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It is time to restock my “easy dinner” recipe collection for meal planning & meal prep. One thing I have been meaning to get into is sheet pan meals- they can be super healthy, they allow you to use us excess veggies and with just one pan to clean they make dinner prep easy peasy.
So let’s see what I can find that fits my requirements for this round up:
Has to be easy.
Has to be quick.
Has to be healthy. (Ok. Healthy-ish will do.)
Here you have it:
15 Easy, Quick & Healthy(ish) Dinner Recipes
Loaded with veggies and protein packed turkey, beans & quinoa, this Stuffed Pepper Stew from My So-Called Southern Life looks like the perfect way to warm up after a long day at work. If you have an Insta-Pot you’ll want to add this to your recipe list!
I love dinners that are pretty much made in one dish, and this Chicken Fajita Bake definitely is! If you can prep this in the morning you’ll save yourself some time after work. Since this cooks in 35-45 minutes you’ll have enough time to unwind, do homework and prep some easy rice to go along with this. Personally I would leave the cheese off during baking, shred everything up when it’s cooked and eat this on fajita shells topped with shredded cheese, Greek yogurt & salsa and call it dinner!
If you love sweet potatoes and curry this Vegan Coconut Curry with Sweet Potato Noodles looks soooo good! It’s packed with carrots, broccoli and bell pepper, too. Do you have a spiralizer? It’s quite a handy tool! Especially if you plant way more squash than you realized last summer and have what seems like hundreds of them to eat up! 😉
Calling all shrimp lovers! This honey garlic shrimp from Sally’s Baking Addiction is fan.tas.tic. If your shrimp is already peeled & deveined this dinner is ready in about 20 minutes, making it perfect for weeknights. I cheat when it comes to rice because I can never make it right! I use boil-in-the-bag or the easy microwave packets. Watch the ingredients to keep an eye on sodium levels and this dish is healthy & delish.
Cuban. Citrus. Avocado. Salsa.
Need I say more? This recipe for Cuban chicken with citrus salsa looks amazing. Ready if 45 minutes, this is a great meal prep recipe!
I love making salmon because it seems like no matter how you prepare it it’s delicious. And it’s always super quick to cook! This Dijon baked salmon is baked in 20 minutes or less! This would be really good served cold over salad greens, so I would make extra for lunches. 😉
I am so into “skillet cooking” lately! I make a skillet breakfast for my husband and I almost every weekend with eggs, potatoes, bacon or sausage, onion…the works! There is just something so cozy about a home cooked skillet meal. This skillet is loaded with sweet potatoes, asparagus & chicken– three of my favorites! Ready in less than 30 minutes and gluten free, this looks so good!
If you are craving chili without the added fat of ground beef, this slow cooker black bean soup will hit the spot! At 300 calories per serving you can eat this soup without any guilt. Sub Greek yogurt for sour cream – you won’t even taste the difference!
You may be surprised to find that you have nearly all of the ingredients to make this chicken masala on hand! (With the exception of the masala, that is.) You may also be surprised to find this takes 3 (yes, THREE) minutes to cook once the pot comes to pressure. I don’t have an Insta-Pot, but I may have to get one after seeing this recipe!
Another skillet dish, this time lemon chicken with asparagus from Pinch of Yum, one of my faaaavorite food bloggers. I have never been disappointed with one of her recipes! This looks incredible, only uses 5 ingredients and meet clean eating requirements!
This Thai salmon is so easy to whip up and there is even a recipe for equally easy Thai chili sauce, which is one of my all-time favorite things. This would be great with brown rice and a nice salad. Yuummm.
LOOKS LIKE HAPPY’S FAVORITE TIPS, TRICKS AND KITCHENWARE:
- Meal prep (see our “Meal Prep Like a Pro” series below) to save yourself tons of time and stress during the week.
- Make dinners you can double.
- Freeze one for another week.
- Package leftovers for work lunches.
- Consider investing in a slow cooker that is programmable, has a timer, and switches to “warm” once your dish is cooked. I have this one and I love it!
Also, be sure to take a look through our most popular recipe roundups in our “Meal Prep Like a Pro” series!
Meal Prep Like a Pro With These 10 Yummy Recipes
Meal Prep Like a Pro- Part Two: 10 Awesome Recipes to Try This Month
Meal Prep Like a Pro: Part Three- The Lunch List
Meal Prep Like a Pro: The School Lunch Edition – No Parents Allowed!
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