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30-Minute Meals

Healthy dinner recipes that require 30 minutes or less to prepare! Easy, healthy, nutrient-dense meals that come together quickly.

Eggplant, Chickpea, and Chard Shakshuka

Quick and easy Shakshuka with eggplant, chickpeas, and chard – a well-balanced breakfast or dinner that requires right around 40 minutes to prepare.

Is there anything a runny yolk can’t solve?

In all seriousness, yolks are best when gooey, and if you feel the same, this easy vegetable-packed Shakshuka recipe is yours for the taking.

This fabulous meal of poached eggs in spiced tomato sauce is warm, rich, and satisfying, while staying nice and healthful.

You don’t need to be an expert at poaching eggs or have any background in African or Middle Eastern cuisine to become a Shakshuka aficionado!

When all is said and done, you’re basically making a one-pot meal in a skillet. It’s very similar to making soup or stew!

Let’s dive in!

What is Shakshuka?:

Shakshuka is a classic North African and Middle Eastern meal of eggs stewed in a generously-spiced sauce made from tomatoes, red peppers, and often harissa paste (which is a combination of roasted red peppers, garlic, caraway and coriander seeds, cumin, and herbs).

It is eaten any time of the day – breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

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Rack of Lamb Recipe

The BEST Rack of Lamb recipe resulting in the most mouth-watering, juicy yet crispy lamb chops for an amazing evening in!

Love ordering lamb at restaurants? Now you can make restaurant-quality lamb at home with this elegant, easy recipe.

If you love lamb but have been hesitant to make it at home, now is your time to shine! 

I am here to enthusiastically report that if I can make a rack of lamb, so can you. It doesn’t require much skill and the result is so satisfying that you’ll be fired up to prepare it over and over. 

Technique is everything when it comes to cooking delicious, tender, perfectly cooked meat, and lamb is no exception. 

With a few simple steps, you’ll end up with the most amazing rack of lamb to really impress your family (or guests)!

Easy Rack of Lamb Recipe

You don’t need a ton of ingredients or fancy cooking tools! A large cast iron skillet, a meat thermometer, one rack of lamb, and seasonings are all you need to an incredible result.

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Maple Glazed Baked Salmon

Maple Glazed Baked Salmon makes for a nutritious, quick and easy healthy dinner recipe! Only a few basic ingredients are needed to make this sweet and crispy salmon come to life! Serve it to friends and family for a lovely evening in. 

For me, the fall is all about fuzzy socks, oversized sweaters, and maple EVERYTHING!

In fact, fall is what inspired me to make this maple-glazed salmon recipe. I receive a great amount of enjoyment out of combining sweet and savory flavors to create ultra palatable meals, and this easy dinner recipe is exactly that – scrumptious!

The salmon turns out nice and crispy, yet moist and tender, with a nice balance of herby, savory flavors with that delectable maple glaze.

The best part? It’s quick and easy to prepare, yet appears fancy!

Maple-Glazed Salmon made in less than 30 minutes with just a few ingredients. An easy healthy dinner recipe

If you tried my Crispy Honey-Glazed Salmon Recipe  from a few years ago, you’ll absolutely love the maple version just as much! 

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Turmeric Ginger Ground Turkey Bowls

Turmeric Ginger Ground Turkey Bowls are packed with nutrients and antioxidants. This well-balanced bowl is packed with lean protein and fiber and you can adjust your carbohydrate intake through adding rice according to your needs. Paleo, Whole30, keto, AIP, low-carb with a Low-FODMAP option…this bowl is great for eaters of many types. Change up the …

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Moroccan Chicken Stew

Quick Moroccan Chicken Stew is an incredibly satisfying meal that feels fancy yet is easy to prepare! Serve it up with Ginger-Turmeric Rice for a wildly adventurous night in.

Ready for your newest adventure?

Buckle up, because this Moroccan Chicken Stew is going to tickle your taste buds and take you on a lovely little culinary trip that’ll make you feel like you’ve journeyed great distances, right in the comfort of your own home.

If you’re into meals that contain big, bold flavors, you’ll absolutely adore this Moroccan Chicken Stew. It is ultra comforting on a chilly fall or winter evening.

At first glance, the list of ingredients will seem ten thousand years long, but I assure you, they are all straight-forward. You may just have all of them on-hand already!

Let’s dig in.

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How to Bake Salmon in Foil

How to Bake Salmon in Foil! – a photo tutorial for an easy foil salmon recipe requiring only a few basic ingredients and hardly any prep. 

Are you new to baking salmon and/or are looking for a quick and easy method to get dinner on the table pronto? 

Well, you have come to the right spot, because this little tutorial on how to bake salmon in foil couldn’t be any simpler!

One of the easiest ways to cook salmon is to bake it in foil. This process is low-fuss, generates minimal cleanup, and results in goof-proof tasty salmon each and every time.

Let’s get after it!

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Green Curry with Fish

Fish green curry with zucchini, green beans, and broccoli is a super quick and delicious curry in a hurry recipe! This easy recipe can be made nightshade-free and keto.

I spent the first three weeks of September in Whitefish, Montana, which is what inspired this recipe. I was perusing one of the local grocery stores and noticed a sizeable whitefish fillet in the seafood section, which had been freshly caught the day before in Whitefish Lake. 

Being the fish obsessed human I am, I immediately knew I wanted to make curry with it. So curry it up, I did!

Here’s what you need to know about this recipe:

Recipe Highlights:

  • This fish green curry requires right around 30 minutes to make, including chopping the vegetables and fish!
  • Grain-free, gluten-free, soy-free, DELICIOUS
  • Can easily be turned into yellow or red curry (see Recipe Adaptations below)
  • Packed with all your essential nutrients – healthy fat from the coconut milk, lean protein from the white fish, vitamins and minerals from the veggies, and easily digestible carbs from the white rice (or make it low-carb by using cauliflower rice).
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Gluten-Free Chicken Piccata

Quick and easy Gluten-Free Chicken Piccata with a deliciously creamy white wine caper sauce. This flavorful meal takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and is sure to WOW anyone who tries it!

If you checked out my Chicken Marsala recipe, you know I’m a sucker for breaded crispy tender chicken in a lovely creamy sauce. Chicken Piccata (or Veal Piccata) was one of the dishes I would order time and again as a child when we went out for Italian food. 

In case you’ve never tried, it, here is the quick run-down.

Quick and easy gluten-free chicken piccata

What is Chicken Piccata?:

Chicken Piccata is a classic Italian dish of breaded and pan-fried chicken breasts in a creamy caper sauce. Actually, the classic recipe uses veal that is tenderized into thin cutlets, but has since been adapted to use chicken as an alternative.

There’s just something about the hugely flavorful white wine-based sauce with the tangy lemon juice, briny capers, and creamy butter that just sends your taste buds on a tailspin!

Picatta is typically served with pasta to soak up the amazing sauce, although I find white rice is a lovely companion as well. 🙂

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Easy Baked Cod

An Easy Baked Cod recipe perfect for a healthy, high protein, lean dinner any night of the week. Season it up with your favorite seasonings for a delicious, nourishing meal!

In hot pursuit of an ultra nutritious dinner recipe that gives you intense health benefits without much effort? 

Welcome, m’dear, to that very recipe!

Baked cod is your ticket to an easy, pleasy evening in. You get a healthy dinner that is somewhat fancy that requires hardly any time! If you’re up on the news, you already know The Rock eats a boat load of cod to feed those muscles! Let’s talk more about the nutrient profile.

Health Benefits of Cod:

Did you know cod is super high in protein and super low in fat? If you’re looking to up your protein game and are conscious of your fat intake, cod is a marvelous lean protein source. Plus, you get vitamins and minerals (specifically, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, selenium, and phosphorous), making cod nutrient-dense fuel for your body.

6 ounces of cod contains 30 grams of protein, 140 calories, 0 grams of carbohydrate, and just over 1 gram of fat.

Can you even believe it??

The small amount of fat the cod does have is rich in omega-3 fatty acids (as opposed to omega-6), which is marvelous for brain health, hormone health, digestion, etc. In addition, cod is lower in mercury than many other types of fish or seafood (like tuna).

Aside from its health benefits, I love that cod is very light and subtle in flavor (in other words, it’s not fishy), which makes it very easy to flavor to your heart’s delight.

Baked Cod Recipe - low fat, high protein, The Rock's meal of choice

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