six allergy-friendly weeknight Dinners
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6 allergy-friendly weeknight meal ideas for the new year

These six allergy-friendly weeknight meal ideas are the perfect way to start your new year. In addition to being mostly top 8 free, these quick and easy weeknight dinners are kid-friendly and great for meal prepping.  Add these healthy dinner suggestions to your weeknight rotation.




It’s the start of the new year and if you’re like me, you’ve been in the kitchen a lot these past months. Also, if you’re like me, you’re working remotely from home. Which means more weeknight dinners and meal preps. Having a toddler at home with me all day has forced me to get creative with my time. The last thing I want to do after  7 hours worth of zoom meetings is cook! That being said I’ve compiled a list of six allergy-friendly weeknight meal ideas that have helped me get over the hump. These weeknight meals are soy, gluten, egg, dairy, and nut-free. 

These quick and easy weeknight dinners can be made in advance. Additionally, any leftovers can be stored in the freezer and pulled out on evenings where cooking is simply not an option.  Did I mention that these weeknight meals are kid-friendly? Although I only have a 2-year-old kid, I would imagine if she likes them so will your kids!


Top 6 Allergy-Friendly Weeknight Meal Ideas


Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Skillet

Roasted sweet potatoe and quinoa skillet

One of my favorite Fall dishes is this Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Skillet. A delicious and healthy warm quinoa salad with sauteed kale and spinach, roasted sweet potatoes, perfectly seasoned quinoa, and dried cranberries. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and perfect for workweek meal prep, side dish, or a stand-alone weeknight meal!


Crispy Gluten-free Sesame Honey Glazed Chicken

Crispy Gluten Free Sesame Honey Glazed Chicken (1)

This crispy gluten-free sesame honey glazed chicken recipe is a delicious gluten-free, family-friendly weeknight dinner. These crispy chicken tenderloins are coated in brown rice flour, fried to golden perfection, and drenched in a soy-free Asian-inspired glaze. Pair your crispy sesame honey glazed chicken with fried rice or your favorite stir-fry veggies for an easy weeknight meal.


Easy Lemon Chicken and Potatoes in Foil

Lemon chicken and potatoes

This quick and easy baked chicken and potatoes dish is the perfect weeknight meal. I found this recipe for Easy Lemon Chicken and Potatoes in Foil on Damn Delicious. After trying it a few times, I couldn’t resist sharing it on my blog. Your family will love these tangy, tender, and juicy foil-baked chicken and potatoes.


Gluten-free Sesame Chicken and Broccoli on Turmeric Rice

This gluten-free sesame chicken and broccoli on turmeric rice is sure to excite even the pickiest eaters. An easy weeknight dinner consisting of gluten-free, lightly fried chicken chunks, fresh broccoli, and instant rice. Your family will never know that this easy chicken recipe is both soy-free and dairy-free.


Korean BBQ Beef Bowls

Who knew that making Korean BBQ at home could be so easy? I recently came across a recipe for Korean BBQ sauce and decided to throw together this simple, budget-friendly recipe. If you love Korean BBQ, check out my recipe for these tasty Korean BBQ Beef Bowls. The sauce consists of ingredients you probably already have and can be made in advance. Additionally, meats like ground chicken or pork can easily be substituted for beef. This easy weeknight meal can be made in 15 minutes or less.


6-ingredient Chicken Fajita Salad

Chicken Fajita Salad

This quick and easy 6-ingredient Chicken Fajita Salad Recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner. It consists of six simple ingredients that I’m sure are already in your pantry. Pair this fajita salad with my chipotle-honey vinaigrette for a real treat.




I hope you find this list of six allergy-friendly weeknight meal ideas a helpful way to jumpstart your new year. If you make these recipes I’d love for you to tag me #gristleandgossip on INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, and PINTEREST. Sharing your creative content and recipe modifications bring me much joy! Thanks for reading!


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