Packed full of produce (including some with hidden veggies for the kiddos), these nutritious and delicious recipes will help you make the right dinner choices all week long.
Sweet Potato Macaroni
A comfort food classic that boasts hidden fruits and veggies baked right into the creamy casserole. Substitute pumpkin or squash for sweet potato in this cheesy, kid-approved bake.
Curry Chicken Pot Pie
Forget pot pies that take hours to assemble — this quickened-up recipe employs store-bought puff pastry, cooked chicken (use up those leftovers!) and tons of frozen veggies.
A variety of fresh spring veggies come to life in this creamy pasta dish filled with cheese tortellini and herbs.
Garden Vegetable Soup
All the flavours of summer are found in one warm bowl you can curl up with on a winter day. Make this soup even more nourishing by adding whatever vegetables you have on hand. Root veggies like turnips or sweet potatoes would be a great addition.
Tomato Vegetable Casserole
Take a mélange of veggies, including yams, carrots, potatoes, bell peppers, zucchini and red onion, add thickly sliced tomatoes, and top with grated Parmesan and bread crumbs — then cook in the oven until the veggies are roasted to perfection and the cheesy topping is crispy and golden brown.
Baked Penne With Roasted Vegetables
Even dedicated carnivores will enjoy this meat-free baked pasta that includes sweet peppers, zucchini, summer squash and cremini mushrooms, tossed with penne, marinara and two cheeses, then topped with more cheese and baked until bubbly.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Next pizza night, give your pie a crispy, veggie-filled crust with cauliflower, Parmesan and mozzarella. Top with your favourite seasonal toppings for a tasty, vegetable-filled dinner, or opt for a more classic version with mozzarella and basil.
Quinoa and Vegetable Stuffed Peppers
Enjoy this healthy dinner of bell peppers stuffed with a medley of quinoa and vegetables for a delicious and nutritious main.
20-Minute Hoisin Skillet Salmon
Salmon and broccoli tossed in a simple mixture of hoisin sauce, red pepper flakes and garlic, this one-pot, 20-minute complete meal is a nutritious weeknight dinner.
Greek Meatball Salad
Greek salad gets a healthy dinner makeover in this recipe for homemade extra-lean beef meatballs served alongside romaine, tomatoes, peppers, creamy dressing, mint and pita chips for a bit of crunch.
Cauliflower Crust Rainbow Pizza
Next pizza night, give your pie a crispy, veggie-ful crust with cauliflower. Top with your favourite seasonal toppings for a tasty, vegetable-filled dinner.
Herbed Chicken with Spring Vegetables
Chicken dinner gets an infusion of flavour with a delicious medley of fresh herbs, served alongside baby carrots, mushrooms and fresh snap peas.
Branching away from traditional stir-fries, this combination of tomatoes, zucchini, corn and shrimp is delicious served over pasta or rice. It’s also just as satisfying on its own!
Low Carb Lettuce Burgers
Get the satisfaction of a delicious burger without the usual carbs that come with it. Veggies top a beef patty drizzled with a tasty sauce and served between lettuce “buns.”
Mexican Layered Bean Casserole
Yes, you can have dinner on the table in just 20 minutes with an easy, veggie-filled casserole, stuffed with layers of enticing Mexican flavours.
The Perfect Vegan Lasagna
Rejoice! Vegan lasagna is a thing, and it’s darn tasty, too. Extra-firm tofu is the protein-packed “cheese” stand-in, melting between layers of pasta and loads of healthy vegetables. Vegan or otherwise, this recipe is sure to entice and satisfy any diner.
Vegetarian Chili with Butternut Squash
Pre-measure your spices and chop your veggies ahead of time, so all you have to do is drop them in a pot for a hearty, spicy chili that will warm from the inside out. Serve with a big handful of tortilla chips for added crunch.