What to Cook (Oct 21-25): Fall 20 Minute Dinners

Bowl of Honey Garlic Shrimp over Rice

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.

But if you’d like a healthier peanut butter and chocolate choice, these Peanut Butter Granola Bars with Chocolate Chips are amazing!

Have a great week everyone!

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Weeknight Dinners Week at a Glance:

Monday: 20 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp
Tuesday: Skillet Italian Chicken Quinoa Bake
Wednesday: Sesame Noodles with Chicken
Thursday: 10 Minute Maple Crusted Salmon
Friday: 20 Minute Quick and Healthy Chili
Treat: Halloween Fudgy Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Brownies

What to Cook (Oct 21-25): Fall 20 Minute Dinners

It's a busy season, weeknight dinners are made do-able with these delicious fall-inspired 20-minute dinners!


Monday: 20 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp

"Ready in 20 minutes, this healthy dinner will join your regular dinner rotation. Serve with brown rice and vegetables, grill on skewers, or serve over salad."

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Tuesday: Skillet Italian Chicken Quinoa Bake

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.

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Wednesday: Classic Sesame Noodles with Chicken Recipe

"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."

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Thursday: 10-Minute Maple-Crusted Salmon

"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!

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Friday: Fast and Easy Healthy 20-Minute Chili Recipe

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!

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Treat: Halloween Fudgy Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Brownies

It's not quite Halloween -- but those little chocolate treats waiting in the pantry are calling my name. These help!

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