You work full time, your kids have multiple after-school activities and schedules don’t always mesh. How do you put satisfying meals on the table with limited time?
Forget frozen pizza and provide your family with the healthy and tasty dinners you want to serve in 15 minutes or less.
Quick & Yummy Dinners For Busy Families on the Go
Do you want to serve “comfort food” on a busy week night? You can prepare sloppy joes on potato buns in the time that it takes to brown hamburger. All you need are a pound of fresh ground beef, a can of sloppy joe sauce and a package of potato buns just like those that come from Klosterman Baking Company. Add a side of frozen broccoli, steamed in the microwave with a little bit of butter and salt to complete this meal.
Only have five minutes? Chicken Cesar salad is a hearty and healthy meal that takes no time. Add precooked, diced chicken to a bag of Cesar salad mix and dinner is done. Serve with dinner rolls and fruit cups to make it more filling.
Stir Fry is great for people who love quick Asian cuisine. All you have to do is sauté frozen stir fry vegetables in a hot skillet. Add diced leftover meat like chicken or steak and then serve over steamed white or brown rice. Cooking rice sometimes takes up to 15 minutes, and so you should probably check your local store for instant rice options that allows the rice to cook in under five minutes.
Do you wish you had time to prepare a pasta feast? You can serve a hearty “baked” pasta dish in minutes. While your pasta boils, open a jar of sauce and heat it up. Alternate layers of sauce, pasta and shredded cheese in a baking dish, ending with a layer of cheese. Put under the broiler to melt and brown the top layer of cheese. To make it more of an Italian feast, just add a salad of chopped lettuce and cherry tomatoes and some store bought garlic bread.
Breakfast for Dinner
Are you craving something different buy you’re too much in a hurry? Breakfast for dinner is a quick and tasty option. In fact, it takes just minutes and you only need a good pancake mix and the ability to scramble some eggs. If making pancakes in a rush is too much for you, then you could easily get the already frozen type from the store and heat those in the microwave. Or you could actually just freeze your own the next time you make them in the morning and save them for the right night to have them for dinner.
All of these meals are easy to make and great options for the next time you have to feed your family under a time crunch. This way, your children will never have to go to their ballet lessons, baseball practices or any other extra-curricular activity hungry ever again.
This is a guest post written by Hannah Whittenly. Hannah is a freelance writer from Sacramento, California. A mother of two, Hannah enjoys writing on blogs of all niches.