Healthy 15-minute meals

When I come home after a long day at work, all I want to do is pass out on the couch. On such days, I usually don’t want to stand in the kitchen for too long and I look for healthy and quick recipes that I can have on the table within 15 minutes. I found some delicious meals that I’m happy to share with you!

15-minute meals

source: gimme some oven

Chicken and asparagus stir-fry


  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 scallions
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

You can find the recipe of this delicious meal here. 

15-minute meals

source: half baked harvest

Zucchini pasta with tomato-basil sauce and poached egg


  • 1 1/2 pints heirloom or cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup oil packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic
  •  juice of 1 lemon
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 medium zucchini’s
    • optional: additional 1/4 -1/2 pound spaghetti or angel hair pasta
  • 1/3 cup kalamata olives
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 poached eggs
  • 4 ounces grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts

Take a look here if you want to make this recipe yourself. 

15-minute meals

source: damn delicious

Egg noodles with spinach, bell pepper and carrots


  • 8 ounces lo mein egg noodles
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups mushrooms
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 cup snow peas
  • 3 cups baby spinach

For the sauce: 

  • 2 tablespoons (reduced sodium) soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha

Here you can see how to make this delicious meal for dinner tonight. 

15-minute meals

source: killing thyme

Taco bowl with chickpeas


  • 15 ounces canned chickpeas 
  • 4 ounces of grains (quinoa, rice, barley, etc.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/3 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Toppings: cheddar cheese, lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, parsley or cilantro, lime juice, plain Greek yogurt

Hungry for this dish? Here you can see how to make it yourself. 

So, before you crash down on the couch after a long day, make sure to keep 15 minutes free to put together these meals. You are guaranteed a healthy and delicious dinner!

Source (header): Half baked harvest  

In the mood for a tasty dessert after this healthy dinner? Take a look at our healthy cookie dough recipes! >

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