5 Fast Recipes for Easier, Healthier Weeknight Dinners

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Updated Dec 17, 2018 @ 1:51 pm

You get home from work, your stomach is growling, and you have no idea what to make for dinner. Yep, we’ve all been there. Before you grab the takeout menus, check out this collection of super-quick, easy recipes—you can get a healthy homemade meal on the table before Seamless has a chance to load.

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Sheet pan meals are awesome not only because they’re quick to make, but also because they streamline clean-up. Mix up shrimp, veggies, and a few spices you have in your pantry, roast then quickly broil, and you’re in sizzling fajita heaven in 15 minutes.

Pumpkin Pasta
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One-Pot Pumpkin Pasta with Parmesan and Kale

Comfort-food in a flash. Simmering the noodles with canned pumpkin and vegetable broth, then adding kale toward the end, gives you a creamy, warming bowl of satisfying vegetarian goodness in 20 minutes. Top it with Parmesan and grab a fork.

Pan-Roasted Salmon with Arugula and Avocado

Greens, healthy fats, omega 3-rich salmon, all ready to eat in 10 minutes. Cooking the fish skin-side-down makes it crisp and delicious—and in the meantime, you quickly dress the salad. Turn any leftovers into tomorrow’s lunch.

Paleo bacon wrapped chicken
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One-Skillet Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Thighs

Paleo and Whole 30 devotees, this one’s for you (though you certainly can enjoy it even if you’re neither of those things). A few simple spices and bacon make the chicken super-flavorful. While the seared chicken cooks in the oven, toss a quick salad to round out the meal.

Paleo Beef & Broccoli

The perfect way to quell those cravings for Asian food. Stir fry is the ultimate fast dinner, and a healthy dose of fresh ginger makes this one perfectly piquant. Quick-saute some cauliflower rice to make the meal complete.

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