During the hustle and bustle of a busy week, healthy meals often hit the back burner. But cooking delicious, nutritious meals doesn’t have to be a strenuous task. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite recipes that are packed with nutrients and take less than 45 minutes to prepare and cook. Enjoy!
Spaghetti and Meatballs
We are starting off with a healthy version of a classic. Preheat your oven to 375°. In an oven-safe baking dish, add one jar of your favorite tomato sauce, as many meatballs as you’d like, 1 cup of zucchini, and ½ cup of sliced kalamata olives. Once the oven is preheated, put your dish in for 15-20 minutes, mixing every 10. When your sauce is about halfway done, start cooking your pasta. You can use zoodles, chickpea pasta or whichever suits your fancy. Mix pasta with sauce, top with parmesan and enjoy!
Fajita Lettuce Wraps
Start by slicing 2-3 chicken breasts into long thin strips. Add them to an oil-covered skillet at medium heat. Once the strips are halfway cooked, add in your homemade fajita seasoning. Coat chicken evenly with seasoning and once they are fully cooked remove them from the pan and set aside. Now, add 1 sliced bell pepper, half of a sliced white onion and again, add your fajita seasoning to the veggies. Sauté until browned. Then, add your chicken back into the pan. After everything is nicely browned, remove from pan and serve on bibb lettuce wraps with your favorite toppings.
Veggie Power Bowl
Whether you’re refraining from eating meat due to Lent, or follow a vegan diet, this veggie bowl recipe from our ambassador, WellnessBySav is the perfect option. Even though it doesn’t include meat, it’s packed with protein and nutrients and by adding a scoop of Red Leaf Collagen Peptides, you’ll get an additional 9 grams of protein in your meal.
Salmon with Pesto
Preheat your oven to 425° and line a baking sheet with foil. Grab your salmon fillets from the fridge and pat dry with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture. Rub your salmon with olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Grab a few heaping spoonfuls of your favorite pesto, or even make your own, and carefully place on top of your salmon fillets. Once the oven is preheated, roast for 5 minutes per half-inch thickness of salmon. After it’s cooked, put your pesto-covered salmon over a bed of cauliflower rice and enjoy!
Easy, delicious Honey Pork Chops
I personally use this pork chop recipe once a week and it’s absolutely delicious. It has a little kick of sweetness from the honey but a savory flavor from the garlic. I love to pair this recipe with roasted potatoes and asparagus. Yum!
We are so excited to share these amazing recipes with you to make your weekday meal planning that much easier. Tag us on instagram @RedLeafOfficial to share any of these recipes that you make.