7 Healthy Low-Lift Meals for Nights When You Just Can’t
Because you shouldn’t have to compromise health for convenience.
Scrambling to make a healthy dinner for the family on a weeknight can be challenging. Let’s face it: When life gets hectic, cooking delicious, nourishing meals often goes by the wayside. But, it’s time to stop the madness and get creative! Because ease and convenience are the name of the game, we’ve done the heavy lifting and rounded up some of our go-to weeknight dinners. They’re healthy, hassle-free and full of flavor, so you’ll be able to spend less time in the kitchen, while feeding yourself and your family properly.
Healthy Farro Fried “Rice” (pictured above)
This yummy dish is the best of both worlds: You'll get all of the delectable flavors of fried rice, but with a nutrient-dense farro base. Toss it with hearty veggies like carrots, peas and bean sprouts for a perfect, updated version of a beloved classic.
Tangy, spicy, and oh-so-delicious, this dish is everything you need to kick off your weeknight. You’ll roast kale and orange bell pepper in the oven first to create a crunchy base, then add in curry-coated shrimp for additional heat. For extra earthiness, boil up some basmati or brown rice.
The reasons to make these simple and flavorful foil packs are endless. The recipe serves four, but you can easily add in more rice and beans for a bigger crowd. Tumeric and tomato paste add depth and volume to the meal, making it anything but boring!
Trust us — you’ll want to make this easy sheet pan dish again and again. Coat your salmon steaks with BBQ-rub to infuse them with a zesty kick.
This one-pot wonder makes a quick dinner for any night of the week. It’s packed full of fresh veggies like corn, tomatoes and zucchini, as well as high protein shrimp to create a harmonious, nutritiously balanced dish. Pair it with rice or pasta for a little more bulk and don’t forget to enjoy the leftovers for lunch the next day (if you even have leftovers, that is!)
Vegetarians rejoice! These tacos are the perfect fit for any weeknight, weekday or weekend! Onions, chili peppers and, of course, spinach are mixed with cumin to create an earthy, nutty taco filling. Paired with the light creaminess of Ricotta cheese, the filling’s heat is smoothly balanced, creating a combination you didn’t know you were missing (but now won’t be able to live without.)
Making these fajitas are as easy as 1, 2, 3! Simply toss your ingredients together, steam them in a foil packet and serve with warm tortillas, fresh avocado and your favorite salsa. It’s that simple — and delicious!