5 Days Of Quick & Easy Weeknight Dinners

It’s tough getting back into the swing of things after the lazy days of summer. Don’t let dinner be a source of stress. Here are 5 easy and healthy options for even the busiest weeknights.
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It’s tough getting back into the swing of things after the lazy days of summer -- don’t let dinner be a source of stress. Here's a week's worth of healthy menus for even the busiest weeknights.

Monday: Fresh and Fast Grilled Chicken

Cheese, chicken and a combo of fresh and frozen veggies make an all-around delicious dinner in only 25 minutes. Finish it off with a seasonal berry salad for dessert.

Tuesday: Egg-cellent Option

Eggs are a quick-cooking protein option– team them up with leftover cooked pasta for a fun and satisfying one-dish.

Wednesday: Easy Fish Dish

Flavorful ingredients like salmon and sugar snap peas don't need much help to taste delicious. If a lighter white fish is more pleasing to everyone in the house, make the same 5-ingredient recipe with tilapia or cod. Top the meal off with make-ahead 3-ingredient frozen yogurt for dessert, or pick up one of our favorite brands and top with fresh fruit.

Thursday: Better Burgers

Ground turkey breast is lower in unhealthy fat than beef, and cooks up faster, too. Roasting broccoli is just as easy as steaming, and gives it a whole new flavor.

Friday: BBQ Sammies and 5 Ingredient Salad

Fire up the slow cooker and come home to a flavorful meal.  Cool things off with a refreshing, simple cucumber salad, then use the leftover brisket for steak salads later in the week.

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana's full bio »

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