The 50 Best Dinner Ideas for Stressed-Out People
Whether you’re always running a mile a minute or are just having a rough week, it’s time to slow down, take a deep breath and whatever you do, don’t reach for a bag of chips. Make one of these quick, easy and nourishing dinners instead.
15-Minute Lemony Broccolini Pasta
Easier—and healthier—than dumping in a jar of marinara.
Chicken with Roasted Carrots
When you’re strapped for time, cook everything at once.
15-Minute Mezze Plate with Toasted Za’atar Pita Bread
Finger foods are the best foods.
Grilled Peach, Chicken and Ricotta Pizza
Feeding the whole family has never been easier.
Grilled Lemon-Herb Chicken and Avocado Salad
Can’t stop, won’t stop (eating it, that is).
Greek Chicken and Rice Skillet
Entertaining tonight? Don’t sweat it.
Vegan Slow-Cooker Detox Coconut Soup
Set it and completely forget it.
Cheater’s Vegetarian Pizza with Zucchini and Bell Peppers
It starts with store-bought flatbread.
Lean protein is a better vehicle than a baguette.
Baked Zucchini ‘Ziti’ Spirals with Mozzarella
Way easier to whip up than lasagna.
Sheet Pan Indian-Spiced Chicken
Bring on the flavorful, easy Indian food.
Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe
Lucky for you, it takes just 30 minutes.
One-Pan Creamy Chicken Fricassee with Sage
Family Style Chicken Caesar Salad
The ultimate crowd-pleaser.
Meal-Prep Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles
They’ll last you the whole week.
Honey-Lime Chicken Veggies in Foil
No cleanup sounds pretty nice, right?
Summer Skillet Gnocchi with Grilled Corn and Burrata
Thirty minutes, and this deliciousness is yours.
Zoodles with Summer Vegetables
We feel you relaxing.
Grilled Peach and Halloumi Salad with Lemon-Pesto Dressing
You won’t be starving in five minutes.
Cheater’s Hawaiian Pizza
Just like the ‘90s…but way classier.
Cauliflower Sweet Potato Burgers
Make a big batch and freeze some for later.
Skillet Roast Chicken with Peaches, Tomatoes and Red Onion
This calls for dinner under the stars.
Baked Sesame-Ginger Salmon in Parchment
No pots or pans required.
One-Pot, 15-Minute Pasta Limone
Keep this dinner idea in your back pocket.
Roasted Drumsticks and Tomatoes
It’s as easy as rotisserie…but way more creative.
Crock-Pot Corn Chowder
Bookmark this one for a rainy day.
Skillet Pasta with Summer Squash, Ricotta and Basil
Eat your heart out, spaghetti and meatballs.
Chicken Tinga Tacos
No one will know you used store-bought rotisserie chicken.
Quick Guacamole and Quinoa Salad
It’s basically a giant bowl of guac masquerading as a salad.
Lime Chicken with Corn and Poblano Salad
Zest, hearty and spicy.
Summer Chipotle Chicken Cobb Salad With Cilantro Vinaigrette
Get in our belly.
Skillet Steak with Asparagus and Potatoes
Sirloin has never been so foolproof.
Ginger Pineapple Shrimp Stir Fry
Whip this up when you’re dining solo.
Salmon Bowl with Farro, Black Beans and Tahini Dressing
The most delicious way to glow from the inside out.
Sheet Pan Eggs with Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Dill
Breakfast for dinner = best thing ever.
Spring Roll Bowls
Our new favorite way to get our noodle fix.
Spicy Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos
Canned black beans jumpstart this hearty dinner.
Ketogenic Baked Eggs and Zoodles with Avocado
Do it for the ‘Gram.
Linguine with Bacon, Peaches and Gorgonzola
You’ll want to lick the plate.
Tomato Salad with Grilled Halloumi and Herbs
Presenting our new favorite barbecue side.
Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala Meatballs
Like a giant hug, in food-form.
Spanish Tortilla with Burrata and Herbs
Bonus: You can make these beauties ahead of time.
Thai Chicken Salad
You'll want to make this on repeat.