20-Minute Healthy Dinner Ideas

1. Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken & Vegetables

Sheet pan dinners = the ultimate weeknight MVP. And cubing the chicken first means that everything cooks through in about 15 minutes. Recipe here.

4. Vegan Smash With Arugula & Dried Cranberries

This sandwich ditches the traditional mayo for a creamy avocado + chickpea spread. Recipe here.

6. Lemon-Tahini Pasta Salad With Fresh Greens

While the pasta cooks, chop your vegetables and mix your sauce — then just toss everything together. Recipe here.

7. Parchment Pack Tilapia With Tomatoes & Olives

Cooking this in parchment paper means cleanup is a breeze. Recipe here.

8. Easy Shrimp & Broccoli Stir Fry

Stir fry dishes are perfect for quick, easy dinners because they usually only take a few minutes to cook through. This recipe uses broccoli, but you could use any leftover greens you have on hand. Recipe here.

10. One-Pot Chickpea Shakshuka

This vegan-friendly version ditches the traditional eggs for chickpeas. (Also: This one might take closer to 30 minutes, but the majority of it is just letting the tomato mixture simmer on the stovetop.) Recipe here.

12. Flatbread With Fresh Greens & Ricotta

Looks fancy — but is actually super easy to assemble thanks to using naan as the base, and store-bought ingredients (arugula, prosciutto, ricotta, artichoke hearts) as the toppings. Recipe here.

14. Black Bean & Avocado Burritos

Quick on-the-go dinner? Check. Recipe here.

15. Pesto Pasta With Fresh Tomatoes

While the pasta cooks, you’ll blend up a DIY pesto of greens + garlic + walnuts + Parm, and toss the tomatoes in the oven. Recipe here.

16. Chicken & Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry

Coated in a simple sauce of soy sauce + lemon juice. Recipe here.

18. Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Frittata

This uses sweet potatoes to make the frittata filling enough for dinner — but just about any firm veggies (like broccoli or red peppers) would work, too. Recipe here.

19. 15-Minute Faux Pho

20. 15-Minute Lo Mein

Better than takeout — and better for you, too. For extra protein and fiber, swap in soba noodles. Recipe here.

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