Dinner dilemma? Look no further.
These family-friendly recipes are built for weeknight cooking and are guaranteed to keep your taste buds enthused. Everything from homemade pasta to enchiladas and chili, this lineup is delicious, nutritious, and EASY to prepare.
You, my friend, are about to become a weeknight dinner hero.
Sweet and Sour Thai Chicken BowlsThis recipe brings a little sweet, a little savory, a little tang, and a whole lotta delicious to one package. Tender chicken thighs are marinated in a sweet and sour Thai chili sauce, seared to sticky-sweet perfection, and paired with roasted delicata squash, jasmine rice and fresh basil. They are SO worth ditching takeout over.
30 Minute Vegan Chickpea CurryThis is one my most popular vegan recipes and has become a weeknight staple in my house. It’s warm, cozy and brimming with nutritious ingredients. Pair it with quinoa, rice, noodles, or serve it over a bed of wilted greens.
Mediterranean Salmon Bulgur BowlsLemony caramelized salmon atop a zippy, veggie-studded bulgur salad brimming with fiber-rich whole grains and protein. This light, yet hearty dish is easy, filling and delectably delicious.
Whole Wheat Butternut Gnocchi with Pea PestoYou guys will never BELIEVE how easy it is to make homemade gnocchi! I love pairing these pillowy noodles with everything from pesto to marinara to sage browned butter sage. It’s like bringing the luxury of a fancy Italian restaurant to the comfort of your own kitchen.
30 Minute Tempeh Enchilada Quinoa SoupTempeh, sweet potatoes, quinoa and black beans simmer in a rich enchilada broth to create a hearty, nutritious soup. This flavor-loaded meal is rich in plant-powered protein and comes together in only 30 minutes.
Cider Glazed Pork Medallions with Turmeric RisottoCider glazed pork loin with sautéed apples over creamy turmeric-spiced risotto. This flavor-forward meal is brimming with noteworthy nutrition and cozy Fall flavors. Add it to your weeknight or date-night menu this week for a 5-star treat.
30 Minute Honey Dijon Salmon with Apple FarroHoney dijon dressed salmon atop a light and flavorful apple farro salad with fennel, almonds and thyme. A nutritious, delicious meal that comes together in only 30 minutes!
Turkey and Sweet Potato Enchiladas with Avocado CreamTurkey, black bean and sweet potato filled enchiladas baked to cheesy golden perfection and smothered in superbly healthy avocado cream sauce. A meal so hearty, filling and flavorful, your taste buds would never believe how nutritious it is.
Sesame Cashew Tofu with Sweet Potato NoodlesCrispy pan-seared tofu coated in a sticky sweet sesame cashew sauce and tossed with sweet potato noodles. This vegan-friendly, slurptastic meal will take your taste buds to a whole new world of delicious.
30 Minute Shrimp Pasta Primavera with ZoodlesWhole wheat spaghetti and zucchini noodles tossed in tomato basil sauce with succulent shrimp, peppers, spinach, herbs and parmesan cheese. A delicious, fiber-rich meal that comes together in only 30 minutes!
Korean Beef Bowls with Chili AioliKorean beef bowls with marinated sirloin, crispy cucumbers, carrots and white rice are topped with chili aioli and sesame seeds to round out a total flavor-bomb meal.
15 Minute Orange Maple Glazed SalmonBeautiful baked salmon filets with a zesty orange maple glaze and crushed pecans. This salmon is incredibly simple to make and comes together in only 15 minutes. Healthy weeknight dinners never tasted so good.
Easy Chicken Enchilada Quinoa BakeChicken, quinoa, black beans and peppers tossed in red enchilada sauce and baked to perfection with bubbly, melted cheese. This simple, delicious meal comes together in a cinch and is sure to be a family favorite.
Cherry Balsamic Pork Chops with Herbed PolentaCherry balsamic glazed pork chops with grilled zucchini and blistered tomatoes over a bed of pillowy herbed polenta. This delicious meal is bursting with flavor and ready in only 30 minutes.
30 Minute Low Fat Chicken FlorentineGrilled chicken and whole wheat pasta tossed in a decadently creamy Florentine sauce with sundried tomatoes, spinach, garlic and parmesan cheese. This quick, delicious dinner tastes incredibly decadent, yet is low in fat, high in protein and will undoubtedly become a weeknight family favorite.
Ginger-Soy Glazed Pork Chops with Asian SlawGinger-soy glazed pork chops are paired with a refreshing Asian pear slaw to round out a super flavorful, easy-to-prepare meal.
30 Minute Orange Basil Chicken with Coconut RiceOrange basil chicken with snap peas and coconut rice is an incredibly flavorful meal that comes together in only 30 minutes. It’s totally worth ditching the take-out over!
Skinny Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Spaghetti SquashAn Italian classic lightened up and served in a spaghetti squash boat! This may become your new favorite way to eat Chicken Alfredo while shaving more than half the fat and calories.
Chili Cauliflower Chickpea Tacos with Mango SalsaChili-roasted cauliflower and chickpeas topped with a colorful, refreshing mango salsa wrapped in a toasty corn tortilla. The ultimate meatless handheld delight that is low in calories and packed with flavor.
One Pot Chicken Coconut Curry with Lentils and QuinoaChicken, vegetables, lentils and quinoa cooked in a rich, flavorful curry sauce made of coconut milk, herbs and spices. This healthy one-pot wonder is loaded with flavor, simple to prepare and makes plenty for leftovers!
Balsamic Glazed Pork with Roasted Garlic Herb PolentaPerfectly caramelized pork chops served over creamy roasted garlic polenta with sautéed greens. A complete meal loaded with flavor and ready in under 30 minutes.
One Pot Chicken, Mushroom and Rainbow Chard PastaChicken, mushrooms and rainbow chard tossed in orecchiette pasta with garlic and parmesan. A deliciously healthy one-pot wonder that is quick, simple and perfect for weeknight dinners. One pot. Minimal cleanup. Maximum flavor. Glory hallelujah.
Creamy Cajun Shrimp PastaWhole wheat penne pasta tossed in a decadently creamy cajun sauce with vegetables and succulent shrimp. A meal packed with goodness and totally irresistible flavors that is prepared in under 30 minutes.
30 Minute Pumpkin Coconut Chicken CurryChicken and vegetables tossed in a rich, creamy pumpkin coconut curry sauce served over a bed of Jasmine rice. A complete meal ready in 30 minutes!
Vegan Curried Sweet Potato Noodle BowlsSweet potato noodles tossed in curried cashew cream sauce with edamame, peppers, and herbs. This vegan, gluten free main is brimming with nutritious ingredients, yet feels just as decadent and satisfying as your average pasta dish.
That’s a wrap, folks!
I hope you find inspiration in these recipes and give one a try this week. As always, be sure to tag #dishingouthealth so I can see your beautiful creations! Cheers to a delicious, nutritious week ahead!