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Sheet-Pan Meals That Make Clean-Up a Breeze

Balsamic Chicken and Veggies

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Balsamic vinegar makes for a great condiment or dressing because it's virtually calorie-free, but it adds quite a bit of flavor. And when balsamic vinegar is cooked, it reduces and becomes sweeter—delicious atop otherwise everyday ingredients in this recipe for Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Veggies. Other low-cal, high-flavor ingredients? Fresh herbs like sage, rosemary, and thyme. Natural sweetness from the cooked onion doesn't hurt, either. (Have you tried these 13 Never-Fail Flavor Combinations?)

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Pork Chops and Apples Sheet-Pan Dinner

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Pork chops and apples are a classic combination in this sheet-pan dinner. The recipe amps up the combo with actual apples as opposed to applesauce. And honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg lend just the right amount of spice to this flavorful dish.

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Moroccan Chicken Sheet-Pan Dinner

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Warning: This Moroccan Chicken Sheet-Pan Dinner may inspire serious wanderlust. Spiced with traditional Moroccan flavors like olives, white onions, and, of course, a hint of lemon, it may just make you want to book a flight tonight.

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Steak, Asapargus, and Tomato Sheet-Pan Dinner

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Choose a lean piece of meat for this indulgent Steak, Asparagus, and Tomato Sheet-Pan recipe to help lighten things up—and buy grass-fed and organic beef whenever possible. Although this recipe suggests making a cream-heavy, blue cheese sauce to pair with it, you might want to pick up a bottle of Greek yogurt-based blue cheese dressing or make your own dip instead. (Psst... Here's Everything You Need to Know About Asparagus.)

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Roasted Curry Shrimp & Zucchini Sheet-Pan Meal

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This Roasted Curry Shrimp and Zucchini might fit all on one pan, but by no means does that mean this dish is simple; in fact, it's probably the most flavorful of the bunch. Likewise, since zucchini is so versatile (hello, zoodles), it seeps up the delicious flavors and spices sprinkled throughout without adding any competing tastes.

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Pineapple and Ham Farro "Fried Rice"

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Call it the stuff that dreams are made of: Here's a "fried rice" that's neither fried nor composed of rice. Instead, this Pineapple and Ham Fried Rice uses farro—an ancient grain you should get to know—which has a nuttier flavor and a denser texture. Pineapple is packed with digestive enzymes like bromelain, which expedites the digestion of proteins, AKA the other star ingredient in this dish: ham.

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Sheet-Pan Breakfast Pizza

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While most of the things you can make on a sheet pan are better suited for lunch or dinner, you'll want this Easy Sheet-Pan Breakfast Pizza to make a cameo first thing on a weekend morning (or any time, really). Not only is it easy to prepare, but it also lets you swap in whichever ingredients you're in the mood for—or the ingredients you want to secretly sneak in. (Need more breakfast ideas? We've got 10 Healthy Recipes for Freezer Meals.)

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Sheet-Pan Stir-Fry

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What we love the most about Oven-Baked Sheet-Pan Asian Stir Fry is that you can use any protein, including tofu, beef, pork, chicken, or shrimp. (Basically: Ask yourself what you have in the house right now.) Plus, you can prep the entire thing ahead of time and have it ready to hit the oven. Just store it in the fridge or the freezer 'til you're ready to cook.

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Spice-Crusted Pork Roast, Potatoes, and Vegetables

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When you "crust" any protein, you're making it extra delicious, especially when it comes to health foods (think: almonds, pistachios, panko—you get the drift). Here, a Spanish-inspired crust made from spices pairs wonderfully with roast pork. You may want to sear it first in a pan for a minute or two, but this Spice-Crusted Pork, Potatoes, and Vegetables sheet-pan recipe is so tasty, we promise it's worth the little bit of extra clean-up.

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Deconstructed Chicken Caesar Salad

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This has to be the most glamorous looking Caesar salad you've ever seen, right? This recipe for Deconstructed Chicken Caesar Salad uses a sheet pan to display the ingredients in their complete form. It's easy to skip the parmesan (although we're not sure why you would, because cheese can be healthy) to reduce some calories.


Sheet-Pan Honey Mustard Chicken and Vegetables

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Chicken thighs are more afforable than white meat chicken breasts, but just as delicious (and without skin, relatively similar in terms of its nutrition). Plus, with a marinade like the one used in this Sheet-Pan Honey Mustard Chicken and Vegetables, everything comes out glazed and delicious—parnsips, carrots, and mini red potatoes. Yum!

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Garlic Roasted Salmon with Brussel Sprouts

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Brussels sprouts are delicious, and insanely healthy. Also yummy: garlic. Combining the two with a superfood protein like wild salmon, which is packed with healthy fats and omega-3 acids, makes for a well-rounded dinner. In this Garlic Roasted Salmon with Brussels Sprouts sheet-pan meal the trick was using garlic-infused olive oil to roast everything—give it a try next time you're cooking something up that needs a little extra flavor.

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