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It may not officially be fall yet, but with September comes the back-to-the-grind routine of the new season. It’s easy to fall prey to the “I’m too busy to cook!” mantra that September ushers in, but I’m here to encourage you to press on, plan out some meals, and get in the kitchen!
With busy weeknights upon us once again, how about 25 healthy options that you can whip up for the hungry fam in a flash? You don’t have to sacrifice flavor for nutritional integrity, either. These 25 recipes are guaranteed to be just as delicious as they are nutritious.
Pull up a chair and browse for a while. I’m pretty certain that just about anyone can find something they love on this list.
From the Pasture
Crock-Pot Beef Carnitas Tacos from Eat Live Run
Paleo Picadillo Casserole from Healthful Pursuit
Coconut Chicken with Greens from Stone Soup
Chicken & Balsamic Peppers from Gluten-Free Goddess
Grilled Chicken Fajita Kabobs from Two Peas & Their Pod
Twice-Baked Acorn Squash with Beef & Vegetable Filling from Daily Bites
BBQ Chicken Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa from Queen of Quinoa
Chicken Fajita Salad with Avocado Dressing from The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen
Kale Chip Nachos from The Urban Poser
Paleo Shepherd’s Pie from Elana’s Pantry
From the Sea
Thai Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Watermelon & Avocado from Cara’s Cravings
Sesame Salmon Burgers from Elana’s Pantry
Pan-Roasted Red Snapper with Summer Couscous from Roost
Melon Mojito Fish Tacos from Cara’s Cravings
Pistachio-Encrusted Salmon from Sprouted Kitchen (via Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef)
From the Earth
Garden Pasta Salad with Horseradish Dressing from Daily Bites
Lentil Cakes with Roasted Carrot Romesco Sauce from Simply…Gluten-Free
Jerk Chickpeas from Plant-Powered Kitchen
Heirloom Tomato, Kale & Basil Pumpkin Seed Napoleon from Choosing Raw
Quinoa Pizza Balls from Diet, Dessert and Dogs
Dahl Maharini from My Darling Lemon Thyme
Summer Stuffed Patty Pans from My New Roots
Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa, Vegetables & Pesto from Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Roasted Portobello Soft Tacos from Keepin’ It Kind