8 Easy Meals for Busy Nights


Canva Design DAFHoxHzh_0It’s that time again- back to school season.  While this time of year brings with it the solid sense of routine that is often relaxed during summer months, it also brings the hectic rush of after school activities and load of homework that makes for especially busy nights. With these delicious and nutritious recipes, you can skip the drive through or fast food pizza joint and be the one that always has the answer to the question, “what’s for dinner?” 

Black Bean Quesadillas: Chock full of filling protein and fiber, as well as vitamins and minerals like Folate and Iron, essential for feeling energetic and healing, beans are the super star of this tasty yet simple dish.  Quick to prepare and oh so delicious, this is a meal your whole family will love.  To increase your veggie intake, serve it with Corn, Arugula & Tomato Salad.

BBQ Chicken Sandwich: Have leftover cooked chicken?  If not, grab a rotisserie chicken, shred it, and make this no-nonsense recipe.  In 10 minutes you can have a delicious meal that will bring back memories of summer.  Who doesn’t love a good BBQ?  Serve with Quick Vegetable Saute.

Mediterranean Beef Stir-Fry: This one-pan meal comes together in 15 minutes, but tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen.  Serve it over hot cooked brown rice or Couscous and you have a robust meal complete with protein, vegetables and whole grains. 

Peanut Tofu Wrap: With this delicious wrap that uses store bought Thai peanut sauce and pre-cooked, seasoned tofu, you will have a plant-based meal ready in minutes.

Italian Vegetable Hoagies: Weeknight dinner saver: sandwich night!  Make it veggie centric with these hearty hoagies. 

Chicken and Spiced Apples: Nothing takes the chill out of cool fall nights like a warm, home cooked meal.  You’ll feel like you’re eating a meal that took a long time to prepare, but only took 15. 

Quick Chicken Parmesan: Pasta- the epitome of comfort food dishes.  No need to forgo the comfort that comes from a home cooked meal on a busy night.  Try this simple skillet meal with a side of Herb and Arugula Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette for extra Vitamin C and Fiber. 

Beef Fajitas: To make weeknights effortless, lean on your slow-cooker.  This set it and forget it recipe includes Vitamin C rich sweet peppers with Iron rich beef that combine to not only taste amazing, but also help your body absorb the Iron, important for preventing fatigue and restoring energy- and well all could use more energy during this busy season! 

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