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13 Low Effort and Healthy Dinner Recipes


It's your "best friend" guide to cooking delicious and healthy dinner recipes for you and your family with minimal effort. From healthy chicken and beef recipes to light pasta or salmon dinners, these easy, super healthy meals are available to the table in 30 minutes or less and are a great option to start with the basics if you're just starting to learn to cook. Most of these easy recipe ideas call for a skillet, two main ingredients, and seasonings; And believe us, it is enough to have delicious and healthy meals in the blink of an eye. Enjoy! Read more: Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight.

Low Effort and Healthy Dinner Recipes

1. Sauté the chicken with lemon, butter, garlic and green beans

This easy chicken thighs recipe is quick to prep and cook. Chicken and green beans cook in a skillet for easy prep and amazing flavor combinations. With just 25 minutes of total work, a nutritious chicken meal makes weekend dinner a breeze.

2. Packets of salmon and asparagus chips with butter, lemon and garlic sauce

Create something quick and delicious tonight! Bake salmon and asparagus with a rich butter sauce in foil packets. The bright lemon zest pairs perfectly with the butter, and the garlic adds a flirty touch to this wonderful carefree dinner. This easy foil baked salmon recipe is a winner!

3. Chicken pieces with butter, garlic, asparagus and lemon

This easy chicken and asparagus recipe is the best for dinner. Chicken nuggets are juicy, tender, and delicious, and you'll be eating them hot right out of the pan! This 1 Skillet Keto Low Carb Chicken Dinner is ready in under 30 minutes. So much flavor and it's easy to prepare!

4. Buttered Garlic Steak Chunks with Lemon Zucchini Noodles

So much flavor and it's easy to prepare! The sirloin cubes are marinated and cooked to perfection in a delicious garlic butter sauce and served with healthy low carb zucchini noodles. Ready in 30 minutes or less, this easy and healthy recipe will have your whole family going crazy!

5. Garlic Butter Turkey Meatballs with Lemon Zucchini Noodles

An easy and nutritious skillet meal that keeps carbs low and keeps your mood for dinner!

6. 15-minute garlic butter chicken with parmesan rice and cauliflower

Crispy, smooth, and super delicious! Delicate chicken cutlets served with rich, aromatic cauliflower rice, perfect for busy nights.

7. Steak with lemon and butter for 15 minutes with zucchini noodles

So much flavor and almost impossible to waste time! Tasty marinated beef strips and zucchini noodles put together in one skillet for a low carb quick meal that will blow your mind.

8. Creamy Garlic Tuscan Salmon with Spinach and Sundried Tomatoes

Another Easy Dinner Idea: You won't believe how easy, quick, and simple to cook salmon this way, dipping it into spinach with delicious garlic butter and a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce! Delicious Tuscan salmon fillet juicy and tender on the inside with perfectly crispy edges.

9. Lemon Cilantro and Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

Shrimp zucchini noodles are an ideal low-carb option when you're looking for a quick, light dinner packed with flavor.

10. Baked Pineapple Fried Chicken Bags

Very easy and full of many flavors. Moist and soft chicken breasts cook perfectly in foil bags with sweet pineapple and delicious summer greens. You will love the simplicity!

11. Tomato, spinach and shrimp paste

An effortless and nutritious dinner is ready in just 30 minutes. Pasta dente with spicy grilled shrimp, tomatoes, fresh spinach, garlic and a drizzle of olive oil. This healthy snack will become your new favorite on busy weekend nights!

12. Garlic Butter Chicken Chunks with Lemon Zucchini Noodles

These delicious chicken nuggets are so juicy and tender, you'll be eating them hot right out of the pan!

13. Crispy baked chicken with garlic and potatoes

Loaded with garlic and delicious roasted potatoes, the chicken is incredibly crispy and completely foolproof. This healthy recipe will become a staple in your weekly meal rotation.