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's a week's worth of healthy menus for even the busiest weeknights.
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.
Eggs are a quick-cooking protein option– team them up with leftover cooked pasta for a fun and satisfying one-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.
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.
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 »