As the week progresses and busy schedules take over, it’s easy to resort to fast food or takeout for dinner. However, with these five quick and easy recipes, you can have a delicious and healthy meal on the table in no time.
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Preheat your oven to 400°F. Cut one pound of chicken breasts and two bell peppers into thin strips. Toss them with one tablespoon of olive oil, one tablespoon of chili powder, and one teaspoon of salt on a baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Serve with tortillas, sour cream, and avocado.
One-Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
In a large pot, cook one pound of ground beef over medium-high heat until browned. Drain any excess fat, then add one jar of marinara sauce and one cup of water. Bring the mixture to a boil, then add eight ounces of spaghetti broken in half. Stir occasionally and cook for 10-12 minutes or until the spaghetti is al dente. Serve with parmesan cheese.
Broiled Salmon with Asparagus
Preheat your oven broiler. Season two salmon fillets with salt and pepper, then place them on a baking sheet. Add one bunch of asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces, to the baking sheet. Drizzle everything with olive oil and sprinkle with lemon zest. Broil for 8-10 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and the asparagus is tender. Serve with lemon wedges.
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos
In a large skillet, cook one diced sweet potato over medium-high heat until tender. Add one can of black beans, drained and rinsed, and one tablespoon of taco seasoning. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the beans are heated through. Serve the mixture on tortillas and top with diced avocado, cilantro, and lime juice.
Cook one cup of quinoa according to package instructions. In a bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, one can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed, one diced cucumber, one diced tomato, and one diced red onion. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice, then sprinkle with feta cheese and parsley. Serve cold or at room temperature.
With these five quick and easy recipes, you can have a delicious meal on the table in no time. Not only are these recipes healthy and satisfying, but they also require minimal prep and cleanup time, making them perfect for busy weeknights. So, next time you’re feeling too busy to cook, give one of these recipes a try and enjoy a delicious and stress-free dinner.