Weeknight Meal Inspiration
On hectic weeknights, there’s something we all can agree on: We need dinner to be easy.
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This one-week meal plan from registered dietician nutritionist, Marisa Moore, is about all turning vegetables into healthy-ish, comforting dinners. Dishes like pumpkin lentil curry, vegetarian lasagna soup, and butternut mac and cheese redefine the meaning of comfort in this weeknight meal inspiration.
The next time you don’t really feel like cooking and don’t want to deal with a pile of dirty pots and pans after dinner, one-pot meals are the answer. Whether you’re looking for an easy and quick pasta dish or the perfect no-effort slow cooker meal, these recipes include something for you.
Stir-fries don’t have to mean just vegetables and rice — they can mean noodles, too! In fact, noodle stir-fries are one of my favorite weeknight comfort foods. Whether made with lo mein noodles or rice noodles, these stir-fries are quick to prepare, and serve as the perfect backdrop for everything from sliced chicken breast to tender bok choy. #howtostirfrynoodles #stirfrynoodles #noodles #noodledishes #noodledinners #stirfry
Essentially it’s similar to fried rice, in that you really can throw whatever you want in to make it your own. And it’s a meal that can last a few days too, which always makes ushappy. #veggierice #veggierecipes #veggiericerecipes #vegetarian #vegetarianfood #vegetarianmeals #veggiemeals
You don’t have to go to a steakhouse to get a steakhouse-caliber dinner — especially on a busy weeknight. Just grab some New York strip steaks, throw them in a hot pan, and in just about 15 minutes, you can be cutting into a perfectly cooked, juicy steak. Just four ingredients (plus some salt, pepper, and oil) make for an extremely satisfying but still easy-to-put-together meal. #newyorkstripsteak #newyorkstripsteakrecipe #steakrecipes #steakrecipe #steakdinners #dinnerideas #dinnerrecipes
And even though frozen fried rice is good on its own, we love to use it as a base for other awesome dishes. Here are two of my favorite simple, easy ways to transform frozen fried rice into something completely different. #frozenfriedrice #friedrice #friedricemeals #friedricedishes #friedricerecipes #friedricerecipes
We just can’t get enough of all the seasonal vegetables from the market and want to eat them every chance we get, and also because the hot days leave us craving meals that are light, wholesome, and, whenever possible, keep the indoor cooking to the bare minimum. #summerdinners #weeknightdinners #vegetariandishes #easyvegetariandishes #easydinners #easyvegetarianmeals #summerdinnerideas
When it comes to narrowing down the best chicken recipes, thighs have a permanent spot at the top of our list – they’re inexpensive, packed with flavor, and don’t dry out quite as easily as lean chicken breasts. Plus, with a roster of recipes ranging from sheet pan suppers to chicken skillet dinners, I know that with little time and effort I can turn chicken thighs into a seriously flavorful dinner. #chickenthighs #weeknightdinners #easyweeknightdinners #dinnerideas #chickenthighrecipes #dinner
Getting dinner on the table during the week can be a feat even in the best of times. Making that happen when you’re juggling a busy schedule can feel almost impossible. To avoid ordering takeout, eating a bowl of cereal, or grazing through the pantry, we lean on a roster of reliably quick and easy weeknight dinner ideas. #quickandeasydinners #easydinnerrecipes #quickdinners #quickrecipes #recipeideas #recipeinspo #cookinginspo #cookingrecipes #simplerecipes
The Philly cheesesteak is an American classic. It’s traditionally made from thinly sliced pieces of ribeye steak or top round. The cheese is typically either slices of provolone, American, or Cheez Whiz, and everything is served on a hoagie roll. This casserole incorporates the well-loved flavors and ingredients of this sandwich and transforms them into an easy weeknight dish. #easydinnerideas #cookingideas #phillycheesesteak #casserolerecipes #casseroleideas #casseroledishes #quickdishes
Credit: Photo: Ghazalle Badiozamani; Food Styling: Jesse Szewczyk Credit: Photo: Ghazalle Badiozamani; Food Styling: Jesse SzewczykIts no secret that sheet pans are the secret to easy weeknight meals. Chicken thighs, sausage, and shrimp are all excellent choices for sheet pan suppers, but have you ever considered preparing a sandwich on the pan? Philly cheesesteaks are an American sandwich standard, usually prepared on a flat-top griddle. But why stand captive before a hot stove when you could s