25 quick healthy recipes
From nourishing risotto to moussaka bowls and courgetti, these healthy recipes are all ready in 30 minutes or under
Looking for healthy dinner ideas? Make one of our easy recipes ready in under 30 minutes then check out our quick vegan shiitake ramen, quick Thai green curry and quick gazpacho sauce spaghetti.
Quick can still be healthy. By making the most of fresh vegetables which are packed full of fibre, vitamin C (the body's most abundant antioxidant) and other vitamins and minerals, together with lean proteins and healthy grains, a quick meal can still pack lots of health benefits even when you are short on time.
Our healthy recipes offer unique and balanced takes on nourishing ingredients to provide quick and delicious healthy dinner ideas. After, check out our high-protein meals and high-calorie foods to try.
Best quick healthy recipes
Avocado fusilli pasta
Avocados make salad dressings and ice creams super-creamy, so why not put them in a pasta sauce? It’s a great way of using up overly ripe avocados.
Healthy fried rice
Ginger, garlic, chilli and curry powder flavour this quick and healthy veggie dish, ready on the table in 20 minutes.
Broccoli stir fry
This veggie stir-fry, loaded with veg and flavoured with soy, ginger, garlic and chilli, will be on the table in just 25 minutes.
Spiced grains with peas, spinach and jammy eggs
A riot of colour, this buttery freekeh dish is packed with spinach and peas, and flavoured with cumin, coriander and turmeric.
Orzo, bean and tuna salad
Turn storecupboard staples into this vibrant, nutritious orzo pasta salad with roasted red peppers and black olives. It's on the table in 20 minutes.
Healthy salmon pasta
20 minutes is all you need to make Nadine Brown’s simple and creamy (but still healthy) salmon pasta with reduced-fat crème fraîche. Peas and dill add greenery and there's lemon zest for freshness.
Griddled chicken with mustardy lentil salad
Check out this vibrant chicken salad with crunchy green beans, mangetout and lentils. This quick and easy salad is ready in just 30 minutes – the perfect way to start the week.
One-pot paprika cod and chickpeas
Try our punchy paprika cod one-pot with juicy tomatoes. This simple traybake is an easy midweek meal for when you're short on time but still want something healthy. Discover more of our savoury traybake recipes.
Courgetti with pesto and balsamic tomatoes
Who needs pasta when you can have spiralized courgette? Try our easy courgetti recipe, made with baby plum tomatoes, garlic, pesto, pine nuts and a lot of courgette noodles.
Orzo risotto with cavolo nero, peas and chilli
Check out this creamy risotto with cavolo nero, crunchy peas and punchy chilli. Try more of our risotto recipes, including a healthy freekeh risotto with spring greens.
A super-quick healthy dinner idea, try this easy alternative to oven-baked moussaka. Ready in just 15 minutes, these nutritious vegan bowls contain the flavours and textures of a slow-cooked moussaka, without the wait.
Chargrilled tuna with crunchy lemon bulgar salad
Check out this flavour-packed tuna steak with zingy lemon bulgar wheat salad. Ready in 30 minutes, this vibrant recipe is a simple midweek meal for two.
Chargrilled chicken chimichurri salad
Try our gluten-free recipe for chargrilled chicken chimichurri salad. This quick and easy dish serves two – a great midweek meal. Explore more chicken breast recipes here.
Vegan fajita bowl with cauli rice
Our vegan fajita bowl with cauli rice is a healthy lunch idea which is speedy to make and 5:2-diet friendly, but still delivers on flavour. Try more of our easy healthy vegan recipes.
Chargrilled tuna with harissa and potato stew
The best way to enjoy a nice tuna steak... alongside harissa potatoes. All the ingredients are easy to get hold of and it's on the table in 25 minutes for an easy, healthy bowl of comfort.
Coconut and peanut aubergine curry
This creamy coconut and peanut aubergine curry is vegetarian and ready in just 30 minutes, making it the perfect comforting and healthy meal to make midweek.
Chilli beef and radish noodle soup
This chilli beef and radish noodle soup is easy to prepare and packed full of fresh flavours – ideal for a midweek meal. We love noodle soups for a refreshing but healthy dinner.
Sumac chicken and green bean salad
This sumac chicken and green bean salad is ready in just 20 minutes and is a great healthy lunch idea. Check out more of our healthy chicken recipes here.
Healthier pad Thai
This recipe for healthier pad Thai is packed full of authentic Thai flavours but without the high calorie count as we've used courgette instead of normal noodles. It's really easy to make, ready in under 30 minutes and perfect for a healthy lunch. We have plenty more courgetti recipes here.
Spring veg and lemon broth
This recipe for spring veg and lemon broth is a fast and healthy lunch to make midweek. Check out more of our quick and easy lunch ideas.
Chargrilled tuna with warm potato and bean salad
This recipe for chargrilled tuna with warm potato and bean salad is a great healthy dinner option midweek. It's also ready in under 30 minutes. Try more of our best healthy fish recipes.
Jersey Royals, spring greens and prawn fritteda
A fritteda is a light Italian stew of spring vegetables. Our version uses Jersey Royals, spring greens and prawns for a speedy, nourishing dinner.
Healthy bean salad
Ready in just 20 minutes, this colourful salad is packed with green beans, kidney beans and cannellini beans, and comes finished with a green tahini dressing to boost the flavour.
Swap chicken for sautéed tofu in this clever vegan twist on a classic, served with a white wine sauce and long-stemmed broccoli.
Stuffed with smoky courgette, zesty black beans, pickled red onion and creamy avocado, these healthy tacos are bursting with flavour – they happen to be vegan and a simple way to bring a variety of veggies to your plate, too
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