5 of the Easiest Healthy Recipes to Make the First Week of 2020

Healthy eating will feel easier than ever!

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Food Network Kitchens Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Food Network Kitchens Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Now that you're done with holiday cookie madness, it's time to buckle down and get back to well-balanced weeknight dinners. If the phrase "What's for dinner?" sends you into a full-blown panic, don't worry. We've rounded up a week's worth of weeknight meals that are so easy you'll wonder why you ever worried about Taco Tuesday in the first place.

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas (pictured above)

Make this showstopping dish on Monday night to start your week off on the right foot. The actual cooking time takes about 15 minutes and prep is just another 10. In less than 30 minutes, you have a healthful main that you can enjoy family-style.

Food Network Kitchen’s Instant Pot Taco Night

Food Network Kitchen’s Instant Pot Taco Night

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Break out the Instant Pot to make weeknight cooking even easier. We love it for making taco filling for a build-your-own taco bar on nights when it's just not possible to fix everyone a plate. While the meat cooks, you'll have time to set up all the toppings for a fun, interactive meal.


Photo by: Charles Masters

Charles Masters

With this recipe, you'll have dinner on the table in 30 minutes flat. That's less time than it would take for you to place the takeout order and go pick it up.

Serve fish without the hassle of searing or grilling. These foil-packets are a foolproof method to perfectly steamed salmon with tons of flavor in just 25 minutes. Everyone will get their own packet, which makes dishing up dinner a breeze.

Katie Lee's Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice

Katie Lee's Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice

Photo by: Teri Lyn Fisher

Teri Lyn Fisher

Fried rice is the perfect clean-out-the-fridge meal, which makes it a great dinner for Friday night. Katie Lee makes her meal with cauliflower rice, so you don't even have to worry about whether or not you have leftover rice lying around. Plus, it helps lighten up the whole dish. You won't feel carbo-loaded after eating this meal.

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