May 25, 2024


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This Harvest Tray Bake Makes an Easy Weeknight Meal

This Harvest Tray Bake Makes an Easy Weeknight Meal

This family-friendly meal is perfect for busy weeknights!

Our harvest tray bake is healthy and delicious.

Having a busy night? Save time with this simple harvest tray bake! All you have to do is lay the ingredients on a tray, season it, and pop it in the oven. You’ll have a yummy and healthy dinner that’s ready in about 20 minutes! It’s also packed with nutritious, seasonal ingredients which is perfect for the season!

Eating Seasonally

Sheet pan meals are excellent for cooking for a crowd.

To eat seasonally, focus on buying produce that is locally and recently harvested. For example, you’d go for things like apples, pumpkin, and squash in the fall. It’s also usually cheaper to buy seasonally because produce that has been harvested locally doesn’t have to travel as far to get to you and they are in abundance at that time of year. So, with this dish you’re not only saving money, but you’re celebrating the season. Try to visit your local farmer’s market to get the freshest ingredients (especailly for things like apples, squash, and parsnips) and to support your community’s farms.

Simple Tray Bake

This simple meal is perfect for busy weeknights.

Tray bakes are my go-to for days (or nights) when I’m busy, lazy, or trying to clean out the fridge. Any veggies and protein will work, which makes it just so easy to adjust for the season. This harvest tray bake has whole, simple, and seasonal ingredients that can be prepped and ready in less than 30 minutes. To make it even easier and less time consuming, buy pre-cut veggies. 

Bake This Harvest Tray

Feel free to switch up the veggies you use according to the season!

Preheat the oven to 400 °F. Drizzle one tablespoon of olive oil over the chicken breast and season with one tablespoon of Herbes De Provence, salt, and pepper. Spread your butternut squash, red onion, parsnips, brussels sprouts, and apples out evenly on a baking tray. Drizzle the veggies with one tablespoon of olive oil and the rest of the Herbs De Provence. Place the chicken on the pan and bake for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, flip the chicken and veggies and bake for approximately 10 more minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

Other Tray Bake Ideas

This meal is full of nutritious veggies and lean protein.

If tray bakes are your thing (like me!), check out some more tasty tray bake and sheet pan recipes that we offer! Keep in mind that they come in super handy when cooking for a crowd, prepping your meals ahead of time, or when you’re in need of an easy weeknight meal. 

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