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Easy & Healthy Meals in 30 Minutes!

It’s January and all that holiday over-indulging has definitely left it’s mark!  Time to clean up our act and start eating healthier in our house!  Plus we just booked our trip to Florida!  Woohoo…and a bit of yikes in there too!  With the warm weather down there I’ll need to shed my winter uniform, and gasp, wear a bathing suit!

So we’re going to kick up our healthy eating up a notch and I’m guessing a lot of you are trying to do the same thing.  And I know what you’re all thinking, easier said than done!   I totally get it, it’s not the easiest thing to do.  At least we think it isn’t.  At the end of a long day, finding the time and energy to prepare a healthy dinner, that’s also delicious and your whole family will love, can be challenging to say the least.  We all want the same thing – healthy meals, that are easy and without a ton of ingredients or prep work, and quick so that you can make them in 30 minutes or less!  And we want it to taste good and meet the standards of even our pickiest eaters!

Well, guess what?  Trying to eat healthy doesn’t have to be hard or complicated.  If you’re looking for some quick and easy dinner inspiration and recipes, then you’re in luck! I’ve rounded up some of my family’s favorite easy and healthy meals that have become our staples.

 

Easy Chicken Fajitas

Source: Spend with Pennies

 

Chicken Stir-fry

Source: The Art of Living Well, Rose Reisman

 

Baked Meatballs (served with spaghetti of course!)

Source: Yummy Healthy Easy

 

Chicken Parmesan

Source: The Art of Living Well, Rose Reisman

 

Easy Mac & Cheese (I do it without the Instant Pot and it’s just as easy!)

Source: The Salty Marshmallow

 

Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry

Source: A Sweet Pea Chef

 

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Source: The Recipe Critic

 

Barbecued Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Source: Food Network

 

Glazed Salmon with Spiced Carrots

Source: Food Network

Chicken Spinach Alfredo

Source: Life as a Strawberry

 

Leftover Chicken Quesadillas

Source: A Mama Blessed

 

Better-for-you Baked Ziti with Ricotta

Source: Food Network

 

Tortilla Pizza

Source: Dinner Then Dessert

 

Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken

Source: Cooking Classy

I’m sure you and your family will love these quick and easy recipes.  Some advice, it’s ok to play around with these recipes and make them your own.  Sometimes we don’t have all the ingredients or maybe even like one of the ingredients – feel free to change according to your needs and substitute!  Unlike baking, cooking is definitely more of an art than science so do what works for you and what tastes good for your family.

Let me know what you think! And bon appetit!

 

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