Whether you are searching for a way to cook an unusual CSA vegetable, prepare fish for a crowd, or assemble a meal ahead of time, sheet pan dinners (or as Jake calls them “cookie pans”) are your answer. Sheet pan meals are one of the quickest and easiest ways to prepare a healthy meal. Another amazing perk is that the clean-up is super easy, too. So how do you build a sheet pan meal?
Three easy tips for putting together a foolproof sheet pan meal:
Choose your protein.
There is no doubt that meat provides protein, but so do beans, eggs, nuts, yogurt, and even broccoli. Other ideas are shrimp, (see recipe below) chicken, salmon, beef, or even meatballs.
Add your favorite veggies.
The trick here is choosing a vegetable that will cook at about the same time as your protein. I also love using bags of already chopped and prepped frozen vegetables to save time.
Drizzle with olive oil or avocado oil, salt, and pepper,
and/or whichever homemade marinade you choose and put it in the oven. You will have a delicious and healthy meal in under half an hour.
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