Food Bloggers Reveal Their Go-To Healthy Weeknight Dinners

Lauren Powell
by Lauren Powell

After a long day at the office, whipping up a gourmet and nutritious dinner is a rarity—to say the least. We’ve found ourselves on the couch with a bowl of steamed vegies (or even worse, instant noodles) one too many times. To ensure that never happens again, Huffington Post Australia enlisted the help of top food bloggers around the world to reveal their go-to healthy weeknight dinner recipes. Read on for the ultimate post-work culinary inspiration.

Healthy Chicken Fajitas


Healthy Chicken Fajitas

“This is my take on the beautiful Mexican fajita. We’re going salsa-less. Have you ever read what’s in a jar of the store-bought stuff? Sugar, sugar, and more sugar. Not great for your insides.

I’ve swapped it for tahini—kind of like peanut butter, but made with sesame seeds. It’s packed with healthy fats to keep you satiated for longer. It’s also an amazing source of calcium (for those of you who don’t eat dairy) and is rich in minerals such as phosphorus, lecithin, magnesium, potassium and iron.

Triple the recipe, invite some friends over and lay it all out in bowls—it’s the easiest, healthy dinner-party pleaser that is sure to impress.” — Sally O’Neil, The Fit Foodie

The Ultimate Beetroot Falafel Burgers


Courtesy of Eat Better Not Less

“Sometimes, a good burger is all one ever needs. And burgers can be super healthy, believe it or not! You can bring in so much taste in combining different ingredients. To me, a mix of grilled or roasted vegetables and fresh vegetables, and a juicy, flavourful patty, are a must for a good veggie burger.

The dukkah-spiced mashed avocado brings in that creaminess every burger should have and the marinated kale brings in that special something. Together with a crispy toasted whole wheat-spelt bun—the combo is just perfect!” — Nadia Damaso, Eat Better Not Less

Mushroom Bolognese


Courtesy of Delicious Everyday

“My go-to dinner would have to be my mushroom bolognese. Bolognese is the ultimate in comfort food and contains ingredients that most would already have in the pantry. The only arduous step in this recipe involves chopping the mushrooms—however, if you have a food processor with a grater attachment you can grate the mushrooms in no time. And thanks to the umami-laden mushrooms this is a version that both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will love.” — Jennifer Schmidt, Delicious Everyday

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To find out what other food bloggers eat for dinner during the week, head to Huffington Post Australia.

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