After a full day of work, it's super hard to come home and cook a full meal.
Luckily, there are some super easy, healthy, and delicious options that seriously take less than half an hour to make!
These meals are simple to whip up, involve minimal ingredients, and don't even really require recipes!These are really great go-to meals to keep in mind when you don't feel like spending a lot of time on dinner, but you don't want to give in and order take-out.
via: ShutterstockQuesadillas are a simple, delicious go-to dinner that seriously takes less than 10 minutes to make. Use low-carb wraps for an even healthier option and add sautéed spinach, other veggies, or proteins like chicken or steak to round out your food groups.
Sheet pan chicken and veggies
via: ShutterstockThe best thing about one-pan meals is that you throw all the ingredients on, well, one pan! It cooks, you watch TV, and then you only have one dish to clean at the end of the night.
via: ShutterstockThis garlicky shrimp dish is deceptively easy to make. Make it healthy by swapping pasta with quinoa or zoodles and using olive oil or chicken broth instead of butter when cooking your shrimp.
via: ShutterstockFajitas are a go-to dinner in my house because they're quick to make, delicious, and versatile! Stuff a tortilla with steak, peppers, and onions or throw it all over a bed of greens! The next one might surprise you.
Burgers in lettuce wraps
via: ShutterstockThe only ingredients in these burgers are ground beef and a little salt and pepper. Trust us: It's delicious. Add whatever toppings you prefer and wrap it up in lettuce for a healthier option.
via: ShutterstockSlather some teriyaki sauce on a piece of salmon and then pan fry it to perfection. Add some steamed broccoli or white rice, and you've got a perfect meal!
Grilled veggie pizza
via: ShutterstockMaking your own pizza dough isn't too hard, but you can also buy ready-made dough from the store. Grill up your favorite veggies, add some sauce and cheese of your choosing (my personal faves are pesto and mozzarella), and top with the veggies!
via: ShutterstockStuff your enchiladas with cheese, chicken, beef, or beans, and smother them in yummy enchilada sauce. Bake until they're warm and melty and go to town. Enchilada town that is.
via: ShutterstockBuddha bowls are perfect because they are super customizable. Pick your favorite grain, pair it with your favorite green, and top with all the veggies you love. Add some protein (tofu, chicken, and chickpeas are all good options), and add a dressing you love. The next one seems like a fancy dish, but it's doable!
via: ShutterstockThis simple sauce is made of tomatoes, garlic, anchovies, capers, olives, and red pepper flakes. It's deceptively simple and totally delicious.
via: ShutterstockChili is seriously one of the easiest and most delicious meals you can make. Sauté some turkey meat, add canned tomatoes, some cumin, chili powder, bay leaves, salt, and pepper, and simmer. Add beans and vegetables of your choosing, and let it simmer again, and voilà!
Egg and kimchi rice bowl
via: ShutterstockYou can find kimchi in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. Add some to rice, fry it up, and put an egg on top! It's so delicious and easy.
Frittata and salad
via: ShutterstockSpeaking of eggs, frittatas are the easiest and most delicious things you can make. They're great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and they're endlessly customizable. Add mushrooms and spinach or onions and peppers or potatoes and leeks, and pair it with a side salad for a perfect meal.
Salmon niçoise salad
via: ShutterstockThis hearty salad has hardboiled eggs, potatoes, green beans, and olives, in addition to a delicious piece of salmon. It all gets topped with a mustard vinaigrette, and it's sure to keep you nice and full. The next one is a great substitute for Chinese take-out!
Beef stir fry
via: ShutterstockSizzle some steak and your favorite veggies in some sesame oil and soy sauce for a light and easy beef stir-fry. Serve it over rice or quinoa!
Quinoa kale salad
via: ShutterstockI love a good, hearty salad of quinoa and kale. Top this nutritious base with your ideal toppings. You can go Mediterranean with some chickpeas, cucumbers, tomato, and feta cheese, or go earthy with roasted butternut squash, apples, and dried cranberries.
Greek chicken pitas
via: ShutterstockGrill up some chicken and make your own delicious pita pockets! Lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, onions, and hummus or tzatziki are perfect add-ons.
via: ShutterstockMaking this tropical-inspired dish is much easier than you think. All you need are coconut flakes, some flour, and an egg wash to coat these bad boys. Serve with rice or steamed broccoli!
Chicken Caesar wraps
via: ShutterstockChicken Caesar salads are popular for a reason: They're delicious. Wrap it up for a perfect weeknight meal! Share this with someone who could use come cooking ideas!