Healthy Dinners in 40 Minutes or Less

Healthy fast food? Yes, it's possible! These quick and easy healthy dinners from Food Network are on the table in no time.

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Ground Turkey Enchilada Stir-Fry with Couscous

Enchiladas are technically made with tortillas and lots of cheese, something this dish is not, but it still encapsulates the great smoky, spicy, sweet nature of the classic version. This Ground Turkey Enchilada Stir-Fry with Couscous meshes togethers the fresh flavors of butternut squash, broccoli, black beans and salsa with the richness of whole wheat couscous and a premade enchilada sauce. Serve with a garnish of cilantro, fresh lime juice, diced avocado and a bit of shredded cheese for maximum enchilada feels.

Get the Recipe: Ground Turkey Enchilada Stir-Fry with Couscous

Ribbony Shrimp and Pasta Scampi

Medium-size shrimp are the perfect size for a twirl of spaghetti shot through with ribbons of squash. Have vegetarians at the table? Omit the shrimp, double the tomatoes and serve with a spoonful of part-skim ricotta cheese on top.

Get the Recipe: Ribbony Shrimp and Pasta Scampi

Chicken Katsu with Ginger Rice

The perfect trio: Lightly breaded chicken, vibrant ginger and bok choy rice, tangy Katsu sauce. Prepared in about half an hour, this Asian inspired dish establishes layers of flavors through seemingly simple ingredients like ginger, bok choy and rice. Once married together, though, each ingredient shines in a special way. Pair it with the crispy fried chicken and you’ll have an array of unparalleled flavors and textures.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Katsu with Ginger Rice

Beef Stir-Fry

This veggie-packed stir-fry is perfect for all those late nights when you're craving take-out food but still want to stay healthy.

Get the Recipe: Sesame Steak Stir-Fry

Coconut-Crusted Shrimp with Pineapple-Chili Sauce

Think just because you're eating healthy, indulgent-tasting dishes like coconut-crusted shrimp are off limits? In this ingenious rendition, you can dig right in, all the way down to the delectable sweet-and-sour dipping sauce.

Get the Recipe: Whole30 Coconut-Crusted Shrimp with Pineapple-Chili Sauce

Whole-Wheat Fettuccine with Zucchini Ribbons

A combination of zucchini and yellow summer squash, cut into thin ribbons, makes this pasta as colorful as it is vegetable-packed. Whole-wheat pasta adds more fiber to the mix.

Get the Recipe: Zucchini Ribbon Pasta

Middle Eastern Chicken Burgers

Were you planning on grilling burgers tonight, only to look out the window and see the worst thunderstorm raging outside your window? We feel that struggle, which is why we often opt to make these Middle Eastern Chicken Burgers when the going gets tough. Cooked stovetop, these burgers are a great alternative to the grilled patty and, not to mention, they’re a lot healthier than most burgers. This lean chicken burger incorporates flavors of pomegranate molasses, parsley, cinnamon, coriander and red pepper flakes, establishing a complexity on the palate.

Get the Recipe: Middle Eastern Chicken Burgers

Honey-Soy Grilled Salmon with Edamame

The natural Omega-3 fats in salmon make it a great choice for a healthy meal that doesn't need much added fat. Stuff a mixture of fresh herbs into the salmon to infuse the fish with bright flavor.

Get the Recipe: Honey Soy Grilled Salmon with Edamame

Thai Curry Veggie "Noodles" with Chicken

This veggie-heavy chicken dish boasts tons of flavor -- thanks to red curry paste, almond butter and cashews.

Get the Recipe: Whole30 Thai Curry Veggie Noodles with Chicken

Indian Shrimp and Lentils

A great source of protein, lentils are an underappreciated legume. They absorb flavors really well, have a hearty but soft texture and serve as a versatile backdrop to so many other ingredients. One example? This Indian Shrimp and Lentils dish. The lentils adopt the flavors of the shallot, garlic, garam masala and coconut cream to create a smooth, creamy, protein packed bed upon which the (just as flavorful!) shrimp rest. Enjoy with a garnish of fresh cilantro for an extra fresh element.

Get the Recipe: Indian Shrimp and Lentils

Pasta Puttanesca

The beauty of this classic Italian pasta dish is that is comes together quickly with ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry, like spaghetti, canned tomatoes, garlic, anchovy paste and crushed red pepper flakes.

Get the Recipe: Pasta Puttanesca

Pan-Seared Salmon with Kale and Apple Salad

This dish may look fancy, but it's easy enough to be a weeknight main course. The salmon cooks in a skillet in less than 10 minutes while the flavors in the crunchy kale salad meld. Add a whole-wheat roll and dinner is ready.

Get the Recipe: Pan-Seared Salmon with Kale and Apple Salad

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

These protein-packed fajitas cleverly use a foil-lined baking sheet and broiler to make a quick and healthy weeknight meal with easy cleanup.

Get the Recipe: Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Fettuccine with Walnuts and Parsley

Ellie's creamy fettuccine studded with crunchy walnuts will sate your pasta cravings without blowing your diet.

Get the Recipe: Fettuccine with Walnuts and Parsley

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits

You won't find sticks of butter in this comfort food. Don't worry about flavor, though; these shrimp are plenty zesty from the lemon and garlic.

Get the Recipe: Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits

Pork Tenderloin with Seasoned Rub

This lean cut of meat gets tons of flavor from an easy dried-spice rub.

Get the Recipe: Pork Tenderloin with Seasoned Rub

Roasted Salmon With Shallot Grapefruit Sauce

Ellie's roasted salmon recipe relies on the bold flavors of grapefruit, shallot and ginger to add big flavor without a ton of fat and calories.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Salmon with Shallot Grapefruit Sauce

Shrimp and Cauliflower "Grits"

This healthy twist on a Southern classic is a great addition to a weeknight line-up. Packed with protein and fiber -- and creamy faux grits made from cauliflower -- it's satisfying and delicious.

Get the Recipe: Whole30 Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits

Garlic-Ginger Chicken Thighs

Save yourself some time on the day of a cookout and marinade your chicken in a blend of garlic, ginger, soy sauce and orange juice the night before.

Get the Recipe: Dirty P's Garlic-Ginger Chicken Thighs

Shrimp Stir-Fry

Ree's quick shrimp stir-fry is chock full of summer ingredients like sweet corn, zucchini, grape tomatoes and fresh basil. You can serve this dish with rice or pasta, but it's just perfect on its own.

Get the Recipe: Shrimp Stir-Fry

30-Minute Spicy Pork and Sweet Potato Stew

Spicy, smoky chipotle chiles and chili powder add long-cooked flavor to this quick pork stew. To save time and use less fat, only the pork is browned in oil, while the onions get pureed with tomatoes, garlic and the chile to make the broth.

Get the Recipe: 30-Minute Spicy Pork and Sweet Potato Stew

Maple-Mustard Roasted Salmon

Made with just five ingredients (plus salt and pepper), this salmon recipe is primed for weeknight cooking. Just spread the mustard-maple sauce over each fillet, and then bake until the fish is cooked through. The dish will be ready in just 20 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Mustard-Maple Roasted Salmon

Poached Ginger Chicken

Poach chicken breasts in a flavorful ginger, shallot and sesame broth for a delicately flavored main dish.

Get the Recipe: Poached Ginger Chicken

Grilled Chicken with Avocado Pesto

Fill your summer pesto with the usual fresh herbs, think basil and parsley, but then give it a fun upgrade — with avocado! It'll make your pesto super creamy and give it an extra dose of heart-healthy fats.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Chicken with Avocado Pesto

Pork Marsala with Polenta

One teaspoon of orange juice and a 1/2 teaspoon of orange zest give the sauce for this low-calorie marsala a burst of citrusy flavor. When baking your polenta slices in the oven, be sure to brush them with a tablespoon of olive oil to keep them moist.

Get the Recipe: Pork Marsala with Polenta

Chicken with a Lemon Herb Sauce

This herby sauce takes skinless chicken breasts from boring to bright in only 25 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Chicken with a Lemon Herb Sauce

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