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30 Minute Healthy Dinner Ideas

30 Minute Healthy Dinner Ideas

30 Minute Healthy Dinner Ideas

We’ve all had days when 24 hours isn’t enough. And a 8 hour work day literally feels like 25. On days like that is when the healthy cooking efforts go down the drain. That’s when you need a 30 minute healthy dinner idea. Because it’s a five-second decision window between option 1: Let’s make dinner and option 2: Let’s order something greasy and drown this miserable day. Option 2 will always sound better… till the next morning. Option 1 is inevitably tougher because “cooking a healthy dinner takes time.” And in five-seconds, you’ve let a myth destroy your hard work. So next time you have a shitty day, don’t take it out on your body – refer to one of our 30 minute healthy dinner ideas – Complete meals in 30 minutes using ingredients you’ll definitely have in your kitchen…

Fish Curry with Cabbage and Peanuts

15 minute cabbage and peanuts

Minimum preparation time and the cook time is actually 15 minutes.  There’s just 1 teaspoon of oil in both dishes. If you’re someone who believes that peanuts are unhealthy because they are high calories then don’t worry. They are a high nutrient food with unsaturated fats. Still unconvinced? Cut them out of the recipe completely.

You Will Need (meal for 2):

  1. Fish – 500 gmQuick and Easy Fish Curry
  2. Medium Onions – 2
  3. Pas phoron
  4. Red chilli powder
  5. Sambar masala
  6. Curry Leaves
  7. Coriander powder
  8. Salt
  9. Olive oil
  10. Water
  11. Cabbage
  12. Channa dal
  13. Peanuts

Make Quick and Easy Fish Curry and the Cabbage with Peanuts for dinner…

Kerala Chicken with Baby Potatoes and Spinach

This is about as complete and completely healthy 30 minute dinner idea you’re going to find. There is 1 tablespoon of oil in both dishes combined and once you put them up, there’s very little watching. So even though the cook time might be 30 minutes, your involvement time isn’t.

You Will Need (meal for 3-4):Kerala ChickenBaby Potatoes with Spinach

  • Chicken: 800-1kg
  • Ginger and garlic paste
  • Onion
  • Large tomatoes
  • Curry leaves
  • Coconut milk
  • Turmeric, cumin and coriander, pepper, meat masala and garam masala
  • Baby potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Oil
  • Dry mango powder or amchur
  • Meat masala

Make Kerala Chicken and Baby Potatoes with Spinach for dinner.

No Oil Chicken Pulao with Baingan Raita

Save the best for the last… and how. There’s really no need to sell this 30 minute healthy dinner at all. Who doesn’t like chicken pulao – this one has no oil and the baingan raita is an invented recipe that turned out to be quite a success…

You Will Need (meal for 2-3):No Oil Chicken PulaoBaingan Raita

  • Chicken breasts: 500 gm cut into bite-sized 1 inch pieces
  • Pas phoron
  • Ginger and garlic pastes
  • Optional: Whole jeera (cumin), Bay leaf, mustard seeds
  • Onions – 2
  • Meat masala
  • Red chilli powder
  • Turmeric
  • Salt
  • Tomato puree
  • Yoghurt
  • Peas – ½ cup (you can also add carrots if you want, same amount)
  • Eggplant: 1
  • Chillies: 3 diced fine (increase or decrease based on taste)
  • Lemon juice: 1 tablespoons (increase or decrease based on taste)
  • Olive oil: 1 teaspoon
  • Fat free yoghurt: 3 tablespoons
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