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4 Easy Yet Healthy Dinner Recipes That are Oh-so Tempting

Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes
After a long day at work, all one wants to do is to have a quick dinner and then hit the bed. Tiredness takes over our will to cook something fancy, which requires some time. So here are a few healthy dinner recipes that will definitely help you in such situations.
NutriNeat Staff
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2018
Healthy recipes, that are easy as well, are required by every household since spending too much time on cooking dinner is not preferred, unless, it is a celebration or a holiday. Getting dinner prepared quickly also enables spending quality time with the family.
Cooking a full-fledged dinner after a long and tiring day at work, is also not a feasible option for working moms. Most people rely on fast food, often junk food, to tackle such situations, which obviously is not very healthy. So here are a few easy dinner ideas and healthy recipes, that you can prepare in 30 minutes or less and are yummy too!
Healthy Dinner Recipes
Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce
  • Boneless chicken breasts, trimmed, 2
  • Chicken broth, ¼ cup
  • Cream, 2 tbsp.
  • Mushroom caps, thinly sliced, 1 cup
  • Shallot, minced, 1
  • Fresh chives, 2 tbsp.
  • Canola oil, 1 tbsp.
  • Ground pepper, ½ tsp.
  • Dry white wine, 2 tbsp.
  • Salt, ¼ tsp.
  • Coriander leaves, for garnishing

Chicken Breasts :
  • Marinate the chicken well with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the canola oil in a pan, drop into it the chicken breasts and cook both sides well until it turns golden-brown.
  • Remove from heat, place in a plate covered with foil and keep aside.
Mushroom Cream Sauce:
  • Heat the canola oil in a shallow pan and add the shallots.
  • Cook until it starts emitting fragrance and then add the mushroom caps to it.
  • Cook them until they turn tender for around 2 minutes.
  • Pour the dry white wine into the pan, simmer and cook for a minute and a half.
  • Then, pour in the chicken broth and cook until it reduces to half its quantity.
  • Add the cream and chives to this, simmer and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Transfer the chicken breasts from the plate to the pan and let them cook well in the mushroom sauce.
  • Coat the chicken breasts with the remaining mushroom sauce and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve with rice or garlic bread.
Peanut Ginger Pasta
  • Whole-wheat spaghetti, 8 oz.
  • Smooth peanut butter, ½ cup
  • Ginger, minced, 1 tsp.
  • Fresh vegetables like broccoli, carrots and green peas, 12 oz.
  • Chilly-garlic sauce, 1½ tsp.
  • Soy sauce, 2 tbsp.
  • Boil a large pot of water and put the spaghetti into it. Once it turns tender, add the fresh vegetables and let them cook.
  • In the meanwhile, make the sauce by whisking together peanut butter, chilly-garlic sauce, soy sauce and minced ginger in a large bowl.
  • Once the spaghetti and vegetable have cooked well and are tender, remove them from the heat and drain.
  • Keep aside one cup of drained water. Rinse the spaghetti and vegetables in cool water and add the drained water to the sauce and mix well.
  • Toss the spaghetti with the sauce and serve hot.
Baked Chicken with Rice
  • White rice, cooked, 1-½ cup
  • Boneless chicken breast, 1 lb.
  • Frozen corn, 2 cups
  • Eggs, 2
  • Whole wheat bread crumbs, 1-½ cups
  • Brown rice, cooked, 1-½ cups
  • Canned black beans, rinsed and drained, ¼ cup
  • Heat the oven to 425°F. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and one tablespoon of water.
  • Cut the chicken breast into strips and dip the strips into the whisked eggs.
  • Then, coat the chicken strips with the bread crumbs and bake for around 12 minutes.
  • Cook the beans and corn in a microwave until they turn tender, for around 2 minutes.
  • Serve the baked chicken with the mixed brown and white rice along with beans and corn.
Porcini-Parmesan Frittata
  • Porcini mushrooms, dried, 2 cups
  • Olive oil, 1 tbsp.
  • Egg whites, 6
  • Salt, ½ tsp.
  • Parmesan cheese, preshredded, ½ cup
  • Freshly ground black pepper, ¼ tsp.
  • Eggs, 4
  • Place the mushrooms in a pan, add some water and let it cook for around 2 minutes.
  • Once they are a little tender, remove them from the pan and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • In a bowl, add the eggs, salt and pepper and whisk well. Add the mushrooms and the Parmesan cheese and whisk well.
  • Heat some olive oil in a shallow pan and pour the frittata mixture.
  • Cook for around 3 minutes till the egg turns brown and then turn over to the other side and cook until the side turns brown.
  • Serve with whole wheat bread.
Try out these really easy healthy recipes and enjoy a nutritious and tasty dinner every night!