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Main Dishes - 30 Minutes or Less

orange sesasme chicken

Orange Sesame Chicken

This quick & easy stir fry cooks in less than 10 minutes. With fresh orange juice and fragrant sesame oil, it smells and tastes amazing. It’s one of my top ten favorites.

Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties

Canned salmon makes for a quick and healthy dinner when made into delicious patties with red pepper, parsley, onion, and fresh whole wheat bread crumbs.

Quick & Easy Spaghetti & Meatballs

Quick & Easy Spaghetti & Meatballs

For the leanest, softest meatballs I use ground sirloin and cook them right in the sauce. Make this family favorite Italian dinner, all from scratch, in about 1/2 an hour.

Quick & Easy Mac & Cheese

Quick Mac & Cheese

Twenty minutes! Four ingredients! That’s all it takes to make this creamy, delicious, low-fat mac & cheese made with 1% milk and reduced fat cheddar. Yummm!

Easy Meat Sauce

Simple Meat Sauce

You’ll barely have time to cook some spaghetti and make a salad with this quick and easy meat sauce using lean ground beef and canned tomatoes. It’s a kid-pleaser!

Fast Rice & Beans

Fast Rice & Beans

All you need is two cans and a box of rice, some onions and garlic, and you have a healthy dinner in less than 30 minutes – rice & beans with fire-roasted chiles.

Lemon Chicken Cutlets

Lemon Chicken Cutlets

Start your side dish first because these easy cutlets take less than 20 minutes to make. Lean breaded chicken breast with parsley & fresh zest is cooked in a bit of olive oil.

simple broiled salmon

Simple Broiled Salmon

All you need is a lemon, some oil, and salt & pepper to make this delicious salmon – and there’s no cleanup! It’s the easiest, healthiest dinner you can make.

Lemon Herb Chicken Breast

Lemon Herb Chicken Breast

This is the easiest and tastiest way I know to cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I baste them with a sauce of fresh lemon juice, olive oil, garlic & herbs.

Veggie Mac & Cheese

Grown Up Mac & Cheese

My low fat mac & cheese has four vegetables built in but it doesn’t have to be for grownups. Call it rainbow mac & cheese for kids. Make it in 30 minutes!

Salmon Sandwich

Bye-bye, tuna! This whole grain salmon sandwich is healthy enough to have for dinner, and may be the easiest one you’ll ever make. It’s just salmon & light mayo.

Creamy Chicken Asparagus Bowties

Creamy Chicken Asparagus Bow Ties

Rich and creamy but light and low fat, this is my version of alfredo sauce over lean chicken and healthy asparagus. This easy dish also works with broccoli.

20-Minute Pizza Dough

Want homemade pizza? Have it now! This quick and easy pizza dough, made from scratch, is ready to use in less than twenty minutes.

Easy Chicken & Mushrooms

Lean chicken in creamy mushroom sauce cooks in 15 minutes and will disappear even faster. No butter – and probably no leftovers. Serve over rice or noodles.

Vegetable Lo Mein

Eat your healthy veggies in this easy lo mein side dish and you may never order takeout again. Add leftover chicken, shrimp, or pork and it’s all you need for dinner.

Sardine Cakes

You’ll hardly notice the sardines in this potato patty flavored with green onions and parsley. Sardines are “health food in a can” full of minerals and omega 3s.

Vegetable Bean Pasta

Vegetable-Bean Pasta

Make this healthy meal in 20 minutes. Vegetarians will love this meatless dinner recipe with three vegetable superstars, all loaded with antioxidants.

Quick & Easy Spaghetti Sauce

Only 5 ingredients to make a delicious sauce for your spaghetti & meatballs or chicken parm. Super easy with canned tomatoes. Cook for 15 minutes. Add basil. Done.

Turkey Chili

Easy Turkey Chili

Need a super healthy, super easy dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes? My turkey chili is low fat, high fiber, and full of antioxidants. Everything in the pot. Cook. Eat.

Black Bean Quesadilla

Faster than a speeding Domino’s car, this healthy quesadilla takes just minutes to make, uses reduced fat cheese, calcium-rich black beans, and whole wheat tortillas.

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Fresh pineapple makes a huge difference in this quick & easy, healthy stir fry. Different colored peppers mean a bigger variety of anti-aging benefits. Cooks in 10 minutes.


There's always time to eat right

If I can come up with a recipe that cooks up faster than Domino’s can get to your front door, my work here is done. From healthy main meals to easy desserts, here are some recipes that will have you stuffing your pie hole in less time than it takes to look up that Chinese place that still delivers.

And there’s no reason why a quick and easy meal can’t still be healthy. My prize recipe here is probably my quick mac & cheese. It’s kid-friendly and family-friendly. Who doesn’t love macaroni and cheese? My recipe is quick and easy and low fat and oh…. I almost forgot…. delicious!!

For a super healthy quick dinner, you can’t do much better than my salmon patties made with canned salmon for a fast and easy meal. And don’t even talk to me about my simple garlic bread recipe. Try it once and you’ll wonder what that orange stuff is they serve in the restaurants.

Like I said, there’s always time to eat right. – Jenny Jones