5 Quick & Healthy Mid-Week Meals

Image: Jamie Oliver I covered the basics of breakfast and health snacks for your kids in my last post, but let's be honest: dinners during the school year can be difficult to pull together.

To help you eat healthy come fall, I've compiled five of my favourite no-muss, no fuss weekday dinners, from some of the best food bloggers out there.

Bon appetite!


Image: Joyous Health

1. The BBB: Beet & Bean Burger

Joy McCarthy at Joyous Health made these beet burgers using the new Instagram Stories features, and I was immediately hooked! On a bed of spinach or arugula and topped with goat's cheese and shredded carrots, they simply can't be beat. And so easy!

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Image: Two Peas and their Pod

2. Fajita Quinoa Bowls

Two Peas and Their Pod hit it out of the park with these simple, one-dish meal. Play with what's in the fridge, and maybe even add in some grass-fed beef or free-range chicken if you're a meat-eating household.

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Image: PaleOMG

3. Almost 5-Ingredient Pizza Spaghetti Pie

This one's sure to please the kids, but actually skips out on any of the things that make pizza unhealthy: spaghetti squash is the base, and you can take or leave the cheese. Play around with the herbs to personalize this dish, and opt for hormone-free, organic sausage.

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Image: Oh She Glows

4. Speedy Teriyaki Veggie Noodle Bowl

I would switch up the cane sugar in this recipe for honey or maple syrup, and definitely add some protein like tempeh or organic chicken, but you really can't beat Oh She Glows for delicious, plant-based nutrition.

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Image: Jamie Oliver

5. Super-Speedy Steamed Salmon

Jamie Oliver is a pro who understands simple cooking, and I've never made anything by him that wasn't delicious and easy. I might opt for quinoa or brown rice instead of couscous here (couscous is a wheat product), but otherwise this recipe is a brilliant way to get those Omega-3s into your diet!

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