Here’s What to Cook (Oct 21-25): Fall 20 Minute Dinners
If your weeknights have become as hectic as mine, you’ll love these fall-inspired 20-minute weeknight dinners. Keeping dinner healthy, easy, and satisfying!
This week’s dinner menu ideas have two selections of seafood — salmon and an easy, very popular shrimp and grain bowl. To round out the week we’ve scheduled a quinoa bake, cold sesame noodles, and a quick, 20-minute chili recipe for Friday.
The treat this week? I know. I’m pushing it a little with this Halloween treat. But honestly, those little mini Costco candy bars sitting in my pantry are becoming problematic. I can’t stop thinking about peanut butter and chocolate.
Italian Chicken Quinoa Bake is a quick and easy, 20-minute one-pot skillet meal that’s protein-packed, healthy, and incredibly delicious flavored with Italian spices we love. Add a side salad and dinner is done! To speed things up -- meal prep a batch of quinoa over the weekend.
"Classic sesame noodles become a healthy meal with lean chicken and tons of veggies in this quick recipe for Asian noodles. Be sure to rinse the spaghetti until it's cold, then give it a good shake in the colander until it's well drained. Are you a spiralizing pro? Swap 5 cups of raw zucchini, carrot or other veggie “noodles” for the cooked pasta."
"In this maple glazed salmon, a spicy sweet rub tops salmon fillets that are broiled then drizzled with maple syrup to create a caramelized crust for a healthy, easy dinner ready in under 10 minutes." Serve with a grain of choice and a green vegetable. I'm serving over minute brown rice and steamed broccoli so everything is done at the same time!
Fall and winter seasons demand a good pot of steaming and hearty chili to ward off the blustery seasonal days — or to celebrate your favorite team at a tailgate party. While many chili recipes can take hours -- this is ready in 20 minutes! Garnish with your favorite toppings, a side salad -- and maybe cornbread. Happy Friday!