Taco topped with sliced charred courgette, black beans and red onion slices next to a chopping board with a bowl of yogurt and half an avocado

Best quick healthy recipes

From nourishing chicken curry to moussaka bowls and courgetti, these healthy recipes are all ready in half an hour

Looking for healthy dinner ideas? Make one of our easy recipes ready in under 30 minutes. Our healthy meals offer unique and balanced takes on nourishing ingredients to provide quick and delicious healthy dinner ideas.

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Best quick healthy recipes

Avocado fusilli pasta

Avocados make salad dressings and ice creams super-creamy, so why not put them in a pasta sauce? It’s a great way of using up overly ripe avocados.

Avocado and spinach fusilli

Spiced grains with peas, spinach and jammy eggs

A riot of colour, this buttery freekeh dish is packed with spinach and peas, and flavoured with cumin, coriander and turmeric.

Spiced grains with peas, spinach and jammy eggs

Orzo, bean and tuna salad

Turn storecupboard staples into this vibrant, nutritious orzo pasta salad with roasted red peppers and black olives. On the table in 20.

Orzo, bean and tuna salad

Healthy salmon pasta

20 minutes is all you need to make Nadine Brown’s simple and creamy (but still healthy) salmon pasta with reduced-fat crème fraîche. Peas and dill add greenery and there’s lemon zest for freshness.

Two bowls of salmon and pea pasta with lemon zest on the side

Healthy chicken curry recipe

This 5:2 chicken curry recipe bulks up on veg to keep the calories low. Freeze in portions for quick and healthy dinners. We have lots more healthy chicken recipes, too.

Healthy Chicken Curry served in a large silver frying pan ready to be served

Griddled chicken with mustardy lentil salad

Check out this vibrant chicken salad with crunchy green beans, seasonal mangetout and lentils. This quick and easy salad is low calorie and ready in 30 minutes – the perfect way to start the week.

Chicken Salad Recipe with Lentils

One-pot paprika cod and chickpeas

Try our punchy paprika cod one-pot with juicy tomatoes. This simple traybake is an easy, low-calorie midweek meal for when you’re short on time but still want something healthy. Discover more of our savoury traybake recipes.

Cod and Chickpea One-Pot Recipe

Courgetti with pesto and balsamic tomatoes

Who needs pasta when you can have spiralized courgette? Try our easy ‘courgetti’ recipe, made with baby plum tomatoes, garlic, pesto, pine nuts and a lot of courgette noodles.

Courgetti Recipe with Pesto and Tomatoes

Orzo risotto with cavolo nero, peas and chilli

Check out this creamy risotto with cavolo nero, crunchy peas and punchy chilli. This quick and easy veg recipe serves two and is low in calories. Try more of our risotto recipes, including a healthy freekeh risotto with spring greens.

Pasta Orzo Risotto Recipe with Cavolo Nero

Moussaka bowls

A super quick healthy dinner idea, try this easy alternative to oven-baked moussaka. Ready in just 15 minutes, these healthy vegan bowls contain the flavours and textures of a slow-cooked moussaka, without the wait.

Vegan Moussaka Recipe

Chargrilled tuna with crunchy lemon bulgar salad

Check out this flavour-packed tuna steak with zingy lemon bulgar wheat salad. Ready in 30 minutes, this low-calorie recipe is a quick and easy midweek meal for two.

Tuna Steak Recipe with Bulgur Wheat

Chargrilled chicken chimichurri salad

Try our gluten-free recipe for chargrilled chicken chimichurri salad. This quick and easy dish serves 2 and it’s low in calories, a great midweek meal. Plenty more chicken breast recipes where this came from.

Grilled Chicken Recipe With Chimichurri Salad

Vegan fajita bowl with cauli rice 

Our vegan fajita bowl with cauli rice is a healthy lunch idea which is quick and easy to make, low calorie and 5:2-diet friendly, but still delivers on flavour. Try more of our easy healthy vegan recipes.

Vegan Fajita Bowl with Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Chargrilled tuna with harissa and potato stew

The best way to enjoy a nice tuna steak… alongside harissa potatoes. All the ingredients are easy to get hold of and it’s on the table in 25 minutes for an easy, healthy bowl of comfort.

Chargrilled Tuna and Potato Stew with Harissa served in a grey bowl on a white marble surface

Coconut and peanut aubergine curry

This creamy coconut and peanut aubergine curry is vegetarian, under 300 calories and ready in just 30 minutes, making it the perfect comforting and healthy meal to make midweek.

Bowl of creamy aubergine curry with a plate of forks and rice at the side

Chilli beef and radish noodle soup

This chilli beef and radish noodle soup is quick and easy to prepare and ready in under 500 calories but is packed full of fresh flavours – ideal for a midweek meal. We love noodle soups for a refreshing but healthy dinner.

Beef Noodle Soup Recipe With Chilli and Radishes served in a deep white bowl on a marble surface

Sumac chicken and green bean salad

This sumac chicken and green bean salad is ready in just 20 minutes and is a great healthy lunch idea. Check out more of our healthy chicken recipes here.

Sumac Chicken Recipe with Green Bean Salad

Healthier pad Thai

This recipe for healthier pad Thai is packed full of authentic Thai flavours but without the high calorie count as we’ve used courgette instead of normal noodles. It’s really easy to make, ready in under 30 minutes and well under 300 calories, perfect for a healthy lunch. We have plenty more courgetti recipes here.

Frying pan full of healthy Pad Thai with prawns

Spring veg and lemon broth

This recipe for spring veg and lemon broth is a quick, easy and a healthy lunch to make midweek. Check out more of our quick and easy lunch ideas.

A bowl of Spring Vegetable Soup with Lemon served with a spoon in the bowl

Chargrilled tuna with warm potato and bean salad

This recipe for chargrilled tuna with warm potato and bean salad is a great healthy dinner option midweek. It’s also ready in under 30 minutes. Try more of our best healthy fish recipes.

A white plate with lightly grilled tuna with Potato, tomato and green bean salad

Jersey Royals, spring greens and prawn fritteda

A fritteda is a light Italian stew of spring vegetables. Our version uses Jersey Royals, spring greens and prawns for a quick and healthy dinner.

A bowl of Jersey Royals Spring Soup with prawns

Healthy bean salad

Ready in just 20 minutes, this colourful salad is packed with green beans, kidney beans and cannellini beans, and comes finished with a green tahini dressing to boost the flavour.


Tofu piccata

Swap chicken for sautéed tofu in this clever vegan twist on a classic, served with a white wine sauce and long-stemmed broccoli.


Healthy tacos

Stuffed with smoky courgette, zesty black beans, pickled red onion and creamy avocado, these healthy tacos are bursting with flavour – they happen to be vegan and a simple way to bring a variety of veggies to your plate, too

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