Dinner is trickier when you have more mouths to feed than your own. Granted, my baby is not to the age where he takes anything but breast milk but I’m already noticing how I have less time on my hands to make food. However, I think instead of throwing in the towel and resorting to only take out and frozen foods (don’t worry we eat that too), it’s important for me to find easy recipes to make that are delicious and nutritious for us now and for when we have more mouths to feed. These sheet pan steak fajitas were so easy to make and quite tasty if I do say so myself.
Dinner Made Easy
It’s easy to see everyone’s social media feed and think that you either have to be all or nothing when it comes to health and nutrition. However, that could not be farther from the truth. For sustainable & long term nutrition it’s important that we focus on working smarter not harder when it comes to nutrition. We can have a life and still meal prep but we need to stop overcomplicating it. I love easy dinner recipes because while I love cooking I don’t love taking hours to prep my food each week. The good news is that My cookbook has a ton of good ideas and aside from these sheet pan steak fajitas, I also have a few other easy dinner ideas including:
Beef, It Is Totally What’s For Dinner
Beef can get such a bad reputation. While, yes plants (aka fruits & vegetables) are super important to a healthy diet they aren’t the only foods that we can eat to gain health. Beef is a good source of things like iron, choline & zinc that are needed in a variety of processes in the body (especially during pregnancy). So then why does it get a bad rep? Usually because people are concerned about saturated fat which can lead to increased heart disease risk.
However, if you look for a lean cut and/or find a local farm that has grass-fed cows or lean cuts of meat available, it’s easy to reduce your saturated fat intake while continuing to incorporate red meat in your diet. I’m not saying eat red meat for every meal but what I am saying is to not be afraid to incorporate it into your diet. It’s a great source of protein, can be super tasty and has plenty of micronutrients that your body needs to function optimally.
Easy Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas
There is nothing better than an easy dinner that is also delicious. I have made chicken fajitas before but this is now my version of fajitas using steak. I love switching my protein options up and LOVE a sheet pan recipe as it’s not only easy to make but also easy to clean up. We don’t have a dishwasher right now so the easier it is to clean up, the more likely I am to make it.
What You Need to Make Sheet Pan Fajitas
Oil: I prefer avocado oil as it’s mild in flavor and holds up well in higher temperatures
Spices: I keep a ton of spices on hand so that I can switch it up when I get bored but if you’re short on time, feel free to use a taco seasoning pack and it will work just as well.
Lime Juice: citrus helps to enhance flavor and is great if you are trying to reduce salt or avoid it for those <1 year old in the household.
Red Onion: you can use any kind of onion but I just love the vibrant color, feel free to use a small or large one or even 2 if you love onions
Bell Peppers: I love getting a variety of colors because it makes the dish look more vibrant but feel free to use any color you have or that is on sale.
Steak: I prefer a leaner cut when it comes to steak so I used a sirloin but you can also use a flank steak, filet mignon or any other lean cut of steak you can find.
Steak for the Whole Family
Now that I have a little guy at home, I like to think about what dinner time will look like with him over the next few (errrrrrr 18+ years). This recipes I designed to be made for the whole family no matter what age (unless under 6 months of age because they are not eating food yet.) I’ve included in the notes of the recipe how to prepare this for your little ones but the nice thing is that these fajitas can totally be finger food. You can even change up the spices if you think that the little one might not like as much chili powder or paprika!
Alright, enough of me rambling, here is this easy to make and easy to clean up steak recipe for you and the whole family.
Want a delicious & nutritious dinner but don’t want to be cooking for hours? This recipe is for you and for the whole family to enjoy.
2 Tbsp oil (avocado, olive oil, etc.)
2 tsp Chili Powder
2 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Cumin
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
Juice of 1 Lime
1/2 teaspoon Salt, optional
1 red onion, thinly sliced
3 bell peppers, thinly sliced
1–1/2 to 2 lbs steak (flank, sirloin, etc.)
Optional: tortillas, guac, sour cream, cheese, etc
Preheat oven to 400°F
Grease a large baking sheet or line with foil
In a large bowl, whisk together oil, spices & lime juice
Add steak, onion & peppers to bowl with oil & spices and stir to coat evenly
Add steak & veggies to baking sheet in one layer and bake in oven for 12-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender and steak is cooked to desired doneness.
Serve in tortillas with toppings of choice.
Want to serve to little ones? Here are some notes:
- Omit salt for those under 1 year of age
- For 6-9 mo. cut steak into larger pieces (about the size of 2 fingers) for 6-9 months OR puree steak either solo or with peppers & onions in a blender with water (start with 1-2 Tbsp of water and add more to reach desired texture).
- For 9-12 months shred steak
- For 12+ mo cut into cubes or smaller shreds
- Calories: 242
- Fat: 14
- Carbohydrates: 3
- Protein: 25
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