Just because your schedule is getting busier doesn't mean your meal plan has to suffer. We've found 15 delicious dinners that can be made in 15 minutes—that's quicker than the time it would take to pick-up carryout and faster than delivery, not to mention these diverse recipes will expand your dinner repertoire and are way better than your staple go-tos. (Don't think we didn't see you eyeing that pack of pasta in the back of the pantry!)
To make the most of your time during the week, write out your grocery list on Saturday or Sunday, chop your veggies and put up a menu calendar somewhere visible in the kitchen so you're family knows what to expect and when.
Use these meal ideas during the weeknights and rotate through this three-week schedule of meals. Then, you can try more time-intensive dishes on the weekend!
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This Indian staple is a vegan twist on chicken tikka masala with a medley of spices like garam masala, cumin, and turmeric. Plan this for a rainy night in and enjoy this rich and healthy comfort food. Get the recipe here.prevnext
The vibrant purple of the beets, mandarin oranges and fresh mint make for a visually appealing dinner that will taste just as good as it looks. Get started with this recipe.prevnext
Who doesn't love "Taco Tuesday?" Adding quinoa in replace of rice gives this festive dish a healthy twist. And there's avocado. Did we mention avocado? Get started here.prevnext
With only ten minutes cooking time, you can season these and put them on the grill for a quick and easy dinner with little clean up. Check it out here!prevnext
The smooth polenta, roasted tomatoes and baby spinach with a fried egg give this simple dish a rich taste. Expert tip: be sure to season your polenta while it's cooking. Let's start!prevnext
If you're wondering what to do with that box of pasta, then we have a new twist. Mash up some avocado, add some fresh lemon juice, olive oil, then season with garlic, sea salt and pepper. Voila—a new twist on an old favorite! Click here for the recipe.prevnext
Instead of being served as an appetizer, eat this as a big chopped salad. If you have leftovers, put in a jar and take for lunch the next day. Sound good? Get started here.prevnext
Sandwiches aren't just for lunch anymore. This Italian twist on chicken salad uses Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise for a healthier alternative. Serve on a fresh baguette, and add arugula, sliced tomato and mozzarella. Perfect; let's get started.prevnext
This crowd pleaser is the perfect vegetarian dish. Add tortilla chips, cheese, sour cream or your favorite toppings for a fun Friday night meal when you're ready to kick back. Snag the recipe here.prevnext
Learn the secret to making juicy stir fry beef strips with this recipe. If you want to keep this low carb, opt for veggies instead of a tortilla for a feel-good alternative. Click here to get started.prevnext
A salad that doesn't leave you feeling hungry is an important factor when choosing a filling dinner meal. With only 241 calories per serving though, you'll still save enough calories for dessert (if you're counting). Check it out here.prevnext
This spicy and rich red curry spice with a coconut milk base adds a lot of flavor and color in one bowl. Try it with this recipe!prevnext
Quick, easy, healthy and delicious. This protein-rich dish will stick with you. Consider doubling the quinoa and freezing for another recipe to save time. Get started here!prevnext
Make breakfast-for-dinner, or "brinner," a new tradition. This comforting dish combines fire-roasted red peppers, sweet tomatoes and smoked paprika for a robust flavor that also packs in the greens with baby kale. Get the recipe here.prevnext
This is a kid-friendly dish that makes for versatile leftovers the next day—and if you can't find Sazon seasoning at your local market, you can make your own! Check out the recipe here.prev