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Quick, Easy, and Healthy Recipes

On top of being a total boss lady, you might be trying to start a new fitness routine and keep up with those healthy recipes you’re saving on Pinterest. Accomplishing it all may seem like an impossible feat, but with the help of healthy slow-cooker recipes and quick clean meals, the execution is a piece of low carb cake. To simplify it even further, we’ve gathered clean-eating recipes that will keep you healthy and get you out of your dinner ruth eleven and for all.


Cheesy Steak Keto Tacos

Cheesy Steak Keto Tacos

Going keto is one way to really cut your carbs, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up all of your guilty pleasures. This recipe lets you keep Taco Tuesday alive, even on this specialty diet. Plus, who doesn’t want a taco shell made out of cheese? (via Brit + Co)

Instant Pot Steamed Cod With Ginger Scallion Sauce

Instant Pot Steamed Cod With Ginger Scallion Sauce

From a frozen state, fish only takes 5 minutes to pressure cook. From there, it’s just about adding the sauce and serving with rice, which you can sub out for brown rice or riced cauliflower. Top with ginger and scallions and you’re golden. (via Brit + Co)

Mediterranean Boneless Pork Chops

Mediterranean Boneless Pork Chops healthy recipes

They don’t call pork chops the other white meat for nothing. When you grow tired of eating chicken night after night, these Mediterranean chops will revive your love for healthy eating. You can top with all your favorite veggies, and some extra feta. (via skinnytaste)

One-Pan Healthy Sausage and Veggies

One-Pan Healthy Sausage and Veggies

Sheet pan meals are essential in your weeknight recipe repertoire, and we love that this one makes lots of leftovers. You have to consider cleaning time as well as cooking time, and this dish has the minimal amount of each. (via Chelsea’s Messy Apron)

Chicken Zoodle Soup

Chicken Zoodle Soup

Swapping zucchini noodles for regular noodles is the easiest way to lighten up a meal. The broth will still help you when you’re feeling under the weather and the chicken offers a good bit of protein. You’ll barely even miss the carbs. (via Brit + Co)

One-Pot Burrito Bowls

One-Pot Burrito Bowls healthy recipes

Why not make your burrito naked? Nix the chemical-laden flour tortilla and instead, make a burrito bowl with all of your favorite toppings. We’re talking tomatoes, cheese, cilantro, corn, beans, and olives. Pass the sauce, please! (via I Heart Nap Time)

Herb-Crusted Salmon

Herb-Crusted Salmon

You can’t go wrong when it comes to salmon. It’s buttery, quick-cooking, and full of healthy fats. Simply cover with mustard and coat with breadcrumbs and herbs before baking on high heat. We recommend pairing with a lighter side to balance out the meal. (via Peas and Crayons)

Spicy Shrimp and Cauliflower Mash With Garlic Kale

Spicy Shrimp and Cauliflower Mash With Garlic Kale healthy recipes

Clean dinners that you can also serve on date night are hard to come by. But not impossible! Pair this spicy shrimp and creamy cauliflower mash with a glass of red wine, and the two of you definitely won’t feel deprived. Cooking the kale in bacon fat is just the cherry on top. (via Pinch of Yum)

Baked Bell Pepper Tacos

Baked Bell Pepper Tacos

This stuffed-pepper-meets-taco hybrid is calling your name, regardless of whether or not it’s Taco Tuesday. You can prepare these ahead of time and have them ready to pop in the oven when you get home. Save a few for the next day to make your work lunch a whole lot more colorful. (via Peas and Crayons)

30-Minute Quinoa Enchilada Skillet

30-Minute Quinoa Enchilada Skillet

Even the pickiest of kids (or adults) will love this Mexican-inspired skillet. Throw a bit of shredded cheese on top and you can get them to eat just about anything. You can also make this dish on one pot, which is another way it’s easier on you. (via Jessica in the Kitchen)

corn chowder

Corn Chowder healthy recipes

Soup’s on! Even if you think you have nothing to make for dinner, you probably have all the ingredients you need to prepare a comforting pot of healthy turkey and corn chowder. It’s chock full of carrots, potatoes, and corn for a filling and tasty meal. (via Diethood)

Skillet Garlic Parmesan Chicken Thighs

Skillet Garlic Parmesan Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs have a little more fat in them than chicken breasts, which makes them sear exceptionally well when you pan-fry them. Plus, the dark meat complements garlic and Parmesan in a way that white meat never could. (via Joyful Healthy Eats)

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

Technically this garlic mushroom quinoa is a side dish, but if you love mushrooms as much as we do, you can easily make this into your main meal. Hearty, healthy, and full of that irresistible herby and woody flavor, it’s practically foolproof. (via Damn Delicious)

Asian Salmon in Foil

Asian Salmon in Foil

Rich in heart-healthy fats, salmon is on our menu at least once a week. It’s covered in a phenomenal honey garlic sriracha sauce, but since it’s cooked in foil, you won’t have to worry about the marinade scorching any of your pans. (via Damn Delicious)

Grilled Harissa Shrimp With Chickpea-Dill Tomato Sauce

Grilled Harissa Shrimp With Chickpea-Dill Tomato Sauce

Pack in the protein by combining harissa-marinated shrimp and chickpeas into one dish. A sauce made with fresh dill and fire-roasted tomatoes adds even more flavor for a recipe that works with a Valentine’s night in or a summer grilling afternoon. (via Brit + Co)

30-Minute Plantain Tofu Curry

30-Minute Plantain Tofu Curry

Made with plantains, tomato, tofu, and peanut butter, this curry is full of energizing plant-based protein. You don’t have to freeze your tofu to make this dish delicious *but* it’ll give it a great texture and help it soak up all that maple syrup, soy sauce goodness. (via Connoisseurus Veg)

Veggie-Packed Tofu Coconut Red Curry Soup

Veggie-Packed Tofu Coconut Red Curry Soup

Wanting healthy, fast meals doesn’t mean you can only eat salad. Take this recipe for example. You can have a warm and cozy bowl of soup packed with good-for-you ingredients in just 30 minutes. That’s basically an episode of friends. (via Hello Veggie)

Curried Cauliflower Soup

Curried Cauliflower Soup healthy recipes

A hearty purée of cauliflower makes this vegetarian soup satisfying enough to keep you full, even though it doesn’t contain any meat. Pair a warm bowl with your go-to homemade bread recipe for a delicious match made in Heaven. (via Connoisseurus Veg)

Cranberry Orange Pork Tenderloin With Green Beans

Cranberry Orange Pork Tenderloin With Green Beans

Quick-cooking pork tenderloin is lean and juicy, and paired with tart fruit and fresh green beans it makes for an exciting dinner. The mix of orange slices and cranberries makes this a fantastic holiday meal, but it also holds its own during warmer months. (via The Recipe Critic)

Vegan Moroccan Chickpea Skillet

Vegan Moroccan Chickpea Skillet

A Moroccan spice blend and squeeze of fresh lemon add some intrigue to a simple pan of chickpeas, sweet potatoes, and bell pepper. We know that a healthy dish has lots of color so add some lemons and herbs on top for a dose of extra vitamins. (via Sweet Peas and Saffron)

One Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Kale, and Cranberries

One Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Kale, and Cranberries

Fill your cast iron skillet with sweet potatoes, kale, and chicken, then top with a sprinkle of crumbled feta cheese and fresh chopped herbs. Pomegranate arils, cranberries, and balsamic vinegar add some extra flavor. Serve with a pan of cooked whole grains if you’re extra hungry. (via Well Plated)

Five-Ingredient Lemon Chicken With Asparagus

Five-Ingredient Lemon Chicken With Asparagus

With vitamins, protein, and minerals, chicken is the ultimate protein when it comes to healthy and fast meals. Pair it with lemon-pepper seasoning, asparagus, and honey butter, and you’ll have a recipe that’s ready in a flash and makes it into your normal rotation. (via Pinch of Yum)

Lemony Greens Soup

Lemony Greens Soup

So flavorful and nutritious, this delicious recipe is both tasty AF and budget-friendly! Full of peas, asparagus, and scallions, this dish also has mint pesto (!!) that evens out the soup in a very tasty way. You’ll get your healthy recipe fix without sacrificing flavor. (via Brit + Co)

Whole30 Animal Style Burgers

Whole30 Animal Style Burgers healthy recipes

We’re all about burgers (especially if they’re animal style) but sometimes we don’t want to have all the bread that comes with it. Sub some crunchy lettuce for the carb-heavy bun and voila! Now you can enjoy juicy, budget-friendly burgers guilt-free. (via Brit + Co)

Cheesy Smashed Brussels Sprouts

Cheesy Smashed Brussels Sprouts

If you love your zoodles and spaghetti squash than this is the crispy and ultra-cheesy — and clean!! — recipe for you. It makes 6-8 servings, which means it’s perfect for your next family get together, and has red pepper flakes and lemon to balance out all the cheese. (via Brit + Co)

Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus

Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus

Speaking of cheese, asparagus and mozzarella are truly a one of a kind pair. Stoke out your roommates, your beau, or yourself with cheese-smothered, asparagus deliciousness. Serve with chicken, rice, or just eat it on your own…we would! (via Brit + Co)

BBQ Tofu-Stuffed Pita Pockets

BBQ Tofu-Stuffed Pita Pockets

Are you vegan? and food shopping on a shoestring? Even if you’re a meat-loving maniac, this simple-to-make recipe will satisfy your craving, quickly and affordably. Fair warning: you might be licking your fingers *and* the bowl once you’re finished cooking. (via Brit + Co)

Chickpea Stew with Pistachio Pesto

Chickpea Stew with Pistachio Pesto

Nom, nom, nom! If it were up to us we’d eat pesto with every meal, and this pistachio pesto really is top notch. With onions, celery, and chickpeas, this simple stew recipe will deliver the time-saving flavor you need while saving you a few bucks, too. (via Brit + Co)

Single Walnut-Crusted Salmon

Single Walnut-Crusted Salmon

Yet another salmon recipe we’re all about. Enjoy this nutty recipe that features the tender pink fish and hearty walnuts — a tasty and affordable combo that’s easy to make any night of the week. The secret to making this breadcrumb crust extra good is the mustard and honey mixed in. Yummm. (via Brit + Co)

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This article has been updated from a post previously published on June 2019.

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