5 Healthy Last Minute Dinner Ideas For Busy Evenings

5 healthy last minute dinner ideas for busy evenings

If you ask me, the best meal of the day (after brunch, of course) is dinner. Dinner is quite a big deal to me. I always get so excited when dinner time comes around because I get to prepare my last-minute dinner dishes, hehe. I usually never plan what I’m going to eat because I absolutely love coming up with my dishes at the moment. It adds some excitement and mystery to my day, haha. Nevertheless, I always end up with mouth-watering dinner dishes. So, if you’re in need of some super easy dinner ideas, here are 5 healthy last minute dinner ideas for busy evenings.

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BENEFITS OF LAST MINUTE DINNER IDEAS

What I love about creating dinner dishes on the spot is that not only it brings so much excitement (I get excited over little things haha), but it forces me to create dishes with ingredients that I already have in my fridge. Since I only shop for groceries on the weekends, I have to use whatever there is in my fridge during the week. That’s right, less spending and more saving!

So, to recap, here are the benefits of last-minute dinner dishes:

  • They take 5-15 minutes to make.
  • Save money and grocery trips by using what you already have.

How last minute dinners started in my household

I started creating last minute dishes because I was always to busy to plan out my dinners. However, I never thought that I’d actually turn it into a daily habit that I now LOVE so much. I have been sharing some of my dinner dishes on my instagram page and because I have received so much positive feedback from my instagram family, I have decided to bring my dishes over to the blog as well.


5 Last Minute Dinner Ideas For Busy Evenings


Although I have come up with tons of dinner dishes, I am only going to share 5 of the dinner ideas I find the easiest to make! All of these dishes include at least one fruit, one vegetable, and one source of protein. So, if that’s your vibe, these dinner ideas are for you!

DINNER IDEA #1

A dinner of salad, eggs, apples, carrots, almonds, and avocado

INGREDIENTS NEEDED:

  • Apples
  • Baby Carrots
  • Boiled Eggs
  • Avocado slices
  • Raw Almonds 
  • Mini Salad (sliced tomatoes, spinach, olive oil, and salt)

DINNER IDEA #2

A dinner of salad, oranges, eggs, green peas, almonds, and avocado

INGREDIENTS NEEDED:

  • Oranges
  • Raw Almonds
  • Boiled Eggs
  • Green Beans
  • Avocado slices
  • Mini Salad ( cherry tomatoes, lettuce, olive oil, and salt)

DINNER IDEA #3

A plate of chicken, eggs, tomatoes, carrots, strawberries, green peas, and oranges

INGREDIENTS NEEDED:

  • Oranges
  • Strawberries
  • Baby Carrots
  • Green Beans 
  • Boiled Eggs
  • Fried Chicken Breast
  • Sliced Tomatoes

DINNER IDEA #4

A plate with chicken, chopped carrots, celery sticks, apples, eggs, almonds, and a bowl of yogurt

INGREDIENTS NEEDED:

  • Apple
  • Chopped Baby Carrots
  • Raw Almonds
  • Celery Sticks
  • Boiled Egg 
  • Roasted Chicken Thigh
  • CUP (yogurt, almond milk, raw almonds, blueberries, and oats)

DINNER IDEA #5

last minute dinner idea - A plate of eggs, cheese, tomatoes, c carrots, almonds, apples, and lettuce

INGREDIENTS NEEDED:

  • Apple
  • Baby Carrots
  • Raw Almonds
  • Diced Cheese
  • Boiled Eggs
  • Purple Lettuce
  • Sliced Tomatoes

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I really hope you liked these last minute dinner ideas! Let me know in the comments below how you like to prepare your dinner. Do you meal prep or do you prepare as you go? 

Until next time,

Gabby Abigail

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