Quick Weeknight Meals

Got 20 Minutes? Then You Can Make This Chicken & Quinoa Salad. — Delicious Links

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Once summer rolls around, we all want to spend as much time outside as possible. After a day stuck in the office, the last thing you want to do is spend an hour or more in your kitchen cooking dinner. That's where this quinoa salad comes in — it's filling, flavorful, and comes together in 20 minutes.


20 Ways to Make Dinner with Mostly Vegetables — Recipes from The Kitchn

Meatless Monday is one thing, but how do you load up on veggies the rest of the week? Without going full vegetarian, it's actually quite simple to pile on the good stuff and still embrace your inner omnivore, especially this time of the year when great produce is abundant. We compiled 20 of our favorite summer dinners that bring vegetables to the center of the plate. Some are meatless, while others tuck in meat and fish here and there but still make veggies the focus. They are suppers you're sure to feel good about serving to your family this season.


10 Easy Dinners the Kids Can Make Themselves — Recipes from The Kitchn

Add a "the kids are cooking" night to the meal plan for the week and everyone wins. Not only is it fun for your kids to get their hands dirty and cook up something for dinner, but it also gives you a break for the evening. These 10 recipes are easy and tasty crowd-pleasers, so everyone at the table will definitely approve.


Add This Skillet Coconut-Curry Chicken to Your Dinner Roster — Delicious Links

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If you're looking for a fast and fancy weeknight dinner, this flavorful skillet chicken is just the ticket. It comes together quickly, cooks all in one pan, and makes a great lunch the next day (if you manage to have any left over, that is).


Recipe: The Easiest Cheese and Vegetable Frittata — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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If I had a summer cooking motto it might be "frittatas forever" because frittatas are the real sweethearts of the kitchen. You always have the main ingredient — eggs — on hand, you can throw any vegetables and cheese you want into frittatas, and they cook up in a flash to be served hot and bubbly from the oven or at room temp with good bread and a salad.

This one is particularly great at using up all those farmers market vegetables that you bought with the best of intentions. Frittatas forgive you for forgetting about basil and onions in the fridge and welcome your half a bell pepper and zucchini (that's going soft) with enthusiasm, all while helping you make a summer supper that can do double duty as breakfast or lunch too. Here's the magic formula to this fridge-clearing wunderkind.


This Is How You Feed Chicken Fajitas to a Crowd — Delicious Links

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Whether you're following a Paleo diet or not, Nom Nom Paleo's blog is full of delicious, easy-to-assemble recipes. Take these sheet pan chicken fajitas, for example. Instead of standing at the stovetop sautéing ingredients, you can throw them all on one pan and let them do their thing in the oven.


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