30 Light and Easy Dinners to Make Every Night in April
In a perfect world, we’d always have a fun, new idea to try for dinner every night. In reality, we fall back on the same old spaghetti and salad way more than we’d like to admit. Presenting a whole month of springtime dinner inspiration. Bye, cooking rut.
April 1: Sweet Potato Noodles with Almond Sauce
We call them swoodles. And they’re light, flavorful and packed with protein.
April 2: Green Pea and Asparagus Burrata Pizza
Part dinner, part modern art.
April 3: Veggie Wellington with Mushrooms and Spinach
It’s surprisingly light when you swap out the meat and pair it with a salad.
April 4: Easy Seafood Paella
Close your eyes and you’re in Spain.
April 5: Santa Fe Turkey Stuffed Peppers
Eat two for dinner, then save the rest for lunch.
April 6: Grilled Steak Salad
The more rainbow veggies you add, the better.
April 7: Eggplant Pizza
You won’t miss the crusts, we promise.
April 8: Spinach, Artichoke and Goat Cheese Quiche
Save the leftovers for breakfast the next morning.
April 9: Lighter Shrimp Po'boys with Avocado Mango Slaw
Surprisingly easy to make at home.
April 10: Curry Noodles with Broccoli Rabe and Purple Cabbage
April 11: Dukkah Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Avocado Dressing
A sprinkle of Egyptian spices makes everything taste better.
April 12: Rotisserie Chicken Ramen
Save this one for a rainy day (or uh, night).
April 13: Roasted Chickpea Gyros
We’d spread this creamy tzatziki sauce on anything.
April 14: Cauliflower Fried Rice
Nope, that’s not rice. That’s cauliflower (but we promise you’ll barely taste the difference).
April 15: Lemon Chicken and Asparagus Foil Packs
Cooking in foil = no dishes to do.
April 16: Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese Panini
Hey, it’s stuffed with veggies, so it’s still healthy, right?
April 17: Carrot Pasta
Gnocchi just got a serious spring upgrade.
April 18: Thai Ginger and Garlic Noodle Bowl
Wow, these are almost too gorgeous to eat. (Oddly, that’s not going to stop us.)
April 19: Buddha Bowl with Kale, Avocado, Orange and Wild Rice
Meditate on how freaking delicious this is.
April 20: Baked Zucchini “Ziti” Spirals with Mozzarella
Traditional pasta need not apply.
April 21: Easy Garlic and Ginger Glazed Pork
Just as easy to make at home as it is to get delivered.
April 22: One-Pan Roasted Salmon with Potatoes and Romaine
Quick dinner for four? Coming right up.
April 23: Ricotta Gnocchi with Asparagus, Peas and Garlicky Bread Crumbs
It’s basically spring in a bowl.
April 24: Parmesan Ranch Chicken Thighs
Dip them in ranch dressing when no one’s looking.
April 26: Stir-Fry Zoodles
Aka zucchini noodles, for the uninitiated.
April 27: White Bean Caprese Salad
The next best thing to a trip to Italy.
April 28: Crispy Cauliflower Tacos
Is there anything cauli can’t do?
April 29: One-Pan Greek Chicken and Rice Pilaf
And if you want to get really crazy, sprinkle a little feta cheese on top.
April 30: Spring Roll Bowls
'Tis the season.