These quick easy meals are delicious and good for you, too! With Christmas behind us and the New Year on the horizon, we’ve got easy healthy meals to suit even the pickiest eaters.
Walmart’s editors have selected easy meal ideas that are quick and easy to prepare. From chicken tacos to vegetable lasagna, refreshing salads to comfort foods, this guide to easy weeknight meals serves up tasty ways to cook smarter, faster and healthier.
Table of contents:
- What is easy to make for dinner?
- What can I make for dinner with vegetables?
- What can I make in a slow cooker?
What is easy to make for dinner?
Healthy and delicious, these easy-to-prepare dishes will have you feeling great about your next meal.
Make it a Tex-Mex night! This fiesta-style meal is a healthy alternative to traditional tacos. This dish calls for chicken and vegetables tossed with a blend of spices and zesty lime juice. Serve with warmed tortillas and your favourite taco toppings. The kids will love building their tacos! Ready in just 20 minutes.
Breakfast for dinner? Why not? Add this scrumptious dish to your list for easy weeknight meals. It features eggs whisked with a creamy garlic pasta sauce, poured over ham and spinach. Topped with low-fat cheddar cheese and baked, this tasty frittata is a good source of iron. Ready in 25 minutes.
Here’s an easy, healthy meal featuring citrus-flavoured Halibut. Bread crumbs, Parmesan and lemon peel create a scrumptious crumbly mixture baked atop Halibut fillets and drizzled with lemon juice. Serve with asparagus spears and a side of butternut squash soup for the perfect light meal. Ready in under 30 minutes.
Teriyaki-flavoured salmon is a quick and easy weeknight meal that offers a healthy boost of omega fatty acids, in each delicious serving. Served on a bed of fragrant jasmine rice, with a side of lightly seasoned asparagus or string beans, your family will feel they are being treated to a fine-dining experience! Ready in 30 minutes.
This rich gravy dish has tender chunks of chicken and cooked-just-right carrots—making this home-cooked recipe perfect for cold winter nights. This meal features chicken breasts sautéed in roasted garlic and herb seasonings, which are then simmered with fresh vegetables in chicken gravy. Serve with mashed potatoes. Yum! Ready in 30 minutes.
Satisfying, comforting and healthy, this hearty beef chili is perfect when you need a protein power boost. Combine beef, vegetables and red kidney beans with crushed tomatoes, beef stock and chipotle chili powder for a great-tasting meal that’s low in fat and high in fibre. Ready in 35 minutes.
This easy gourmet dish will have foodies clapping with delight! Pairing pork chops and cream of leek soup with cabbage and apples, this homemade meal packs a nutritious punch while tasting as good as it looks. Ready in 35 minutes.
Put fun on the menu with this easy Asian-inspired wrap meal that swaps traditional wraps with lean lettuce wraps. A medley of hearty grains accompanies ground beef simmered in honey garlic sauce. Top with red peppers, carrots, bean sprouts, peanuts and green onion. Ready in 45 minutes.
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What can I make for dinner with vegetables?
From soothing soups and refreshing salads to mouth-watering pizzas and pasta, there’s a world of delightful flavours to explore with these vegetarian meals.
This cool cucumber, crunchy chickpea, salty feta and creamy tzatziki combo makes for a tasty and refreshing salad. An easy, healthy way to round out any meal, you can also pair it with other leafy salads and offer salad dressing options for a fun-filled salad bar evening! Ready in 15 minutes.
Soothing and nutritious, this velvety-smooth blender vegetable soup is made with fresh pumpkin, cream and cream cheese. It’s a cozy and delicious meal that’s also simple to make. Serve it as an appetizer or with some warm, OvenFresh baguettes to make it a main course meal. Ready in 40 minutes.
Get ready to Instagram this gorgeous veggie dish! Seasoned with parsley, grated Parmesan cheese and lemon peel, and tossed with shallots, this simple, tasty roasted asparagus side dish deserves a selfie. Pair it with pork tenderloin or chicken breast, or super-size it for a satisfying main course for vegetarians. Ready in 25 minutes.
When preparing this quick and easy meal, be sure to make extra because you’ll want leftovers for lunch the next day. Assorted veggies add a pop of colour to the tomato Alfredo pasta dish. Garnish with Asiago cheese. Rich in calcium, here’s a hearty pasta dish that’s also easy to prepare, nutritious and delicious. Ready in 30 minutes.
Impress friends and family with this gourmet pizza recipe. The secret is in the sauce! This pizza features béchamel sauce which is a light-tasting alternative to regular tomato sauce. Top with roasted vegetables, then sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. This easy vegetarian meal is sure to satisfy even your toughest critic. Ready in 30 minutes.
This Mexican-inspired meal is packed with veggies and kidney beans, making these enchiladas high in fibre and a source of vitamin C. Spoon salsa down the centre of the enchiladas and sprinkle with cheese before rolling and baking. These ingredients are key to enhancing the flavour of this crowd pleaser. Ready in 35 minutes.
This roasted vegetable quinoa salad proves salad doesn’t have to be boring. Curry roasted vegetables mixed with quinoa and no-salt chick peas is an easy healthy meal that is low in fat and high in fibre. A hint of orange juice and cilantro or mint garnish will awaken taste buds you didn’t know existed. Ready in 40 minutes.
This rich, creamy risotto with fresh mushrooms and vegetable stock provides one serving of vegetables per serving and is a source of fibre. This hearty meal will keep you warm on the coldest nights. Once you’ve tasted this dish, it’ll become a comfort food you’ll keep craving. Ready in 50 minutes.
What can I make in a slow cooker?
With the help of a slow cooker, and made with simple ingredients, these easy healthy meals are sure to win over family and friends.
This easy slow cooker recipe is quick to prepare. It’s a flavourful, spicy chili made with chicken, no-salt black beans and red kidney beans. Simmered in tomatoes and chicken stock, this easy healthy meal is low in fat and very high in fibre. Top with cheddar cheese, sour cream and chopped cilantro for a scrumptious meal that will have family asking for seconds.
Easy is the name of the game with this tasty meal. Made with lasagna pasta, two kinds of cheese and combined with spinach and cream of broccoli soup mix, this veggie lasagna is an excellent source of iron. This slow cooker vegetable lasagna is sure to please even a child’s palette.
Prepare to wow family and friends with this easy slow cooker pot roast meal. Simply sear the roast, place it in the slow cooker, nestle vegetables around the roast, and pour the beef broth mixture carefully over the top. Your part in creating the main dish is done. Let your slow cooker do the rest of the work. Packed with root vegetables, and served with mouth-watering gravy, this hearty meal could become your Sunday go-to meal. It’s that simple.
Start serving easy healthy meals by following our delicious and nutritious recipes. Walmart’s guide to easy healthy meals is packed with great dinner options that are quick and easy to prepare. With this helpful, easy meals guide at your fingertips, you’ll breathe a sigh of relief on even your most time-crunched weeknights.