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!

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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 Carrot Ginger Tuna Bites in a bowl with avocado on a wooden board.

30-Minute Veggie-Loaded Tomato Sauce – Paleo, Whole30, gluten free, dairy-free, vegan/vegetarian.

Ingredients necessary for making 30-Minute Veggie-Loaded Tomato Sauce.

20-Minute Pork Fried Cauliflower Rice – Paleo, Whole30, gluten free, dairy-free.

20-Minute Pork Fried Cauliflower Rice in a pan.

One-Sheet Roasted Garlic Salmon & Broccoli – Whole30, Paleo, dairy-free, gluten free.

One-Sheet Roasted Garlic Salmon & Broccoli on a tray - one of the most colorful veggie-loaded 30-minute meals.

30-Minute Chicken Piccata Stir-Fry – Paleo, Whole30, gluten free, dairy-free.

30-Minute Chicken Piccata Stir-Fry  ready in a pan - one of the easiest veggie-loaded 30-minute meals.

30-minute Sausage & Veggie Soup – gluten free, dairy-free.

30-minute Sausage & Veggie Soup served in two bowls.

One-Pot Curry Lentil Soup – dairy-free, gluten free, vegan option.

Overhead on the delicious One-Pot Curry Lentil Soup in a bowl - one of the most flavorful veggie-loaded 30-minute meals.

One-pan Chicken Bruschetta Zoodles from Real Food Whole Life – dairy-free, gluten free, Paleo.

One-pan Chicken Bruschetta Zoodles served with cherry tomatoes.

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Chicken Curry – Paleo, Whole30, dairy-free, vegetarian option.

Closeup of the delicious Instant Pot Butternut Squash Chicken Curry - one of the most inviting veggie-loaded 30-minute meals.

Greek Chicken Salad – Whole30, Paleo, gluten free, dairy-free.

Greek Chicken Salad in a bowl.

Instant Pot Salsa & Spinach Shredded Chicken – Paleo, Whole30, dairy-free, gluten free.

Instant Pot Salsa & Spinach Shredded Chicken served in a white bowl with a fork inside.

Easy Peasy Sheet-Pan Lemon Chicken & Broccoli – Whole30, Paleo, gluten free, dairy-free.

Easy Peasy Sheet-Pan Lemon Chicken & Broccoli looking extra delicious - one of the most delicious veggie-loaded 30-minute meals.

Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Hamburger Soup – Whole30, Paleo, gluten free, dairy-free.

Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Hamburger Soup with Instant Pot blurred in the background.

Honey Mustard Chicken Stir-fry from Real Food Whole Life – gluten free, dairy-free, Paleo.

Honey Mustard Chicken Stir-fry served on top of the rice.

Glorious Green Veggie Chicken Burgers – Whole30, gluten free, Paleo, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free.

Four glorious Green Veggie Chicken Burgers.

Sheet Pan Greek Chicken & Veggies – Whole30, Paleo, gluten free, dairy-free.

Holding a tray with Sheet Pan Greek Chicken & Veggies.

Butternut Squash Mac & “Cheese” – dairy-free, gluten free, vegan/vegetarian.

Butternut Squash Mac & "Cheese" served in mini bowls - one of the great veggie-loaded 30-minute meals.

Veggie-Loaded Spring Chicken Salad – Paleo, gluten free, dairy-free, Whole30.

Overhead on a bowl with Veggie-Loaded Spring Chicken Salad - one of the great examples of veggie-loaded 30-minute meals.

Sweet Potato & Salmon Poppers – Paleo, gluten free, dairy-free, Whole30.

A kid's hand grabbing one of the Sweet Potato & Salmon Poppers.

Veggie-Loaded Smashed Chickpea Salad – gluten free, dairy-free, vegan/vegetarian.

Veggie-Loaded Smashed Chickpea Salad in a glass bowl.

Other veggie-loaded recipes you are going to love…

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