Quick and healthy dinner ideas to try

Add some new healthy recipes to your repertoire.

quick healthy meals

by Lorna White |

When you're short on time and want something easy, it can be tempting to get something quick and easy for dinner, and often unhealthy.

Whatever your reason for wanting to up the number of healthy meals you eat, we've rounded up some of our favourite quick healthy dinner ideas, from vegan options to fish dishes.

You might also be surprised to learn how quick and simple it can be to try out some new, healthier dinner options, and once you've tried these out a few times, they'll become firm favourites at the dinner table.

Don't worry, we've got you covered for healthy desserts too!

Salmon with roasted Mediterranean vegetables and pesto

Salmon with roasted mediterranean vegetables and pesto

This entire dish will cook easily in the oven with minimal effort and is a great light dinner for summer evenings in the garden.

Find the full recipe here.

Moroccan roasted cauliflower and chickpea flatbreads

Moroccan roasted cauliflower and chickpea flatbreads

If you’re looking for more tasty ways to enjoy plant-based foods, try this Moroccan-inspired recipe that uses Paul Hollywood’s Stonebaked Flatbreads and is loaded with roasted cauliflower and chickpeas.

Find the full recipe here.

California Walnut and Wild Mushroom Gnocchi

California Walnut and Wild Mushroom Gnocchi

This dish is full of nutrition, from the Omega-3 in the walnuts to the fibre and protein in the mushrooms - you're getting so much goodness in this dish.

Find the full recipe here.

Easy pea and spinach samosas

Easy pea and spinach samosas

Find out how to make easy pea and spinach samosas, filled with healthy veggies with this recipe from our resident baker, Ruth's Little Kitchen.

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Slimming World chicken supreme

Slimming World chicken supreme

This recipe swaps double cream for plain quark, making it a much healthier choice if you're trying to make a few small changes to your diet. There's no white wine either we're afraid!

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Cloud bread

Cloud bread

Love bread but don't love the calories? Cloud bread is a low-carb alternative to bread that is still light and fluffy like bread that should satisfy your cravings.

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The Hairy Bikers moussaka

The Hairy Bikers moussaka

We love this recipe from The Hairy Bikers and not just because it tastes delicious, but because it's also quite healthy too with only 323 calories per serving!

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Slimming World lasagne

Slimming World lasagne

A classic dish made healthy, this Slimming World lasagne recipe combines layers of beef ragù with pasta and a veg-packed sauce to make a delicious and hearty dinner.

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The Hairy Bikers chilli bean burgers

The Hairy Bikers chilli bean burgers

It's possible to enjoy a tasty burger without the guilt! This veggie burger is full of flavour with its Mexican style with cool avocado and a dash of soured cream.

Find the full recipe here

Quick and easy veggie stir-fry

Quick and easy veggie stir-fry

You can't go wrong with a veggie stir fry. Not only is it delicious and nutritious, it's super quick too, and it only takes 15 minutes to make! Pair with rice or noodles depending on what you prefer.

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The Hairy Bikers squash, lime and chilli soup

The Hairy Bikers squash, lime and chilli soup

Add a dash of spice to your midweek dinner with this fun soup dish from The Hairy Bikers.

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Quick and easy veggie fajita

Quick and easy veggie fajita

Whether you are looking to cook for vegetarian guests or want to cut back on your meat intake, veggie fajitas are always a reliable dinner option.

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The Hairy Bikers Spanish chicken bake

The Hairy Bikers Spanish chicken bake

A great choice for a midweek meal or even a Sunday alternative to a roast when you fancy something different. And at just 370 calories per serving, it's quite healthy too.

Find the full recipe here

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