Easy Weeknight Meals

Discover quick and delicious weeknight meal ideas perfect for busy evenings with school and activities in full swing.  Get inspired and simplify your family dinners tonight!
In a blink of an eye, my oldest is in third grade and my youngest is in first.  We’re studying for tests, making plans with different groups of friends for Halloween, and activities are as diverse as you can imagine.  Well, things are pretty chaotic with school and activities in full swing so I decided to make a list of weeknight meals that are healthy, delicious, and quick to get on the table.

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Pesto Spaghetti Nests
A fun twist on a classic dish, these spaghetti nests are fun for the kids to eat and take less than 30 minutes to get on the table.

Lemon Chickpea Orzo Skillet
An effortless one skillet vegan recipe with simple, healthy ingredients that come together quickly for a perfect weeknight meal, this Lemon Chickpea Orzo Skillet is a dish that everyone can enjoy!  For more protein options, simple add tofu, rotisserie chicken, or even a grilled salmon on the side.

Teriyaki Tofu Noodle Bowl
Crispy, sweet, and salty bites of tofu paired with sauteed bright broccoli on a bed of rice noodles.  It can’t get any better than this.  Filled with protein, this Teriyaki Tofu Noodle Bowl is perfect for a weeknight dinner or lunch prep.

Crispy Black Bean Tacos
These crispy tacos have become a family favorite.  I love it because I can make them for a crowd, pack them for lunch, or even serve for dinner.  They are incredibly filling and so easy to make that it seems unbelievable.

Vegan Thai Red Curry 
This Vegan Thai Red Curry will make you think you’ve brought the restaurant home.  Delicious, versatile, and finger licking good, every bite will have you wanting more.

Creamy White Bean Soup with Spinach
This Creamy Vegan White Bean Soup is a healthy one-pot soup that will fill you up, give you energy, and is full of flavor!

Autumn Squash Soup
Creamy and nourishing, this delicious Autumn Squash Soup is just perfect for a cozy dinner at home during these cold days.  This soup is a spin off of Panera’s Autumn Squash Soup without the extra calories.  But don’t worry!  It still tastes amazing and just like Panera’s.  The best part is that while you make this delicious soup, your home is going to smell like fall.

15 minute Masala Pasta
Dinner ready in 15 minutes?  Yes please!  This fusion dish is amazing because of the mix of flavors and how quickly you can put it together.  Try it out and bring a little of India and a little of Italy to your home.

Citrus Herb Salmon with a Mango Pico and Cilantro Lime Rice
This is an older recipe but still a loved one.  You can either prep the rice and the pico ahead of time or make it the night of.  Regardless, everything comes together pretty quickly and is a family favorite for us.

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I'm Sapna, a foodie, blogger, wife, mom of two beautiful girls, and lover of spices.  I have a background in Nutrition and Dietetics, which I use to incorporate healthy options into all of my recipes.  I love traveling to new places, trying new food, and in turn, creating them in my kitchen to relive the magic. When I'm not in the kitchen, I love curling up with a good book, playing with my munchkins, running, hanging out with friends, and gardening.

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