10 Easy and Healthy Weeknight Dinner Recipes

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It’s always on my mind – what should I make for dinner? Is there something quick and easy? I try to make something that’s easy but healthy that I can quickly put together. I normally spend about 30-40 minutes making dinner every day since we try to eat dinner at the same time every day. Anything to make dinner preparation easy is what I want!

1. 15 MINUTE GARLIC NOODLE

Super easy to put together, these noodles make a great dinner dish with veggies and some protein (chicken or shrimp) thrown in as additional.

Easy Weeknight Meal - Garlic Noodle

Get the Recipe: Omnivore’s Cookbook

2. CHICKEN TERIYAKI

All you need is chicken and you can have this meal in about 20 minutes! It’s easy and healthy and also pretty darn delicious. I normally put it together with some steamed veggies. The teriyaki sauce goes well with any steamed veggies as a dipping sauce too!

Easy Weekday Meals - Chicken Teriyaki

Get the recipe: Recipe Tin

3. PAN SEARED SALMON

Any salmon dish is fairly quick since salmon cooks fairly quickly. What I like about this dish is the Mediterranean Salsa Fresca that adds freshness to every Salmon bit you take. It’s healthy and quick. You can’t go wrong with this recipe!

Get the recipe: The Cozy Apron

4. CHICKEN AND WILD RICE CASSEROLE

Do you have leftover chicken? I make this dish when I have leftover rotisserie chicken (from Costco!). It makes a hearty dinner for the whole family!

Easy Weeknight Dinner - Chicken and wild rice casserole

Get the recipe: Better Homes & Garden

5. MEXICAN PICA DILLO RECIPE

This is one of my favorite ground meat dishes that’s easy to whip up in about 20 minutes. I love how it mixes both protein and veggies and if eaten with rice, it becomes a perfectly balanced meal.

Easy Weeknight Meal - Mexican Picadillo

Get the recipe: Green Healthy Cooking

6. CRISPY CHICKEN PARMESAN WITH TOMATOES AND MOZZARELLA

If you want a healthy protein-packed dinner, this is it! This can be made fairly quickly and tossed in a salad as a side, which makes a great healthy weeknight dish.

Easy Weekly Meals - Chicken Parmesan

Get the recipe: Delish

7. CHICKEN AND AVOCADO BURRITO WRAPS

This can be made for either lunch or dinner. If you have made chicken while you were meal prepping for the week,  this dish could be prepared within 15 minutes!

Easy Weekly Meals - Chicken Burrito

Get the recipe: Gimme Delicious

8. EASY SHEET PAN LEMON HERB CHICKEN AND PARMESAN ASPARAGUS

I love one-sheet pan recipes since they are easy to make on a busy weeknight. Great balance of protein and veggies, I love making this dish and feeling healthy.

one pan lemon herb chicken

Get the recipe: Butter Your Biscuit

9. 15 MINUTE TOMATO AND TORTELLINI SOUP

This is such a quick dish that adds warmth to your belly after you eat it. It’s so perfect on a slightly colder or rainy day!

Tomato Tortellini Soup - Easy weekly meal

Get the recipe: Belly Full

10. HEALTHY TURKEY LETTUCE WRAPS

This dish can be made in 15 minutes – quick and easy! It’s also healthy as each bite requires that crunch lettuce to enhance the flavor of the dish. My go to whenever I have ground turkey or I know I will have a busy day ahead of me.

Easy Weekly Meal - Lettuce Wrap

Get the recipe: Eat yourself skinny

Hope you enjoyed this compilation. I have tried all of these and my favorite is chicken teriyaki by Recipe Tin. It’s simple and easy and all I have to add is either bread/rice and some veggies to go with it. If you want to check out other recipes by me, check them out here!

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