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A wooden plate full of baked sweet potato fries drizzled with peanut lime dressing and topped with cilantro, peanuts, and red pepper.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Peanut Lime Dressing

Chicken and vegetables removed from one skewer of a chimichurri chicken kebab, on a bed of rice.

Chimichurri Chicken Kebabs

Overhead view of a shallow bowl full of Spicy Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage and Kale

Spicy Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage and Kale

A glass casserole dish filled with baked beef and black bean tacos, with toppings in bowls on the sides

Baked Beef and Black Bean Tacos

Close up of One Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice in the skillet.

One Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

Close up side view of a marinated portobello mushroom burger topped with a slice of tomato and two red onion rings.

Marinated Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Overhead view of a tempeh burrito bowl with a black fork digging in, an avocado on the side.

Tempeh Burrito Bowls

A piece of Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken being lifted out of the skillet with a spatula

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken

Front view of chopsticks picking up a slice of mushroom out of a Gochujang Mushroom Bowl.

Gochujang Mushroom Bowls

Close up of a Quick Fix Broccoli Pesto Pizza on a plate with crushed red pepper sprinkled on top.

“Quick Fix” Broccoli Pesto Pizza

A piece of Easy Oven Baked Fish with Tomatoes on a plate with baguette slices, a green salad, and black fork

Easy Oven Baked Fish with Tomatoes

Three Salsa Chicken Meal Prep Containers in a row

Salsa Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

Creamy Dijon Dressing being Drizzled onto a Roasted Brussels Sprout Bowl

Roasted Brussels Sprout Bowls

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas on a plate with two types of salsa

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas

Sesame Tempeh Bowls being eaten with chopsticks

Sesame Tempeh Bowls

Add Salad Dressing to Pasta Salad

“Sweep the Kitchen” Pasta Salad

Close up of a bowl of Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms with Herby Kale Mashed Potatoes

Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms with Herby Kale Mashed Potatoes

A large bowl of Vegetable Breakfast Scrambles about to be eaten with a fork.

Vegetable Breakfast Scrambles

A Sriracha Chickpea Salad Wrap cut open, with open sides facing viewer.

Sriracha Chickpea Salad Wraps

Cross-section of baked Kale Swiss and Mushroom Strata

Kale Swiss and Mushroom Strata

A forkful of BBQ Beef and Cabbage about to be eaten.

BBQ Beef and Cabbage

A plate with spaghetti, marinara, and a giant slow cooker meatball.

Giant Slow Cooker Meatballs

This easy one pot version of American Goulash cooks the pasta and beef in the same pot with a homemade red wine tomato sauce for extra flavor. Budgetbytes.com

One Pot American Goulash

Autumn Quinoa Salad with Lemon Turmeric Dressing ready for serving

Autumn Quinoa Salad with Lemon Turmeric Dressing

One Pot Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta in the pan.

One Pot Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Two slices of Cheddar Cheeseburger Meatloaf on a dinner plate with mashed potatoes and green beans

Cheddar Cheeseburger Meatloaf

A hearty bowl of Rice Cooker Spanish Chickpeas and Rice with fresh lemon and parsley

Rice Cooker Spanish Chickpeas and Rice

Garlic Herb Baked Chicken Breast sliced and ready to serve

Garlic Herb Baked Chicken Breast

Close up of Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter Sauce

Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter Sauce, Spinach, and Walnuts

Three bowls of Sweet Chili Chicken Stir Fry

Sweet Chili Chicken Stir Fry Bowls

Basic Chili in a bowl being eaten

Chili Basics – How to Make and Customize Basic Chili

Close up of roasted tomatoes on top of Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken DInner

Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken Dinner

Cheesy Cauliflower and Potato Soup is rich and creamy without being overly heavy. Eat your vegetables and enjoy them, too! Budgetbytes.com

Cheesy Cauliflower and Potato Soup

Filling enough to serve as a light meal, but light enough to act as an easy side dish, this Italian Orzo Salad is a versatile addition to your weekly meal prep. Budgetbytes.com

Italian Orzo Salad

By adding a few extra ingredients to your rice cooker, you can cook an entire meal at once. This Teriyaki Shrimp and Rice is an easy and healthy alternative to take out. Budgetbytes.com

Rice Cooker Teriyaki Shrimp and Rice

Skip the meat and make these light and fresh Hoisin Tofu Lettuce Cups, for a fast and easy weeknight dinner. Budgetbytes.com

Hoisin Tofu Lettuce Cups

Spinach and Feta Turkey Meatballs are an easy way to add flavor and protein to your meal using inexpensive ground turkey. Perfect for meal prep! Budgetbytes.com

Spinach and Feta Turkey Meatballs

This sweet and tangy 20 Minute Honey Mustard Chicken will be your new family favorite weeknight dinner. Only a few pantry staples needed! Budgetbytes.com

20 Minute Honey Mustard Chicken

A simple jar of salsa is the key to making dinner fast and easy. Just try this Creamy Salsa Chicken Skillet and see for yourself. Budgetbytes.com

Creamy Salsa Chicken Skillet

These rich and juicy Hawaiian Burgers are flavored with sweet pineapple, tangy teriyaki sauce, savory green onions, and creamy Monterey jack cheese. Budgetbytes.com

Pineapple Pork Hawaiian Burgers

Simple, delicious, and totally comforting, this White Cheddar Mac and Cheese is the perfect quick fix for weeknight dinners. Budgetbytes.com

White Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli

Layer lettuce on top of Cobb Salad Meal Prep

Cobb Salad Meal Prep

With just a few ingredients, dinner doesn’t get easier (or tastier) than this Slow Cooker Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken. Skip the take out tonight! Budgetbytes.com

Slow Cooker Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Full of fresh summery flavor, without needing a lot of ingredients, this Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Black Bean Salsa will become your new go-to easy summer meal!

Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Black Bean Salsa

This Make Ahead Kale White Bean and Pesto Salad keeps your fridge stocked with good for you food that you can customize each day for a new meal. Budgetbytes.com

Make Ahead Kale White Bean and Pesto Salad

Smoky BBQ sauce, salty bacon, and creamy Monterey Jack cheese come together in this quick, one-dish Monterey Chicken Skillet.

Monterey Chicken Skillet

Beef Kofta Meatballs with Roasted Vegetables are the perfect well-rounded easy dinner or meal prep to keep you fed and happy throughout the week. BudgetBytes.com

Beef Kofta Meatballs with Roasted Vegetables

It only takes a few fresh ingredients make this Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta with Ricotta, the perfect light lunch or dinner for summer! BudgetBytes.com

Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta with Ricotta