We’re all guilty of using time as an excuse to make poor food choices. Keep your health on track with these easy, healthy 30 minute meal ideas that will have dinner on the table in no time.
You might not have time in the morning to cook a healthy breakfast (because you slept in… again!). And at the end of a long day, the last thing you want to do is slave away in the kitchen for hours making something uber fancy, like duck confit.
Luckily for you, these 30 recipes are here to provide your busy self with quick and easy nourishment that meets your dietary goals. Each meal is nutritious and takes under 30 min to make, so you’ll have plenty of time to kick back, relax and queue up Netflix after a long day. There’s also a few breakfast recipes on the list for those of you who want to sleep in, or just have breakfast for dinner!
Spicy Rainbow Pasta with All-Veggie Noodles
This colorful mix of spiralized veggies is drizzled in a four-ingredient spicy sauce for a simple weeknight dinner.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Spicy Rainbow Pasta with All-Veggie Noodles
Chicken Cobb Salad
Throw together this simple and satisfying salad with buffalo ranch dressing for a classic summer meal that pleases even picky eaters.
Recipe: Paleo Running Momma | Chicken Cobb Salad
Tuna Avocado Poke Boats
For the more adventurous, grab some sushi grade tuna and skip the cooking time altogether in this flavorful poke recipe.
Recipe: Anya’s Eats | Tuna Avocado Poke Boats
Portobello Mushroom Tacos
No tortilla necessary! Pack these portobello mushrooms up with seasoned ground beef and guacamole.
Recipe: Healthy Nibbles and Bits | Portobello Mushroom Tacos
“I’ll Have What She’s Having” Bacon Chicken Salad
This epic chicken salad is filled with crunchy veggies, avocado, bacon and a four-ingredient dressing for a quick and easy meal-sized salad.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | “I’ll Have What She’s Having” Bacon Chicken Salad
Take all your favorite burger fixins and serve them in a bowl with this deconstructed favorite.
Recipe: My Natural Family | Hamburger Bowl
Steak Salad with Chimichurri Dressing
This breezy salad with a tangy Argentinian flavor will make your night in feel like a night out.
Recipe: Joyful Healthy Eats | Steak Salad with Chimichurri Dressing
Green Chile Zoodle Casserole
Zucchini noodles and tuna are tossed in a spicy green chile mayo sauce and baked for a comfort dish you can’t beat.
Recipe: Cotter Crunch | Green Chile Zoodle Casserole
Ancho Chili Chicken Fajitas on Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Pour marinated chicken tenders, peppers and onions over some cauliflower rice for a dish even tastier than Chipotle.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Ancho Chili Chicken Fajitas on Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
You don’t need all day to make a good meat sauce. Serve this hearty sausage and beef Bolognese atop a bed of zucchini or kelp noodles.
Recipe: Paleo Foundation | Quick Bolognese
Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard
These nuggets make a great after school or work snack, but can easily be paired with your fave side for a dinner.
Recipe: Anya’s Eats | Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard
Ground Beef Bulgogi
Normally bulgogi is made with soy and sugar, but this version subs in coconut aminos and coconut sugar for the sweet Korean barbecue flavor.
Recipe: My Heart Beets | Ground Beef Bulgogi
Breakfast Stuffed Peppers
This one works great for breakfast or for dinner! Just slice open some peppers, crack eggs inside and bake ’til set.
Recipe: Stupid Easy Paleo | Breakfast Stuffed Peppers
Spicy Citrus Shrimp Noodle Bowl
Use shirataki noodles (97 percent water, 100% Paleo!) as a base for this bowl of chili garlic shrimp.
Recipe: Fresh Planet Flavor | Spicy Citrus Shrimp Noodle Bowl
Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet
You only really need three ingredients for this balanced dinner skillet. Add salt, pepper, and chili flakes for taste!
Recipe: Primavera Kitchen | Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet
Easy Baked Avocado & Egg
Crack an egg into a halved avocado and bake for a simple breakfast. Spice it up with fajita seasoning!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Easy Baked Avocado & Egg
Lox and Capers Scrambled Eggs
Lox and capers dress up these scrambled eggs enough to make a light dinner, especially if you pair with a side salad!
Recipe: Primal Palate | Lox and Capers Scrambled Eggs
Pork Medallions with Mushroom Sauce
This cast-iron skillet dish makes a rich, thick mushroom sauce to pour all over juicy pork medallions.
Recipe: The Healthy Foodie | Pork Medallions with Mushroom Sauce
BLT Avocado Stack
Pile up your favorite sandwich fixins inside a lettuce cup, and drizzle with homemade Paleo mayo. All it takes is ten minutes!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | BLT Avocado Stack
Paleo Cashew Chicken
Use coconut aminos or balsamic vinegar to flavor this 20-minute, Chinese-inspired dish without soy.
Recipe: My Natural Family | Paleo Cashew Chicken
Pasta Carbonara Recipe with Light Zucchini Noodles
Bacon and zoodles galore will soothe any pasta cravings you might be having.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Pasta Carbonara Recipe with Light Zucchini Noodles
Paleo Asian Chicken Stir Fry
No spiralizer needed for this stir fry made with these pea shoot noodles, and the result is perfect for lettuce wraps.
Recipe: Sweet C’s Designs | Asian Chicken Stir Fry with Noodles
Beef & Cabbage Bowl
Only five ingredients needed for this Irish corned-beef and cabbage bowl. Tastes great over a bed of cauliflower rice!
Recipe: Health Starts in the Kitchen | Beef & Cabbage Bowl
Low Carb Sushi
Wrap raw or smoked fish, and your favorite vegetables, up in crunchy seaweed for an easy, no-bake recipe.
Recipe: Grass Fed Girl | Low Carb Sushi
Glazed Salmon with Fresh Mango Salsa
Cilantro, mint, and green onions bring this mango salsa to life, revitalizing your typical salmon recipe.
Recipe: Completely Nourished | Glazed Salmon with Fresh Mango Salsa
Breakfast Bowl with Pico de Gallo
You could even make this spicy Mexican breakfast bowl over cauliflower rice for dinner – we won’t tell.
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Breakfast Bowl with Pico de Gallo
These meatballs only take 15 minutes. Enjoy in a Paleo sandwich, over cauliflower rice, or just eat them as is!
Recipe: The Nourishing Space | Chicken Meatballs
Moroccan Spiced Chicken Noodle Soup
Put your leftover chicken to good use with a dash of Moroccan spice blend and indulge in this healthy comfort food.
Recipe: Meatified | Moroccan Spiced Chicken Noodle Soup
Prawn and Broccoli Stir Fry with Cashews
You can have this piping hot plate of asian-style broccoli, shrimp, and cashews ready in under 15 minutes.
Recipe: Eat Drink Paleo | Prawn and Broccoli Stir Fry with Cashews
Kohlrabi Chicken Pear Salad
Give your favorite deli chicken salad a nutritional boost with sweet, crunchy kohlrabi bulbs.
Recipe: Eat Drink Paleo | Kohlrabi Chicken Pear Salad
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