Meal Plan: Quick Dinner Ideas

Updated: Nov 7, 2020

Sometimes even meal planning has to be quick! The weekends can be just as busy as the weekdays, leaving little time to even think about what to make for dinner! Yet, if there isn't at least a little thought put into it, you may end up eating something that isn't so healthy.

This week I give you recipes that come together in 30 minutes or less. Staying true to the flextarian lifestyle, I'll include a vegetarian recipe (or two) because veggies can come together just as quickly as meat based meals.

If you try any of the recipes below, tell me what you think! Follow my blog on Bloglovin.



kale pilaf

One Pot Kale & Quinoa by deensiebat. This recipe is so simple that it practically cooks itself. Perfect for a busy meatless Monday dinner. If kale isn't popular in your house, this will work just as well with spinach. It serves 2-4 and takes under 30 minutes. Click here for the recipe.


chicken recipe

30 Minute Chicken Puttanesca by the Laughing Spatula. Made on the stove-top in one pot, this couldn't get easier. Just a couple of steps for chopping garlic and browning the chicken - then use canned tomatoes and cook it all together! YUM! Click here for the recipe.


ground beef recipe

One Skillet Ground Beef Divan by the Midnight Baker. This recipe uses either cream of mushroom soup or pre-made alfredo sauce. If you are lactose intolerant like I am, I recommend using a dairy free milk and cornstarch, which will thicken the sauce. This allows you to forego the cream of mushroom soup or alfredo sauce. Also, ground turkey or chicken is a nice substitute for the ground beef. Click here for the recipe.


pasta recipe

One Pan Gnocchi with Sundried Tomatoes and White Beans by Sweet Peas and Saffron. I told you there may be two vegetarian meals in this post! Seriously - this couldn't get any easier since all the ingredients are prepared and all you have to do is cook it together. This recipe includes mushrooms and spinach to help reach your veggie intake for the day! Click here for the recipe.


chicken recipe

Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken by Skinny Taste. When you are short on time, nothing beats a crock-pot. Put in the ingredients, set it and forget it. This recipe does just that! Click here for the recipe.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks post of quick dinner recipes. If you try any of the above, let me know what you think or share it on social media: instagram @heatherleehurst or twitter #hlhurst. happy cooking!

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