5 Easy Dinners to Make After Vacation (or a Busy Weekend!)

When getting back home from vacation, getting dinner on the table is the last thing you want to think about.

Here are some of our favorite quick and easy meals to make when you're in a pinch for dinner.

All of these recipes are nourishing and delicious, and some of them are even great to make ahead of time and put in the freezer, so all you have to do is defrost when you get home!

One-Pot Sausage & Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bake Recipe | Balanced Bites

One-Pot Sausage & Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bake Recipe

Spaghetti squash is a classic Paleo pasta replacement, and this One-Pot Sausage and Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bake brings it together with protein and bold flavors to create a complete meal your whole family will love.

B3 Bowl Recipe | Balanced Bites

B3 Bowl Recipe

One of my favorite weeknight meals, this B3 bowl is quick to pull together and packed with so much flavor. You can also try this served over pasta, polenta or rice.

Mustard-Glazed Chicken Thigh Recipe | Balanced Bites

Mustard-Glazed Chicken Thigh Recipe

A delicious mustard glaze is easy to create using a cooking fat like butter, ghee, or coconut oil. Use whichever you like best, or try mixing them. 

BBQ Pulled Pork Taco Recipe | Balanced Bites

BBQ Pulled Pork Taco Recipe

This recipe comes together very quickly if you make the components ahead of time - allot 15 minutes prep time to make the pulled pork, spicy slaw, and marinated onions, and 6 to 8 hours in the slow cooker for the pork and to marinate the onions. Use this time to unpack from vacation, do laundry, and get ready for the week ahead!

And if you're looking to make something ahead of time to freeze so all you have to do is reheat when you get home, this is the perfect recipe:

Spaghetti Squash Bolognese Bake Recipe | Balanced Bites

Spaghetti Squash Bolognese Bake Recipe

What could be better than a hearty Bolognese? A Spaghetti Squash Bolognese Bake! This casserole features our Super Garlic Pizza and Greek Spice Blends, and is super satisfying and perfect for feeding a family or a crowd—or one person with lots of leftovers.

This dish freezes and reheats beautifully, so make a big batch to enjoy comfort food anytime.

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