We know just how hectic day-to-day life can be in the week. Juggling work, family, and all-important time for yourself can mean that cooking nutritious, satisfying food falls by the wayside. That’s why we’ve collated this collection of recipes, most of them coming together in under 30 minutes and in one pan or roasting tray. Taking the stress, time and effort out of cooking doesn’t mean skimping on flavour or nutritional value. These recipes all demonstrate how opting for convenient, easy recipes can produce delicious dinners without spending hours in the kitchen.
Save on fuss and washing up with these one-pan dinners, keeping meals really simple while still bursting with flavour, and maximising your time in the evening to relax and unwind. Cooking in one pan allows flavours to develop and mingle together so well, meaning these recipes really make the most of their ingredients. From creamy pasta and warming stews to spiced curries and satiating grains, this collection is perfect for quick midweek dinner inspiration.
It’s hard to resist a creamy pasta that's ready in just 15 minutes. This green beauty also boasts over 40% of your recommended daily iron intake and over 50% of your vitamin C (which helps to improve the amount of iron that the body absorbs).
Make this speedy spicy fried rice in just 20 minutes. Big on flavour, low in effort, you can use pre-cooked rice and whatever veggies you have to hand. The addition of lime and spring onions adds freshness to this great midweek meal. View Recipe
Fancy a flavoursome hearty lunch? This creamy spiced curry with mangetout and peas delivers just that. It freezes well, so can easily be prepared in advance and defrosted for lunch or dinner. Serve with a naan for obligatory dunking.View Recipe
You can thank us later for this quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe. Vibrant, hearty and nourishing, it’s a great speedy option to whip up after a long day. Consider the recipe a base and feel free to swap the chickpeas for lentils, and the broccoli and peas for green beans or edamame. Any leftovers will make a fantastic salad the following day.View Recipe
Make life easy with this simple one-pan orzo. Packed with chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, broccoli and courgettes, it’s bursting with goodness; while the basil, chilli, garlic, shallots and veggie stock ensure it’s all loaded with flavour. The leftovers make a brilliant packed lunch. View Recipe
This one-pan wonder is the saviour of speedy weeknight dinners — using tins and storecupboard staples, embellished with fresh vegetables, it delivers a quick, easy but flavoursome supper. Similar to dhal in terms of texture and body, spoonfuls of tahini and rose harissa are added at the end for instant flavour. Any leftovers make a great lunch the following day. View Recipe
This flavour-packed warm salad is quick, easy and versatile — enjoy with flatbreads or in a toastie for a hearty lunch; or pile high on a baked jacket potato for dinner.View Recipe
Go-to pasta & noodles
You can’t go wrong with pasta or noodles: keep some of each in the cupboard as the ultimate base for plant-based protein and veggies. They’re well known as the cornerstone ingredients of simple, fuss-free dinners, so these recipes are designed to revitalise your often-recycled staples. Our Almond Butter Stir-Fry is the perfect example, and it’s ready in only 15 minutes, while equally there’s nothing wrong with simple classics, like our Simple Tomato & Mushroom Pasta.
This quick and easy lunch makes the perfect midweek meal. View Recipe
Looking for a quick midweek dinner? This speedy stir-fry is crammed full of fresh vegetables and covered in a rich, satisfying sauce. Feel free to substitute any vegetables or noodles with whatever you have. Why not also add some cubes of tofu for extra protein? Simply fry the tofu in the pan for several minutes, before adding the vegetables. View Recipe
Pasta has always been my comfort food; whenever I’m feeling a bit tired after a long day, I head straight to this recipe or a bowl of pesto pasta! The garlic, chilli, paprika and miso add a beautiful flavour to the sautéed tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach, which perfectly coats the pasta in deliciousness. View Recipe
We love almond butter on almost anything, and this stir-fry is no exception. Noodles are mixed with vibrant, crunchy vegetables in a creamy almond butter and tamari sauce. A quick, easy and satisfying supper or lunch.
Feel free to substitute any noodles or vegetables you like. View Recipe
This zero-fuss noodle dish takes just 15 minutes from prep to plate. Flavoured with chilli, maple syrup, tamari and spring onions and packed with nourishing vegetables, it’s great for busy weeknights. View Recipe
Tender melt-in-the-mouth aubergine, fresh rocket, red chilli and lemon, deliver a flavoursome accompaniment to spaghetti in this quick and easy supper. Cutting the aubergine into small pieces means dinner will be on the table in no time.View Recipe
Inspired by the classic Thai noodle dish, for this easy pad Thai, tofu and crunchy beansprouts are tossed with peanuts, coriander, chilli and a zingy sauce. We use flat rice noodles but udon work well too. If you can't find tamarind paste, substitute ½ tablespoon each of coconut sugar and vinegar (any vinegar — apart from balsamic — will work well). View Recipe
Why not ditch the takeaway and choose a DIY ‘fakeaway’? This noodle dish is one of our favourites — full of nutritious veggies and packed with flavour, it’s on the table in the time it would take for your local takeaway to deliver. View Recipe
This creamy comforting pasta dish is ready to serve in under 20 minutes. Perfectly balanced, it contains fibre, plant-based protein and healthy fats, helping to keep blood sugar levels in check.View Recipe
This chickpea stir-fry is full of flavour and great to make when you don't have many ingredients in the house. The thick creamy sauce made from sesame oil, tamari and tahini; almond butter coats the chickpeas, peppers and wilted spinach. We love this on its own but also mixed through rice, noodles or even more roasted veg.View Recipe
Tucking into this fresh crunchy rainbow salad will no doubt fill work colleagues with envy. The addition of mint, pomegranate and pistachios takes a simple salad up a notch, making it a brilliant workday lunch that’s worth getting excited for. View Recipe
This warming noodle soup is made using turmeric for its vibrant colour and aromatic flavours. Quick, easy and nourishing, serve when you’re in need of a wholesome meal in a hurry. View Recipe
You may think you’ve had sesame noodles before, but we promise that you’ve never eaten any this good. Soba noodles are tossed in a fragrant dressing with our ‘ultimate tofu’ and fresh green broccoli, making a supremely satisfying dish. Enjoy warm for lunch or dinner; or cold as a salad, perfect for a picnic or barbecue.View Recipe
No-fuss salads, bowls & traybakes
Bringing together a few simple elements into a salad or traybake results in a satisfying bowl of nutritional goodness in minutes. Traybakes are perfect to pop in the oven while you make a super simple dressing or cook up some green veg to round out the meal, and can be customised to accommodate whatever you have in. The combination of veg, grains and plant-based protein such as tofu or chickpeas provides a satiating meal that ticks multiple nutritional boxes. Crispy, sticky, crunchy or creamy textures mean every mouthful is exciting - quick doesn’t mean boring when it comes to plant-based cooking!
Feel free to use whichever grain you'd like. Keep in mind if using brown rice, it must be cooled appropriately by letting it cool quickly and then immediately put it into the fridge. We recommend spreading the rice onto a large plate or baking tray for faster cooling, rather than keeping it in the pan. Then, as soon as it's cooled, put it into an airtight container in the fridge — never let it sit at room temperature.View Recipe
This is simple, full of amazing flavours, and so easy to bring together. The roasted garlic yoghurt makes a rich, creamy dressing for a traybake full of veggies and protein-rich beans seasoned with smoked paprika, oregano, tangy ginger and a little warm chilli kick. Also makes a super delicious lunch for the next day. View Recipe
A great dish when you fancy something tasty in an instant; in the time it takes to cook the brown rice, the tofu has been marinated and pan-fried to sticky perfection. This recipe is easily doubled to feed a family and any leftovers make a great lunch the following day. View Recipe
This is a very quick salad recipe, which makes it perfect for midweek dinners. The tamari almonds add a delicious crunch to the whole dish, while the cooked sweet potatoes are soft and taste amazing with the quinoa. We love to mix through almond butter, lemon juice and creamy tahini to bring the whole dish together.View Recipe
Are there days when you need dinner on the table fast? This traybake recipe is just the ticket. Consider the vegetables and their quantities as suggestions, rather than rules — bell peppers, baby corn, aubergine, courgettes or cauliflower would all work well. For an extra hit of protein, chop some bite-sized pieces of tofu and add into the mix. View Recipe
Need a nutritious meal in a hurry? This super simple savoury-sweet quinoa salad comes together in under 20 minutes and it’s packed with flavour. View Recipe
This simple yet elegant recipe is great for entertaining friends at breakfast or brunch. You need just a handful of kitchen cupboard essentials and you can get creative with how you serve it - we love ours with brown rice, a dollop of coconut yoghurt and some chopped coriander. Roasting tomatoes on the side makes a beautiful and delicious topping. View Recipe
This twist on the traditional Italian bread salad combines crispy chickpeas, crunchy croutons, sweet tomatoes and sharp vinaigrette for a flavoursome 20-minute lunch.View Recipe
Could there be a more delicious, beautiful way of enjoying veggies this winter? In this satisfying main meal salad, the butternut squash and quinoa are conveniently cooked in one pan — saving both time and washing up. Then simply toss everything together and lunch is served. You can eat this warm, freshly made; or leave it to cool. View Recipe
Looking for a tasty dish, guaranteed to power you through a busy day? This quick and easy salad is big on flavour and combines protein, healthy fats and fibre, leaving you feeling satisfied and full of energy. View Recipe
We’ve doubled up on the vegetables in this recipe so you have enough for dinner one night and lunch the following day. You can omit the toast if you like but we think it makes this salad dinner feel satisfying and indulgent.View Recipe
Caesar salad is such a classic dish, made even more delicious here by the use of kale in place of lettuce. The baked chickpeas give amazing crunch and texture, whilst the cashews make such an incredibly creamy sauce. View Recipe
This recipe takes 25 minutes from start to finish, which means it’s a great post work dinner option during the week, or a lovely simple supper on a Sunday. I love the mix of crunchy tamari roasted almonds with the creamy lime infused pea puree and the gentle sautéed kale and courgette, when it's all tossed in the quinoa it is heaven! View Recipe
If you’re looking for a perfectly balanced lunch or dinner option that will keep you feeling satisfied until your next meal, this easy salad combines complex carbs, fibre, protein and healthy fats — plus it’s on the table in just 20 minutes.View Recipe
Simplicity is something we’re all craving more of in our day-to-day lives in order to make more time for ourselves in an ever-more busy life. These recipes allow delicious, nourishing food to be on the table fast, and provide you with the healthy benefits to power you through even the busiest of weeks. To keep things even simpler, make a plan for the coming week and add the ingredients to a weekly food shop, meaning you’ll avoid having to dash out for a missing component or a quick on-the-go fix. We’re all about simple, quick cooking that’s still delicious, so break the busyness of your week with these delightful dinners and get back time for yourself.