5 Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes

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5 Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes that come together so quick! No more stress and worrying about what to make for dinner with food allergies.

School is officially starting which means more activities, homework, and running around in general. It also means it is time to pull out the easy to make weeknight dinner list!

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Things might be looking a little bit different this year with Covid, but somehow my weekdays are just as busy even though I’m working from home. A lot of times, I don’t even think about dinner until I’m making the dog his own supper!

That’s why I turn to these simple and easy to make meals during this time of the year.

Free From: wheat, gluten, dairy, casein, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, coconut, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mollusks, celery, corn, sesame, mustard, lupin, sulfites, and more

Little Cooking or No Cooking Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Sometimes a home cooked meal doesn’t always mean cooked. There is NOTHING wrong with taking a few shortcuts in the kitchen when time or energy dictate that. Give yourself a bit of grace and just get some food on the table. These are bonus ideas that I wanted to include here. Some of my favorite are:

Sandwiches – Sun butter and jelly, deli lunch meat and cheese, or an egg and avocado sandwich! Add some chips or carrot sticks with hummus and you have an easy to make meal.

Breakfast Supper – One of my favorites. Make some scrambled eggs or scrambled tofu. Add a few slices of (gluten free) toast and some fresh fruit. Easy peasy!

Rice and Beans with Salsa – Combine 1 can of black beans, 1 can of diced tomatoes, and about a cup of corn. Mix with 1/2 cup of water and let simmer on the stove. After about 20 minutes, pour over rice and top with your favorite taco toppings! This is a quick and easy burrito bowl that I love to make and basically lived off of while working in grad school.

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Easy to Make Recipes

If you have a bit more time and energy, these recipes come together so quickly!

1. Easy Pasta Salad (gluten free + vegan + top 8 free)

Pasta gets a little makeover! This pasta starts out with chickpea pasta for protein, is filled with fresh veggies, and topped with a lemon vinegrette. Sounds fancy but you make it in the time it takes for the pasta to boil, about 7 minutes. Yummy hot or cold! Makes for a great lunch the next day.

up close bowl of lemon pasta salad
Easy Pasta Salad (gluten free + vegan)
This easy pasta salad recipe is so quick to make, filled with fresh veggies and a lemon vinaigrette! Gluten free, vegan, and top 8 allergy free. Summer favorite!
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2. Chickpea of the Sea Sandwiches (gluten free + vegan + top 8 free)

If you are allergic to fish but want something similar to a tuna sandwich, this is perfect and amazing and other words for wonderful. Cool and creamy with a slight crunch from celery, this sandwich is full of protein and full on flavor!

Closeup of two sandwiches stacked on top of each other filled with a mock tuna chickpea of the sea filling on hearty brown bread.
Chickpea of the Sea – Mock Tuna Salad Sandwich
Quick and easy vegan mock tuna salad (aka the chickpea of the sea!) is a yummy main for a sandwich or salad! Egg free, dairy free, gluten free, and more.
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3. Gluten Free Quiche (gluten free + nut free + dairy free)

This gluten free quiche is quick, easy, and a healthy meal for brunch, lunch, or dinner! Especially if you use a frozen pie crust, this recipe comes together quickly for one high in protein. Add whatever leftover veggies you have in the fridge for a delicious meal.

Glass pie pan filled with gluten free dairy free quiche. Lots of broccoli and tomatoes fill the quiche. A slice is taken out of the quiche.
Easy Gluten Free Quiche
This gluten free quiche recipe is quick, easy, and healthy! Perfect for a breakfast, brunch, or quick weeknight dinner.
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4. Green Goddess Cobb Salad Dressing (gluten free + vegan if no chicken + top 8 free)

Combine fresh greens with a rotisserie chicken (skip if vegan), fresh veggies, and you have a simple supper that satisfies! Made to taste just like the one from Panera, the secret to this dinner is in the dressing. Totally cravable salad!

green goddess salad dressing on top of a lush salad with tomatoes and avocado surrounding it
Green Goddess Dressing – Panera Copy Cat
This Panera copycat Green Goddess Dressing is perfectly named! A delicious topping to any salad, it’s quick + easy to make. GF, DF, and NF.
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5. Blackbean Chocolate Chili (gluten free + vegan + top 8 free)

Yes, chocolate in chili. If you want a bean chili that makes you wonder why that tastes so good, this is the recipe for you! Throw everything into the pot or slow cooker and let it cook while you get done what you need to in the day. By dinnertime this hearty meal is ready to go! Full of flavor and leaves you full for hours.

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Black Bean Chocolate Chili
A hearty black bean chocolate chili that is vegan, gluten free, and nut free, with a deep flavor from chocolate powder and lots of chilis. Enjoy!
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