Healthy Weeknight Recipes

Lennar Tampa

If you’ve resolved to cook more or eat healthier in the New Year, it can feel tough to keep things fresh in the kitchen. Baked chicken, brown rice, and steamed broccoli may be healthy, but after a while, it can get pretty repetitive. These recipes are easy to whip up in the evening, even after a long day at work. Even better, they’re delicious enough to keep you coming back to them again and again.

Oven-Baked Salmon

Enjoy a taste of the sea with this delicious baked salmon. This simple recipe is quick to make and quick to be eaten!

You’ll need:

  • 12 oz salmon filet, divided into 4 pieces
  • Coarse-grained salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Baked squash, for serving

Follow these steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450° F.
  2. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Place salmon skin-side down on a baking sheet, then bake until salmon is cooked through (about 12-15 minutes).
  3. Serve with baked squash, and enjoy!

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

This one-pan recipe is an easy dinner perfect for feeding the whole family, even if you’ve had to stay late at work. These fajitas are a healthy dinner that’s quick to make! You can eat them on your own, or put them in a tortilla and cover them in toppings.

You’ll need:

  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • Coarse-grained salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb baby bell peppers
  • 1 large yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ lbs boneless chicken
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Flour tortillas
  • Shredded monterey jack cheese, guacamole, hot sauce, salsa, and sour cream for serving

Follow these steps:

  1. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. Combine the chili powder, 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of black pepper in a small bowl. Put the bell peppers and onions on a baking sheet, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and season with half the chili powder mixture. Broil until softened, about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cut the chicken into ¼-inch thick slices and toss in a large bowl with the remaining chili powder mixture and 1 tablespoon of oil.
  4. After the peppers are softened and starting to char, about 10 minutes, scatter the chicken on top of the peppers and onions and return the baking sheet to the broiler until the chicken is cooked through and starting to brown, about 5 minutes more. Drizzle with the lime juice.
  5. Serve with warmed tortillas and toppings. Enjoy!

Whether you’ve got fresh salmon served with squash for a night in with your significant other, or some easy chicken fajitas that’s perfect for feeding the whole family, there are plenty of ways to make the most of your weeknights while still eating healthy. For healthy weeknight recipes, be sure to Like Lennar on Facebook.

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