Wholesome Weeknight Dinners Made Simple

Wholesome Weeknight Dinners Made Simple

Weeknights can be hectic, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on nutritious and delicious meals for you and your family. Here are some simple and wholesome dinner recipes that will make your weeknights a breeze.

1. One-Pan Lemon Herb Chicken and Veggies

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (bell peppers, zucchini, carrots)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon (zest and juice)
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs (rosemary, thyme)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a bowl, mix olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, dried herbs, salt, and pepper.
  3. Place chicken breasts and mixed vegetables on a baking pan.
  4. Brush the olive oil mixture over the chicken and veggies.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

2. Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients:

  • 4 large bell peppers
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove seeds.
  3. In a bowl, mix cooked quinoa, black beans, corn kernels, diced tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Stuff the bell peppers with the quinoa and black bean mixture.
  5. Place stuffed peppers in a baking dish and cover with foil.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until peppers are tender.

3. Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Cook spaghetti according to package instructions.
  2. In a pan, melt butter and sauté minced garlic until fragrant.
  3. Add heavy cream and bring to a simmer.
  4. Stir in grated Parmesan cheese until melted and sauce is creamy.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Toss cooked spaghetti in the creamy garlic Parmesan sauce.
  7. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

These recipes are not only delicious but also easy to prepare, making them perfect for busy weeknights. Enjoy!

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