The Easiest Sheet Pan Dinner for Busy Weeknights

The Weeknighter Bake
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Coming home from a long day and slapping something healthy in the oven doesn’t need to be complicated—or expensive. You just need to master the one sheet pan meal.



This super simple weeknight bake will load you with nutrients without unloading your wallet. You can swap in any protein you’d like here, but beans are the cheapest, followed by frozen shrimp, which you can get a pound of for around $5. Keep the veggies recommended here though.

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“Brussels sprouts are packed with a sulfur-containing compound that increases detoxification in the liver, and baking them breaks down the fibers that normally cause gas and bloating,” says Autumn Bates, C.C.N, based in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Price per serving: $8.46


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Prep time

5 min.

Cook time

25 min.

  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 4 cups Brussels sprouts, cut in half
  • 8 oz. favorite protein (salmon, shrimp, chicken, beef, chickpeas, etc.)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • Mix with:
  • 2 tbsp walnuts per serving
  • 2 cups arugula per serving
  • Dressing:
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
On a baking sheet, add red onion, Brussels sprouts, olive oil, pinch of salt, and protein. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until protein is cooked all the way through.
Serve roasted veggies and protein with arugula, walnuts, and dressing. Optional: Serve with a squeeze of lemon.