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Quick Dinner Ideas

Happy Monday! Here’s this week’s edition of “Quick Dinner Ideas.”

To me, “quick” dinner ideas doesn’t necessarily mean a meal you can throw together in five minutes. To me, the quick part comes before dinner time by:

  • having a plan for this week’s dinners
  • having the ingredients on hand–(a.k.a. a trip to the grocery)

That is the biggest hurdle to jump in having a quick dinner. Once you do that, for the most part you are set!

For those nights however, that you literally may have minutes to spare, plan a few super simple dinner ideas:

  • light all beef kosher hot dogs (nitrate free if you can find them)
  • pasta
  • scrambled eggs
  • frozen veggie burgers
  • burritos with whatever fillings I have on hand
  • frozen chicken, veggie and pasta “dinner in a bag” from the freezer section of the grocery
  • a crockpot meal that you started in the morning and is ready at dinner time
  • keep raw veggies and fruits on hand to add to a less than ideal dinner

Check out my post 10 Ways to Make “Making Dinner”Easier.

To help with menu planning and grocery shopping, be sure to check out my free printables:
Dinner Planner and Grocery List Printable
Weekly Meal Planner
Printable Grocery List

Okie doke, on to this week’s quick dinner ideas:

, Quick Dinner Ideas,

Corn Chip Chili Bowl
Grocery list:  Canned chili, corn chips, lettuce, tomato, sour cream and Cheddar cheese

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Grilled Cheese in the oven with raw vegetables
Grocery list: Bread, cheese, butter and raw vegetables

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Lemon poppy seed pancakes with fruit salad
Grocery list: Pancake ingredients, poppy seeds, lemon, lemon juice, syrup and various fruits

Sundried Tomato Mayo, Bacon and Egg Sandwich
Grocery list: Bread, eggs, bacon, tomatoes, mayonnaise, sundried tomato pesto and spinach

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Hummus soup and breadsticks
Grocery list:  Chickpeas, chicken broth, spices, Greek yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, red pepper and breadsticks

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Super Easy Crockpot White Chicken Chili
Grocery list:  Great northern beans, salsa, cooked chicken breast and Cheddar cheese

Have a great week!