Nutritionists Are Sharing The Meals They Make Or Buy When They're Too Tired To Cook But Still Want To Eat Well

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    Making dinner every night can quickly turn into a chore, especially if you're trying to keep your meals balanced and nutritious. 🍅

    So for inspiration, we asked registered dietitians and nutritionists for their go-to easy and lazy (yet still healthy!) dinner options. These are the meals — a mix of homemade and store-bought — they reach for after a long day or week when they want something simple and fast, but still nutritious.

    1. For a 15-minute meal with zero chopping required: Saucy Quick Chicken With Artichokes and Tomatoes

    2. For something that basically makes itself — and leaves you with plenty of leftovers: Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili

    3. For a nutritious pick from the freezer aisle: Primal Kitchen's Beef and Mushroom Bowl With Spinach

    A box of beef and mushroom bowl from Primal Kitchen

    4. For a plant-powered Taco Tuesday dish: Cauliflower Chickpea Tacos

    Cauliflower chickpea tacos

    5. For a high-fiber option that cooks quickly in the microwave: Sweet Potato with Canned Beans, Hummus, and a Fried Egg

    6. For a super fast meal that can work with pretty much any veggies in your fridge: Mediterranean Scramble Pita Pockets

    7. For when you want a protein-packed (yet highly customizable) classic: Batch-Cooked Chili

    Classic chili

    8. For an incredibly easy addition to Pasta Night: Three-Ingredient Protein Pasta

    Three-Ingredient Protein Pasta

    9. For a customizable option that you can tailor to any craving: Burrito Bowls

    10. For a budget-friendly Trader Joe's pick: TJ's Hi-Protein Veggie Burger

    11. For a meatless meal that even carnivores will love: Peanut Butter Noodles

    Bowl of peanut butter noodles

    12. For a freezer-friendly staple that doesn't have any filler: Whole Foods Market California-Style Vegetable Protein Blend

    A bag of Whole Foods Market California-Style Vegetable Protein Blend

    13. For a balanced option that relies mostly on inexpensive non-perishables: Rice, Beans, and Veggie Bowl

    14. For a spicy cold weather dish that's great on its own — or over some zoodles: Lazy Black Bean Chili

    Lazy Black Bean Chili

    What's your favorite go-to meal that's easy to make but still nutritious? Share in the comments!