It’s Thursday evening. You’re drained from work, errands, and taking the kids to practice. You want dinner, and you want it fast. It would be so easy to go through the drive-thru for takeout, but with rising food costs, that gets super expensive! Plus, it’s not the healthiest food for you, either. That’s where these Thursday dinner ideas come in. They’re super quick (under 30 minutes from start to finish) and healthy, so you can feel good about feeding these meals to your family.
Healthy Thursday Dinner Ideas
We have loads of ideas from skillet meals to sheet pan dinners that are sure to save you time and money every week, especially on Thursdays when it’s so tempting to take the easy route and get takeout.
Easy Thursday Dinner Ideas
Looking for an easy and healthy Thursday dinner idea? We've got you covered. You can make these meals in 30 minutes or less, and they're made with healthy ingredients that you can feel good about feeding to your family.
In just 25 minutes, you can prepare this delicious honey garlic shrimp dinner and have it on the table ready to feed your family. It's packed full of flavor thanks to the chili garlic sauce and honey. Serve it as is or over rice if you're feeding a big crowd and want a more substantial meal.
This no-fuss chicken dinner is prepared in one pan, so cleanup is easy. It's chock full of flavorful chicken with diced tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, and marinara sauce. Serve over zoodles for an extra dose of healthy veggies or over pasta or rice if you'd like to add some carbs to your meal.
Sheet pan meals are fantastic time-savers for busy families! Tilapia is a mild fish, so it's great for pickier eaters who don't care for fishy fish (you know what I mean). It's served with cherry tomatoes and green beans, and the lemon pepper seasoning brings all the flavors together nicely. Don't you love how colorful this meal is? It's also low carb and Whole30 compliant.
Looking for an Asian-inspired meal to satisfy your cravings for takeout? These sweet and spicy noodles are ready in just 20 minutes. You can easily bulk up this meal by adding some protein like chicken or beef or adding good-for-you veggies.
This is a healthy, delicious dinner that's perfect for busy weeknights, but it's nice enough to serve to company on the weekends, too. The honey and orange flavors pair perfectly with the salmon. This low-calorie, high-protein meal will become a staple in your menu rotation!
This orange chicken recipe has been adapted for keto, but anyone will enjoy the delicious flavors whether they're watching their carbs or not. This recipe is a complete meal in itself, but you could serve it over rice to make it stretch to feed more people (or to have yummy leftovers for yourself).
When you just don't want another chicken, fish, or beef meal, a pork chop dinner can really save the day. This easy one-skillet meal is going to be a new go-to! Boneless pork chops are served up with cannellini beans and lots of fresh spinach for a good-for-you meal that comes together super fast.
Feeling under the weather? Chicken soup soothes the soul (and the body) but who has time to let soup simmer for a couple of hours when you're not feeling well? Now you don't have to! This version is ready in under 30 minutes thanks to using canned chicken and veggies. It may not be exactly how Grandma used to make, but it's pretty darn close.
Make these healthy turkey taco lettuce wraps in no time. It's an easy low-carb dinner that the whole family will devour and is a great meal for Taco Thursdays! We know... it's supposed to be Taco Tuesday, but who says you can't have tacos twice a week, especially when they're this healthy? You could also serve the filling in taco shells if you prefer.
Serve up lots of colorful veggies in this easy sheet pan meal that's ready in 30 minutes. Tasty sausage is served alongside Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and bell peppers for a healthy meal that tastes as good as it looks.
This low-calorie, low-carb Bruschetta Chicken will become a favorite weeknight dinner. Served with a side of sauteed zucchini noodles, this is a guilt-free meal that the whole family will enjoy. Doesn't it look amazing?
Enjoy a Mexican dinner in less than 30 minutes. These Mexican fajitas are flavorful, colorful, and so easy to make. Just serve up the chicken and veggies with some warmed flour tortillas, guac, and sour cream for a complete meal in no time flat.
Don't have 30 minutes? How about 15 minutes? This egg roll in a bowl recipe is ready in less time than it would take you to get takeout, and it's way better for you. It's easy, customizable, and totally scrumptious. Everyone in your family will love it! Make extras to take for an easy lunch, too.