From an evening meal to quick lasagna, 5 easy recipes to cook this week

From an evening meal to quick lasagna, 5 easy recipes to cook this week

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It’s nice to have a list of favorite dishes to reach for during the week because it saves you thinking too much about dinner at the end of a long day. But after a while, our routine recipes can start to feel (and taste) good… routine.

It’s time to shake things up! Make weekday breakfasts, lunches and dinners something you really look forward to with five fun new recipe ideas that are as simple as they are attractive. Think: a fresh sheet pan dinner (Wash less? We’re sold!), unique take on family-friendly meals (including a welcome break from chicken fingers) and crowd pleaser pasta recipes that you can heat and eat all week long.

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What to cook this week?

Healthy breakfast cookies with fruit and nuts by Casey Barber

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, but there’s no reason it can’t be nutritious and lovely. These easy oat cookies are packed with toasted nuts and coconut flakes, plus a tart and chewy combination of dried cranberries, blueberries, and cherries. Picture a hearty bowl of oatmeal or an energizing handful of trail mix… but in tasty cookie form.

Baked Broken Lasagna Pasta With Spinach by Yasmin Fahr

Oh, lasagna. It’s one of those multi-step, hands-on, Sunday-only meals that take up all day, right? Think again! This simple method not only uses no-boil noodles, but also requires the noodles to be broken up and dipped in sauce (then — yum — smothered in spinach and cheese) so that they cook to delicious perfection in just 40 minutes. minutes.

Farfalle with creamy mushrooms and peas by Casey Barber

Trying to observe a meatless Monday (or Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday)? Pasta to the rescue! Bowls full of bows make for an effortlessly elegant vegetarian dinner† Just toss them in a light cream sauce studded with earthy cremini mushrooms and sweet green peas.

Related: From plant-based Bolognese to light yet delicious Alfredo, these healthier pastas make it easy to try something new.

Eggplant With Tomato, Broccolini And Mozzarella by Yasmin Fahr

Whether served as a main course or side dish, this easy 30 minute baking sheet recipe (hello, quick cleanup) makes it easy and enjoyable to eat your veggies! We like to use broccolini, which has long and tender stems and sweet florets, but feel free to use regular broccoli, or even broccoli rabe.

Crispy fish fingers with grain crust by Jocelyn Delk Adams

It doesn’t get more kid-friendly than these grain crust fish fingers. But trust us, this recipe has a lot of appeal for adults too. Swap out the cod for your favorite fish (even salmon would work) or spritz the sticks with a little fresh lemon before dipping in creamy tartar sauce or malt vinegar.