25 Weeks of My Favorite Healthier Weeknight Dinners. That’s 175 Meal Ideas!

Hiiii! Hello! Happy New Year! I have all of the best dinner ideas you need.

sheet pan gnocchi + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

This is one of my most favorite posts to share every year. Each year it’s similar but I add in/swap at least 40 to 50 of healthier meals that I really loved over the previous year and then remove the ones I wasn’t as drawn to making. I reference this post approximately ten million times over the the course of the year, especially when I’m really struggling for dinner ideas!

I’ve mentioned often that in our perfect weeks, planning and shopping for three full meals works best for us. This way, we don’t get sick of our “plan,” we always end up with leftovers (but not too many leftovers), it allows for a night or two of eating out on the fly, whether it’s both of us or one of us for work, and usually will allow one night of breakfast for dinner, which we adore. Some weeks I do four meals. Some weeks I only do two! You have to find what works for you.

I always want to make sure our meals are super balanced, always including a vegetable, consistent and most of all – planned ahead of time. This is KEY and even I fall out of practice sometimes. But when our dinners our planned, we just generally eat BETTER.

I’d love to hear some of your favorite meals below, along with your meal planning tips and how you plan your weeks! xo

175 of my Best Dinner Ideas

guacamole turkey burgers + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. guacamole turkey burgers

2. sheet pan gnocchi and vegetables

3. chicken noodle egg drop soup

4. cashew shrimp and mango stir fry

5. korean chicken with coconut rice

6. brussels and kale spaghetti

7. halloumi hummus bowls

sticky sheet pan chicken + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. homemade cauliflower gnocchi

2. chickpea bacon ranch salad

3. sticky sheet pan chicken with pineapple salsa

4. shrimp salad rolls

5. baked black bean taquitos 

6. grilled thai pork tenderloin

7. cheesy chicken baked avocados

lemon roasted chicken + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. the best lemon roasted chicken

2. fish taco bowls

3. sheet pan sausage and peppers

4. bruschetta chicken skillet

5. honey garlic sheet pan salmon and brussels

6. chicken tortellini soup

7. cheeseburger chopped salad

buffalo cauliflower wraps + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. buffalo cauliflower lettuce wraps

2. minestrone soup with kale pesto

3. tuscan tuna melts

4. mediterranean quinoa kale salad with chicken

5. spaghetti squash parmesan

6. hot honey salmon

7. our favorite ground beef tacos

crispy baked parmesan chicken + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. baked parmesan chicken with lemon arugula

2. slow roasted tomato farro salad

3. maple bbq salmon with brown butter couscous

4. buffalo cauliflower soup

5. flank steak with chimichurri quinoa

6. black bean tostadas

7. baked chicken parmesan meatballs

honey mustard chopped chicken salad + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. honey mustard chicken chopped salad

2. BBQ salmon crispy chickpea salad

3. easy double bean burgers

4. pizza supreme on cauliflower crust

5. white bean + chicken enchilada stuffed peppers

6. balsamic brussels sprouts grilled cheese

7. crockpot smoky brisket tacos

baked hot honey pretzel chicken + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. brussels sprouts breakfast hash

2. green goddess salmon sliders

3. thai chicken quinoa bowls

4. roasted corn caesar salads with yogurt dressing

5. mediterranean turkey burgers

6. simple summer chickpea salad

7. mini chicken meatball soup

filet potato skewers + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. summer squash pasta with goat cheese

2. southwest salmon salad

3. filet and potato skewers with rosemary chimichurri

4. chicken taco soup

5. spring nicoise salad

6. roasted broccoli toast 

7. sheet pan nacho chicken

butternut quinoa chili + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. butternut squash chili

2. creamy cauliflower soup

3. roasted chipotle chicken taco stacks

4. crab cake sliders with pineapple kiwi salsa

5. lemon chicken risotto

6. pulled pork stuffed peppers

7. thai curry pomegranate chicken

hot honey salmon + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. 20 minute cajun salmon with salted lime butter

2. springtime cobb salad

3. spicy lime chicken enchiladas

4. butternut squash lettuce wraps

5. white chicken quinoa chili 

6. jerk shrimp tacos

7. black bean stuffed sweet potatoes with arugula + poached eggs

slow roasted tomato farro + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. smoky sweet potato burgers

2. cauliflower crust pizza

3. sesame crusted shrimp with mango quinoa

4. baked falafel with spicy feta dip

5. lightened up beef enchiladas

6. zoodles with cherry tomato sauce

7. slow roasted sweet potatoes with spicy garlic chickpeas

flank steak with chimichurri quinoa + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. garlic brown sugar flank steak with chimichurri 

2. 30 minute thai chili salmon skewers

3. goat cheese whole roasted chicken

4. bang bang shrimp with napa cabbage slaw

5. 30 minute buffalo chicken soup

6. sheet pan sweet potato breakfast hash

7. baked hot honey pretzel chicken fingers

maple bbq salmon + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. roasted jalapeño cheddar turkey burgers

2. sweet potato quinoa cakes

3. tequila shrimp taco salad

4. one pan sesame chicken

5. thai butternut squash soup

6. skillet chicken with peppers + peanuts

7. chickpea wedge salads with avocado ranch

grilled thai pork tenderloin + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. slow cooker barbacoa tacos

2. chicken avocado salad with peanut dressing

3. harvest butternut squash pasta sauce

4. grain bowls with maple chipotle sweet potatoes

5. brussels sprouts tacos with caramelized shallot salsa

6. chipotle lime chicken skewers with avocado ranch

7. butternut squash skillet lasagna

kale sausage skillet lasagna + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. salmon rice bowls

2. sausage and kale skillet lasagna

3. chipotle chicken cobb salad

4. buffalo cauliflower flatbread

5. chicken salad stuffed avocados

6. cilantro lime flank steak

7. bacon broccoli pasta

blood orange salmon + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. mushroom melts with mustard aioli 

2. winter citrus butter salmon

3. slow cooker buffalo chicken chili 

4. beer glazed citrus chicken

5. spinach artichoke linguine

6. warm brussels caesar salad

7. pulled pork tacos with chili slaw

baked chicken parmesan meatballs + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. smoky white bean chicken chili 

2. chili garlic beef stir fry with coconut rice

3. crunchy chicken spring rolls with blood orange sauce

4. cashew chicken chopped salad

5. shrimp zoodle bowls

6. shrimp burgers with chipotle cream

7. stuffed peppers with tomato basil cream sauce

kung pao cauliflower + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. grilled avocado kale salad 

2. spinach red pepper bacon wrapped eggs

3. crockpot mini turkey meatballs

4. asiago portobello burgers

5. adobo shrimp fajitas

6. 20 minute turkey taco nachos

7. thai chicken enchiladas

adobo shrimp fajitas + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. BBQ salmon burgers

2. chili cheese polenta bowls

3. oven crisped cheddar chicken fingers

4. lemon chicken soup

5. 30 minute greek chicken lettuce wraps

6. broiled fontina toasts with poached eggs

7. thai crunch chicken salad

lemon chicken soup + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. crunchy taco kale salad

2. smoky gruyere butternut squash soup with chickpeas

3. 30 minute portobello fried brown rice

4. chipotle lime shrimp tacos

5. honey chipotle chicken bowls

6. 30 minute shallot, spinach and goat cheese pasta

7. thai beef bowls

bacon chicken rosemary salad + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

 

1. salmon with thai curry peanut sauce

2. rosemary chicken, bacon and avocado salad

3. quinoa burrito bowls

4. BBQ shrimp and lime avocado toast

5. late summer corn tortilla soup

6. burrata pesto whole wheat pasta

7. september kale salad

september kale salad + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. open face steak sandwich with avocado horseradish

2. 30 minute asian chicken soup

3. butternut squash galette

4. chipotle lime whole roast chicken

5. pan crisp salmon with light dijon cream

6. homemade spaghettios

7. BBQ quinoa salad

shrimp coconut curry noodles + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. marinated chickpea panzanella

2. thai coconut curry shrimp noodle bowls

3. grilled chicken artichoke skewers

4. farfalle with marinated feta and arugula

5. chipotle kale and mushroom tacos

6. pulled chicken guacamole sliders

7. zoodles with chicken feta meatballs

chicken guacamole sliders + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. toasted sesame quinoa with chicken

2. spicy parmesan shrimp skillet

3. chicken pot pie soup

4. crispy kale grilled cheese

5. marinated flank steak with caprese salsa

6. pineapple cashew fried rice

7. asian turkey burgers with spicy lime mayo

chicken ramen + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

1. banh mi tacos

2. roasted chicken or turkey ramen

3. toasted sesame ginger salmon

4. sweet potato cream pasta with crispy kale

5. salmon citrus avocado salad

6. braised short rib beef stew

7. BBQ chicken chopped salad

summer squash pasta + 175 of my favorite weeknight meals

Enjoy enjoy!