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12 Delicious And Nourishing Weeknight Recipes Food Bloggers Swear By

A light salad, a filling pasta, and a tasty baked chicken.

Cooking an actual meal during the week can feel like a pretty daunting task, especially after a particularly long day.

As tempting as it is to pop a frozen meal in the microwave or order takeout, it's just not always going to be as nutritious or satisfying as you'd like it to be. What you actually need is a recipe that's not only filling and tasty, but is also relatively simple. So, we asked food bloggers for their go-to weeknight recipes. Here's what they shared:

1. Grilled Caesar Salad with Garlic Tahini Dressing — Kristie Williams-Yowell from The Mostly Vegan

2. Vegan Mediterranean Un-Tuna Salad — Ashley Melillo from Blissful Basil

3. Roasted Tomato and Basil Pasta — Ania Marcinowska from Lazy Cat Kitchen

4. Deconstructed Sushi Temaki Cone — Lyndsay Sung from Coco Cake Land

5. Tomato Toast — Jesse Szewczyk from BuzzFeed

6. 10-Minute Summer Meal: Greens + Tuna + Shallot Vinaigrette — Alexandra Stafford from Alexandra Cooks

7. Summer Salad with Corn and Shrimp — Vallery Lomas from Foodie in New York

8. Balsamic Tomato Baked Chicken — Marzia Aziz from Little Spice Jar

9. Quick Turkey Ragu — Lisa Goldfinger from Panning the Globe

10. Easy Shrimp Scampi and Grits — Jocelyn Delk Adams from Grandbaby Cakes

11. Ramp, Mushroom, Asparagus, and Preserved Lemon Linguine — Erin Clarkson from Cloudy Kitchen

12. Spicy Oven Fried Catfish — Jocelyn Delk Adams from Grandbaby Cakes

Do you have a go-to recipe you make when you're having a rough day? Share it in the comments!