Healthy Weeknight Meals

If you are anything like me, you kind of dread cooking dinner during the week. With a full time job, after work activities, trying to stay up on your fitness, the Olympics on TV ... there is so much vying for our time in the evenings. Sometimes the last thing we want to do is sit down and cook an elaborate meal. I thought it would be fun to put together a list of some great recipes that you could print and maybe implement in your weeknight dinner rotation. Here are some of the criteria that I was looking for when I compiled this list: Meals taking < 30 minutes to prepare, easy to use ingredients, using healthy ingredients (variety of vegetables, fruits, lean protein) and minimal clean up afterwards. 

List of Recipes to Try: 

Vegetarian/Summer Recipes

  1. Orecchitette with Roasted Peppers, Arugula and Tomatoes
  2. Grilled Tempeh Skewers
  3. Two Bean Soup with Kale
  4. Seared Tofu with Sweet Chili Sauce
  5. Chipotle Black Bean Burrito
  6. Carrot and Black Bean Crispy Tacos
  7. Sweet Potato Kale Frittata


  1. Waffle Iron Turkey Melt
  2. Pulled BBQ Chicken with Coleslaw
  3. Caprese Sandwiches
  4. Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa
  5. Chicken Parm Sub

Meat Recipes

  1. Couscous with Chicken and Root Vegetables
  2. Sriracha Teriyaki Meatball Bowls
  3. Balsamic Steak and Berry Salad
  4. Creamy Salmon Chowder
  5. One Pot Lasagna
  6. Bacon and Brussel Sprout Penne
  7. Thai Shrimp Soup
  8. Corn and Ham Risotto

Hopefully you find this post helpful in at least exposing you to some new recipe ideas. Take them, try them and see what you or your family think about them. I always love encouraging people to try new foods and new recipes. Cooking should a fun experience and during the week I think if you stick to simple, quick meals that helps to make the whole process of preparing healthy meals fun again!