What I Make for Dinner When I Don’t Feel Like Cooking

Source: Gimme Delicious

No matter what I do or where I am in my life, it’s absolutely inevitable that a couple of times a week, I just do not feel like cooking. But a girl’s gotta eat (and doesn’t always want to order takeout) so an arsenal of easy dinner recipes has a permanent spot in my brain for when I just can’t muster up the will to really cook.

It’s easy to turn to scrambled eggs or PB&J for those dreaded nights, but I’m here to inform you that that need not be the case. You can make easy meals with just as minimal effort, but that will give you a little more oomph (and ideally, a little more nutritional value). Hitting that sweet spot between minimal effort and filling you up is key, and the balance is one that can be mastered with a bit of trial and error (and for me, the help of my air fryer).

Looking for some go-to, simple recipes to add to your weekly rotation? We’ve got you covered.


1. Chicken Ranch Wraps


2. Orange Tofu and Edamame Stir-Fry

Source: Recipe Runner


3. Skillet Chicken Penne Pasta

Source: Cookin Canuck


4. Broccoli Pesto Pasta


5. Avocado Shrimp Salad

Source: Pinch of Yum


6. Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi


7. Huevos Rancheros


8. Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps


9. Bacon And Egg Ramen

Source: Tasty


10. Sheet Pan Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli 


11. Caprese Panini


12. Spicy Black Bean Burger Bowl


13. Pesto Quinoa Salad

Source: Taste of Home


14. Chicken Cucumber Pitas

Source: Taste of Home


15. Burrito Bowls