Three delicious sheet pan dinners that my family loves.
These three delicious sheet pan dinners are great because they use whole food ingredients. You can switch up the veggies to what is best for your family’s preferences so that there is something for everyone to enjoy.
I was inspired to make some delicious sheet pan dinners when I was searching one of my favorite sites called Feasting At Home. You can find some more great sheet pan recipes here.
Offering kids choices before meals
Offering my kids choices when preparing meals is super helpful. “Do you want asparagus or snow peas” is a great way to offer a choice.
Choices are super important and a great strategies for kids, especially picky eaters, because it gives them a sense of control and independence.
They are contributing to the meal and when they contribute they are more likely to try something. Including them in the choices, even if they are not eating a specific food right now is such an important place to start because it can often be the least stressful and decrease pressure.
It can decrease stress when it comes time to sit down to the meal because they know already know what is being prepared.
My oldest loves baby potatoes cooked in the oven which you can find that recipe here. I chose potatoes in the recipe below because they were a preferred food for my oldest.
In order to make the meal more appealing add a preferred food so that your child will not have as much stress coming to the table. Instead, they will come to the table knowing there is something they can eat and enjoy.
Delicious Sheet Pan Dinners: Salmon, Potatoes, Snow Peas
Bag of organic baby potatoes
1 lb wild salmon
Bag of snow peas
Olive oil Seasoning (I used 21 Seasoning Salute by Trader Joes)
Earth Balance Butter
Garlic cloves (2)
Lemon (juice and zest from the lemon)
Put potatoes in glass bowl with a little water on the bottom. Heat for about 4 to 5 minutes. Drain the water and toss with a little olive oil. Add in about half to one tablespoon of the Trader Joe’s seasoning.
Preheat the oven to 425. Put salmon, potatoes, and snow peas on a sheet pan. Spread garlic butter mixture over the salmon. Garlic butter recipe is below.
Put a little olive oil on the snow peas and sprinkle with sea salt pepper and lemon zest. If you don’t want to use olive oil you can use water to coat the peas.
1 tablespoon earth balance butter, 2 finely chopped garlic cloves, 1/2 tablespoon seasoning by Trader Joe’s, and juice from 1/4 lemon wedge. Mix all together and spread on top of fish.
Bake on 425 for 20 minutes.
For lunch the next day you can have salmon, potatoes, and snow peas over a mixed green with some type of Italian, balsamic vinaigrette, or poppy seed dressing.
Shrimp Stir Fry
1 lb wild or local caught shrimp
2 carrots (cut into small pieces)
2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup snow peas or fresh green beans
1 cauliflower head (chopped into thin pieces)
Frozen bag of organic brown rice (optional if you want to make a stir fry bowl…see below)
Mayo, DF plain yogurt, extra sriracha (optional if you want to make a stir fry bowl..see below)
For the sauce:
3 tbsp Tamari (gluten free) or soy sauce (you can also use coconut aminos)
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp coconut sugar (can use brown sugar if you don’t have coconut sugar)
3-4 garlic clove pieces finely chopped
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp sriracha
¼ cup mayo + ¼ cup plain unsweetened dairy free plain yogurt
1 tbsp sriracha
Mix the above ingredients and set aside. If you don’t have yogurt then you can definitely just use the mayo.
For the sauce mix all sauce ingredients into a bowl, stir, and set aside.
Peel shrimp and clean.
Place cauliflower, green beans or snow peas (can use both), and broccoli on a sheet pan. Pour a little sauce on top of them. Make sure to reserve some sauce to pour over the shrimp.
Cook on 425 for about 10-15 minutes.
Then place shrimp on the pan and pour remaining sauce over them. Cook until they are nice and pink. You can eat this as is or you can make it into a stir fry bowl like we did below:
I used a bag of frozen organic brown rice as our base. I heated the rice in a glass bowl with a little veggie broth (you can use water) in the microwave.
Once heated I placed rice on the plate. I placed the veggies and shrimp on top. We made a sriracha mayo sauce to place on top to add a little spice to the dish.
Low Country Boil
1 lb wild or local shrimp
2-4 ears of corn
2 cups baby organic potatoes
Asparagus (One bundle chopped into smaller pieces)
Old Bay seasoning
Chop potatoes and place in a glass bowl with a little water to cover the bottom of the bowl. Cook in the microwave for about 5 minutes. Drain water and place potatoes on a sheet pan.
Husk the corn and break into halves. Place corn on pan as well.
Chop asparagus and place on the sheet pan. Sprinkle the corn, potatoes, and asparagus with a little olive oil and old bay.
Cook on 425 for about 15 minutes.
Then place shrimp on the pan and sprinkle with old bay. Cook until pink.
This is a delicious sheet pan meal that has something that everyone will love! Therefore everyone can enjoy the meal.
These three delicious sheet pan dinners are easy and more than likely will please every eater in your house. I love these because they take less than 30 minutes.
You literally just throw ingredients on a pan and place in the oven. Perfect for us who like to multitask because there is not a lot of prepping and cooking! You can mix and match ingredients to best suit your family.
Comment below to share your favorite sheet pan dinner or hack that makes dinner time less stressful and leaves more time for family time!