Fast Healthy Dinners For Family

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Are you looking for a fast, healthy dinner for family? This site has simple and delicious recipes that you can enjoy with your family.

There are so many recipes for cooking healthy foods and eating healthy meals but sometimes you need to find something that is fast, easy, tastes good and is also healthy. The dishes on this blog are all fast, easy, taste great and are good for you as they are made from good ingredients.

quick and easy midweek family meals

Ready in just 60 minutes (or less!), look to these easy, speedy family-friendly dinner recipes you can cook tonight.

Keto-friendly zoodles and egg salad

Keto-friendly zoodles and egg salad

This vegetarian meal of zucchini, egg and tomatoes is perfect for a light lunch or dinner.

Eggplant, olive and fetta patties

Eggplant, olive and fetta patties

These speedy vegetarian fritters make for the perfect lunch or light dinner.

Vietnamese Prawn Rice Noodle Salad

Vietnamese Prawn Rice Noodle Salad

This salad is perfect packed for lunch or as a deliciously light summer dinner.

Creamy lemon chicken bake

Creamy lemon chicken bake

Need an easy dinner? This chicken pasta bake takes just 10 minutes to prep.

Healthy green vegie fritters with poached eggs

Healthy green vegie fritters with poached eggs

These speedy vegetarian fritters are perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Sweet and sticky Vegemite chicken

Sweet and sticky Vegemite chicken

The unlikely pairing of Vegemite with Asian flavours makes this one-pan chicken dinner a must-make.

Chicken and broad bean fricassee

Chicken and broad bean fricassee

Make this budget-friendly creamy chicken and broad bean dinner a weeknight staple.

Chicken with spinach and white beans

Chicken with spinach and white beans

Hate washing up? Now you don’t have to with this easy one-pan chicken dinner.

Sam Wood's Crispy Skin Salmon with Beet and Apple Salad

Sam Wood’s Crispy Skin Salmon with Beet and Apple Salad

A fresh and vibrant lunch or dinner you can pull together in minutes.

Ricotta and semi-dried tomato pancakes with rocket salad

Ricotta and semi-dried tomato pancakes with rocket salad

Who says you can’t have pancakes for dinner! This budget-friendly savoury version comes in at under $3 a serve.

Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes In Under 30 Minutes

Quick and easy are rarely seen with healthy in a dinner plan. What options do you have to provide your family with a healthy dinner when you have 30 minutes or less to make it? I am here to help. Not only are these recipes quick and easy, but they are also nutritious and delicious.

I love using my oven, especially in the cooler months. It frees me up to make the rest of the meal without having to worry if something is burning on the stove. Let’s get down to business and check out my easy, healthy dinner recipes in less than 30 minutes.

11. Caribbean Chow Mein

Caribbean Chow Mein

You can make this wonderfully spicy dish even healthier by using Japanese soba noodles made with buckwheat flour. Mixing Caribbean and Asian spices make a mouthwatering and healthy meal. Having the veggies prepped ahead of time will make this recipe go even faster.

12. Fish Fillet in Cream Sauce

Red Snapper with Zucchini

Red snapper for dinner is so easy. Served over rice and with a garden salad makes a quick and healthy meal. It’s the cream sauce that makes this dish. While I used red snapper for this recipe, feel free to replace it with your favorite firm-fleshed fish.

13. Chicken Citrus Avocado Salad

Chicken Citrus Avocado Salad

The orangey citrus marinade makes this healthy salad even better. You can save yourself time at dinnertime by marinating the chicken in the morning and putting it in the fridge until you get home. If you make my no-knead bread and replace half of the flour with whole wheat flour, you’ll have the perfect healthy meal.

14. Pan-Seared Salmon

Flaky Pan Seared Salmon in a Plate

Amazing salmon seasoned with a dry rub can be ready in a record-breaking 20 minutes. Pan-frying fish is a much healthier option than deep frying. Of course, you can bake it instead. Full of flavor and nutrition, it goes great with a wedge salad.

15. Sukuma Wiki

Sukuma Wiki

A delicious way to get green into the family. Healthy kale or collard greens are a favorite at my house and chockfull of nutrition. Delicious and healthy beef makes it a convenient one-pot meal.

16. Salmon Salad

Salmon in a bed of colorful veggies

If you prep the salad while the salmon is cooking, you will have this delicious and healthy meal done in way less than 30 minutes. I love to make potatoes wedges with this one. Yum!

17. Chef Salad

Chef Salad

A meal in a bowl ready in way less than 30 minutes because as soon as the veggies, meats, and eggs are all chopped up, you are good to go. You can save even more time by making a big batch of salad dressing when you have more time and keep it in the fridge. Pour and serve!

18. Shakshuka

Shakshuka

This wonderful stew is not only perfect as breakfast, but it also makes a great meat-free dinner. Packed with flavor and veggies, this one-pot meal is fast and healthy for your family. Poaching the eggs in the spicy tomato sauce is so yummy.

19. Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Talk about a quick healthy meal, this one of my family’s favorite ways to eat chicken. You can make it even easier and faster by using leftover cooked chicken from the day before. Just skip the part about cooking the ground chicken.

20. Shrimp Stir-Fry

Shrimp Stir-Fry

Stir-fries are my go-to recipes when I am short on time. This spicy and healthy shrimp stir-fry can be on the table in a record-breaking 20 minutes. If you have a rice cooker, you can set it up to have the rice done at the same time.

healthy family meals

Tom Kerridge's chicken pearl barley soup

Tom Kerridge’s chicken pearl barley soup

Tom’s hearty, healthy soup is packed with vegetables such as carrots, celery, courgette and leeks. The pearl barely gives it a bit of bite and will leave everyone feeling fuller for longer.

recipes everyone should know how to cook

Classic chilli con carne

A 100g portion of this chilli has just 101 calories, so an average serving will only set you back around 200 calories. You can adapt the recipe if you’re catering for the whole family, like leaving out the red wine for example.

Quorn Sausage Pasta Bake

Quorn Sausage Pasta Bake

This Quorn sausage pasta bake is not only family-friendly, it’s vegetarian too made with Quorn. Quorn sausages are lower in fat and calories than your average pork sausages.

Weight Watchers Cajun chicken

Weight Watchers Cajun chicken

Weight Watchers Cajun chicken is a one-pot wonder that takes just 15 minutes to prep and brings two of our favourites together, chicken and rice. Each tender cut of chicken is infused with cajun spice, so every bite is bursting with flavour.

Fish burger wraps

Fish burger wraps

A healthier take on a burger, this fish burger is wrapped up with plenty of fresh salad (and a tasty gherkin). Using wraps rather than burger buns makes them lighter and healthier but they still taste great.

Tuna pasta bake

Tuna pasta bake

Tuna pasta bake is a firm family favourite that uses store cupboard staples such as pasta and tinned tuna. Protein-rich tuna is good for omega-3, while the carbohydrates in the pasta will give you an energy boost.

Weight Watchers black bean shakshuka

Weight Watchers black bean shakshuka

Ready in just 30 minutes, Weight Watchers black bean shakshuka is infused with paprika, cayenne pepper and fresh red chillies. Serve with rice or crusty bread for dipping.

Mushroom ragu with courgetti

Mushroom ragu with courgetti

Meat-free mushroom ragu is quick to prepare. Mushrooms and Quorn make a chunky ragu that’s better for you and instead of pasta, we’ve snuck in extra veg in the form or courgetti, or courgette ribbons.

Tom Kerridge’s butternut squash pasta bake

Tom Kerridge’s butternut squash pasta bake

Tom’s comforting butternut squash pasta bake has layers of macaroni pasta, soft butternut squash and heaps of cheese. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds before serving for that extra health kick.

Tarragon pesto pasta with peas and prawns

Our prawn tacos with grilled fish take leftover cooked prawns and fish and transform them into a spicy, Cajun-like filler for fresh and zesty tacos.

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