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21 Healthyish Dinners You Can Make Ahead Of Time

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1. Lemon Roasted Salmon with Sweet Potatoes and Broccolini

littlespicejar.com

You can replace the sweet potatoes, salmon, and broccolini with any other combination of starch, protein, and vegetables. Recipe here.

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2. Baked Ziti

macheesmo.com

To reheat this cheesy goodness, just toss it in the oven at 350°F for an hour and uncover it until the center gets melty. Recipe here.

3. Roasted Chicken and Rainbow Vegetables

gimmedelicious.com

The key to creating a tasty vegetable-filled meal you'll want to make again and again is including a diverse mix of sweet, savory, crunchy, and juicy ingredients. Recipe here.

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4. Chicken Taco Mason Jar Salad

theseasonedmom.com

To prevent a soggy mess, remember to pour the dressing in first and place the quick-to-wilt ingredients last, then when you're ready to eat, just toss everything into a bowl and mix. Or alternatively, you could just store the dressing separately. Recipe here.

5. Vegetarian Falafel Bowl with Hummus

healthyglow.co

Falafels are easy to make and an excellent source of plant-based protein. Simply assemble all your ingredients, blend them in a food processor, and form them into patties. Recipe here.

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6. Honey Mustard Chicken with Turmeric

mccormick.com

This tangy and sweet marinade requires just five basic ingredients — honey, mustard, low-fat yogurt, turmeric, and thyme. Recipe here.

7. Vegetable Lo Mein

pinchofyum.com

Chewy, savory, and delicious even after multiple days in the fridge, lo mein makes an ideal base for a medley of stir fryed vegetables. Make a large batch and jazz it up with protein if you'd like. Recipe here.

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8. Vegan Creamy Bean and Eggplant Casserole

laurencariscooks.com

Tomato paste + tahini + bean + casserole = the creamiest vegan casserole you ever did have. Recipe here.

9. Enchilada Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

sweetpeasandsaffron.com

You can never have enough enchilada sauce, so whip up some extra to use in your other meals. And add the avocados just before serving so they don't turn brown. Recipe here.

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10. Breakfast Burritos

damndelicious.net

Who says you can't have breakfast for dinner? Double-wrap these in a layer of aluminum foil and a Ziplock bag and freeze them, and they'll last you up to a month. Recipe here.

11. Chicken Pad Thai

lifemadesweeter.com

If you don't want to risk your cooked vegetables getting mushy, simply store your raw, chopped vegetables in a bag and fire them up later. Recipe here.

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12. Zucchini Noodles With Turkey Meatballs

damndelicious.net

A low-carb twist on a dinnertime favorite. Recipe here.

13. Beef and Lentil Stew

aspicyperspective.com

If your stew thickens up overnight, just add a little bit of beef stock before you reheat it. Recipe here.

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14. Steak Cobb Salad

damndelicious.net

Perfect for lunch or dinner. Recipe here.

15. Honey Sriracha Glazed Meatballs

eatyourselfskinny.com

Meatballs for the kind of person who needs literally every single flavor in every single bite. Recipe here.

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16. Pesto Tortellini With Vegetables

cookingclassy.com

You can buy a jar of pesto, or try making it on your own (it's honestly not that difficult!) Recipe here.

17. Roasted Chicken, Butternut Squash and Guacamole Rice Bowl

foodiecrush.com

Feel free to sub (or leave out) the guac for Greek yogurt, sour cream, or hot sauce. Recipe here.

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18. Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

lifemadesweeter.com

Your favorite salad, now with pasta. Recipe here.

19. Italian Pepperoni Vegetable Quiche

bettycrocker.com

To cut thawing time in the future, cut and freeze individual slices instead of the entire quiche. Recipe here.

20. Turkey Meatloaf With Zucchini

organizeyourselfskinny.com

Enjoy your leftovers on their own or stuff them in a sandwich. Recipe here.

21. Creamy Beef Noodle Bake

togetherasfamily.com

Has pasta ever let you down? Recipe here.

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