Quick and Healthy Dinner Ideas

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Don’t let the stress of work prevent you from trying one of these quick and healthy dinner ideas
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Cooking can be made simple, even on the weeknights.

For the craziest weeknights, where you get home from work late and are too tired to make an elaborate healthy dinner, these quick and healthy dinner ideas may come to mind. There are some recipes you can make Sunday night and be set for the entire week. Taking time one day out of the weekend to cook for the week will make a huge difference on your normal busy weeknight routine.

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Quick and healthy dinners can be made simple by baking, cooking, refrigerating, and freezing. When your meal is waiting for you when you get home, you won’t even have time to think about picking up an unhealthy option.

If you have picky-eaters in the family or dietary restrictions of your own, preparing meals ahead of time will still be simple. For a vegetarian option, you can make quinoa black bean burgers that you can pair with a whole-wheat bun or put on top of a salad. You can also make hearty vegetarian chili for a warm and filling option. For all the meat-lovers out there, think about making chicken fajitas with brown rice for an easy quick and healthy dinner idea that will please everyone.

If you plan to make your meal the same day, toss together a few healthy ingredients will give you a hearty and delicious entrée. The vegan kale and black sesame sushi bowl provides healthy fat, protein, and carbohydrates to keep you satisfied until morning. Simply have these ingredients on hand and toss them when you are ready to eat. 

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10 Healthy Make-Ahead Meals