Perfect Dinner Ideas For When You're Feeling Lazy

Perfect Dinner Ideas For When You're Feeling Lazy
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Ugh. Cooking! Can't we just eat cereal for every meal?

The days of a popping a Top Ramen in the microwave or eating Pop Tarts for breakfast should be over by now. But that also doesn't mean you need to slave over the stove for hours for a good dinner.

For the days when you just want to eat Chef Boyardee straight from the can, here are some super easy dinner options. This way you'll actually get a healthy meal and feel like an adult...for at least part of the day.

Stuffed Avocado with Shrimp

Honestly, you wouldn't even have to put this on a plate if you didn't feel like it. The avocado shells make their own bowl! Plus, you're basically eating guac for dinner, but in a healthy way.

Find the recipe at LeafTV.

One Pan Roasted Chicken and Veggies

You basically chop up chicken, chop up whatever veggies you want and throw it in the oven for 15 minutes. It's lazy but delicious.

Find the recipe at Gimme Delicious.

Avocado Sweet Potato Hash

If you need a fast meal, breakfast for dinner is a great option. But that doesn't mean you're stuck with lame scrambled eggs and gross old frozen sausage. This sweet potato hash is fast, delicious, gluten free, Whole 30 compliant, it's got it all.

Find the recipe at Dine and Dish.

Mini Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie sounds amazing, but that's gotta take forever, right? Actually, these are done in under a half hour. With some crescent rolls or biscuit dough, a muffin tin, some chicken and frozen veggies, you're more than halfway to an awesome comfort food dinner.

Find the recipe at The Food Charlatan.

Mason Jar Taco Salads

These are cute and you don't actually have to cook up anything. Using precooked chicken (you can find it in the refrigerated section of your grocery or use a precooked rotisserie chicken), some lettuce, beans, cheese and a simple dressing, you've got a meal in about 5 minutes. If you want to be even lazier, just put ranch on this and call it a day.

Find the recipe at The Seasoned Mom.

Lazy Girl Lasagna

If you want to be fancy while still being lazy, this lasagna is perfect. By using a few short cuts you get this amazing Italian dish done in less time than it takes to watch Vanderpump Rules

Get the recipe at A Pinch of Healthy.

Loaded Tater Tot Skewers

If you want a little extra snack or you have to provide for a party at the last second, you can't do better than these Tot Skewers. No one will care that it took about 5 minutes of effort. They'll be stuffing their face with tots.

Find the recipe at Made With Happy.

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

Put the phone down, you're not ordering Chinese take out again. Using spaghetti squash instead of noodles (feel free to use any veggie noodles you want, zucchini, sweet potato, whatever), this is super low carb and low calorie. Feel free to use soy sauce instead of coconut aminos and regular sugar instead of coconut sugar if that's what you have on hand.

Find the recipe at Little Bits Of.

4-Ingredient Chicken Enchilada Casserole

There's really only four ingredients, you pretty much put everything in a dish and put it in the oven. Lazy. Great.

Find the recipe at My Recipe Magic.

Chocolate and Raspberry Mug Cake

If you went to all the trouble of making a lazy dinner, you deserve a lazy dessert. This one is honestly as healthy as a cake can be and will still satisfy your chocolate cravings.

Find the recipe at The Big Man's World.