Quick and healthy dinner recipes

Healthy eating doesn't have to mean hours in the kitchen. Try our easy 20-minute recipes, packed full of nutritional benefits and fresh ingredients

Spicy chicken and avocado wraps on board

Colourful, nutritious meals don't have to take hours to make. Tuck into one of our healthy meals that take just 20 minutes to go from prepped to plated up. Using clever store-bought shortcuts, simple recipes and common cupboard staples, you can be eating bowlfuls of goodness in no time. Want to spend as little time as possible prepping? Our spicy chicken & avocado wraps are bursting with flavour and will be ready in just 13 minutes, making them ideal for rustling up in the evening and packing for lunch the next day. 

Peruse our top 10 quick and healthy dishes – we guarantee colour, plenty of flavour and less time in the kitchen. 

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1. Smashed chicken with corn slaw

Chicken, coleslaw and potatoes on plate
Add a pop of colour to your plate with our smashed chicken with a crunchy corn slaw. Trust us when we say this low-calorie recipe will leave you feeling full and satisfied. Serve your turmeric-spiced chicken with fresh new potatoes and a squeeze of lime for a zesty kick. This dish makes a great quick family dinner that packs in the veggies.

Find more delicious soups, stews and salads in our healthy chicken collection
 

2. Curried chickpea cake with tomato sambal

Chickpea cake with tomato salsa
We've upped our game. Get a whopping four of your five-a-day in one meal with our curried chickpea cake with an Indian-style sambal. Simply blitz your chickpeas with eggs and your favourite spice combination, then fry up a healthy veggie dish. Top with a spicy tomato and cucumber sambal, and voila – supper for two is served. 

Try more ways to serve this storecupboard staple with our chickpea recipe collection
 

3. Kimchi fried rice

Kimchi rice in bowl with fried egg
We're crazy for kimchi, especially when it's topped with a runny fried egg. Our kimchi fried rice is an ideal quick-fix dish, using a pouch of ready-made rice to speed up the process. This picture-perfect bowl of tangy pickled veg, fresh broccoli and zesty lime is well worth the 20 minutes it takes to make. For the more daring among you, we also recommend a splash of hot sauce to serve. 

 

4. Spaghetti with smoky tomato and seafood sauce

Spaghetti with seafood and tomato sauce in bowl
Want something a little different from your standard tomato sauce? Try our spaghetti with smoky tomato and seafood. Chilli, fennel seeds and smoked paprika bring warmth and flavour to this easy pasta dish. Add a couple of teaspoons of sugar to bring out the sweetness of the tomatoes and save on money and food waste by using frozen mixed seafood. 

Our favourite healthy pasta recipes are packed with nutritious ingredients and are perfect for a satisfying supper.
 

5. Indian chickpeas with poached eggs

Indian chickpeas with poached eggs in dish
Everything's better with a poached egg. Try our Indian chickpeas with red and yellow peppers, tomatoes and crunchy spring onions for a pocket-friendly meal that'll do you good. Use up any veg that's been languishing in your fridge for this adaptable storecupboard supper. 

Serve up even more healthy dishes like shakshuka, salads and tortillas with our best egg recipes
 

6. Super-quick sesame ramen

Ramen with boiled egg and hot sauce
When you're craving comfort food, our sesame ramen is the answer to your prayers – there's nothing like noodles for filling up a hungry stomach in minutes. Turn a packet of store-bought instant noodles into something special with pak choi, a scattering of sesame seeds and the humble egg. That's what we call healthy fast food. 
 

7. Sesame tuna steaks with asian slaw

Tuna steak and slaw on plate with cutlery
Give your tuna steak an Asian-inspired twist with sesame and a crisp slaw. If you're a fish fan, this flavourful dish full of colour and texture is for you. We love the crunch of the toasted peanuts and the hint of heat from the red chilli. Create this restaurant-worthy dish in 20 minutes using just a handful of ingredients. 
 

8. Courgette tortilla with toppings

Courgette tortilla in slices with red peppers
Easily turn an everyday ingredient like eggs into a sensational veggie supper, complete with hummus, red peppers and olives. Our courgette tortilla with veg toppings is the definition of quick eats. This low-calorie Spanish-inspired recipe uses grated veg to bulk up the base and roasted red peppers from a jar for an instant flavour boost. Be as generous with the hummus as you like, and try serving alongside new potatoes or chunks of crusty bread. 

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9. Salmon & thai noodle bowl

Salmon and noodles in bowl with chopsticks
Try our fresh salmon & Thai noodle salad. It's an easy midweek meal that offers the perfect balance of protein and carbs, so you won't be left feeling hungry and hunting for snacks 10 minutes later. Spice up our simple salmon recipe with a dash of red curry paste and plenty of seasoning. The orange zest lifts the flavours and adds a hint of tangy citrus that we can't get enough of. 
 

10. Veggie tahini lentils

Lentils and vegetables in pan
Need a veg-packed midweek saviour? Give our veggie tahini lentils a whirl. Use a pack of pre-cooked Puy lentils to form the base, then cover everything in our delectably creamy tahini dressing. This is a handy recipe for feeding a mix of veggies, vegans and meat-eaters alike. For a budget-friendly alternative, try replacing Puy lentils with canned green lentils.

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