Seriously Healthy 30-Minute Dinners

Seriously Healthy 30-Minute Dinners

The following healthy dinners will be on the table in fewer than 30 minutes, guaranteed.

Preparing a fancy four-course meal from scratch is totally fun … if you’re on vacation. But most likely you’re a pretty busy person, with things to do and people to see.

Dinner can be super overwhelming. Planning, prepping, and then actually making a dinner can be time consuming and exhausting with the laundry list of other things we need to do in a single 24-hour period.

Enter the 30-minute meal. This life-saving notion makes dinner preparation a breeze, and also makes it easier to bypass that drive-through lineup that’s calling to you with its convenience and copious amounts of salts and fats.

The following recipes will be on the table in fewer than 30 minutes, guaranteed.

Keep in mind the following time-saving tips as well.

  • Buy frozen veggies: there’s a common misconception that frozen veggies lack in nutritional value. This is simply untrue: frozen fruits and vegetables are often picked at peak ripeness and then quickly flash-frozen to lock in nutrients and flavour.
  • Make big batches of rice and beans: these staples are so versatile they can be the foundation of everything from chili to fried rice. Plus, they keep well in the fridge in an airtight container for a good five days—enough to get you through the work week.
  • Take shortcuts: jarred marinara, canned fish, canned beans, pre-chopped stir-fry veggies, and whole wheat pizza crusts are lifesavers when on a tight schedule.
  • Multi-task: making pasta? Throw your veggies in during the last few minutes to blanch them. Then simply add the sauce and voila!

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