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Here’s 5 Quick And Easy Dinner Recipes

  You might face a hard time thinking about what to feed yourself after a long day at work. But, don’t worry! I am here to help you battle your hectic weekdays with some delicious and easy dinner recipes. Feed yourself and your entire family in less than 30 minutes! How amazing is that?

1- Sausage and Veggies Dinner Recipe

Here’s a  sausage and garlic Parmesan veggies dinner meal that you’re going to love! This one-pan meal takes 10 minutes to prepare, 30 minutes to cook, and 40 minutes to be ready to serve. Ingredients:
  • 1/4 tbsp. of red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tbsp. of garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. of paprika
  • 1 tbsp. of dried parsley
  • 6 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped bell peppers
  • 1 1/2 cups of broccoli
  • 1/4 tbsp. of salt
  • 2 cups of red potato
  • 9 ounces of smoked sausage
  • 1/2 pound of green beans
  • Grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 tbsp. of pepper
  • Fresh parsley
  • Rice or quinoa
  • 1 tbsp. of dried oregano
Preparation: let’s begin with the fun part! First, you need to preheat the oven to 200 °C. Continue with preparing your pan by lining it with parchment paper or foil. Time to prep your veggies. Chop the red potatoes into small pieces, rim, and halve your green beans. Chop the peppers (preferably into squares), chop your broccoli, and cut the sausage into thick coin slices. Place the sausage and veggies on a sheet pan (here’s a good one). Add olive oil and spices on top. Bake your meal for 10-15 minutes (until your sausage is browned). Take out your pan and get ready to serve! Sprinkle Parmesan cheese if desired. Serve with fresh parsley and rice or quinoa.

2- Chicken Pesto Paradise

healthy chicken meal with pesto and cheese

Chicken Pesto

This is my favorite out of all recipes in here. Why? Well, you only need 4 ingredients to prepare it. So if you have kids you need to feed before they go to bed, this might be the perfect option. Ingredients:
  • 2 sliced tomatoes
  • 3 slices of mozzarella cheese
  • 150 g. of seasoned chicken breast
  • 1 6 oz. jar of basil pesto
Preparation: preheat your oven to 150 °C. Season chicken breast with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Arrange the chicken onto a baking sheet and cover it with pesto. Top your chicken with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Bake for around 30 minutes (it depends on the thickness of your chicken). Serve immediately.

3- Salmon and Asparagus

Salmon and asparagus healthy dinner

Salmon and Asparagus

I like to cook this meal in one pan because all of the ingredients cook at the same rate. However, if you do not have a pan that fits all, cook the salmon first and the asparagus afterward. This meal takes 15 minutes to be ready to serve. Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 bunch of trimmed asparagus
  • 1-3 fillets of salmon (1 pound)
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • Lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. of salted butter
Preparation:  Heat in a large pan a tbsp. of butter and a tbsp. of olive oil. Wait until the butter has melted. In the meantime, season your salmon and asparagus with salt and pepper (olive oil optional). Add everything to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side. After that, add and cook the garlic for about 2 minutes until it begins to brown. Turn off the heat and your dish is ready! Serve with lemon juice.

4- Cheesy Zucchini With Oregano

dinner with zucchini and oregano

Zucchini and Oregano

Crumbled remains of fresh cream cheese? Zucchini cubes in the fridge waiting to be cooked? Don’t worry! Here’s the perfect dinner recipe. Ingredients:
  • 1/2 tbsp. of lemon zest
  • 4 cups of zucchini cubes
  • 2 tbsp. of fresh oregano (chopped)
  • red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • salt and black pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp. of cream cheese
Preparation: begin with heating olive oil on high heat. Mix your zucchini cubes with red pepper flakes and lemon zest. Let it cook for 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle some salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and wait for zucchini to cook (for about 5 minutes). Last step: add cream cheese and wait for it to melt. Remove your masterpiece, add oregano, and serve. Bon appetit!

5- Shrimp and Asparagus Healthy Dinner

Asparagus and shrimps easy dinner Here’s a great dinner recipe for shrimp lovers. Work your cooking skills with this easy-to-make dinner meal. Ingredients:
  • 3/4 tbsp. of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. of fresh cilantro
  • 1-1/2 pounds of red potatoes cubes
  • 3 limes
  • 1 tbsp. of chipotle pepper
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted and melted butter
  • Trimmed fresh asparagus
  • Broccoli florets
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 pound of fresh peeled shrimp
Preparation: First, you need to preheat the oven to 200 °C.  Season potatoes with sea salt, pepper, and olive oil. Cook for 30 minutes on a baking pan (check this out!). In the meantime, squeeze your limes for some juice. Mix this last with melted butter, sea salt, and chipotle. Once done, remove the pan from the oven and arrange shrimp, broccoli, and the remaining of squeezed limes on top of potatoes. Finally, pour the juice over your mixture and bake until shrimps turn pink (10 minutes). Serve with cilantro.    

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2 Comments

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    Fadi Mchantaf
    October 7, 2019 at 12:55 pm

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      irinahayek
      October 7, 2019 at 10:03 am

      Hey there! Thank you for letting me know about the broken links. I appreciate that. Will try and fix them 😊. Your blog looks interesting. Love the content (especially the images). Beautiful! You got a new subscriber😎🤗

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