Weeknight Meal Ideas

The last thing you need to be worrying about after a long day is what to make for dinner. So here are some of my favorites in a pinch!

1

Chicken Chapli Sliders

These quick and simple Chicken Chapli burgers are made with a spicy, juicy chicken patty, herby sauce, feta cheese and crunchy veggies! Perfect for meal prep or a quick dinner!

2

Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Sandwich

This simple sandwich is layered with roasted tomatoes and zucchini, goat cheese, cottage cheese and pesto with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

3

Creamy Herb Cottage Cheese Pasta

This creamy, high protein pasta is a delicious way to use up some fresh herbs and throw a meal together in less than 15 minutes.

4

Juicy Chicken Angaarey Tikka Skewers

This spicy Indian-style Chicken Angaarey Tikka skewers are a must have at this summer's barbecue. It's so delicious & spicy.

5

Spicy Thai Basil Fried Rice w/ Tofu

This simple & healthy Thai Basil Fried Rice is a perfect weeknight meal to switch things up at home.

6

Balsamic Mushroom Flatbread Pizza

This flatbread starts with a creamy, high protein garlic white sauce and is layered with two types of fresh cheese, balsamic mushrooms and a drizzle of balsamic glaze!

7

Single Serve Brown Butter Penne Vodka

This creamy single serving brown butter penne vodka is a rich, creamy sauce that starts with nutty brown butter and tastes just as good with vodka, as it does without it.

8

Crispy Airfryer Fish Tacos

These simple, crispy fish tacos topped with a crunchy purple cabbage slaw and a homemade avocado cilantro cream are always a delight!

9

Crispy Fiesta Potato Tacos

These crispy fiesta potato tacos are my homemade take on the Taco Bell fiesta potatoes meets Spicy Soft potato taco! As a longtime fiesta potato stan, this hits the spot every time.

10

Airfryer Mongolian Chicken

Airfryer Mongolian Chicken, made with crispy airfryer chicken tossed in this sweet and savoury sauce makes for a great healthier fakeway that's lower in sugar than traditional Mongolian Beef.

11

Super Easy Egg Kati Roll

These 15-minute Egg Kati Rolls are great source of protein and a welcome addition to healthy weeknight cooking. Wrap a roti with a spicy omelette with mint chutney and quick pickled onions.

12

One Pot Vegetarian Chili

This hearty, one pot vegetarian chili makes for the perfect meatless meal prep or weeknight dinner! It's also high in fiber so you won't find yourself hungry in an hour.

13

Mom's Egg Burji

This South Indian style Egg Burji is a healthy staple that's been passed on from my great grandma to my grandma.. and then to my mom, and me and now you guys!

14

Chili Garlic Peanut Noodles

If you're looking for an extremely simple meal for those days when even chopping an onion seems like too much, these spicy, garlicky peanut sauce noodles are for you. It's a quick, pantry staple dish that you can easily modify based on what you have at home!

15

Brown Butter Penne Alla Vodka

This creamy Brown Butter Penne all Vodka is a rich, creamy sauce that starts with nutty brown butter and tastes just as good with vodka, as it does without it.

16

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

This creamy, spicy roasted red pepper pasta is unlike your basic marinara sauce and it so easy to make. You'll have a healthy, yet decadent dinner with an entire serving of veggies per plate!

17

Spicy Masala Chicken Drumsticks

These baked masala chicken drumsticks are so delicious. It's perfect for a simple dinner at home, to replace your turkey at thanksgiving or meal prep!

18

Meal Prep Halal Cart Chicken over Rice

Meal prep just got a lot more fun with this Halal Cart Style flavorful, marinated chicken over fluffy yellow rice topped with the famous, creamy white sauce – all made from scratch!

19

Tikka Masala Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Upgrade your classic grilled cheese with this spicy, homemade tikka masala spread. This is the perfect pairing for some homemade tomato soup on a cold winter day.

20

Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pasta 

My take on a lighter version of the Cheesecake Factory Spicy Chipotle Pasta made with penne pasta and honey glazed chicken cooked with veggies in a very unique Chipotle Parmesan Cream Sauce. I can't exactly call this a copycat because I don't use cream, but it's pretty close!

21

Indian Oven Baked Tilapia

This Spicy Indian Oven-Baked Tilapia is quick to prep, easy to cook and loaded with flavor! It's great for healthy weeknight dinner, meal prep or to pair with a pasta.

22

Creamy Mascarpone Garlic Fettuccine

Looking for a 15 minute weeknight dinner? Make this simple dish of fettuccine pasta tossed in a light, creamy sauce made of mascarpone cheese, fresh garlic and herbs.

23

Healthy Thai Peanut Noodles

These Healthy Cold Peanut Noodles are perfect for a hot summer day when you don't feel like turning on the stove. We toss hokkien stir fry noodles with loads of veggies and a creamy peanut sauce.

24

Halal Cart Chicken over Rice (for One)

Make your own halal cart style chicken over rice platter in the comfort of your home!

25

Lighter Fettuccine Alfredo

Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo (No Cream!) A lighter, healthier take on a simple creamy alfredo sauce to pair with Fettuccine or Spaghetti. This recipe is perfect for a quick 30 minute Fettuccine Alfredo that will leave the whole family satisfied. A...

26

Cajun Spaghetti

Weeknight spaghetti just got a facelift! This Cajun Spaghetti made with a creamy homemade pasta sauce and homemade cajun seasoning, in under 30 minutes.

27

Roasted Vegetable Bechamel Pasta

This is one of the most popular recipes on my website year-round, and for good reason. This creamy, rich white sauce pasta tastes indulgent and restaurant quality, without using any cream.

28

Spicy Adobo Chicken Tacos

These spicy, flavourful chipotle chicken tacos are made with an amazing marinade that will take you straight to flavortown! Pair it with my creamy jalapeño sauce and you're good to go.

29

Chipotle Sofritas

Making more plant based choices during meal time can feel intimidating, but this vegan Sofritas makes it a lot easier! You can easily meal prep these high protein chipotle sofritas.

30

Massaged Kale Salad

This Kale Salad actually tastes good - even if you aren't a salad person! Learn how to massage kale, make homemade dressing and toasted breadcrumbs!

31

Chili Garlic Noodles

You will not believe how easy and quick it is to whip up these chili garlic noodles in less than 15 minutes.

32

Homemade Kadai Paneer

Kadai Paneer is a healthy, yet flavorful Indian curry made by cooking paneer, bell pepper and onions in a homemade, spicy Kadai masala. This paneer curry is very different from the kind you see in restaurants, free of nuts, heavy cream and excessive butter!

33

Blistered Tomato Pasta

The perfect light summer pasta that makes the most out of in-season cherry tomatoes and herbs!

34

One-Pot Lemon Garlic Spaghetti

This Lemon Garlic Spaghetti is a refreshing pasta dish made with delicious spaghetti tossed in a spicy lemon garlic sauce, herbs, breadcrumbs and fresh parmesan.