Deliciously satisfying and ready when you need it – try these easy healthy dinner ideas that are perfect for any night of the week. Who said healthy food wasn’t tasty?
Healthy food doesn’t need to be boring – far from it! The same goes for quick and easy recipes that you can whip up in under 30 minutes. That’s why we’ve rounded up a week’s worth of delicious healthy dinner ideas that are rich in nutrients and low on complexity.
Whether you’re leaning into the art of soulful cooking, prepping a romantic meal for two, or searching for inspiration to liven up your rota of healthy family dinners, we’ve got you covered. All of our recipes balance fresh, nutrient-rich ingredients with crowd-pleasing flavours, and can be easily adapted to suit vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
Ready to be inspired? Here are seven of our favourite dinner recipes that make healthy cooking delectably easy, no matter how much time you have.
10-MINUTE RED BEET AND ENDIVE SALAD
Perfect for when you’re in the mood for something light yet tasty, this colourful salad topped with tangy feta is also a winner when the hunger pangs are rapidly advancing. Bringing together red and orange fruits and vegetables, this bowl is rich in beta-carotene which helps to boost your immune system and fight free radicals. Check out this quick and easy healthy dinner recipe.
15-MINUTE JAPANESE SALAD WITH KALE AND WAKAME
The key ingredient in this tasty salad is wakame, a brown seaweed that’s commonly used in Japanese dishes. If you’re new to this powerhouse sea veggie, here’s why we love it; wakame is rich in vitamins A, C, E and K, which are all instrumental in keeping skin healthy and glowing. It’s also a great source of calcium and iron. Add kale, avocado, edamame and radishes to the mix, and you’ve got quite the bowl of nutrients. Check out this delicious healthy salad recipe.
20-MINUTE SPICED BLACK BEANS WITH VEGGIES AND TOMATO SAUCE
High in protein and health-boosting micronutrients, this spiced black bean stew is a delicious way to help your body recover and recharge post-workout. Prep it at the start of the week and enjoy it several ways over the coming days – with nutritious whole grain rice, alongside a salad or roasted veggies, heaped onto nachos or even in wraps. Try this versatile healthy dinner idea.
25-MINUTE FRIED RICE WITH BABY BOK CHOY, SHITAKE AND SALMON
Swap your Friday night takeaway for this veggie-filled dish packed with Asian flavours that’ll hit the spot. You’ll also get 75% of your daily vitamin C requirement in one serving, thanks to nutrient-dense bok choy. Our recipe serves four people and is ready to dish up in under half an hour, making it the perfect crowd-pleaser for healthy family dinners or an impressive dish to serve when hosting. Bookmark this Friday night healthy dinner recipe.
30-MINUTE CHICKEN YAKITORI NEGIMA
Ready to impress everyone gathered around your table? This restaurant-quality recipe from Renaud Goigoux, head chef of Rouhi, mixes fresh veggies with an indulgent Japanese glaze. While we’ve used chicken thighs, you can swap in any protein of your choice and serve with a tasty salad for a hearty, healthy dinner that’s ideal for romantic nights in or Saturday evenings with friends. Here’s how to make this impressive healthy dish.
Top tip: Follow up with this vegan cheesecake with orange caramel. A healthier yet just as delicious take on the classic dessert.
35-MINUTE MUSHROOM PIZZA PASTRY
Between the creamy coconut milk, explosion of flavoursome spices and tantalisingly flaky pastry, it’s easy to forget that this moreish mushroom sharer is packed with healthy nutrients. Mushrooms help to balance our blood sugar levels, while also contributing to a healthy heart, immune system, muscles, skin and nervous system. Try this healthy dinner idea tonight.
40-MINUTE COMFORTING KHICHDI
For evenings when you have a little more time on your hands, this anti-inflammatory- and antioxidant-rich khichdi recipe is a must-try. Rich in protein and fibre thanks to lentils and buckwheat, this veggie-loaded dish is a great option to keep you feeling fuller for longer without the bloating effects of a carb-heavy meal. Sensitive to spices? Not to worry; the level of spice in this recipe can easily be adjusted, which also makes it a great dish for children as it’s soft, easy to digest and very nutritious. Check out this comforting healthy recipe.
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