Looking for quick, easy, and healthy weeknight meal ideas? You have come to the right place!
Meal prepping and planning is such a life saver, I cannot recommend it enough. Even if you just have a menu idea with ingredients ready to go, it will save time, money, stress, and it will be healthier.
Here is a round up of some great, quick, and easy weeknight meal ideas! All of these recipes can be adapted based on the ingredients you have on hand/prefer. Switch chicken to beef, trade in one veggie for another, use brown rice instead of potatoes. Be creative!
Bone-in Chicken with Tri-color Carrots and Red Potatoes
Ingredients: Bone in chicken, red potatoes, whole carrots. How to: Pre-cook carrots and potatoes either by boiling or microwaving. Then spray a roasting dish with cooking spray, put all ingredients in the pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Put seasoning of choice on including salt and pepper. Let it roast in the oven 45 minutes-1 hour at 425 or until chicken is cooked. *Recipe Adapted from Cooking Light.
Chicken Kofte with Zucchini
Ingredients: Ground chicken, pre-made tzatziki sauce (from Trader Joe’s), whole wheat Lavsash wraps (from Trader Joe’s), Zucchini and seasoning. How to: Recipe Adapted Here
Ingredients: Whole wheat pizza dough, mini jar of pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella, toppings of choice. Pictured- sauteed mushrooms, diced tomatoes and grilled chicken (from Trader Joe’s). How to: Follow instructions on pre-heating oven, roll out dough on greased cooking sheet, spread on sauce, sprinkle mozzarella, put on toppings, sprinkle more mozzarella, and sprinkle basil. Bake for 20 minutes and there you go!
BBQ Lentil Stew with Homemade Mini Cornbread Muffins
Ingredients: Lentils (cooked according to package), pre-cut Mirepoix (from Trader Joe’s) or do it yourself- diced carrots/celery/onion, BBQ sauce- look for minimal sugar, ground turkey. How To: In a skillet cook the mirepoix with olive oil/salt/pepper. Then add ground turkey and cook through. Next add cooked lentils and BBQ sauce. Let it all simmer together for about 20 minutes. Serve with melted cheddar cheese and homemade cornbread muffins.
Ingredients: Whole wheat tortillas, chicken breasts, can of Cowboy Caviar (from Trader Joe’s) OR a can of black beans/can of diced tomatoes/can of corn all mixed together, Greek yogurt, Mexican shredded cheese, pre-made guacamole or avocado. How To: Cut up chicken into cubes, cook on a skillet with olive oil/salt/pepper. Then add Cowboy Caviar or canned mix and let it all cook together. Then on sprayed baking sheet put down a tortilla, spoon chicken mixture, sprinkle cheese then add another tortilla. Repeat with the whole mixture. Bake in oven at 35o until tortillas become golden brown and crunchy (about 20 minutes). Serve with Greek yogurt and guacamole.
Ingredients: Ground turkey, onion, spinach, one egg, milk, breadcrumbs. How to: In a mixing bowl combine: ground turkey, sauteed spinach and onion, one egg, a splash of milk, about a quarter cup of breadcrumbs. Mix together. Bake in oven at 350 until cooked all the way through. Serve with vegetable of choice and mashed potatoes.
Roasted Pork with Apricots, Prunes and Sweet Potatoes
Ingredients: Pork, Dried Apricots, Prunes, and Sweet Potatoes. How To: Recipe Adapted from here. *Note this takes a little longer than an hour.
That is a round up of some easy, healthy, and delicious weeknight meals! Let me know if you try any of them out!
Have a great weeknight recipe to share? I would love to hear about it!