The Best Healthy 5 Ingredient Dinners | Food Confidence


The Best Healthy 5 Ingredient Dinners

As an integrative dietitian and empowerment coach with 20+ years of experience, my main goal is to help women age well, feel confident in their bodies, and create the healthy lifestyle they desire and deserve.
danielle omar

I’m all about no-fuss recipes that help me get healthy meals on the table super fast. My clients are into this, too. They don’t like messing around with a million ingredients when trying to feed their family quickly. I imagine you’re in the same boat?  If so, get ready to feel like super mom (or dad) (or just super in general) with this round up of 8 of the BEST healthy 5-ingredient dinners on Pinterest!

That’s right, just five ingredients stand between you and a healthy, delicious dinner! Check out these meals easy enough for your busiest weekdays, yet crowd-pleasing enough to keep your whole family happy:

5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili by Gimme Some Oven

This unbelievably easy chili can be made in just 15 minutes on the stove, or it can bubble away all day in the slow cooker and be ready for you at dinnertime. Either way, it’s cozy, hearty, and so simple!

5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili -- make it in the slow cooker or on the stovetop in minutes! |

My Tex-Mex Spaghetti Squash

Okay, this one’s got just over 5 ingredients, but it’s still super simple and quick to throw together. If you’re a fan of cheesy nachos, tacos, or burrito bowls, this recipe is your new best friend. It’s the low-carb, veggie-filled answer to all your Tex-Mex cravings, and it couldn’t be easier!

spaghetti squash with black beans and cheese

Saucy Tomato & Artichoke Chicken by Fannetastic Food

This four-ingredient dinner goes from stove to table in just 15 minutes, giving you a flavorful, saucy Mediterranean meal any night of the week. Serve instant brown rice or quinoa on the side and you’ve got a satisfying dinner in mere minutes.

Saucy Tomato & Artichoke Chicken - healthy, easy 15 minute dinner recipe from @fannetasticfood

5-Ingredient Chicken Tikka Masala by Pinch of Yum

This Chicken Tikka Masala is comfort food at its easiest! With a little advance prep, you’ll have masala paste ready to go so you can make this quick & easy cozy meal over and over again! It’s even delicious with tofu subbed in for the chicken.

Chicken Tikka Masala - creamy, perfectly spicy, and ready in 30 minutes! you won't believe how easy it is to make this at home! |

5-Ingredient Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili by Minimalist Baker

This super easy vegan chili is hearty and filling with a delicious sweet-savory flavor combination. Perfect for weeknight dinners or making ahead of time to heat up throughout the week!

5-Ingredient Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili! So healthy #vegan #glutenfree #minimalistbaker

Almond Crusted Tilapia by Fannetastic Food

This quick and easy tilapia gets a boost of healthy fat from almonds and flax seeds – which also give it plenty of nutty flavor and a crunchy crust! It’s impressive enough to serve for date night, yet easy and crowd-pleasing enough to serve on a weeknight (it’s even great for people who are picky about fish, since tilapia is so mild!).

almond crusted tilapia

Back to School 5-Ingredient Green Curry by Pinch of Yum

This one-pot meal packs protein, veggies, and tons of flavor into one dish. It’s comforting, cozy, spicy curry is just what you need for fall – and it can be on your table in under 30 minutes! What’s not to love?!

5-Ingredient Green Curry! packed with tons of veggies, an easy green curry sauce, and finished with golden raisins and cilantro. Easy! |

5-Ingredient Sheet Pan Salmon by Platings and Pairings

I’m in love with sheet pan dinners – it’s so easy to throw a pan in the oven and end up with a complete meal! And cleanup is a breeze, which is always a plus in my book. This sheet pan salmon combines salmon, green beans, and potatoes for a balanced meal that’s totally hands-off.

This 5 Ingredient Sheet Pan Salmon is the perfect dinner for busy weeknights! This complete seafood dinner cooks in just 30 minutes and the cleanup is easy too! |

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What’s your favorite 5-ingredient dinner? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below! 


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