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20 Healthy Dinner Ideas That You Can Make in 15 Minutes

20 Healthy Dinner Ideas That You Can Make in 15 Minutes

Eating healthy is getting more and more important now. However, the only problem is that we don’t have any time to prepare a decent meal.

This is the main reason for us to make use of microwave meals, fast food meals and other 2-minute packages.

This is actually quite easy to do and especially when you have your own family to maintain of and still need to do tons of work.

This I unfortunately experienced myself.

While I was busy with other stuff and getting all these kinds of junk food inside of me, I also very often took a coke or a soda along the food I ate, for the sake of it.

Why?

It just felt good to me. It seemed like a good combination to me. Fast-food and Soda.

The reasons?

I was busy and I had tons of stuff to do, so I couldn’t go to work out and I didn’t cook at all at home.

Because cooking is so dreadful when you don’t have any time, you need to do the groceries, prepare the food, cook and do the dishes.

After a while I felt that my mood fluctuated a lot and also that my energy was weak at some moments and high right after eating.

So that was the moment I decided this all had to change.

I was eager to find a solution and implement a new style of cooking. One that is very healthy and yet very easy to make.

These recipes literally changed my life.

In this list you will find the recipes that I cook daily and love to eat and serve for my family. It will fit in your daily busy schedule and will make your home lively again when you see your family members and friends enjoy the food.

20 Healthy Dinner Ideas That You Can Make in 15 Minutes

The recipes vary from Mexican food to dishes from Europe and Asia. New recipes and new ingredients will give your cooking style a new flare and besides you will also taste a lot of new dishes!

The secret?

All recipes can be finished within 15 minutes. That’s why I decided to share some of them and in this article you will find my favorite 20 healthy dinner ideas.

My favorite 20 healthy dinner ideas

These 20 healthy dinner recipes literally changed my life.

In this list you will find the recipes that I cook daily and love to eat and serve for my family. It will fit in your daily busy schedule and will make your home lively again when you see your family members and friends enjoy the food. Please enjoy my 20 healthy dinner ideas!

Naan Bread with Tomatoes and Pesto

Naan Bread with Tomatoes and Pesto

Naan bread with Tomatoes and Pesto

Naan breads are very tasty and you can actually add anything and everything, and end with something like a pizza. I filled this naan bread with tomato, onion, pesto sauce, tomato and spices. But you can also opt for other ingredients like bits of ham, mozzarella and pepper.

The end result is that you more or less have a very healthy pizza.

Learn what for ingredients you need and how to make it here.

One Pan Pasta Recipe

One Pan Pasta Recipe

One Pan Pasta Recipe

I’m so excited to share this wonderful dish with you! I know that this pasta looks very simple, but it’s just full of flavor!

And .. this pasta is not only very tasty, but for dish you only will use one pan!

Wait, I’m going to tell you another secret: you add all the ingredients at the same time together in the pan and let it boil 10 minutes.

That’s all. It’s good, it’s fresh, and you can endlessly vary.

Learn how to make the One Pan Pasta Recipe here.

Quinoa with Zucchini and Pistachios

Quinoa with Zucchini and Pistachios

Quinoa with Zucchini and Pistachios Recipe

I already cooked Quinoa before but wasn’t that much a fan of it.

Probably because I didnt cooked it in the right way and ate it with the wrong ingredients

That was until this recipe and since then I love to cook Quinoa and I even serve this dish to all my friends.

Read the recipe over here.

Mexican Chili & Guacamole

Mexican Chili & Guacamole Recipe

I have always been a fan of Mexican food for several reasons.

First, I love the country. Haha no but the Mexican food is really simple, healthy and because the ingredients are basic, the costs are very low.

There is a lot of variation in the Mexican cuisine. So for this one I chose Chili with Fresh Guacamole.

It’s easy and quick to make, really fast proof. Often we associate food that can be made very fast with unhealthy food.

But that is not the case with this recipe. It is a recipe that you can make in a very short time and ideal for all kinds of weather.

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Pita Sandwich with Tzatziki

Vegan Pita Sandwich with Tzatziki Recipe

Currently we eat a lot of meat: hamburgers, steak, tacos you name it.

Sometimes for me personally I just don’t want to eat meat, which by itself is also good for your body.

On the other hand, I also don’t want to complicate the cooking process for myself, so I like to keep it simple.

If you also have this same thing, then you would love the following recipe. Vegan ‘Gyros’ with tzatziki.

You can eat this sandwich every week without getting bored.

Pita sandwiches don’t cost a lot and you can fill them with a lot of low-budget ingredients according to your own taste.

The most expensive product would be the natural soy yogurt, but you only need the half of it, so you can use the other half for something else.

Get the recipe here.

Healthy Avocado Quesadilla Recipe

Healthy Avocado Quesadilla Recipe

Healthy Avocado Quesadilla Recipe

This recipe is one of my favorite Mexican dishes.

So how do you make a quesadilla with avocado tomato and cheese? You can also add some chunks of smoked chicken quesadillas to this good recipe.

Learn what for ingredients you need and how to make it here.

Spring Rolls with Shrimps

Spring Rolls with Shrimps

Spring Rolls with Shrimps Recipe

Spring rolls you can make in many different ways.

It’s basically a kind of salad in a rice sheet. Anything is possible.

So just add what you like.

The sauce you can replace with anything of your own preference. For instance if you prefer a sweet sauce, just do it!

Learn what for ingredients you need and how to make it here.

Cold Pasta Pesto Salad

Cold Pasta Pesto Salad

Cold Pasta Pesto Salad Recipe

Do you have these days that you don’t want to cook at all. But again you are sick of eating the same old salads? Do you want to eat something new and fresh?

That is the moment when the cold pasta comes out! Refreshing, nutritious and FAST.

Read the recipe and ingredient list over here.

Quinoa with Pomegranate Seeds

Quinoa with Pomegranate Seeds

Quinoa with Pomegranate Seeds Recipe

It might seem like a crazy food ingredient, pomegranate seeds in the evening, but it is so delicious! It makes the dish fresh, summery and gives an extra bite on the soft quinoa.

Pomegranate seeds are also quite tasty in salads.

I find nuts delicious in a salad, but sometimes it becomes too rich in calories or too heavy. Pomegranate seeds are a good substitute.

Or I replace half  of the nuts with pomegranate seeds. And you know what also is nice with pomegranate seeds? Chicken!

Get all your information here.

Homemade Tomato Soup Recipe in 15 Minutes

Homemade Tomato Soup Recipe

Homemade Tomato Soup Recipe in 15 Minutes

A delicious recipe for a healthy and quick tomato soup, which is ready in 15 minutes!.

Serve the soup with a sandwich or some bread and ready is your meal!

Read here what you need and what the steps are.

Pasta with Creamy Leek Sauce

Pasta with Creamy Leek sauce

Pasta with Creamy Leek Sauce Recipe

This pasta recipe is one of my favorites and is very simple but still has a lot of flavours.

Serve with a salad if you want and you are ready to eat with your family!

Read what for ingredients you need and how to make it here.

Classy Wine Pasta

Classy Wine Pasta

Classy Wine Pasta Recipe

If you like wine and pasta, this dish is for you! I love wine pasta.

They make a dish so classy and also has a lot of rich flavors.

While it is so simple, you just need a few ingredients so you can put this on the table within fifteen minutes.

Read how to make it here.

Panzanella

Panzanella Recipe

Panzanella Recipe

This recipe is my all time favorite, it is again simple to make.

The ingredients are simple and it is perfect for your daily schedule when you are really busy or just have too many things to do.

Learn how to make it here.

Portobello Burger

Portobello Burger

Portobello Burger Recipe

A portobello burger sounds very fancy and seems therefore more difficult than it is though!

Yet, it is the perfect vegan meal and a good meat replacement if you want to reduce your meat consumption.

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Sushi Bowl

Vegan Sushi Bowl

Vegan Sushi Bowl Recipe

Are you also a sushi enthusiast? The only thing with making sushi, is that it requires a certain amount of time, discipline and skill.

Not to mention the amount of ingredients and preparation you need!

This recipe will enable you to give you the same flavor but made in a very short time. The sushi bowl! It is again, easy to make and just as delicious as sushi.

Learn this new recipe here.

Indian Salad with Pappadums

Indian Salad with Pappadums

Indian Salad with Pappadums Recipe

This salad is served with pappadums, crispy Indian ‘pancakes’. This gives the salad a little extra bite, so that it feels more like a salad.

Pappadums are made from lentil flour and salt, so there are no more crazy things.

Surely a healthy choice!

Get the recipe here.

Indian Chicken Naan Bread

Indian Chicken Naan Bread Recipe

Hello! This is another favorite dish.

This dish is very suitable as a lunch dish, add some rice and you got yourself an evening dish.

It is delicious and super easy to make. What else do you need?

Read the ingredients and instructions here.

One-pan pasta with mushrooms and cream sauce

One-Pan Pasta With Mushrooms and Cream Sauce

One-pan pasta with mushrooms and cream sauce

I am a big fan of recipes where you only use one pan. Because that means the dish will be incredibly easy and the work to be done after eating will be considerably less.

Literally, you throw everything into one pot and dinner is served.

I love this kind of easy meals; on days that I actually do not have time to cook, I can still quickly put something healthy on the table.

Learn what for ingredients you need and how to make it here.

Vegan Mac & Cheese Recipe

Vegan Mac & Cheese Recipe

This is probably not the healthiest choice around but it sure is healthy and it is vegan.

Instead of cheese we will use with nutritional yeast flakes. This will be our replacement of cheese and thus won’t make this dish very heavy.

Even though cheese contains a lot of healthy elements, though too much of it can make you very fatty.

You can buy nutritional yeast flakes at your local health stores or online.

When you open the package, it may look like sawdust, but be assured that you can make a lot of healthy recipes with this.

Get the Recipe here.

Healthy Spinach Soup Recipe

healthy spinach soup recipe

Healthy Spinach Soup Recipe

Want to make another soup that you can cook in 15 minutes? Try this delicious and healthy spinach soup once.

Super easy to make. I served the soup with a Parmesan cheese and a slice of bread.

Very European and good for when the day was very cold.

Learn what for ingredients you need and how to make it here.

Questions about my 20 healthy dinner ideas?

That was it for this time! I enjoyed sharing my 20 healthy dinner ideas with you. Any questions about any of the 20 healthy dinner ideas, then feel free to send me a message!

If you have any preference for a certain dish and are curious for the recipe, feel free to contact me and I will experiment by myself!

Love,

Marianne

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  1. Liz January 7, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    These would all be great for my lunches!