Cooking Vegetarian

6 quick weeknight meals

December 11, 2014

Finding the time to cook dinner every night after work takes considerable energy and effort, and as I have discovered, planning is essential. As per usual, all meals are vegetarian and click on the images for links to the recipes. These 6 quick weeknight meals will be a god send, trust me. 

Sweet Potato rosti w/ fried egg and greens

Sweet Potato rosti w/ fried egg and greens

My boyfriend and I have got into the habit of having a weekly dinner meal plan thingy, which saves time, money and weird what’s-left-at-the-supermarket-at-7pm dinner choices.

vegetarian brown fried rice recipe

Vegetarian Brown Fried Rice

This post is to give you an idea of the type of recipes I’ll usually enjoy for dinner during the week. All the pictures link to a recipe so if you see one you like, click on through! If you try any of the recipes, tag me on instagram! I’m @dancingthroughsunday

sticky eggplant and noodles recipe

Sticky eggplant and Chinese greens

My dinner always becomes lunch the next day, so we manage to sort out the majority of our weekday eating this way. It’s also very flexible – if one of us forgets that we have other plans, an extra meal goes into the freezer (I like freezing leftovers way too much..).

asparagus and egg tart

Egg and Asparagus Galette w/ dill cherve

They are all quick and simple, but don’t sacrifice nutrition or budget as a result. I am all about that bass nutrition!

pea and haloumi salad

Pea and haloumi salad w/ a lemon dill drizzle

If you get really stuck, breakfast for dinner is always a safe go to option so I channel my inner eggs and usually have eggs. 

quick and easy baked eggs recipe

Baked eggs (in leftover chili)

How do you manage your cooking during the week? Do you struggle with simple after work meals? Let me know in the comments below. 

Have a great day, Bec xo

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  • Reply Alexandra December 16, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Things are very similar in my household! My boyfriend and I have a plan for dinner and eat leftovers for lunch. Well, actually let’s face it, I do most of the planning, but Rene helps with grocery shopping, prepping and doing dishes, so I’m not complaining.

    One of my favorite things to do is visit the farmer’s market during the week, pick up a bunch of gorgeous produce, and let it be the guide for all the meals that week πŸ™‚

    • Reply Bec December 17, 2014 at 10:26 pm

      I’m much of the same… I brainstorm the ideas but he’s very happy to help do the dishes so I think we’re pretty lucky!! I love the farmers market inspiration. That’s going to be a goal for the new year!! Thanks Alexandra. x

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  • Reply Wild Hearts + Green Tea December 13, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Wow, these look so good and incredibly tasty πŸ™‚ So well done of you. Made me so hungry!

    • Reply Bec December 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      Why thanks! I am starving now just looking at the pictures again haha.

  • Reply lucinda December 13, 2014 at 5:14 am

    we try to manage our weekly meals simlarly to how you do, but i’ve been feeling a little lazy lately and have been wanting to cut corners by ordering in. i think part of it is that it’s the holdiay season and there’s so much going on, but another reson is becaue i was kind of in a recipe rut. you’ve given me some good ideas though and knowing that they come together easy is incentive. first up on my list to try is that chinese eggplant dish, yum!!

    • Reply Bec December 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      I am resisting the takeout but the last week before Christmas is the best time to go for it. If you make any, let me know!!! x

  • Reply Nicole - Champagne and Chips December 12, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I’ve started meal planning because it saves so much money to just do one big shop- as horrible as that shop is πŸ™‚

    • Reply Bec December 13, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      I have been doing it online!!!!! Buying the basics on line then getting some top ups from the organic store on Gertrude st because it’s just so easy!

  • Reply Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid December 12, 2014 at 11:19 am

    I think this post should be renamed “Suppers to salivate over!” I spy with my little eye, an egg and asparagus galette. And I’m totes checking out the eggs in leftover chilli. We always meal plan because it saves time, money and worrying about what to cook every night. I’m loving all these ideas!

    • Reply Bec December 12, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      It saves so much time and energy – I couldn’t get through the week without it! I know.. I am a fan of eggs. As a vego they give me soem good stuff I couldn’t function without! Thanks Sammie x

  • Reply Danielle L December 12, 2014 at 9:01 am

    All delicious and perfect for this time of the year when you are making lots of things for functions so want quick, easy and healthy for dinner. I especially like the pea and halloumi salad.

  • Reply Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ December 11, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Probably the only reason why I can go back home in Europe is that I miss my kitchen, I miss cooking my own meals. Now I would love to make these dishes (I like them all) and tag you!

    • Reply Bec December 12, 2014 at 9:02 am

      The European kitchens are too small aren’t they?! yes yes please do if you make any! x

  • Reply Lucy @ Bake Play Smile December 11, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Yum, yum and yum! Especially the baked eggs, the brown fried rice and the sweet potato rosti. I love dinners like this!!!

    • Reply Bec December 11, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      Simple, delicious and easy!!!

  • Reply Tegan December 11, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Yuum I would love to try the Sticky Eggplant Stirfry! I love making stirfry, I don’t know why I don’t usually add eggplant!

    Tegan xx – Permanent Procrastination

    • Reply Bec December 11, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      I had a similar thought.. I took it upon myself to change that! Sticky eggplant here I come

  • Reply Emma December 11, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Talk about food porn Bec, every single thing looks amazing.

    • Reply Bec December 11, 2014 at 9:56 am

      Naw shucks.. thank you. I would cook all day if I could!

  • Reply Rebecca@Figs and Pigs December 11, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Some great inspiration for my shopping list especially loving the look of the baked eggs and chili. I had brown fried rice for tea tonight. Thanks πŸ™‚

    • Reply Bec December 11, 2014 at 9:55 am

      How great is it? Simple, cheaper and healthier than takeout!

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