Sheet pan dinners have to be one of the simplest dinners we can make. Since they are so simple they make a great meal especially during the holidays when life gets a little crazy. Here are the top 3 reasons why you might want to check out a sheet pan dinner for dinner tonight. Scroll down for a roundup of some sheet pan dinners you can make tonight.
Easy to Customize
If there are certain foods you can’t eat due to allergies, sensitivities or just plain preference sheet pan dinners are very flexible. It’s very easy to swap out broccoli for another veggie like cauliflower. The trick to switching out veggies is making sure you pick something that would have a similar cooking time. If you do switch out the veggie with something that has a quicker cook time you’ll want to add that veggie maybe halfway into the cooking time.
Less Dirty Dishes
This could be the number one reason sheet pan dinners are so cool. Less dishes means less to worry about for cleanup which equals more time for you. Do I need to say more?
Veggies and Protein
A dinner goal should always be to have some veggies on your plate. You always want protein too but I find that nutrient is always a given when you think any meal. Sheet pan dinners can make veggies the star of the meal instead of being the afterthought. Roasted veggies have to be the best way to eat veggies. Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of all veggies.
Amanda is a pizza loving registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in mindfulness and gut health. She quickly realized that gut health goes beyond the gut; it is also about honoring our gut feelings. She is the creator of The Mindful Gut™ which uses science and strategy to help people improve their gut health.