The best 20-minute meals you will ever have


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We know we have to eat healthy and exercise, but boy is it hard to feel motivated after spending the better chunk of your workday wondering whether you’re woken up in the Twilight Zone.

It’s no wonder balancing work and life has become as challenging as competing in the Olympic Games. But before you order takeout or grab the peanut butter jar so you can unplug and decompress, check out these recipes for the best 20-minute meals you’ll ever have. Tasty, delicious, healthy and rewarding, these dishes are sure to hit the spot.


1. Mee Goreng

Source: Ottolenghi 

Ottolenghi sizzles with this recipe for Mee Goreng.


2. 20-Minute Chicken Posole

Source: Domesticate Me 

Domesticate Me had as at 20-minute Mexican posole.


3. 20-Minute Healthy Ricotta Pasta

Source: The Law Student's Wife 

This healthy whole wheat pasta recipe from Well Plated is so creamy you’ll forget that it’s not expanding your waistline.


4. Greek Salad Chickpea Tacos

Source: Baker By Nature 

How about some Greek-Mexican fusion in just 20 minutes? Start with these tacos by Baker By Nature.


5. Pad Thai Zucchini Noodle Salad Recipe

Source: ifoodreal 

ifoodreal serves up this bowl of comfort. It’s not only ready in under  20 minutes, but also clocks in at under 300 calories. That’s a bowl of win right there.


6. Asian Lettuce Wraps with Skinny Sriracha Cream Sauce

Source: Call Me PMC 

Call Me PMC’s lettuce wraps look gorgeous, but we want some of that skinny Sriracha cream sauce.  


7. Spicy Chicken Fried Rice

Source: Gimme Some Oven 

More Sriracha, you say? Start ordering it by the case, because you’ll definitely want to make this delicious recipe from the always wonderful Gimme Some Oven.


8. Easy Chicken Gyros & Tzatziki Sauce

Source: Creme de la Crumb 

In case Greek-Mexican fusion is not your cup of tea, here’s a recipe for chicken gyros and tzatziki sauce from Creme de la Crumb.


9. Zesty Sriracha Shrimp and Quinoa

Source: Julie's Treats & Eats 

And last but not least, here’s this recipe from Julie’s Eats & Treats that you’d think would take much longer than 20 minutes to prepare, but there you have it. It’s as beautiful as it is delicious. And yes, of course, more Sriracha. What can we say? We love the stuff.