For this installment of our Healthy Eating series it’s all about main dishes. Not just any mains, though – these are the whole food recipes our family loves and eats time and again, so you know they have all passed the “this is good” test. There are a few that may take a bit more preparation (the maple-mustard chicken comes to mind, since the chicken needs to be coated), but even then we’re usually talking about an hour instead of 15-30 minutes.
Wait. Really 15-30 minute meals? I’m always doubtful of the times given on some recipes, since chopping vegetables seems to take me a long time, but there are honestly some 15 minute meals here, usually made with eggs or precooked chicken (either rotisserie or homemade) that I like to keep in the freezer for times we need to eat quick.
Most of the time, though, I like to have 45 minutes to an hour for dinner prep (not all prepping, but cook time, too), since that seems to mean the meals are healthier with more vegetables and with thought given to using up what we have. I believe what we put into our bodies is so important that it really does deserve the time to plan and prepare on a regular basis.
I’ve organized these 25 recipes into Seafood, Chicken, Beef & Pork, and Meatless sections. My hope is that you’ll find some recipes here to add to your dinner rotations that are both healthy and worth your time – when they need it!
Easy Healthy Main Dishes
Chicken (or Turkey)
Beef & Pork
Roasted Sausage, Onion & Pepper Sheet Pan Dinner (wow- obviously I need to update this photo, but don’t let it stop you – this is GOOD).
Swiss Chard & Sausage Frittata (another recipe that needs a new photo, but this is one of our standby recipes for a quick, one-dish meal!)
Find more recipes and inspiration in our Healthy Eating series: