7 Lazy, Veggie-Packed Dinner Ideas

7 Lazy, Veggie-Packed Dinner Ideas

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Sheela Prakash
Oct 3, 2017
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We all have those days when we feel so tired and lazy that the thought of assembling dinner feels daunting. The good news is that it doesn't have to be. A wholesome meal, packed with good-for-you ingredients like vegetables and beans, is 100 percent obtainable during these moments. The trick is to lean on store-bought conveniences — like pre-cut vegetables and canned goods — and use quick cooking techniques to get the job done without much effort.

1. Crispy Sheet Pan Gnocchi and Veggies

You don't even need to bother boiling the gnocchi for this recipe. Instead, it gets roasted right next to veggies on a sheet pan for a quick dinner that's easy to clean up after.

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2. Garlicky Broccoli Subs

A sandwich is the ultimate dinner when you're in a lazy mood, as it's comforting, satisfying, and doesn't even require utensils. This vegetarian one is packed with garlicky roasted broccoli and tangy Peppadew peppers.

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3. Weeknight Vegetable Stir-Fry

Gather whatever odds and ends of vegetables you may have in the crisper drawer to assemble this quick stir-fry. It's faster than takeout and much more wholesome.

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4. Slow Cooker Vegan Lentil Chili

Toss a few cans of beans and tomatoes and some pre-cut squash in a slow cooker and without barely lifting a finger you'll have a warm, hearty meal waiting for you when you get home at the end of the day.

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5. Sweet Potato Fajitas

A fajita dinner may seem like a lot of work, but this meatless version couldn't be easier. Toss a bunch of cut sweet potatoes, peppers, and onion on a sheet pan and let the oven do the work while you gather the store-bought salsa.

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6. Smoky Roasted Vegetable Hummus Bowl

A tub of hummus from the grocery store can most definitely be dinner if it's piled with a mix of smoky roasted vegetables and served with plenty of pita.

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7. Feta and Tomato Braised Chickpeas

This five-ingredient dinner really doesn't need much more than a bed of brown rice or crusty bread to make it a meal. It's also worth making a double batch, as it's great packed for lunch the next day.

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