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Weeknights always seem to fly by. One moment you’re in the office and the next you’re rushing home to feed the kids. But with everything going on throughout the day, you probably haven’t even thought about dinner. Your go-to solution? Order takeout.
What if there was a quick, healthy alternative to fast food? We want to highlight five amazing one-pan dinners that Clinton families will love.
If you’re in a pinch, consider making a pizza from scratch. That’s right, you can make pizza healthier than your beloved frozen favorite. Since you’re using fresh, whole ingredients, you don’t have to worry about any unhealthy chemicals or additives—you’ll know exactly what’s in each slice. Feel free to load it up with all the meats and vegetables you want and quickly slide it in the oven for a delicious meal.
Roasted Chicken and Veggies
Feel like keeping it simple? Stick to a protein and vegetable feast. Simply season up to four chicken breasts, arrange them on a tray, and fill the rest of the pan with your preferred veggies. Once it’s in the oven, bake it until the meat’s juices run clear. This is a balanced meal that’s appropriate for the whole family!
If you don’t feel like cooking chicken, baked salmon is a moist and savory alternative. This fish is loaded with vitamins, making it a nutritious addition to any meal. You can dress it up however you want; place salmon with the skin side down and coat in garlic butter, lemon, or another sauce or seasoning of your choice. Add your desired vegetables to the pan and pop it in the oven. The salmon should flake with your fork once it’s ready.
For those who love Southern food, we recommend making shrimp boil on a sheet pan. It’s the same meal you love without all the mess! You can boil corn and potatoes first to ensure they’re tender. Once they’re soft, you can add the vegetables along with sausage and shrimp to the baking pan. Don’t forget to season everything with Old Bay or Cajun seasoning. This is the perfect dish for bringing people together!
Stuffed peppers are not only nutritious, but you can prepare them in mere minutes. Hollow out up to six bell peppers. Then, cook ground beef or turkey, and rice. Once you prepare this filling, you can scoop it into the pepper cups, top with your favorite cheese, and position them evenly on a baking sheet. Bake them until the cheese melts to ensure they’re the perfect temperature.
It’s hard being a parent. Busy schedules may make it feel like serving hearty, healthy food is impossible. Thankfully, you have these easy-to-recreate one-pan dinners—not to mention the cleanup is effortless, too! Plus, all of these meals make great leftovers for work the next day.