12 Jan Sheet Pan Meal: What You Cook When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking
Rebecca Jaspan, MPH, RD, CDN, CDCES
After a long day, the last thing I want to do is spend hours in the kitchen making dinner. I am always looking for quick and easy meals to make and I know my clients are too. Enter: sheet pan dinner. The simplest dinner to throw together that requires very little prep and almost no clean up. And the best part is it’s not just one and done; sheet pan meals make a couple meals of leftovers too. Follow this formula and design your own sheet pan meal.
Makes 4 servings
- Pick your protein. I love using one pound chicken, salmon, turkey, or tofu. Marinate your protein in any sauce, sprinkle with seasoning, or spread pesto or harissa over it.
- Pick your carbohydrate. Starchy vegetables, such as potatoes, sweet potato, or butternut squash work great. Use 2lbs for 4 servings. Slice into cubes or wedges, drizzle with a tablespoon of olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
- Pick your vegetable. Any vegetable of choice is a good accompaniment to your protein and carb. Try 12 ounces of broccoli, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, or cauliflower drizzles with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Place your prepared components on a sheet pan and bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
- Plate your dinner and enjoy mindfully!