healthy 30 minute meals - Chilli con carne

30 minute meals

30 minutes is all you need from prep to table to create delicious healthy meals.

A meal in under 30 minutes?


You sure can! When you’re really hungry, it’s tempting to eat the quickest thing you can get your hands on. So we’ve devised this tasty collection of super-fast recipes to help you silence those tummy rumbles and still enjoy a healthy meal.

Here you’ll discover a range of delicious recipes that you can whip up in just under 30 minutes. Better still, these meals are brimming with fresh and natural ingredients so you’ll be doing more for your body than simply satisfying those hunger signals– you’ll also be fueling it with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. So when you need food fast, head to the kitchen and you’ll be eating in no time.

Some of our tasty recipes include chilli con carne which is always a fab go-to dish. Our tasty version is filled with spices, kidney beans and fresh tomatoes. Or why not try making our 15 minuter chicken and bean slaw tacos? What family doesn’t like chicken tacos? Simply take a pack of Coleslaw mix and adding fresh coriander, kidney bean and make a quick little dressing from buttermilk and yoghurt, it’s sure to go down a treat.


6 tips for creating speedy 30 minute meals


1. Multi-task

The key to cooking fast meals is to do several things at once. So instead of waiting for a pot to boil, use this time to chop up your vegies. Or pan-fry some meat while something else bakes in the oven. Not only is this more efficient, it also means all parts of your meal are basically finished at the same time, so it’s still hot when it hits the table.


2. Keep it simple

Experimental cooking is great when you have plenty of time, but on busy days a quick, fuss-free recipe is your best bet. Compile a list of your favourites and dip into them when you’re in a rush. Not only are you guaranteed to enjoy them, you’ll also find that the more often you cook a recipe, the faster you’ll be.


3. Be prepared

To make your cooking routine more efficient, before you start cooking whip out all you need from the pantry, fridge and freezer and place them on top of the bench. Then turn on the oven (if need be), grab any utensils and pans you might use – and all you need to do is travel between the stovetop and bench.


4. Keep your pantry and fridge organised

Cooking is much quicker if you can access things easily. Try keeping your pantry, fridge, utensils and pot drawers well-organised. That way you don’t have to waste time searching for pieces of equipment like the vegie peeler. You can also place staples at eye-level, rotate food products regularly and place older items near the front.


5. Take shortcuts

Take shortcuts to make your life much more simple and stress-free. Use convenience fuss-free ingredients like pre-cut Coleslaw mix that can be found at any supermarket.


6. Read the recipe carefully first

Spend a few moments reading the recipe before you start cooking and you’ll save time in the long run. That’s because you’ll know exactly what ingredients you need and the order in which to cook them. This way you won’t need to launch a search party for the soy sauce and will realise the rice should boil while your meat pan-fries.