frying, this egg roll in a bowl is the perfect quick dinner idea for busy weeknights. If you use a pre-shredded slaw base, you won’t even need to chop anything!
General Tso’s Chicken Ramen
The ultimate quick comfort food gets a major healthy upgrade with this recipe that uses Kevin’s quick General Tso’s chicken as its protein. You can make actual ramen noodles or, if you’re aiming for something a little more low-carb, spiralized vegetables.
Korean BBQ Seared Tuna
The perfect quick meal when you’re fiending for sushi! All you need to do is marinate your ahi tuna in Kevin’s Korean BBQ Sauce, then sear it quickly in a hot pan for an impressively quick meal that looks and tastes like a lot more work than it actually is.
Easy and Healthy Date Night
Want to put together an impressive dinner that is secretly incredibly easy to make? This steak night recipe has you covered! This one requires a bit more cooking time, but is still super low-effort and makes an impressive meal that’ll have you and your date swooning.
Chicken Tikka Masala
Warm, rich, spicy … and ready to eat in ten minutes? Sign us up! This ultra-flavorful chicken tikka masala takes a major shortcut with Kevin’s Chicken Tikka Masala but doesn’t skimp out on flavor, which means that you can enjoy your favorite Indian dish in your own home with (almost) zero effort.
Quick, Healthy Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry
Stir fries filled with lean protein and fresh veggies are the pinnacle of quick and healthy dinner ideas … and with this recipe, it’s so easy that you only need ten minutes! It’s also paired with riced cauliflower instead of white rice, plus it features a sauce without all the added sugars you might find in other store-bought teriyaki sauces, for an even healthier spin on a classic favorite.
Chicken Piccata with Grain-Free Spaghetti
Instead of that boring, unhealthy pasta recipe that you turn to when you just want to eat something quickly, give your pasta nights a major upgrade with this easy recipe! Simply boil the pasta of your choice while quickly cooking Kevin’s paleo-friendly Chicken Piccata to pair it with. The end result? A sumptuous Italian-inspired course that’s lower in carbs but higher in satisfaction.
Beef and Bok Choy Stir Fry
A healthy, flavorful dinner in less than ten minutes? Yes, it is possible! This beef and bok choy stir fry require only a handful of ingredients and a just couple of minutes of your time, and you’re left with a healthy dinner that tastes like it required way more work than it actually did.
Yes, quick and healthy dinner ideas can be delicious! With a couple of shortcuts from Kevin’s Natural Foods and very minimal effort, you can make a quick and tasty dinner that’ll leave the rest of your evening free to do the things that you’d actually rather be doing.
Photo by Gary Barnes: https://www.pexels.com/photo/anonymous-man-frying-meatballs-standing-in-kitchen-with-wife-6248815/