30 Easy 30-Minute Meals

30 Easy 30-Minute Meals

Step away from the takeout menu and no one’s healthy eating plan will be derailed by expensive, lukewarm food.

Instead, check out this roundup of 30-minute meals that can be on the table in 30 minutes. (I repeat: 30. Minutes.)

There’s something for everyone: grilled pork chops, Asian-inspired noodle bowls, oven baked salmon, salads that eat like a meal, sandwiches, wraps, and more.

We’ve organized them by protein for your browsing ease. Each group features a variety of recipes plus a few tips to make these meals even easier to put together.

Chicken | Seafood | Vegetarian | Salads | Sandwiches and Wraps

30-Minute Meals With Beef and Pork

These quick and easy recipes are best cooked over an open flame, either in cast-iron skillets or in scorching-hot woks. We’ve included savory marinades, Asian-inspired seasoning blends, and tangy salsas to top your beef and pork dinners.

1. Beef and Broccoli With Red Pepper

Portion Fix Containers: 1 Green, 1 Red, ½ Yellow

2B Mindset Plate It! A great dinner option. Add an FFC for lunch.

2. Grilled Pork Chops With Peach and Jalapeño Salsa

Portion Fix Containers: ½ Purple, 1 Red

2B Mindset Plate It! Serve with a side of veggies to make a great lunch option.

3. Ginger Soy Flank Steak

Portion Fix Containers: 1 Red, ½ Yellow

2B Mindset Plate It! Add a side salad or veggies for dinner. Add veggies and an FFC for lunch.

4. Healthy Sweet and Sour Pork

Portion Fix Containers: 1 Green, ½ Purple, 1 Red, ½ Yellow, 1 tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! Serve with a side salad or more veggies to make a great lunch option.

30-Minute Meals With Chicken

Make these simple-to-prepare meals even easier by using a little meal-prepped chicken breast or a pulled rotisserie chicken in place of raw meat.

You can cut down on prep and cook times, leaving more room for some much-needed R&R.

5. Chicken and White Bean Soup

Portion Fix Containers: ½ Red, 1 Yellow

2B Mindset Plate It! Serve with a side salad or veggies to make a great lunch option.

Tender leeks, freshly chopped sage, and hearty cannellini beans give this Chicken and White Bean Soup a deep aroma and rich flavor profile.

6. Healthier General Tso’s Chicken

Portion Fix Containers: 1 Red, ½ Yellow

2B Mindset Plate It! Add a side salad or veggies for dinner. Add veggies and an FFC for lunch.

7. Chicken Florentine

Portion Fix Containers: 1 Green, 1 Red, 1 Blue, 1 tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! Add a side salad or veggies for dinner. Add veggies and an FFC for lunch.

8. Peanut Chicken With Soba Noodles

Portion Fix Containers: ½ Green, 1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! Add a side salad or veggies to make a great lunch option.

9. Chicken Piccata

Portion Fix Containers: 1 Green, 1 Red, 1½ tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! Add a side salad or more veggies for dinner. Add veggies and an FFC for lunch.

10. Grilled Chicken Dijon

Portion Fix Containers: 1 Red, 1½ tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! Add a side salad or veggies for dinner. Add veggies and an FFC for lunch.

Grilled Chicken Dijon

11. Hearty Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Apples

Portion Fix Containers: ½ Purple, ½ Red, 1 Yellow, 1 tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! Serve with a side salad or veggies to make a great lunch option.

30-Minute Meals With Seafood

If you’re looking for a light lunch or a savory dinner, try one of these easy seafood recipes. If you can’t find any fresh seafood near you, frozen seafood works too, making these tasty recipes a breeze to prepare.

12. Healthy Fish Tacos

Portion Fix Containers: ½ Green, 1 Red, 1 Yellow

2B Mindset Plate It! Add a side salad or veggies to make a great lunch option. Replace the tortilla with veggies for dinner.

13. Baked Salmon Dijon

Portion Fix Containers: 1 Red, ½ Yellow, ½ Blue, ½ tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! Add a side salad or veggies for dinner. Add veggies and an FFC for lunch.

14. Garlic Basil Shrimp With Zucchini Noodles

Portion Fix Containers: 1 Green, ½ Red, ½ Blue, ½ tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! A great dinner option. Add an FFC for lunch.

15. Shrimp and Coconut Curry in a Hurry

Portion Fix Containers: ½ Green, 1 Red, 1 Blue, 1 tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! Add a side salad or veggies for dinner. Add veggies and an FFC for lunch.

16. Shrimp Noodle Bowl

Portion Fix Containers: 1 Green, ½ Red, 2½ Yellow, ½ Blue

2B Mindset Plate It! A great lunch option. Replace noodles with more veggies for dinner.

30-Minute Vegetarian Meals

These vegetarian recipes break up the meat in your week with legumes, super grains, perfect plant-based proteins (e.g., quinoa), and a little ingenuity. They’re easy to prepare and perfectly suited to serve as hearty lunches or satisfying dinners.

17. Black Bean Chili

Portion Fix Containers: ½ Green, 1½ Yellow, ½ tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! For the vegan plan, serve with a side salad or veggies for a great lunch option. For non-vegans, serve with a side salad or veggies and replace half of the beans with a protein for lunch.

18. Grilled Veggie Quesadilla

Portion Fix Containers: 1 Green, 1½ Yellow, ½ Blue, 1½ tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! Add a protein for lunch.

19. German Potato Soup

Portion Fix Containers: 1 Green, 1½ Yellow, 1 tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! Add more veggies and a protein for lunch.

20. Rainbow Veggie Flatbread Pizza

Portion Fix Containers: 1½ Green, ½ Purple, 2 Yellow, 1 Blue

2B Mindset Plate It! Add a protein for lunch.

21. Curried Quinoa and Peas With Cashews and Fresh Mango

Portion Fix Containers: 1 Purple, 1½ Yellow, 1 Blue, ½ tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! Makes a great FFC side as part of breakfast or lunch.

30-Minute Salads That Eat Like a Meal

Take your salad game to the next level with this set of flavorful salads featuring barbecued veggies, creamy sauces, and tangy dressings.

From hearty protein-rich salads to elegant first courses, this speedy salad selection has your next meal covered.

22. Barbecued Cauliflower Salad

Portion Fix Containers: 2 Green, 1½ Yellow, 1 Blue, ½ Orange

2B Mindset Plate It! A great lunch option for the vegan plan. For non-vegans, replace beans OR corn with a protein for lunch.

23. Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Bowl

Portion Fix Containers: 1 Green, ½ Red, 1½ Yellow, 1 Blue

2B Mindset Plate It! A great lunch option. Replace brown rice and beans with veggies for dinner.

24. Healthier Caesar Salad

Portion Fix Containers: 1 Green, 1 Yellow, ½ Blue, 2 tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! Add protein for lunch or replace bread with more veggies for dinner.

25. Southwest Chicken and Black Bean Salad

Portion Fix Containers: 1½ Green, 1 Red, 1½ Yellow, ½ Blue, 1 tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! A great lunch option. Replace beans with more veggies for dinner.

30-Minute Sandwiches and Wraps

In the mood for a meal that can fit in your hand? These gourmet sandwiches and wrap recipes are perfect for an anything-but-sad work lunch or an easy, no-fuss dinner.

26. Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese With Arugula and Roasted Red Peppers

Portion Fix Containers: ½ Green, 2 Yellow, 1 Blue, ½ tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! Serve open-faced with a side of veggies and protein for lunch.

27. Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

Portion Fix Containers: ½ Green, 1 Red, ½ Blue

2B Mindset Plate It! Serve open-faced on a whole-grain hamburger bun with a side salad or veggies for lunch. Serve with veggies for dinner.

Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

28. Italian Bean Burgers

Portion Fix Containers: 3 Yellow, 1 tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! For the vegan plan, serve open-faced with a side salad or veggies for a great lunch option.

29. Greek Chicken Pita

Portion Fix Containers: 1 Green, 1 Red, 1½ Yellow, ½ Blue

2B Mindset Plate It! Serve with additional veggies for lunch.

30. Turkey and Lettuce Wraps

Portion Fix Containers: 1 Green, ½ Red

2B Mindset Plate It! A great option as part of dinner. Add an FFC for lunch.