20 Weeks of Healthier Meal Ideas! 140 of my Favorite Weeknight Meals.

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These are 140 of my favorite weeknight meal ideas - enough for 20 weeks of meal planning, seven days a week! Meals for everyone, things that can be made in 30 minutes or less, all delicious and great for busy days so you don't have to think about dinner! I howsweeteats.com #weeknight #meals

This is one of my favorite posts to share every year… and it’s for selfish reasons. This post helps me out with meal planning SO MUCH throughout the year! One of my goals every week is to plan our meals as much as I can. I want weeknight meal ideas to be easy. This wasn’t quite a priority before I had kids, but now, it makes life so much easier and assures that we are getting some great meals in. I also want to set examples for these little mouths I’m feeding now. I want the kids to enjoy vegetables, I want them to expect all sorts of different foods at our table and I want them to get used to us eating dinner as a family. It doesn’t always happen right now, but we try as much as we can!

Weeknight meal ideas will be different for everyone, but I’ve included all sorts of suggestions below, from vegetarian meals, to ones that even include a little bacon! Take these ideas and put your own spin on them. Make them your own.

I’ve mentioned before that in my perfect week, planning and shopping for about three meals works best for us. This way, we don’t get sick of our menu, we always end up with leftovers (but not too many leftovers), it allows for a night or two of eating out on the fly, whether it’s both of us or one of us for work. And it may even allow one night of breakfast for dinner, which we all adore.

I want to hear all of your meal planning and prep tips below! xo

My Favorite Weeknight Meal Ideas

These are 140 of my favorite weeknight meal ideas - enough for 20 weeks of meal planning, seven days a week! Meals for everyone, things that can be made in 30 minutes or less, all delicious and great for busy days so you don't have to think about dinner! I howsweeteats.com #weeknight #meals

1. the best lemon roasted chicken

2. fish taco bowls

3. sheet pan sausage and peppers

4. bruschetta chicken skillet

5. honey garlic sheet pan salmon and brussels

6. chicken tortellini soup

7. cheeseburger chopped salad

 

1. salmon rice bowls

2. sausage and kale skillet lasagna

3. chipotle chicken cobb salad

4. buffalo cauliflower flatbread

5. chicken salad stuffed avocados

6. cilantro lime flank steak

7. bacon broccoli pasta

 

1. banh mi tacos

2. roasted chicken ramen

3. toasted sesame ginger salmon

4. sweet potato cream pasta with crispy kale

5. salmon citrus avocado salad

6. braised short rib beef stew

7. BBQ chicken chopped salad

These are 140 of my favorite weeknight meal ideas - enough for 20 weeks of meal planning, seven days a week! Meals for everyone, things that can be made in 30 minutes or less, all delicious and great for busy days so you don't have to think about dinner! I howsweeteats.com #weeknight #meals

1. butternut squash chili

2. creamy cauliflower soup

3. roasted chipotle chicken taco stacks

4. crab cake sliders with pineapple kiwi salsa

5. lemon chicken risotto

6. pulled pork stuffed peppers

7. thai curry pomegranate chicken

 

1. 20 minute cajun salmon with salted lime butter

2. springtime cobb salad

3. spicy lime chicken enchiladas

4. butternut squash lettuce wraps

5. white chicken quinoa chili 

6. jerk shrimp tacos

7. black bean stuffed sweet potatoes with arugula + poached eggs

 

1. slow cooker barbacoa tacos

2. chicken avocado salad with peanut dressing

3. harvest butternut squash pasta sauce

4. grain bowls with maple chipotle sweet potatoes

5. brussels sprouts tacos with caramelized shallot salsa

6. chipotle lime chicken skewers with avocado ranch

7. butternut squash skillet lasagna

These are 140 of my favorite weeknight meal ideas - enough for 20 weeks of meal planning, seven days a week! Meals for everyone, things that can be made in 30 minutes or less, all delicious and great for busy days so you don't have to think about dinner! I howsweeteats.com #weeknight #meals

1. open face steak sandwich with avocado horseradish

2. 30 minute asian chicken soup

3. butternut squash galette

4. chipotle lime whole roast chicken

5. pan crisp salmon with light dijon cream

6. homemade spaghettios

7. BBQ quinoa salad

 

1. marinated chickpea panzanella

2. thai coconut curry shrimp noodle bowls

3. grilled chicken artichoke skewers

4. farfalle with marinated feta and arugula

5. chipotle kale and mushroom tacos

6. pulled chicken guacamole sliders

7. zoodles with chicken feta meatballs

 

1. toasted sesame quinoa with chicken

2. spicy parmesan shrimp skillet

3. chicken pot pie soup

4. crispy kale grilled cheese

5. marinated flank steak with caprese salsa

6. pineapple cashew fried rice

7. asian turkey burgers with spicy lime mayo

These are 140 of my favorite weeknight meal ideas - enough for 20 weeks of meal planning, seven days a week! Meals for everyone, things that can be made in 30 minutes or less, all delicious and great for busy days so you don't have to think about dinner! I howsweeteats.com #weeknight #meals

1. mushroom melts with mustard aioli 

2. winter citrus butter salmon

3. slow cooker buffalo chicken chili 

4. beer glazed citrus chicken

5. spinach artichoke linguine

6. warm brussels caesar salad

7. pulled pork tacos with chili slaw

 

1. smoky white bean chicken chili 

2. chili garlic beef stir fry with coconut rice

3. crunchy chicken spring rolls with blood orange sauce

4. cashew chicken chopped salad

5. shrimp zoodle bowls

6. shrimp burgers with chipotle cream

7. stuffed peppers with tomato basil cream sauce

 

1. salmon with thai curry peanut sauce

2. rosemary chicken, bacon and avocado salad

3. quinoa burrito bowls

4. BBQ shrimp and lime avocado toast

5. late summer corn tortilla soup

6. burrata pesto whole wheat pasta

7. september kale salad

These are 140 of my favorite weeknight meal ideas - enough for 20 weeks of meal planning, seven days a week! Meals for everyone, things that can be made in 30 minutes or less, all delicious and great for busy days so you don't have to think about dinner! I howsweeteats.com #weeknight #meals

1. grilled avocado kale salad 

2. spinach red pepper bacon wrapped eggs

3. crockpot mini turkey meatballs

4. asiago portobello burgers

5. adobo shrimp fajitas

6. 20 minute turkey taco nachos

7. thai chicken enchiladas

 

1. BBQ salmon burgers

2. chili cheese polenta bowls

3. oven crisped cheddar chicken fingers

4. lemon chicken soup

5. 30 minute greek chicken lettuce wraps

6. broiled fontina toasts with poached eggs

7. thai crunch chicken salad

 

1. crunchy taco kale salad

2. smoky gruyere butternut squash soup with chickpeas

3. 30 minute portobello fried brown rice

4. chipotle lime shrimp tacos

5. honey chipotle chicken bowls

6. 30 minute shallot, spinach and goat cheese pasta

7. thai beef bowls

These are 140 of my favorite weeknight meal ideas - enough for 20 weeks of meal planning, seven days a week! Meals for everyone, things that can be made in 30 minutes or less, all delicious and great for busy days so you don't have to think about dinner! I howsweeteats.com #weeknight #meals

1. smoky sweet potato burgers

2. cauliflower crust pizza

3. sesame crusted shrimp with mango quinoa

4. baked falafel with spicy feta dip

5. lightened up beef enchiladas

6. zoodles with cherry tomato sauce

7. slow roasted sweet potatoes with spicy garlic chickpeas

 

1. garlic brown sugar flank steak with chimichurri 

2. 30 minute thai chili salmon skewers

3. goat cheese whole roasted chicken

4. bang bang shrimp with napa cabbage slaw

5. 30 minute buffalo chicken soup

6. sheet pan sweet potato breakfast hash

7. potato wedges with squash and lentils

 

1. roasted jalapeño cheddar turkey burgers

2. sweet potato quinoa cakes

3. tequila shrimp taco salad

4. one pan sesame chicken

5. thai butternut squash soup

6. skillet chicken with peppers + peanuts

7. chickpea wedge salads with avocado ranch

These are 140 of my favorite weeknight meal ideas - enough for 20 weeks of meal planning, seven days a week! Meals for everyone, things that can be made in 30 minutes or less, all delicious and great for busy days so you don't have to think about dinner! I howsweeteats.com #weeknight #meals

1. honey mustard chicken chopped salad

2. BBQ salmon crispy chickpea salad

3. easy double bean burgers

4. pizza supreme on cauliflower crust

5. white bean + chicken enchilada stuffed peppers

6. balsamic brussels sprouts grilled cheese

7. crockpot smoky brisket tacos

 

1. brussels sprouts breakfast hash

2. green goddess salmon sliders

3. thai chicken quinoa bowls

4. roasted corn caesar salads with yogurt dressing

5. mediterranean turkey burgers

6. simple summer chickpea salad

7. mini chicken meatball soup

These are 140 of my favorite weeknight meal ideas - enough for 20 weeks of meal planning, seven days a week! Meals for everyone, things that can be made in 30 minutes or less, all delicious and great for busy days so you don't have to think about dinner! I howsweeteats.com #weeknight #meals

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