8 Quick and Easy Sheet Pan Meals to Help You Stay Healthy on Your Busiest Days
Staying healthy when you’re managing a busy schedule can be tough. Especially when fast food restaurants on every corner make it so tempting to just drive through and grab something on the way home. Grabbing takeout might seem like a good idea, I mean no cooking and no cleaning sounds good but eating fast food too frequently comes with a price.
Not only will it hurt your budget more than cooking at home- fast food is also a high inflammatory choice of food. High inflammatory foods like those served at fast food chains can cause chronic pain and chronic illness if eaten too often. Adding sheet pan meals to your repertoire of recipes is the perfect way to stay healthy on even your busiest days. They don’t cause a bunch of messy pans and take only a few minutes to prep. Sheet pan meals are also a great meal prep option for lunches.
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Craving tex-mex but low on time? This chicken fajita recipe from The Modern Proper might just be the easiest tex-mex meal you’ve ever made. It also makes for a perfect addition to your meal prep lunch recipes.
Beef & Broccoli
I cook Asian style food a lot at home, it’s one of my weekly cravings. However, it seems to dirty up almost every pan in the kitchen. Elizabeth’s sheet pan version of beef and broccoli is an absolute lifesaver on cutting down cleaning time. Find the recipe on her blog The Collage Housewife.
Bruschetta Chicken Sheet Pan Style
Bruschetta chicken is one of my favorite light yet filling summertime chicken dishes. Asha from Food Fashion Party makes a delicious sheet pan version to pair with root vegetables.
Cajun Shrimp & Sausage Sheet Pan
Another easy summertime meal perfect for when you’re on vacation in a beach condo that’s limited to cooking ware. This shrimp and sausage sheet pan meal from The Recipe Critic is so flavorful, packed with Cajun seasoning and vibrant veggies.
Parmesan Steak & Potatoes
Cooking steak on a busy weeknight probably seems less than ideal when you consider firing up a grill and spending an waiting an hour for that big ole potato to bake all the way through. This definitely isn’t the case for our next recipe from The Real Food Dietitians. Their sheet pan version of steak and potatoes is so incredibly simple, yet doesn’t skimp on the flavor.
Vegetarian sheet pan meals aren’t the easiest to come by. This gnocchi and veggie recipe is a total winner- packed with flavor it’s an easy weeknight meal when you need a little comfort food. Find the recipe at Chelsea’s Messy Apron.
Teriyaki Salmon & Vegetables
Get a dose of healthy omega fats with this delicious baked teriyaki sheet pan meal. It’s the perfect healthy recipe for busy weeknights or lunch meal preps for rice bowls. Visit Creme de la Crumb for this super simple recipe.
Sheet Pan Fish & Chips
This next recipe might not be a time saver for your busier nights, but it’s a much healthier take on an old classic. Made with whole strips of crispy panko crusted cod and fresh cut parmesan topped steak fries. Find this fun nostalgic recipe on The Candid Appetite blog.