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37 Healthy 30 Minute Dinners

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This is the ultimate list of easy, healthy weeknight dinners – every single recipe takes 30 minutes or less to cook! Soups and lettuce wraps, stir fries and one pot dinners, and everything in between! There is a whole section dedicated to vegan meals and a separate section for non-vegan options.

Vegan Dinners

 

1. Spicy Tofu Mushroom Lettuce Wraps 

Spicy Tofu Mushroom Lettuce Wraps – Better than P.F. Chang's and SO easy. I make these once a week because they're perfect for meal prep!

20 minutes to make. This mushroom + tofu mixture is perfect in lettuce wraps or tortillas. Great for meal prep!

Click here to get the recipe.

2. One Pot Lentil Pasta

This easy and quick pasta dinner comes together all in one pot! I love using lentil or chickpea pasta for extra protein.

Click here to get the recipe from Food with Feeling.

 

3. Spicy Vegan Sofritas 

Spicy Vegan Sofritas – This copycat recipe for Chipotle's vegan sofritas is SO easy. We make it for taco night all the time!

30 minutes. Better than chipotle and oh-so-easy to make. Great for dinner and perfect for meal prep!

Click here to get the recipe.

 

4. Everyday Green Curry

Green curry. In under 30 minutes. Ummm… YES. Load this up with your choice of veggies and protein to make it your own!

Click here to get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

 

5. Sweet and Spicy Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

Sweet and Spicy Chickpea Lettuce Wraps - These are THE BEST vegan lettuce wraps. The chickpeas are sticky and caramelized - so good in the crunchy romaine. Great for meal prep!

Chickpeas wrapped in the most irresistible sauce and piled high on crunchy lettuce leaves. You’ll definitely be having more than one.

Click here to get the recipe.

 

6. Vegan Chow Mein 

Who needs takeout when you can make your own healthy, easy lo mein at home? Save money and stay in!

Click here to get the recipe from Food with Feeling.

 

7. Sesame Tahini Noodles

Another veggie packed noodle bowl! The sesame tahini sauce situation here is AMAZING.

Click here to get the recipe from Jar of Lemons.

 

8. Creamy Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Peas 

25 minutes! Low carb dinner option with a creamy dairy-free pesto sauce.

Click here to get the recipe.

 

9. Tortilla Pizzas with Hummus

Hello… crispy, crunchy pizza perfection! Done in less than 20 minutes.

Click here to get the recipe from Eating Bird Food.

 

10. 15 Minute Instant Pot Vegan Chili 

15 Minute Instant Pot Vegan Chili - The easiest chili EVER. Dump everything into the instant pot, wait 15 minutes, and enjoy. Completely vegan with gluten free option.

And THIS is why we love our Instant Pot! This insanely good vegan chili comes together all in one pot, in under 20 minutes.

Click here to get the recipe.

 

11. Southwest Tofu Breakfast Bowls 

Southwest Tofu Breakfast Bowls

15 minutes and one skillet! This tofu scramble is delicious on it’s own, or on top of a flatbread or toast.

Click here to get the recipe.

 

12. Creamy Pesto Potato Noodles 

Creamy Pesto Potato Noodles - New FAVE vegan dinner recipe. The pesto sauce is CRAZY good. I could drink it. Made with spiralized potatoes!

30 minutes! Use your spiralizer to create potato noodles OR boil pasta. The sauce is AMAZING!

Click here to get the recipe.

 

13. 15 Minute Garlic Lime Cashew Zoodles

Flavor explosion happening in 3…2…1. These veggie noodle bowls are a great alternative to regular pasta! from Salt and Lavender

Click here to get the recipe from Salt and Lavender.

 

14. Mexican Cauliflower Rice Skillet 

Vegan Cauliflower Rice Skillet

30 minute, one-skillet dinner. Perfect for meal prep, too!

Click here to get the recipe.

 

15. Fall Pasta Salad 

Vegan Fall Pasta Salad – Fall pasta salad with brussels sprouts AND sweet potatoes. This is our go-to for fall gatherings, Thanksgiving, holidays, and meal prep. It's an easy vegan side dish that everyone LOVES. #vegan #thanksgiving #healthy #sidedish

Just 30 minutes of total cooking time and you have an amazing warm pasta salad dinner! Roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes are the perfect combo.

Click here to get the recipe.

 

16. 15-Minute Thai Rice Noodle Salad 

15-Minute Thai Rice Noodle Salad

15 minutes… obviously! This Thai salad is so flavorful – it’s one of my all-time favorite recipes. 

Click here to get the recipe.

 

17. Vegan Lentil Taco Salad Bowls 

Vegan Lentil Taco Salad Bowls

30 minutes! This Mexican-spiced lentil taco “meat” is perfect for bowls, tacos, burritos, and meal prep.

Click here to get the recipe.

 

18. Portobello Fajitas

These simple fajitas are a great veggie packed dinner. Stuff them into tortillas or serve them up in a burrito bowl!

Click here to get the recipe from Kristine’s Kitchen Blog.

 

19. Easy One Pot Pasta Diavolo 

20 minutes to the best one pot pasta ever. Perfect for date night!

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20. Easy Vegan Miso Soup 

Easy Vegan Miso Soup – This is my winter standby! It chases away colds, stuffy noses, and winter blues. Ready in 20 minutes!

20 minutes, one pot, and you’ll never go back to eating takeout miso soup again.

Click here to get the recipe.

 

21. Vegan Jambalaya

All of the bold cajun flavors, without the meat! It’s on the table in 30 minutes!

Click here to get the recipe from The Stingy Vegan.

 

22. Jerk Cauliflower Tacos

Jerk Cauliflower Tacos – New favorite meal prep recipe. The jerk seasoning is the BOMB. Everyone loved it on taco night and I love to pack it for lunch.

25 minutes to spicy taco town! This cauliflower is also ideal for meal prep.

Click here to get the recipe.

 

23. 15 Minute Tofu Scramble

15 Minute Tofu Scramble - EASY healthy vegan breakfast idea. Tofu and veggies for protein and fiber. I make a batch ahead of time and reheat throughout the week.

15 minutes and one skillet! This tofu scramble is delicious on it’s own, or on top of a flatbread or toast.

Click here to get the recipe.

Non-Vegan Dinners

 

24. Portobello Mushroom Pizzas 

Portobello Mushroom Pizzas – These are my go-to for EASY dinner. They're done in less than 15 minutes and there is NO mess or clean-up!

A great low-carb alternative to regular pizza! Load up portobello caps with sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings for a quick dinner.

Click here to get the recipe.

 

25. Sheet Pan Hoisin Chicken and Veggies

This sheet pan dinner gets a boost of savory thanks to the hoisin marinade. Mix it up and choose your favorite veggies!

Click here to get the recipe from Life Made Sweeter.

 

26. Kimchi Zucchini Noodles

Kimchi Zucchini Noodles – New dinner obsession. Sweet, spicy, tangy mouth party. Super filling, but HEALTHY!

This 20 minute zucchini noodle dish is one of my all-time favorites! It’s spicy, savory, and so filling.

Click here to get the recipe.

 

27. Mexican Chicken Noodle Soup

This Mexican version of a comfort food favorite is perfect for chilly nights!

Click here to get the recipe from Little Spice Jar.

 

28. Blackened Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Another weeknight lifesaver! Spicy chicken, brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes all cooked on one pan and on the table in 30 minutes.

Click here to get the recipe.

 

29. Taco Quinoa and Turkey Lettuce Wraps

These turkey lettuce wraps get an extra protein boost from the quinoa. Taco night made healthier!

Click here to get the recipe from Platings and Pairings.

 

30. Tandoori Chicken Bowls with Peanut Sauce

Tandoori Chicken Bowls with Peanut Sauce – Absolute FAVORITE chicken meal prep recipe. The flavors are so good and it's so easy to make.

Roasted chicken, chickpeas, and potatoes seasoned with Indian spices and wrapped up in the best peanut sauce! All in under 30 minutes.

Click here to get the recipe.

 

31. Red Pepper Fettuccine with Shrimp

Red pepper cream sauce, seared shrimp, and al dente pasta? I’m sold.

Click here to get the recipe from Pinch of Yum.

 

32. Parchment Pouch Fish Dinner

Parchment Pouch Fish Dinners with Fingerling Potatoes - New favorite way to cook fish. SO easy and tender. Wrap everything in parchment and pop it into the oven for an all-in-one dinner!

This all-in-one dinner comes together in under 30 minutes. Delicious flaky fish, green beans, and buttery fingerling potatoes!

Click here to get the recipe.

 

33. 30 Minute Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen

This quick ramen dish is comfort food heaven! The peanut adds delicious richness to the broth.

Click here to get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest.

 

34. Honey Sriracha Shrimp Stir Fry

Honey Sriracha Shrimp and Veggie Meal Prep - The EASIEST stir fry meal prep I've ever made. Simple sauce and simple process. SO much flavor! Broccoli, carrots, snap peas, and bell pepper... or whatever veg you prefer!

This 30 minute stir fry is made with a delicious sweet and spicy sauce. You can sub whatever protein you prefer for shrimp!

Click here to get the recipe.

 

35. Korean Beef Zucchini Noodles

Break out your spiralizer for this low carb dinner! This simple recipe is a weeknight staple.

Click here to get the recipe from Damn Delicious.

 

36. Farmer’s Market Breakfast Enchiladas 

Vegetarian Breakfast Enchiladas - Brunch GOALS. These breakfast enchiladas are always a huge hit. We make them when we have breakfast for a crowd. They're also great for meal prepping.

Hello, breakfast for dinner! These vegetarian enchiladas are topped with an amazing avocado cream sauce.

Click here to get the recipe.

 

37. Honey Sriracha Chicken Stir Fry

This easy chicken stir fry is perfect for busy weeknights. Leftovers also make great meal prep!

Click here to get the recipe from Sweet Peas and Saffron.

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