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21 Healthyish Dinners You Can Make Ahead Of Time

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1. Lemon Roasted Salmon with Sweet Potatoes and Broccolini

You can replace the sweet potatoes, salmon, and broccolini with any other combination of starch, protein, and vegetables. Recipe here.
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You can replace the sweet potatoes, salmon, and broccolini with any other combination of starch, protein, and vegetables. Recipe here.

2. Baked Ziti

To reheat this cheesy goodness, just toss it in the oven at 350°F for an hour and uncover it until the center gets melty. Recipe here.
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To reheat this cheesy goodness, just toss it in the oven at 350°F for an hour and uncover it until the center gets melty. Recipe here.

3. Roasted Chicken and Rainbow Vegetables

The key to creating a tasty vegetable-filled meal you'll want to make again and again is including a diverse mix of sweet, savory, crunchy, and juicy ingredients. Recipe here.
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The key to creating a tasty vegetable-filled meal you'll want to make again and again is including a diverse mix of sweet, savory, crunchy, and juicy ingredients. Recipe here.

4. Chicken Taco Mason Jar Salad

To prevent a soggy mess, remember to pour the dressing in first and place the quick-to-wilt ingredients last, then when you're ready to eat, just toss everything into a bowl and mix. Or alternatively, you could just store the dressing separately. Recipe here.
theseasonedmom.com

To prevent a soggy mess, remember to pour the dressing in first and place the quick-to-wilt ingredients last, then when you're ready to eat, just toss everything into a bowl and mix. Or alternatively, you could just store the dressing separately. Recipe here.

5. Vegetarian Falafel Bowl with Hummus

Falafels are easy to make and an excellent source of plant-based protein. Simply assemble all your ingredients, blend them in a food processor, and form them into patties. Recipe here.
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Falafels are easy to make and an excellent source of plant-based protein. Simply assemble all your ingredients, blend them in a food processor, and form them into patties. Recipe here.

6. Honey Mustard Chicken with Turmeric

This tangy and sweet marinade requires just five basic ingredients — honey, mustard, low-fat yogurt, turmeric, and thyme. Recipe here.
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This tangy and sweet marinade requires just five basic ingredients — honey, mustard, low-fat yogurt, turmeric, and thyme. Recipe here.

7. Vegetable Lo Mein

Chewy, savory, and delicious even after multiple days in the fridge, lo mein makes an ideal base for a medley of stir fryed vegetables. Make a large batch and jazz it up with protein if you'd like. Recipe here.
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Chewy, savory, and delicious even after multiple days in the fridge, lo mein makes an ideal base for a medley of stir fryed vegetables. Make a large batch and jazz it up with protein if you'd like. Recipe here.

8. Vegan Creamy Bean and Eggplant Casserole

Tomato paste + tahini + bean + casserole = the creamiest vegan casserole you ever did have. Recipe here.
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Tomato paste + tahini + bean + casserole = the creamiest vegan casserole you ever did have. Recipe here.

9. Enchilada Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

You can never have enough enchilada sauce, so whip up some extra to use in your other meals. And add the avocados just before serving so they don't turn brown. Recipe here.
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You can never have enough enchilada sauce, so whip up some extra to use in your other meals. And add the avocados just before serving so they don't turn brown. Recipe here.

10. Breakfast Burritos

Who says you can't have breakfast for dinner? Double-wrap these in a layer of aluminum foil and a Ziplock bag and freeze them, and they'll last you up to a month. Recipe here.
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Who says you can't have breakfast for dinner? Double-wrap these in a layer of aluminum foil and a Ziplock bag and freeze them, and they'll last you up to a month. Recipe here.

11. Chicken Pad Thai

If you don't want to risk your cooked vegetables getting mushy, simply store your raw, chopped vegetables in a bag and fire them up later. Recipe here.
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If you don't want to risk your cooked vegetables getting mushy, simply store your raw, chopped vegetables in a bag and fire them up later. Recipe here.

12. Zucchini Noodles With Turkey Meatballs

A low-carb twist on a dinnertime favorite. Recipe here.
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A low-carb twist on a dinnertime favorite. Recipe here.

13. Beef and Lentil Stew

If your stew thickens up overnight, just add a little bit of beef stock before you reheat it. Recipe here.
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If your stew thickens up overnight, just add a little bit of beef stock before you reheat it. Recipe here.

14. Steak Cobb Salad

Perfect for lunch or dinner. Recipe here.
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Perfect for lunch or dinner. Recipe here.

15. Honey Sriracha Glazed Meatballs

Meatballs for the kind of person who needs literally every single flavor in every single bite. Recipe here.
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Meatballs for the kind of person who needs literally every single flavor in every single bite. Recipe here.

16. Pesto Tortellini With Vegetables

You can buy a jar of pesto, or try making it on your own (it's honestly not that difficult!) Recipe here.
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You can buy a jar of pesto, or try making it on your own (it's honestly not that difficult!) Recipe here.

17. Roasted Chicken, Butternut Squash and Guacamole Rice Bowl

Feel free to sub (or leave out) the guac for Greek yogurt, sour cream, or hot sauce. Recipe here.
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Feel free to sub (or leave out) the guac for Greek yogurt, sour cream, or hot sauce. Recipe here.

18. Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Your favorite salad, now with pasta. Recipe here.
lifemadesweeter.com

Your favorite salad, now with pasta. Recipe here.

19. Italian Pepperoni Vegetable Quiche

To cut thawing time in the future, cut and freeze individual slices instead of the entire quiche. Recipe here.
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To cut thawing time in the future, cut and freeze individual slices instead of the entire quiche. Recipe here.

20. Turkey Meatloaf With Zucchini

Enjoy your leftovers on their own or stuff them in a sandwich. Recipe here.
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Enjoy your leftovers on their own or stuff them in a sandwich. Recipe here.

21. Creamy Beef Noodle Bake

Has pasta ever let you down? Recipe here.
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Has pasta ever let you down? Recipe here.

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