These six allergy-friendly weeknight meal ideas are the perfect way to start your new year. In addition to being mostly top 8 free, these quick and easy weeknight dinners are kid-friendly and great for meal prepping. Add these healthy dinner suggestions to your weeknight rotation.
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It’s the start of the new year and if you’re like me, you’ve been in the kitchen a lot these past months. Also, if you’re like me, you’re working remotely from home. This means more weeknight dinners and meal preps. Having a toddler at home with me all day has forced me to get creative with my time. The last thing I want to do after 7 hours worth of zoom meetings is cook! That being said I’ve compiled a list of six allergy-friendly weeknight meal ideas that have helped me get over the hump. These weeknight meals are soy, gluten, egg, dairy, and nut-free.
These quick and easy weeknight dinners can be made in advance. Additionally, any leftovers can be stored in the freezer and pulled out on evenings where cooking is simply not an option. Did I mention that these weeknight meals are kid-friendly? Although I only have a 2-year-old kid, I would imagine if she likes them so will your kids!
Top 6 Allergy-Friendly Weeknight Meal Ideas
Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Skillet
One of my favorite Fall dishes is this Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Skillet. A delicious and healthy warm quinoa salad with sauteed kale and spinach, roasted sweet potatoes, perfectly seasoned quinoa, and dried cranberries. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and perfect for workweek meal prep, side dish, or a stand-alone weeknight meal!
Crispy Gluten-free Sesame Honey Glazed Chicken
This crispy gluten-free sesame honey glazed chicken recipe is a delicious gluten-free, family-friendly weeknight dinner. These crispy chicken tenderloins are coated in brown rice flour, fried to golden perfection, and drenched in a soy-free Asian-inspired glaze. Pair your crispy sesame honey glazed chicken with fried rice or your favorite stir-fry veggies for an easy weeknight meal.
Easy Lemon Chicken and Potatoes in Foil
This quick and easy baked chicken and potatoes dish is the perfect weeknight meal. I found this recipe for Easy Lemon Chicken and Potatoes in Foil on Damn Delicious. After trying it a few times, I couldn’t resist sharing it on my blog. Your family will love these tangy, tender, and juicy foil-baked chicken and potatoes.
Gluten-free Sesame Chicken and Broccoli on Turmeric Rice
This gluten-free sesame chicken and broccoli on turmeric rice is sure to excite even the pickiest eaters. An easy weeknight dinner consisting of gluten-free, lightly fried chicken chunks, fresh broccoli, and instant rice. Your family will never know that this easy chicken recipe is both soy-free and dairy-free.
Korean BBQ Beef Bowls
Who knew that making Korean BBQ at home could be so easy? I recently came across a recipe for Korean BBQ sauce and decided to throw together this simple, budget-friendly recipe. If you love Korean BBQ, check out my recipe for these tasty Korean BBQ Beef Bowls. The sauce consists of ingredients you probably already have and can be made in advance. Additionally, meats like ground chicken or pork can easily be substituted for beef. This easy weeknight meal can be made in 15 minutes or less.
6-ingredient Chicken Fajita Salad
This quick and easy 6-ingredient Chicken Fajita Salad Recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner. It consists of six simple ingredients that I’m sure are already in your pantry. Pair this fajita salad with my chipotle-honey vinaigrette for a real treat.
24 thoughts on “6 allergy-friendly weeknight meal ideas for the new year”
This year is busier than ever for me, so quick dinners are a lifesaver! I can’t wait to try the Korean bbq bowl in particular.
Busy = life. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts.
This is such a great roundup, even if you don’t have food allergies. The chicken fajita salad is the truth!
All of these dishes look so quick and delicious!! I can’t wait to recommend some of these allergy friendly meals to friends!
Please do share!
As someone with nut allergies, I love this compilation. I’ve already tried the Sesame Chicken & broccoli and cant wait to try the rest.
That’s honestly my favorite from the list. So yummy, quick and easy.
I made that kale salad and it was so hearty and filling. I can’t wait to try some of the other recipes! Fajita bowl up next.
We love the Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Skillet. Classic eating.
The Korean bbq bowl was great. I enjoyed it so much I had to share this recipe list with my friends. Thanks for putting it together!
THank you. That’s def a favorite of mine.
Timeless post!! I made the Korean Bowl and the flavors were so damn good!!
So glad you enjoyed them.
It made me happy to see so many allergy-free options and SO many options that will fit in my diet. I can’t wait to have the Korean bowl again!
I am so happy to hear that you were able to find recipes that meet your needs.
As a person who is gluten intolerant and allergic to soy, I am elated to find a good wing recipe. Thank you!
We tried that Sesame Honey Glazed Chicken this past week, and it was a huge hit! The kiddos devoured it, and were asking me to make it again! Thanks for sharing this recipe with the world!
Love the kiddos feedback!
I made that roasted sweet potato quinoa dish this fall and it was SO good and came together so easily! I can’t wait to try the rest of these dishes, starting with those Korean BBQ beef bowls!
So glad you enjoyed the Roasted sweet Potato and quinoa skillet.
All these dishes look so good! The Korean BBQ Bowl is calling my name!
The sesame chicken is now a fave in my household. Thank you!
I made the Korean Beef BBQ bowls last night and they were a huge hit! We all went back for seconds!