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5 Easy Family Dinners To Make This Week

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on repeat, and I’ve gotta tell ya…I’m already running out of ideas on what to make the kiddies every night. How about you? While grocery shopping is not the same with popular items being out of stock on any given day, I’m finding that I need to be more flexible when planning for dinners with an abundance of ideas depending on what is stocked. I needed some go-to dinner recipes to have in my back pocket for the new year and I have found five amazing ones that my kids love!

Veggie Stir Fry 

Easy Stir fry and made in less than 30 minutes! You could do this with all of your frozen veggies like sugar snap peas, broccoli, peppers, carrots, onions, and cauliflower. For this one I also added in chicken, but you can do tofu or beef too. Start out with garlic chopped in sesame oil, next add in your chicken and cook thoroughly. Add in your veggies. Once everything is cooked top with soy sauce or teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds. This one is my kids favorite. I also serve with brown rice on the side. 

Panko Crusted Fish, Roasted Potatoes, and Cabbage/Carrot Slaw

Cue the brass band, because your taste buds are about to take a trip to the Big Easy! We’re talking ultra-crunchy blackened tilapia fillets with sides of cabbage-carrot slaw and crispy, smoky potato wedges. It’s all finished with a drizzle of zingy remoulade and some extra hot sauce, if you’re really looking to have a wild night. Found this one on Hello Fresh!

All Green Primavera 

I’m obsessed  with this super easy dish I made by Chrissy Teagan’s Cravings cookbook! This all green primavera is the perfect mix of comfort food and veggies!

Sausage, Potato & Broccoli Sheet Pan

Nothing like a one pan dinner and it makes for easy clean up too! Check out this one pan sausage (I like to use chicken sausage), potato, broccoli and cauliflower. We made this one last week inspired by Mary’s Whole Life! You can see the full recipe here!

Turkey Chili

I sort of change this one up every time I make it depending on what I have in my cabinets. So start off with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1pd of turkey meat in a big pot. Halfway through being cooked, I add a chopped onion (can use garlic too). Once fully cooked, I add in the seasoning:

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 dried oregano

1/2 cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Mix together, and then add 1 large can of crushed tomatoes, can of chopped tomatoes, beans – I use all of them… kidney, chick peas, black beans, cannelloni beans. Can also add in corn. Next I let everything simmer for about thirty minutes. Top with avocado, cheese, sour cream, chives!


Now it’s your turn – what are you cooking this week? Leave your recipes in the comments below!



This post was originally published on March 26th, 2020.

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7 thoughts on “5 Easy Family Dinners To Make This Week”

  1. I’m starting to run out of ideas as well. I’ll have to try these recipes and look at getting Chrissy Teagan’s cookbook.

  2. Oh my goodness! You just gave me some fabulous delicious dinner ideas! Some of them are really easy to make!

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