101 Best HEALTHY MEALS FOR DINNER in 30 minutes | Health 4.0

101 Best HEALTHY MEALS FOR DINNER in 30 minutes 1 Skillet Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Apples Take the flavor of a chicken recipe to a whole new level with brown sugar and roasted apples

2 Oven-Baked Salmon This salmon dinner couldn't be simpler Season the fish with salt and pepper, then pop it in the oven to bake to perfection in 15 minutes An easy-to-make parsley and almond salsa goes on top 3 Ribbony Shrimp and Pasta Scampi Medium-size shrimp are the perfect size for a twirl of spaghetti shot through with ribbons of squash

Have vegetarians at the table? Omit the shrimp, double the tomatoes and serve with a spoonful of part-skim ricotta cheese on top 4 Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken Switch up your typical cheddar mac-and-cheese recipe with this deliciously cheesy one, which calls for smoked mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and rosemary béchamel 5 Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits You won't find sticks of butter in this comfort food

Don't worry about flavor, though; these shrimp are plenty zesty from the lemon and garlic 6 Dijon-Smothered Chicken Legs with Broccolini Dress up drumsticks with a white wine, cream, and Dijon batter 7 Shrimp, Watercress and Farro Salad This Shrimp, Watercress and Farro Salad will leave you feel totally satisfied but not overstuffed

8 Sesame Chicken and Broccoli "Rice" Every part of the green cruciferous vegetable — from stem to florets — gets used in this protein-packed chicken and broccoli dish The stems become a no-carb rice, and florets are gently steamed 9 Roasted Parmesan Chicken and Tomatoes Panko chicken cutlets get bursts of flavor thanks to roasted Campari tomatoes

10 Alton's Lentil Soup Cozy up with a bowl of lentil soup Alton's version is packed with fiber, potassium, folate and other B vitamins 11 Honey-Soy Grilled Salmon with Edamame The natural Omega-3 fats in salmon make it a great choice for a healthy meal that doesn't need much added fat Stuff a mixture of fresh herbs into the salmon to infuse the fish with bright flavor

12 Crispy Chicken with Roasted Carrots and Couscous The secret to upgrading golden brown chicken thighs? Adding mint 13 Fettuccini with Walnuts and Parsley Ellie's creamy Fettuccini with Walnuts and Parsley will sate your pasta cravings without blowing your diet 14

Whole-Wheat Fettuccine with Zucchini Ribbons A combination of zucchini and yellow summer squash, cut into thin ribbons, makes this pasta as colorful as it is vegetable-packed Whole-wheat pasta adds more fiber to the mix 15 Chicken, Green Bean, and Bacon Pasta Load up your pasta with greens (asparagus, sugar snaps, and peas taste great, too), for an easy and healthy dish you can make in less than 30 minutes 16

Jerk Chicken and Mango Lettuce Cups Mango and cilantro give a little something extra to these ground chicken and rice lettuce cups 17 Roman-Style Chicken Giada De Laurentiis packs her chicken dish with fresh herbs, tomatoes and peppers, keeping it light yet satisfying 18 Spring Minestrone Soup Load up on healthy greens like asparagus, sugar snap peas, leeks, and celery with this delicious soup

19 Coconut-Crusted Shrimp with Pineapple-Chili Sauce Think just because you're eating healthy, indulgent-tasting dishes like coconut-crusted shrimp are off limits? In this ingenious rendition, you can dig right in, all the way down to the delectable sweet-and-sour dipping sauce 20 Sugar Snap, Orange, and Teriyaki Stir-Fry Oranges and sugar snap peas bring a touch of sweetness to this noodle and chicken stir-fry bowl 21

Cloves 40 and a Chicken Alton bakes chicken with 40 — yes 40 — cloves of garlic and fresh thyme The sharp flavor of the garlic mellows as it cooks and the resulting meat is exceptionally flavorful 22 Crunchy Tortilla Fish Sticks with Purple Cabbage Slaw These light and healthy tortilla-coated fish filets put a new spin on Taco Tuesday 23 Thai Curry Veggie "Noodles" with Chicken This veggie-heavy chicken dish boasts tons of flavor — thanks to red curry paste, almond butter and cashews

24 Grilled Pesto Chicken with Summer Squash Fire up the grill for this pesto-glazed chicken and squash recipe 25 Eat-Your-Veggies Mediterranean Meatballs These meatballs have a secret — they're packed with spinach Veggie-shy kids (and adults) won't even notice since they are happily tucked into a warm pita with lettuce and tomato and drizzled with tangy dill yogurt sauce

26 Pistachio-Crusted Fish This light, crunchy dinner is loaded with healthy ingredients like whitefish, quinoa, and spinach 27 Pasta Puttanesca The beauty of this classic Italian pasta dish is that is comes together quickly with ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry, like spaghetti, canned tomatoes, garlic, anchovy paste and crushed red pepper flakes 28

Salmon and Beets with Yogurt Sauce over Watercress If you're in the mood for protein and greens for dinner, this recipe will satisfy your healthy cravings 29 Cauliflower Gnocchi We subbed in cauliflower for all-purpose flour to make a soft and fluffy gnocchi Toss it in nutty brown butter-caper sauce for an indulgent gluten-free dinner 30

Zesty Fried Chicken Skip the greasy fast food and go homemade with this cornflake-coated chicken recipe that's baked instead of fried 31 Lighter Shrimp Scampi Traditional shrimp scampi is loaded with butter, however this version is cooked in chicken broth instead and gets an extra punch of flavor from kalamata olives 32 Breaded Pork Cutlet with Avocado-and-Shredded Kale Salad You can't beet this dish

We couldn't resist 33 Healthy Chipotle Beer-and-Butter Shrimp Foil Pack Chipotle and cumin are tempered by beer, butter and lime in this simple and healthy shrimp dish that comes together in a snap 34 Cheesy Artichoke Toasts Eating cheese on toast is as old as time — and there's a good reason why

This fancy version features two kinds of cheese 35 Pan-Seared Salmon with Kale and Apple Salad This dish may look fancy, but it's easy enough to be a weeknight main course The salmon cooks in a skillet in less than 10 minutes while the flavors in the crunchy kale salad meld Add a whole-wheat roll and dinner is ready

36 Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Cauliflower-Pomegranate Salad This fresh and tangy pomegranate salad is the perfect complement to juicy tenderloin 37 Eat-Your-Veggies Italian Meatballs Amp up spaghetti night with these clever veggie-packed meatballs Convenient frozen collards and canned black beans are easy to sneak into the mix

38 Thai Ground Turkey Lettuce Cups Lighten this spiced taco recipe by using lettuce and ground turkey instead of tortillas and ground beef 39 Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas These protein-packed fajitas cleverly use a foil-lined baking sheet and broiler to make a quick and healthy weeknight meal with easy cleanup 40

Grilled Cumin-Rubbed Hanger Steak with Smashed Minty Peas and Grilled Bread Add extra flavor to your steak dinner by using fresh mint, lime, and ground cumin 41 Teriyaki Hens with Bok Choy Serve Cornish game hens alongside leafy bok choy and plump grapefruit slices The combination of soy sauce, hoisin, vinegar, ginger and chile pepper in the hen marinade creates the perfect complement for the sweet-sour grapefruit 42

Pineapple and Ham Fried Rice Pineapple and ham are the unlikeliest (but most delicious) pair 43 Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits You won't find sticks of butter in this comfort food Don't worry about flavor, though; these shrimp are plenty zesty from the lemon and garlic 44 Grapefruit, Shrimp, and Radicchio Tartines Get more tang for the buck with this quick and easy recipe for in-season grapefruit

45 Healthy BBQ Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner Protein- and fiber-packed, this healthy and streamlined salmon dinner for two can be cooked all on one sheet pan The veggies get a head start, then BBQ-rubbed salmon fillets join in and everything finishes the race at the same time 46 Beans and Greens with Lemon-Parmesan Polenta Refresh your palette with this zesty polenta topped with sautéed escarole and beans

47 Pork Tenderloin with Seasoned Rub This lean cut of meat gets tons of flavor from an easy dried-spice rub 48 Indian-Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower Forget plain chicken—use Indian spices to add an extra kick of flavor 49

Zucchini Enchiladas Instead of tortillas, this genius recipe calls for enchilada filling to be rolled up inside thin zucchini ribbons, cutting the carb count to just 10 grams per serving 50 Spaghetti Squash and Chickpea Sauté Toss the high-carb pasta aside and try this veggie version instead 51 Fettuccini with Walnuts and Parsley Ellie's creamy Fettuccini with Walnuts and Parsley will sate your pasta cravings without blowing your diet 52

Sausage and Pepper Polenta Lasagna With fresh ingredients like tomatoes, garlic, parsley, and red peppers, you'll love this healthy twist on lasagna 53 Herb-Marinated Pork Tenderloins Simple ingredients, including garlic, Dijon and a mix of fresh rosemary and thyme, add up to rich flavor in Ina's pork tenderloin 54 Fish Chowder Sheet Pan Bake The bacon and potatoes mixture gives this fresh cod dish additional smoky flavor

55 Roasted Salmon With Shallot Grapefruit Sauce Ellie's roasted salmon recipe relies on the bold flavors of grapefruit, shallot and ginger to add big flavor without a ton of fat and calories 56 Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Barley and Arugula Dress a simple arugula salad with fresh and tasty ingredients like barley, sweet potatoes, and feta for a light weeknight dinner 57

Eat-Your-Veggies Pork Scallion Meatballs These veggie-packed meatball lettuce cups are like pork dumplings without the, well, dumpling Perfect for kids (and adults) who aren't veggie lovers, they're full of flavor Pozu sauce makes a bright, citrusy dip 58 Corn and Potato Chowder A cream-based soup that's also good for your health? It doesn't get any better than that

59 Shrimp and Cauliflower "Grits" This healthy twist on a Southern classic is a great addition to a weeknight line-up Packed with protein and fiber — and creamy faux grits made from cauliflower — it's satisfying and delicious 60 Rosemary Skillet Pork Chops with Quick Braised Cabbage The secret ingredient? Adding fresh rosemary to the pork chops and topping with balsamic vinegar

61 One-Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Asparagus Since this dish is cooked in one pan, you won't have to worry about clean-up 62 Shrimp Stir-Fry Ree's quick shrimp stir-fry is chock full of summer ingredients like sweet corn, zucchini, grape tomatoes and fresh basil You can serve this dish with rice or pasta, but it's just perfect on its own 63

Grilled Fish Tacos Pineapples give this healthy taco recipe a little something sweet 64 Egg-and-Kimchi Rice Bowls For maximum flavor factor on this 20-minute meal, break the yolk and mix it with the rice just before eating; its richness goes nicely with the spicy-vinegary kimchi sauce 65 BLT Balsamic Chicken, Avocado, and Feta Salad If you like BLTs, you're going to love trying the classic sandwich in salad form 66

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas These protein-packed fajitas cleverly use a foil-lined baking sheet and broiler to make a quick and healthy weeknight meal with easy cleanup 67 Chicken Marbella This quick and easy chicken dish is a medley of flavors — a little sweet, a little salty, and a tad tangy 68 Chipotle-Orange Glazed Pork Chops Maple syrup, orange juice concentrate and chipotles in adobo make a sweet and smoky glaze for lean, center-cut pork chops Ellie removes the chipotle seeds before preparing the glaze — that way, you get more flavor than heat

69 One-Pan Pesto Chicken and Veggies This light and fresh dish will fill you up, but won't leave you feeling heavy 70 Roasted Salmon Tacos Tacos don't have to take your healthy diet off track! Ina's are packed with heart-healthy salmon, a crunchy cabbage-cucumber slaw and creamy avocado mash 71 Ravioli with No-Cook Tomato Sauce Low-sodium smashed and puréed tomato sauce makes these cheesy ravioli better for you 72

Angel-Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Greens Balance out carbs with shrimp: A dozen shrimp is just 85 calories, plus shrimp is packed with protein and selenium, a powerful antioxidant 73 Honey Garlic Shrimp This recipe's easy-to-make marinade, made from honey, soy sauce, and garlic, will make shrimp taste better than ever 74 My Big Fat Greek Burgers Ellie's burger is far from the hockey puck variety that claims to be healthy

A spinach-and-feta-cheese stuffing makes this burger juicy and satisfying, especially when topped with a lemon-and-dill yogurt sauce 75 Turkey Burgers and Slaw with Sweet Potato Chips Packed with good-for-you spices, these turkey patties, topped with a sweet and crunchy apple and cabbage slaw, are a healthful way to get your burger fix in 76 Salmon with Sweet & Spicy Rub Ellie's 17-minute salmon fillets contain just 280 calories per serving

She saves time in the kitchen with her quick and easy seasoning, which includes chili powder, cumin and some light brown sugar, keeping flavors bold and the fat content low 77 Turkey Taco Quinoa Skillet Make the filling in just one skillet, then spoon into tortillas for an easy and delicious dinner 78 Pan-Seared Salmon with Kale and Apple Salad This dish may look fancy, but it's easy enough to be a weeknight main course

The salmon cooks in a skillet in less than 10 minutes while the flavors in the crunchy kale salad meld Add a whole-wheat roll and dinner is ready 79 Chicken Fajita Salad with Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette Skip the tortillas and chicken fajitas become way healthier 80

Pork Tenderloin Steaks with Wilted Cabbage and Apples Pork tenderloin is not only quick-cooking, but budget-friendly too Slice it to make pork "steaks" and serve it with cabbage and apples cooked in the flavorful cooking juices 81 Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet In only 30 minutes, you'll have a paleo-friendly and gluten-free dinner on the table 82

Ellie's Buffalo Chicken Salad By making her own sauce and dressing, Ellie Krieger packs all the Buffalo kick and creaminess of blue cheese in this restaurant-favorite salad, without all the fat 83 Grilled Watermelon Salad with Steak and Tomatoes Bet you didn't think steak (yep!) could be good for your heart, did ya? 84 Teriyaki Hens with Bok Choy Serve Cornish game hens alongside leafy bok choy and plump grapefruit slices The combination of soy sauce, hoisin, vinegar, ginger and chile pepper in the hen marinade creates the perfect complement for the sweet-sour grapefruit

85 California Chicken Flatbread with Chipotle Ranch This is SO much better than ordering out 86 Linguine with Chicken Ragu While browning the chicken thighs for her chicken ragu, Giada tosses in some chopped rosemary leaves This aromatic herb adds a robust, earthy flavor to the marinara sauce

87 Pasta With Walnut Pesto and Peas Dry white wine and lemon give this nutty pesto-covered farfalle and peas an added kick 88 Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice Sara Lynn's healthy version of a takeout favorite is made with cauliflower rice, loads of veggies, egg and sesame oil 89

Baked Turkey Enchiladas Make these enchiladas as mild or as spicy as you want by adjusting the amount of enchilada sauce you use You can even add extra veggies, like onions and zucchini 90 Asian Turkey Burgers Food Network Kitchen lightened these burgers by cutting back on the meat and adding some texture with bulgur Top burgers with quick-pickled cucumbers and onions and a spicy yogurt sauce

91 Leek and Lemon Linguine Heart-healthy whole wheat pasta excites the taste buds with lemon zest and fresh leeks 92 Vietnamese Pork Chops with Ginger Rice An easy marinade made with lemongrass, fish sauce, shallot and soy sauce gives these quick-cooking pork chops bold Vietnamese-inspired flavor 93

Chicken Guacamole and Bean Tostadas Layer your favorite toppings like guacamole, pico de gallo, and beans to make these tostadas extra tasty 94 Chicken Divan Update this dish while still keeping all classic elements: crisp broccoli, juicy chicken and a tasty Parmesan sauce Food Network Kitchen used a mixture of low-fat evaporated milk, broth and sherry for a creamy, rich-tasting sauce 95

Lasagna-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Switch out your noodle base for a squash option the next time you make lasagna 96 My Big Fat Greek Burgers Ellie's burger is far from the hockey puck variety that claims to be healthy A spinach-and-feta-cheese stuffing makes this burger juicy and satisfying, especially when topped with a lemon-and-dill yogurt sauce 97

Honey Garlic Salmon You had us at caramelized honey crust 98 Lighter Spaghetti and Meatballs Food Network Kitchen stretched out the decadence of the beef by adding a portobello mushroom and using an egg white in the meatballs Use whole-wheat spaghetti for added fiber 99

Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Pork with Spinach Rice This slow cooker recipe is as much a time saver as it is a flavor powerhouse 100 Garden Egg Salad With a few healthy swaps, it's easy to make a lighter take on traditional egg salad Divide the egg salad among the lettuce leaves, top with sprouts and roll up for a hand-held meal 101

Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos Start the meat in a slow-cooker before you go out for the day and come home to tender, flavorful pork tacos Or, if you don't want to wait, make this recipe in a Dutch oven in half the time

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