5 Quick and Healthy Dinner Ideas You Can Make in 30 Mins


healthy dinner ideas

Do you want healthy dinners that are quick to make?

In this article, you will find healthy dinner ideas that you can whip up in 30 mins or less. You’ll also learn how to eat healthy without spending all your free time cooking!

1. Steamed Tuna with Broccoli and Carrot Sauce

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Ingredients:

2 cans tuna

drained 1 cup broccoli florets

chopped 2 carrots, diced

1 tsp sesame oil ginger garlic paste

salt to taste

Directions:

Mix the tuna with ginger garlic paste and salt to taste in a bowl. Heat oil in a pan and add broccoli and carrots to it, stirring until cooked through. Add the sautéed veggies along with some water into the bowl of tuna and mix well, heating only until warmed through (about 5 mins). Serve warm over brown rice or quinoa.

Note: Use healthy cooking oils like olive oil when cooking.

2. Spicy Thai Tuna Salad

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Ingredients:

2 cans tuna, drained

1 cup cucumbers, diced

1 green onion stalk, chopped

2 tbsp cilantro leaves, minced

1 red chili pepper, sliced

juice from half a lime

salt to taste

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and serve.

Tip: If you want to make this healthy dinner idea gluten-free, use tamari instead of regular soy sauce.

3. Mediterranean Tuna Salad with Whole Wheat Pita

Ingredients:

2 cans tuna, drained

1 cup cucumbers, diced

1 red onion, chopped

2 tomatoes, chopped

salt to taste

pepper to taste

the juice from half a lemon

olive oil

whole-wheat pita bread

Directions:

Combine the tuna with the cucumber and red onion along with some salt and pepper in a bowl. Stir well and squeeze over some lemon juice before drizzling olive oil all over it. Serve on top of a piece of warm whole wheat pita bread!

4. Crunchy Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

6 oz chicken breast

cut into cubes 3 cups

romaine lettuce leaves

1 cup carrots, shredded

half an apple, diced

2 tbsp chopped walnuts

1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise

salt to taste

pepper to taste

Directions:

Combine the chicken with salt and pepper in a bowl. Heat oil in a pan and add the seasoned chicken to it. Cook until tender enough to be pierced easily with a fork. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 mins. Stir together the mayonnaise with some water (start by adding 1 tbsp of water) in another bowl before stirring in the rest of the ingredients (except for the lettuce). Toss well before serving over lettuce leaves!

5. Greek Salad Grilled Cheese

Ingredients:

whole-wheat bread

2 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled

1/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated

salt to taste

pepper to taste

olive oil

baby spinach leaves

romaine lettuce leaves

red onion rings

garbanzo beans

Directions:

In a bowl, combine the two kinds of cheese with some salt and pepper. Heat oil in a pan and grill both sides of the bread until lightly browned. Once done, spread the cheese mixture over one side before topping it off with a layer of leafy greens. Top with thinly sliced onions and garbanzo beans before covering with another slice of grilled bread. Serve warm!

These healthy dinner ideas are not only quick to make, but they’re also healthy and delicious! Whether you’re in the mood for a tuna salad, grilled cheese sandwich, or Greek salad, we’ve got you covered. So what are you waiting for? Get cooking!

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