10 healthy family dinners for every day of the week

We are a few weeks into the year and it’s likely that your New Year’s resolutions are starting to lose steam. But have no fear, there’s still time to get back on track. And if your resolutions included cooking more at home and serving healthy meals the entire family will enjoy, look no further!

Almost 5 Ingredient Pizza Spaghetti Pie

Make this healthier lasagna alternative for a tasty Sunday dinner that requires minimal ingredients. It also tastes great as leftovers. If you are feeling ambitious, double the recipe and have lunch ready to pack for the week.

Get the recipe at PaleOMG.

Sheet Pan Shrimp with Broccolini and Tomatoes

This sheet pan meal is perfect for busy weeknights. It is ready in less than 30 minutes, easy to clean up and delicious.

Get the recipe at Skinnytaste

Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Fajitas

Taco Tuesday is back with a meatless meal that everyone will enjoy. These sweet potato fajitas come together quickly and are filled with flavor. Try chopping the vegetables the night before to make getting dinner on the table even easier.

Get the recipe at The Kitchn

Saucy Baked Chicken Legs with Olives and Tomatoes

A family favorite, this dinner meal is a recipe that will be on your go-to list for years. To save yourself a step, substitute the garlic and olives for garlic-stuffed olives. Serve with rice and enjoy.

Get the recipe at Real Simple

Teriyaki Tofu

If you or someone in your family is vegan, here’s a quick and flavorful meal to try! The recipe even shows how to make your own teriyaki sauce (or buy your favorite store-bought one to help lighten the load of making dinner). 

Get the recipe at The Hidden Veggies

Creamy Artichoke Pasta

Get ready to ask for seconds of creamy artichoke pasta. This recipe is quick, simple and addicting. You will find yourself making it again and again!

Get the recipe at Iowa Girl Eats

Maple-Glazed Salmon with Sweet Potatoes

Here’s another sheet pan recipe that you can enjoy all year round. Tip: Make sure you lay thin slices of salmon on the pan or else your veggies will burn.  

Get the recipe at The Seasoned Mom

Skillet Cashew Chicken

Resist the urge to order takeout and make skillet cashew chicken instead. In just 25 minutes, you’ll have dinner on the table that rivals your local Chinese food joint – without the sodium – and filled with vegetables.

Get the recipe at The Lean Green Bean

Sheet Pan Steak and Veggies

After a long day of family activities, you’ll be thankful for an easy sheet pan meal to end the week. This delicious recipe with steak and veggies is a crowd-pleasing dinner with easy cleanup. 

Get the recipe at Damn Delicious

Chicken Burrito Bowls

Skip taco night and try these chicken burrito bowls instead! Plus, this is a great option if you have any leftover protein (chicken, steak, fish, etc). from a previous meal. 

Get the recipe at Isabel Eats

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