Raise your hand if you’re a fellow Type A do-it-all gal who makes dinner for yourself and others almost every night. Yes? I got you, and my hope is that you’ll take the title of this post and insert your own “husband,” “wife,” “teenage child,” “roommate,” or whatever able-bodied person lives in your house and can safely turn on an oven – then promptly forward this to them for easy reference! Because as much as I love to cook, the thought of having the occasional weeknight where someone besides myself gets a healthy meal on the table while I sit on the couch… take a bath… go for a walk… wait, what? Sorry, I got lost in my own fantasy for a second (LOL.)
We share a lot of easy dinner recipes around here so that busy lives and healthy eating can happily coexist, and I rounded up my favorites that are truly foolproof.
Use this post as a resource when you’re resisting the siren song of pizza delivery – or when it’s someone else’s turn to cook and they’re in need of a little inspiration. And I’d love to hear in the comments how y’all divide up the division of dinner labor in your house. Do you typically do all the cooking, or is it a group effort?
top image is from our pita and kebab board – yum!
Slow-Baked Citrus Salmon with Chilis and Herbs
Put a few ingredients in a baking dish, then let a low, slow roast in the oven work its magic. He can’t mess this one up.
Easiest Dal (aka Indian Lentil Soup)
4 ingredients come together for a surprisingly flavor-packed, stick-to-your-ribs meal.
Shawarma-Marinated Chicken Thighs with Herb Salad and Lemons
If he can turn on the blender and put a roasting pan in the oven, he can make this gourmet-level meal.
Sunday Night Avocado Toast
He always brags about his breakfast-making skills. Let’s put them to the test at dinner time.
Salmon Roll Sushi Bowl
Chop some veggies, roast (or pickup) a salmon fillet, and warm up some leftover rice. Dinner is served!
One-Pot Summertime Pasta
This pasta recipe is so simple and delicious, it almost feels too good to be true. Don’t question it, just tell him to make it.
Perfect Grilled Steak
I had to throw this one in the mix because – it’s actually my husband’s recipe, and every meat-eating guy needs a foolproof steak recipe in his back pocket. Good job, Adam!
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They look easy and tasty.
It’s all about giving up the control. I have a shoulder injury and haven’t been able to make the beds or vacuum, which are normally all mine. My husband jumped in and now does both better (beds) and more frequently (vacuuming) than I ever did. As for dinner, I’m loosening the reins on that one too and am pleasantly surprised by the results. All of these recipes look delicious…I’m all for ease in the kitchen myself!