We get it: during a busy week, it’s hard to pick the healthiest meal for dinner. Sometimes it’s easier to just pick up something quick and easy, especially when you’re exhausted from a long day at work. But even if you can’t spend hours in the kitchen, there are still plenty of delicious and filling recipes out there that you can have ready in no time at all.
Check out the meal plan below and you’ll be eating healthy all week long, just click any image for the full recipe.
The key ingredients you’ll need
- Cauliflower rice
- Goat cheese
- Roast beef
MEAL PREP TIPS
On Sunday, chop up some yellow and red peppers and refrigerate them to use with the tacos, or as a light grab-n-go snack at any time. Halving some cherry tomatoes is also a great idea – not only can you use them in a few of the recipes below, but they’re also a great way to curb your appetite until dinnertime. Also consider pre-chopping white and red onion, cilantro, and shredding some carrots to save time during the week.
Spinach and pesto pasta salad – 10 minutes
After another warm weekend, what better way to cool down than with a delicious pasta salad? With a mouth-watering spinach pesto, this dish is equal parts healthy and scrumptious, so easy that you won’t mind making it on a Monday. Not only that, but starting off the week with a hearty pasta is great because you can enjoy the leftovers on a night you don’t feel like cooking.
Carb-conscious tacos – 20 minutes
It’s taco Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean an unhealthy meal. We love the crunchy lettuce wrap and just how easy these are to customize, so even if you’re feeding a household of picky eaters, everyone will find something to love. Vegetarian? Swap out the chicken with your choice of plant-based protein!
Oven-fried chicken – 30 minutes
The middle of the week calls for a no-fuss meal that’s ready in under 30 minutes, and these chicken drumsticks fill that role with ease. Fresh, and way healthier than anything pre-made, kids and adults alike will find the energy they need to tackle the rest of the week here. If you’re looking to make this a complete family dinner, we recommend pairing it with this delicious Potato caesar salad.
Thai fried rice – 10 minutes
Is Thai Thursday a thing? Probably not, but you should definitely whip up this quick and easy fried rice that really shines through its sweet and nutty flavours. Plus, there’s shrimp here, making it equal parts filling and healthy. Want a nice guilt-free sweet treat to end off the meal? Try out this Avocado chocolate pudding – it’s ready in just five minutes.
Asparagus and goat cheese grilled pizza – 1 hour and 15 minutes
Your Friday pizza meal has arrived, hot and fresh! Switch things up from pepperoni and cheese with this recipe, loaded with everything from asparagus to salmon that leave it packing a substantially nutritious punch. Of course, it’s Friday, so you’ll want to enjoy this with a refreshing Smoked Manhattan cocktail.
Chocolate protein blender pancakes – 20 minutes
A slow Saturday morning means sleeping in and an excellent brunch! Skip anything unhealthy, though, and whip up these chocolate protein pancakes (which are vegan-friendly) for a sweet energy boost first thing in the morning.
Tomato and roast beef salad – 5 minutes
A little bit of red meat every week is okay, and paired with the superfood arugula, it makes this salad one of the most enjoyable out there. It’s easy enough to fit right in to a lazy Sunday, but still packs in enough nutrients to prepare you for the new week ahead. Finally, why not whip up these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies as a heartwarming end to the day?