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Let’s face it; it can be hard to pull together high-quality, healthy meals on weeknights. But the importance of home cooking for the health of you and your family from thoughtfully chosen ingredients is paramount.
The following recipes are not only simple, nutritious, and delicious but keep my carnivore husband coming back for seconds. One of my favorite things after cooking a meal for him is hearing the request to add the meal to next week’s line up! I know you and your family will enjoy these as well.
The cauliflower and chickpea filling in these tacos from She Likes Food makes you not notice, nor care, that there’s no meat filling. The creamy lime slaw sets off the flavor of the BBQ rub, and jalapeños on top offer a nice added kick if you’re into spice like I am!
This broccoli salad from Ambitious Kitchen is unlike any that I have ever tasted. I find myself snacking on leftovers at all hours of the day. The mixture gets tossed in a peanut sauce dressing that genuinely makes this feel like a Thai dish instead of a traditional broccoli salad.
We sometimes eat this bowl by Always Nourished two times in the same week. The flavors are so light and delicious, and both the prep time and clean up are shockingly minimal.
I love to make this recipe from Wholefully and then use a slice of dairy-free pepper jack cheese on top. We made this for friends the other week to rave reviews.
This is another light and delicious recipe by Always Nourished that would be great for a day when you had a heavy lunch and are just looking for a little something.
This recipe by Two Peas & Their Pod is a perfect way to satiate a breakfast for dinner craving. I will sometimes make up one of these and use it as a breakfast leftover all week!
This casserole by Fit Foodie Finds is super simple to make and ends up giving you a ton of food! I like to make this dish on a Sunday and use it as lunch all week since it reheats well, even after a few days.
This is my husband’s favorite soup, thanks to Gimme Some Oven. It is insanely simple to make, as you dump in the ingredients into the instant pot (we have this one* and I love it!) and let it cook. The soup is chock-full of delicious veggies, and you can make it with coconut milk, which gives it a hearty flavor minus the dairy!
While more of a wintertime dish, this risotto by Savory Nothings is light enough that you can prepare it year-round. If you are a mushroom lover like me, this is one you need to try!
Tomato soup and grilled cheese
This dairy-free tomato soup by 40 Aprons is more delicious than any tomato bisque I have ever had from a restaurant. The recipe is super simple to make in the instant pot and goes fantastic with a grilled cheese made from gluten-free bread and Chao dairy-free cheese!