You all know the feeling. It’s 4:00pm, you’re exhausted, you probably smell a little, and all you want to do is fall into bed. But you, mama, still have things to do! There’s a good chance you’re responsible for cooking at least some of your family’s dinners during the week, so it’s important to make your job as easy as possible. I’ve compiled 7 quick, healthy weeknight worthy meals that should take some of the stress out of your dinner routine.
This vegan version of an American classic may replace the ooey gooey cheesiness of the mac n cheese you know and love, but it’s packed with flavor! It’s also gluten free and nut free. The Strength and Sunshine blog has tons of vegan friendly and allergy friendly recipes you can check out.
Taco Tuesday anyone? Make this healthy version even healthier by swapping out the tortilla for a lettuce wrap. An added bonus: You can make the shredded chicken up to 4 days in advance to save yourself some time. Thanks Recipes from a Pantry!
Salmon is such an amazing protein to fit into your week at least once. Not only does this fish boast tons of health benefits but you can take the flavor in so many different directions. Serve this yummy salmon with your favorite grain such as quinoa or brown rice and some steamed veggies! If you don’t have an air fryer yet, you can check out this one from Ninja!
Mozz-a-rell-a. Is there even a more heavenly cheese? No matter how you say it, you know you like eating it. Enjoy it a bit more guilt free with this one pan dinner from Food Meanderings! Boasting 30g of protein per serving, this easy dinner is kinda a no brainer.
Dinner in five minutes? Sign me up! You can easily customize this recipe to use up what you have in your pantry. I love me a good pantry meal!
This super cost effective meal is absolutely loaded with flavor! You won’t be lacking in protein with this meatless meal either since chickpeas have 15g of protein in every cup. You can also sub the soy milk for some coconut milk to make it extra creamy and help curb the spice.
Using almond flour to coat your chicken significantly reduces the amount of carbs and gives it an amazing flavor! I always like using thin sliced chicken breast for recipes like this one from A Purpose Driven Mom so that it cooks quicker and more evenly. Customize the sides to use up what you have! I keep bags of steamable veggies in my freezer for meals like this.
I hope you can find a few recipes here to incorporate into your week! There is no shame in my quick weeknight meal game. Embrace it, mama!
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