In today's busy world, finding the time to prepare healthy and wholesome meals can be a challenge. The demands of our daily lives often leave us with little room for experimentation in the kitchen. That's where our ‘Best 30-minute meals’ which are quick and nutritious recipes come to the rescue. These recipes are a lifesaver for busy individuals who want to eat well without spending hours in the kitchen. They are not only convenient but also packed with flavours and nutrients that will nourish and give your body that boost when you most need it.
Grain & Bowl Creations
These are our trusty weeknight go-tos – quick, easy, and always delicious. Whether you're looking for a warming and filling quinoa chilli or a veggie and protein-packed grain bowl, these recipes are perfect, nourishing meals for busy days. With minimal effort, you can whip up a satisfying dinner that leaves you feeling energised while also allowing versatility, so you can customise them to your liking.
A great dish when you fancy something tasty in an instant; in the time it takes to cook the brown rice, the tofu has been marinated and pan-fried to sticky perfection. This recipe is easily doubled to feed a family and any leftovers make a great lunch the following day. View Recipe
This warming chilli will become a favourite all-in-one weeknight meal. Packed with plant protein from the quinoa, beans and almond butter, it also delivers on flavour — we love it served with a dollop of guacamole. Enjoy any leftovers for lunch the following day. Feel free to use your choice of beans — black or pinto beans would also work well. View Recipe
If you’re looking for a perfectly balanced lunch or dinner option that will keep you feeling satisfied until your next meal, this easy salad combines complex carbs, fibre, protein and healthy fats — plus it’s on the table in just 20 minutes.View Recipe
You can thank us later for this quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe. Vibrant, hearty and nourishing, it’s a great speedy option to whip up after a long day. Consider the recipe a base and feel free to swap the chickpeas for lentils, and the broccoli and peas for green beans or edamame. Any leftovers will make a fantastic salad the following day.View Recipe
This recipe takes 25 minutes from start to finish, which means it’s a great post work dinner option during the week, or a lovely simple supper on a Sunday. I love the mix of crunchy tamari roasted almonds with the creamy lime infused pea puree and the gentle sautéed kale and courgette, when it's all tossed in the quinoa it is heaven! View Recipe
Feel free to use whichever grain you'd like. Keep in mind if using brown rice, it must be cooled appropriately by letting it cool quickly and then immediately put it into the fridge. We recommend spreading the rice onto a large plate or baking tray for faster cooling, rather than keeping it in the pan. Then, as soon as it's cooled, put it into an airtight container in the fridge — never let it sit at room temperature.View Recipe
Eat the rainbow with this buddha bowl that’s bursting with flavour — a base of quinoa is topped with colourful vegetables and spicy black beans.View Recipe
Courgetti had its time, but we wanted to give the dish a boost and reimagine it by adding in wholemeal spaghetti for some extra sustenance. The creamy sauce combined with lots of fresh herbs takes this to the next level, it’ll be your new go-to dinner, just like old times.View Recipe
Looking for a simple way to pack more protein into your diet? This nutritious bowl is the answer. It’s brimming with plant-based protein sources including black beans, quinoa, edamame beans and tahini — and will be on the table in just 10 minutes. View Recipe
Make this quick and easy tofu & veggie-fried rice for dinner or for a WFH lunch in under 30 minutes. The tofu is grated, so it almost dissolves into the rice and vegetables. Feel free to swap the pepper, courgette and carrot for any other vegetables that you have at home; broccoli or defrosted frozen peas would also work well. View Recipe
I have a feeling this creamy Caesar bowl is going to be our most popular recipe of 2023; I can’t recommend it highly enough. Not only is it absolutely delicious and ready in under 30 minutes, it’s also loaded with nearly 35g of plant-based protein in every serving, thanks to the chickpeas, tofu, edamame beans and quinoa. Combine this with fibre and healthy fats, and you have the perfect dish to keep you feeling fuller for longer. View Recipe
Using only a handful of ingredients, these spicy smashed chickpeas are a go-to for speedy meals. We love them piled onto avocado on sourdough toast. View Recipe
Make this speedy spicy fried rice in just 20 minutes. Big on flavour, low in effort, you can use pre-cooked rice and whatever veggies you have to hand. The addition of lime and spring onions adds freshness to this great midweek meal. View Recipe
Salads & Veggie Delights
Dive into a world of vibrant flavours and wholesome goodness in our Salads and Veggies collection. From creamy indulgence to zesty creations, these recipes are all about celebrating fresh ingredients and creative combinations. Whether you're in the mood for something hearty or light, you'll find an array of options to experiment with. These are perfect if you're looking to include more veggies into your diet without adding too much hassle or compromising on delicious flavours.
Could there be a more delicious, beautiful way of enjoying veggies this winter? In this satisfying main meal salad, the butternut squash and quinoa are conveniently cooked in one pan — saving both time and washing up. Then simply toss everything together and lunch is served. You can eat this warm, freshly made; or leave it to cool. View Recipe
This has been named our favourite-ever salad. The dressing is just unbelievable, so we’re very generous with it. View Recipe
Creamy, crunchy, sweet and spicy, this speedy salad has it all. Sweet roasted tomatoes, crunchy sourdough, fresh basil and butter beans are layered onto a bed of creamy, garlicky yoghurt, then finished with a drizzle of balsamic and a sprinkling of chilli flakes. View Recipe
Inspired by the traditional Indonesian salad Gado Gado (meaning ‘mix mix’), this fresh crunchy salad is a celebration of textures and flavours. A medley of seasonal vegetables is tossed with an incredible sweet and spicy peanut sauce that really does make the dish.View Recipe
This salad is so much more than the sum of its parts. The lentils, capers and potatoes, tossed in a zingy mustard dressing, make this fresh, flavourful meal a hearty working lunch or summer dinner. This recipe uses leftovers from dinner on day 2 of the plan.View Recipe
This fresh, vibrant Greek-inspired salad comes together in just 15 minutes, making it the perfect midweek meal. The tofu adds a hit of protein, while the mix of veg adds brilliant flavour, with a lovely saltiness from the olives. Orzo keeps well too, so the leftovers serve as a great on-the-go lunch the next day. View Recipe
Looking for a tasty dish, guaranteed to power you through a busy day? This quick and easy salad is big on flavour and combines protein, healthy fats and fibre, leaving you feeling satisfied and full of energy. View Recipe
You may think you’ve had sesame noodles before, but we promise that you’ve never eaten any this good. Soba noodles are tossed in a fragrant dressing with our ‘ultimate tofu’ and fresh green broccoli, making a supremely satisfying dish. Enjoy warm for lunch or dinner; or cold as a salad, perfect for a picnic or barbecue.View Recipe
This vibrant, crowd-pleasing salad is a textural delight and perfect for any gathering. Avocado is featured chopped in the salad and blitzed through the sauce, adding an extra creamy element. View Recipe
With juicy mango, green beans and quick pickled red onion and chilli, this spicy salad is speedy, nourishing and packed with flavour. Adding the quinoa gives it extra protein and gut-loving fibre for long-lasting energy. View Recipe
When we heard that Jennifer Aniston ate a version of the same salad every day for 10 years on the set of Friends we knew it had to be good. While we can’t verify exactly what Jen put in hers we feel that this homage is pretty delicious — the perfect workday lunch.
This is such a simple salad to make for lunch during a busy week. The balsamic and olive oil bring the flavours together and taste delicious with the fresh tomatoes and parsley. We love to enjoy this with a side of fresh rocket drizzled in balsamic vinegar and our butter bean and artichoke dip. View Recipe
This perfectly balanced bowl of leftover noodles makes an amazing lunch. The sweet and juicy mango, crunchy toasted peanuts, rich and meaty aubergine, fresh herbs and spicy chilli all combine to make this bowl extremely satisfying. View Recipe
Searching for the perfect meal? This vibrant salad bowl could be just the answer. Packed with fresh, crunchy vegetables and drizzled with a rich dressing, this crispy fried tofu is both indulgent and nourishing.View Recipe
Teamed with chickpeas, for added protein and fibre, plus spring onion and chilli, these courgette fritters make a great light lunch, simple dinner or weekend brunch. View Recipe
Curries & Stews
Our curries and stews are comforting and flavourful dishes that come together effortlessly. In this collection, you'll find recipes that embrace the warmth and richness of curries, as well as the hearty goodness of stews. These recipes are designed to make your mealtime a breeze while tasting delicious with a mix of spices and aromas. Whether you're in the mood for a simple chickpea curry or a comforting bean stew, you'll discover the convenience and satisfaction of these dishes.
A storecupboard favourite, this chickpea curry is quick, easy and delicious. We've used a tin of chickpeas, but the recipe also works with roasted vegetables or any type of canned beans stirred through — simply adapt to include anything that you have at home. View Recipe
This one-pan wonder is the saviour of speedy weeknight dinners — using tins and storecupboard staples, embellished with fresh vegetables, it delivers a quick, easy but flavoursome supper. Similar to dhal in terms of texture and body, spoonfuls of tahini and rose harissa are added at the end for instant flavour. Any leftovers make a great lunch the following day. View Recipe
Fancy a flavoursome hearty lunch? This creamy spiced curry with mangetout and peas delivers just that. It freezes well, so can easily be prepared in advance and defrosted for lunch or dinner. Serve with a naan for obligatory dunking.View Recipe
Made from a handful of ingredients, this stew couldn't be easier to make. The flavour of the sun-dried tomatoes paired with the creamy texture of the tahini is a match made in heaven. We love to serve this with a handful of fresh green leaves and a dollop of coconut yoghurt.View Recipe
This hearty Italian-style bean stew is inspired by ribollita, an Italian classic. This quick-to-cook version is made with fresh vegetables, tinned cannellini beans, and topped with pieces of garlic bread. It makes enough for 2-3 large servings, just enough for next day's lunch. If you omit the bread it freezes very well.
Soups & Sandwiches
These recipes celebrate the simplicity and comfort of Soups and Sandwiches. Perfect for those days when you crave a no-fuss, comforting and flavoursome meal. From a bowl of Simple Tomato Soup to warm your soul or a hearty Mushroom BLT sandwich to satisfy your cravings, you'll find these recipes to be your go-to choices for quick and delicious meals.
Simple tomato soup is the stuff of childhood memories. Make your own with this comforting recipe that packs in the vegetables with onions, carrots and sweet cherry tomatoes. Great for lunch or a simple dinner, why not batch cook and freeze for a quick meal whenever you please? View Recipe
Made in 15 minutes, this comforting bowl of goodness is a simple soup with maximum flavour. The recipe combines mushrooms, a rich miso soup, zingy lime and thick slurpy noodles, making a tasty midweek lunch or supper.View Recipe
Here’s a sandwich you will want to make again and again. We love the intense, umami, meaty taste of these mushrooms that stand in for bacon in this classic lettuce and tomato sandwich. The punchy miso white bean dip is used for a hit of protein in place of the classic schmear of mayonnaise normally seen in a traditional BLT. View Recipe
This is one of my favourite recipes; I love its simplicity and the mix of flavours. The yoghurt with fresh mint is light and creamy, while the pan-fried harissa tofu adds real depth and spice. Adding a squeeze of lemon brings it all together. View Recipe
For an easy lunch, try these chargrilled broccoli pittas. With maple- and chilli-toasted chickpeas and walnuts and tahini yoghurt, they’re big on flavour but light on prep time. You can swap the broccoli for any quick-to-cook veg — courgettes, mushrooms and asparagus all work well too.View Recipe
These recipes prove that you don't need to compromise on taste or nutrition to fit cooking into your busy schedule. With a bit of planning and these quick and delicious recipes you can enjoy homemade meals that satisfy your cravings and nourish your body. So, whether you're a busy professional, a parent, or anyone simply looking for hassle-free cooking, embrace the joy and convenience of quick cooking. It's a game-changer that can transform your relationship with food and make eating well a delicious daily experience.