On busy weeknights, the last thing you want to do is be in the kitchen longer than you have to to make a healthy meal. Today we are looking at 16 clean eating dinners that’ll take 30 minutes to make.
When eating clean its important to stay consistent especially after a long day when you might not want too. That’s why it’s nice to have some quick and easy clean eating recipes like these that you can refer back to.
Some recipes might take more time prepping while others are throwing everything in a pan to bake it, either way, these healthy meals take 30 minutes so you can enjoy the rest of your night full and satisfied. Choose from Honey Garlic Shrimp, Balsamic Steak Rolls, 5 Ingredient Lemon Chicken with Asparagus and many more!
With these 30 minute recipes, you’ll be sticking to clean eating while staying out of the kitchen! Here are 16 Clean Eating Meals You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less!
Let’s Get Cooking!
1. Orange Chicken Stir Fry
Found from Clean Food Crush
This orange chicken stir fry is a quick, healthy meal that’s packed with bright citrus flavor and lots of veggies. Since you are using a wok or a hot skillet to cook the chicken, it will develop a golden brown crust that resembles the traditional orange chicken. The fresh orange slices are a nice tart bite, and the chicken just absorbs all the yummy goodness!
2. Quick 30 Minute Chili
Found from Clean Eating Recipes
This 30-minute chili is so comforting and soul-satisfying that you’ll be surprised how it’s also healthy for you too! It’s the perfect clean eating meal for busy weeknights. You’ll be happy to add this recipe to your weekly meals. It’s so simple that anyone can make this healthy chili. Basically, throw all the ingredients into a pot and cook, that’s it! Within 30 minutes you’ll have a delicious clean eating meal!
3. Burrito Bowls
Found from I Heart Naptime
This clean eating burrito bowl is a one-pot recipe that can be made in 30 minutes. The burrito bowl is a great way to get a whole meal prepared in one pot, which especially helpful when you have a hectic week, and you want to eat clean. This burrito bowl is packed with lots of bold flavors like green chiles and ground chili powder!
4. Keto Steak Taco in a Cheese Shell
Found from Brit & Co
The keto lifestyle is taking the Pinterest world by storm because of the basics are low carb, high-fat clean eating recipes. So these keto steak tacos are easy to make and the ultimate clean eating meal. The taco shells are made from cheese, CHEESE! Then you stuff the cheese shells with grilled steak, veggies, and avocado!
5. Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
Found from Clean Eating Recipes
Making chicken noodle soup has to be one of the most comforting things ever, but it’s not always the healthiest. So that’s why I’m so excited to find this clean eating chicken noodle soup! The chicken is tender and full of flavor that no one will know is healthy too!
6. Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls
Found from Tablespoon
These steak rolls are filled with a ton of veggies like bell peppers and zucchini. The real kicker of this recipe is the homemade rosemary balsamic glaze that the steaks are marinated in. The steak soaks up all the balsamic glaze and gets a nice crust when cooking. It’s a delicious, healthy meal you’ll want to make again and again!
7. Easy 5 Ingredient Lemon Chicken with Asparagus
Found from Pinch of Yum
This 5 ingredient lemon chicken with asparagus is so flavorful you would never know that it’s actually healthy. If you’re in a rush and need a clean eating meal, this is the ultimate recipe for you. It takes less than 30 minutes to make. The crisp chicken soaks up all the bright and tart lemon juice, and this goes perfectly with the asparagus!
8. Herb Crusted Dijon Salmon
Found from Peas and Crayons
This panko herb crusted dijon salmon is a clean eating recipe that’s so flavorful and filling. The salmon is covered in dijon mustard and fresh herbs like parsley and chive. The panko breadcrumbs achieve a super flaky salmon with a crispy crust that everyone will love.
9. Skinny Sausage Parmesan Stuffed Eggplant
Found from Baker By Nature
Here is a lightened up version of the classic eggplant parmesan. The eggplant is a really hearty and meaty vegetable, so it’s the star of the show. The eggplant is stuffed with chicken sausage, roasted peppers, fresh herbs, sauce, and breadcrumbs. The eggplant gets a nice crusty layer when baked all together. The chicken sausage is an excellent way to make clean eating easy!
10. Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken
Found from Gimme Delicious
This tasty chicken is stuffed with cream cheese, mozzarella, and spinach. This hearty chicken meal is perfect for a busy weeknight. Serve with a green salad or dark green veggies for a complete clean eating meal.
11. Mediterranean Boneless Pork Chops
Found from Skinny Taste
Here is a quick 30-minute meal that will transport you to the Mediterranean. The key here for quick cooking is using thin pork chops! They are easy to find in the grocery store and cut your cooking time in half. Once you cook the pork chops, you’ll top them with a Mediterranean salad that’s full of summer squash, tomatoes, feta, and olives. Then dress the salad with lemon juice and olive oil for an easy clean dinner.
12. Turkey Corn Chowder
Found from Diethood
Turkey corn chowder is a great alternative to a traditional heavy chowder. This 30-minute turkey corn chowder is hearty but still light enough that you don’t feel weighed down. This chowder is made with turkey, corn, potatoes, carrots, and onions. Its all cooked down together for a quick, satisfying meal that’s clean eating too!
13. Instant Pot Beef & Broccoli
Found from Whole Kitchen Sink
This quick instant pot beef and broccoli is a healthier version of Chinese take out. Youll feel so much eating this meal after a long busy day! The instant pot is a huge time saver because you can cook everything in this one pot and once the timer is up, you are done. No standing over the stove for this recipe!
14. One Pan Healthy Sausage and Veggies
Found from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
This fresh sausage and veggies meal could not be more simple. By placing all the ingredients on one sheet pan, you can cook everything in the oven at one time. This makes clean eating quick but straightforward as well!
15. Thai Chicken Meatballs
Found from My Sugar-Free Kitchen
These Thai chicken meatballs are full of flavor and are super healthy too. They start with ground chicken, garlic, ginger, lime juice, fresh herbs, and breadcrumbs then you cook them in a hot skillet for ten minutes. Once they are done cooking its time to toss them in a homemade peanut sauce that is so creamy and a little spicy too. It’s a great way to change up the mundane of healthy eating with a quick recipe!
16. Quick 20 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp
Found from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Shrimp is always a go-to clean eating ingredient plus they take less than 10 minutes to cook so you know its perfect for an under 30-minute meal. The shrimp soaks up all the flavor from the garlic, honey, soy sauce, ginger marinade then you cook them on medium-high heat until they are light pink. Serve over brown rice and steam veggies!
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After a long day, you’ll be able to enjoy your night of eating clean with these 30-minute dinners. It’s easy to stay full and satisfied with these healthy recipes that won’t take forever to make!
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