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Thirty 15-Minute Healthy Meals for Busy Weeknights

Short on time, but long on hunger? Check out our list of easy weeknight meals that will keep you and your family healthy and satisfied.

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It’s a weekday night, you’ve spent 45 minutes driving home from work in awful traffic, and the phone number for the pizza delivery guy is looking extra enticing. But keeping your family healthy doesn’t require hours of prep time and (what feels like) years of chopping.

We’ve found 30 meals that require just 15 minutes of prep time, so you can get a healthy dinner on the table and feel like the superhero we all know you are.

  1. Pan-Seared Trout with Italian-Style Salsa
  2. White Bean and Tuna Salad
  3. Greek Chicken Salad
  4. Chicken Stir Fry
  5. Grilled Flank Steak
  6. Rosemary Citrus Shrimp Tacos
  7. Easy Bean Tostadas
  8. Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry etc.
  9. Spicy Kimchi Quinoa Bowls
  10. Avocado Chickpea Salad Collard Wraps
  11. One Pot Protein Pasta
  12. Honey Garlic Shrimp
  13. Healthy Roasted Chicken and Veggies
  14. Chicken Zucchini Noodle Caprese
  15. Turkey Sweet Potato Black Bean Skillet
  16. One Skillet Orange Chicken with Vegetables
  17. Pesto Caprese Chicken in Foil
  18. Beef Soba Noodle Bowl with Green Beans
  19. Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry
  20. One Pot Lemon Orzo Shrimp
  21. Dijon Almond Crusted Tilapia
  22. Zucchini Shrimp Scampi
  23. Cajun Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa
  24. Garlic Shrimp Zoodles
  25. Beef Kofta Curry
  26. Chimichurri Shrimp
  27. Sticky Kicking Chicken/Watermelon Radish Salad
  28. Spinach Pasta Tortellini Salad
  29. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
  30. Buddha Bowls


So, there you have it. No more excuses for ordering take-out meals on busy nights. And if you’re really feeling ambitious, you could use these ideas to plan dinners for the next month.


Related: Recipe: Dark Chocolate Chickpea Brownies

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Jennifer Diffley
Jennifer Diffley is a SLC resident. She is a senior copywriter and has her MFA in creative writing from NYU. Jennifer is committed to health, but has an unhealthy fascination with outrageous shoes.