Back to school time is upon us and that means our lazy days of summer quickly become jam packed days with activities, homework, and countless other tasks. And let’s be honest – healthy dinners sometimes fall to the bottom of the list. Luckily we have you covered!
Check out these 32 delicious recipes all ready in under 30 minutes. Many are complete meals so you won’t even have to think about a side dish. And for those that do need a side dish, I highly recommend stocking up on frozen brown rice and quinoa along with some microwave friendly bags of fresh veggies. Both usually cook in under 5 minutes so its easy to get them from freezer to table while dinner is cooking. Or if you are really prepared, prep your side dishes on the weekend so they are ready to go.
Easy Weeknight Chicken Recipes
Chicken is always in our weekly rotation since its affordable, cooks quickly, and its something everyone in our family loves. However it can get boring if you are always preparing it the same way. These are all tried and true recipes that are perfect for busy weeknights. Bonus! Many make great leftovers for quick and easy lunches or repeat meals.
Quick and Delicious Beef and Pork Recipes
Many times when I am looking for something quick and easy, I only think about ground beef. While that’s a great option, there are lots of beef cuts that cook very quickly. And let’s not forget about the other white meat, pork. Pork chops, cutlets, and tenderloin all cook in under 30 minutes making it a great option for a quick, healthy meal.
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Healthy Seafood Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less
We try to incorporate seafood into our meal plans at least once a week. Plus when it comes to a quick dinner, fish and seafood usually is done in under 10 minutes making it a staple when it comes to simple weeknight meals. Most of the recipes below are ready in under 15 minutes.
19. Healthy Shrimp Boil Foil Packets (oven or grill)
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Entree Salads and Vegetarian Meals
Normally I strive to include at least one meatless meal weekly to make sure we are eating a wide variety of veggies and whole grains. Plus since you can used canned beans and lentils in many vegetarian dishes, they are great for a quick option. If you are trying to save time, consider grabbing pre-chopped veggies from the salad bar or produce section.
30. Mongolian Tofu
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Want more dinner time help?
Whether your kids are headed back to school or you are just ready for a routine after summer, meal planning makes everything easier. It ends the stress of wondering what’s for dinner, makes creating quick and healthy breakfasts a breeze, and frees up your time so you can spend time on what’s important.
No more running to the store last minute or spending your weekends looking for recipes, adjusting the servings, and making a shopping list. We’ve got you covered with delicious, healthy, and family tested recipes in an easy to use weekly meal plan.