Only have 30 minutes to make dinner? I feel ya! Grab one of these 20 Veggie-Loaded 30-Minute Meals that are so easy to make and get dinner on the table while keeping your health and sanity intact!
The Natural Nurturer
When people ask me why I started The Natural Nurturer, my answer is always the same:
To show people they can do it.
And by “it”, I mean this whole healthy living thing. Even if you work crazy hours. Even if you have a busy household that has you moving in all directions all hours of the day. And even if you have never cooked a meal a day in your life….you can do it. I promise.
You just need a few really great EASY recipes in your back pocket for those extra hectic days and a sense of determination.
A little about me
You see, I started The Natural Nurturer after a season of hard and change when I learned that, yes, I could do it despite all the curve balls life had thrown at me.
I was a new mom and my husband, Ken, has just deployed for an 8 month tour overseas. We had moved to San Diego less than a year before, so we were still building our community and support system. And with our families over 3000 miles away, I felt pretty alone with caring for our new daughter and our home. Oh, and I was working full-time as a teacher too.
I didn’t have a lot of time. Or a lot of money (preschool teacher + military salary is not the makings of a millionaire). But I did have a sense of determination to keep myself healthy and start Alice out on real nourishing food as she grew.
So, I did it. I found healthy hacks, great recipes and tips and tricks that I still use today. When I got through my season of hard, I kept on going and decided I wanted to show other people that they too could lead a healthy, real food life in this busy modern world. And so I started The Natural Nurturer to share all I had learned and inspire people to see that they could do it too.
While a “can do” attitude is vital in a healthy living journey, so are some really great and easy veggie-loaded 30-minute meals, that help you serve up the good stuff (like veggies!) in a delicious way.
20 veggie-loaded 30-minute meals
Here are some of my favorite quick and easy favorites that the whole family loves and I pull out on our extra busy nights!
30-Minute Carrot Ginger Tuna Bites – Paleo, Whole30, gluten free, dairy-free.
30-Minute Veggie-Loaded Tomato Sauce – Paleo, Whole30, gluten free, dairy-free, vegan/vegetarian.
20-Minute Pork Fried Cauliflower Rice – Paleo, Whole30, gluten free, dairy-free.
One-Sheet Roasted Garlic Salmon & Broccoli – Whole30, Paleo, dairy-free, gluten free.
30-Minute Chicken Piccata Stir-Fry – Paleo, Whole30, gluten free, dairy-free.
30-minute Sausage & Veggie Soup – gluten free, dairy-free.
One-Pot Curry Lentil Soup – dairy-free, gluten free, vegan option.
One-pan Chicken Bruschetta Zoodles from Real Food Whole Life – dairy-free, gluten free, Paleo.
Instant Pot Butternut Squash Chicken Curry – Paleo, Whole30, dairy-free, vegetarian option.
Greek Chicken Salad – Whole30, Paleo, gluten free, dairy-free.
Instant Pot Salsa & Spinach Shredded Chicken – Paleo, Whole30, dairy-free, gluten free.
Easy Peasy Sheet-Pan Lemon Chicken & Broccoli – Whole30, Paleo, gluten free, dairy-free.
Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Hamburger Soup – Whole30, Paleo, gluten free, dairy-free.
Honey Mustard Chicken Stir-fry from Real Food Whole Life – gluten free, dairy-free, Paleo.
Glorious Green Veggie Chicken Burgers – Whole30, gluten free, Paleo, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free.
Sheet Pan Greek Chicken & Veggies – Whole30, Paleo, gluten free, dairy-free.
Butternut Squash Mac & “Cheese” – dairy-free, gluten free, vegan/vegetarian.
Veggie-Loaded Spring Chicken Salad – Paleo, gluten free, dairy-free, Whole30.
Sweet Potato & Salmon Poppers – Paleo, gluten free, dairy-free, Whole30.
Veggie-Loaded Smashed Chickpea Salad – gluten free, dairy-free, vegan/vegetarian.
Other veggie-loaded recipes you are going to love…
- Veggie-Loaded Vegetarian Stuffing
- The BEST Veggie-Loaded Recipes for Picky Eaters
- Veggie-Loaded Spring Meal Plan
- Veggie-Loaded Gluten Free Cookies
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I would have never thought there are so many great ways to introduce veggies into your diet!