Deliver Flavor and Nutrition with Six Easy Dinner Recipes
As we return to busy schedules full of sports, homework and weeknight activities, having a plan for nutritious and easy meals can be achievable!
Making a balanced, nutritious dinner and eating together as a family is a top priority for me. But I’m not going to lie: the time to plan a menu, write out a grocery list and do the shopping and unloading of food is intense. And that’s before I even start cooking each night!
We probably agree: we want recipes that don’t require hours (or, really anything more than 30 minutes!) in the kitchen after a busy day working. They, of course, need to be delicious. These recipes hit that mark.
They require minimal prep and call for ingredients that most of us keep on hand. They also use vegetables, lean protein and dairy foods that provide nutrients people of all ages need to grow and maintain strong bodies and minds.
Play beat the clock with these mini tostadas. Your broiler is your friend with these street taco corn tortillas. Topped with a tangy yogurt spread, cumin-seasoned chicken-and-veggies and shredded cheese, dinner is ready in 25 minutes.
Salmon is a kid-friendly seafood to serve your family because it generally doesn’t taste “too fishy.” Tangy feta cheese and herb-and-garlic flavored tomatoes makes this dinner feel special.
This plant-based vegetarian meal is as easy as cooking a pan of pasta. The no-cook sauce of two cheeses is made creamy with some reserved hot pasta cooking liquid.
Warm and fragrant curry powder mixed with a bit of fiery cayenne pepper add spice to this creamy-sauced version of chicken and veggies. To keep it quick, serve it over brown rice from packages that need just 90 seconds in the microwave.
Sometimes you only have time to make sandwiches for dinner. If that’s the case, try this one! If your kids aren’t blue cheese fans, you can substitute any shredded cheese they enjoy; I’ve made this with shredded medium Cheddar, and it was just as good!
This easy skillet entrée takes the best elements of classic caprese salad—creamy fresh mozzarella, luscious tomatoes, olive oil and basil—and adds seared chicken and balsamic vinegar. The tomato sauce was so good, I was seriously tempted to lick the pan before washing it!