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3 Superfast Weeknight Dinners You Can Make in Under 30 Minutes


Weeknights can be crazy. You rush home from work to squeeze in a workout, run a few errands, and then finally it’s time for food. Instead of grabbing a bowl of cereal for dinner – we’ve all been there – try one of these quick, healthy dinner recipes that take less than 30 minutes to dig into. Grab a glass of something good, turn up the jams, and get to cooking!

The Perfect Sheet Pan Dinner

Hop on Pinterest and you see healthy, sheet pan dinner ideas left and right. There’s a reason this style of meal prep is all the rage right now. Just chop, season, and slide all your ingredients into an oven and you have yourself a restaurant-quality meal in minutes. This balsamic-glazed chicken and veggies recipe has everything you’re looking for in a hearty autumn meal. Juicy, tangy chicken, warm brussels sprouts, and sweet apples mix together in no time to make the most satisfying midweek meal. Pro tip: Make a little extra and you’ll have leftovers for lunch tomorrow!

Fresh & Fast Taco Salad

Bring a little fiesta to your Tuesday night. This mouthwatering taco salad recipe is low-carb, packed with veggies, and has a whole lot of flavor. Cook up some ground turkey and flavor it with classic taco seasonings like cumin, chili powder, and garlic powder. Then turn on the oven, cut up some tortillas into strips, add olive oil, and prepare yourself for some life-changing homemade tortilla chips. The rest of your meal is super easy and heat-free. Top romaine lettuce with the rest of the taco ingredients along with the salsa-sour cream dressing, and you’re almost ready to dive in. Once the ground turkey and homemade tortilla chips are cooked, mix it all together and voila! Your superfast, super-yummy taco salad is ready. Optional: ice-cold marg and Netflix binge.

Spaghetti & Bacon – Need We Say More?

Anything topped with bacon and we’re there. That’s why we’re ending with this show-stopper – the ultimate bacon-crumbled comfort meal to set the course of your workweek straight. All you need is 20 minutes to whip together this garlic mushroom spaghetti dinner, complete with all that bacony goodness. Add a glass of white wine and you have yourself the perfect night in.  

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