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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, Meatball stuffed biscuits and raw veggies
Grocery list: Biscuits, meatballs, marinara sauce, cheese sticks and raw veggies

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Ham, mashed potatoes and broccoli

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Meatball gyros
Grocery list: Meatballs, pitas, Greek yogurt, cucumber, tomato, lemon juice and seasonings

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BBQ sandwiches–I’ll probably buy the bbq  already made for convenience
Grocery list: Barbecue chicken or pork, buns, coleslaw, fruit and baked chips

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Navy bean and ham soup with cornbread
Grocery list: Canned navy bean, ham, onion and cornbread ingredients
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Grocery list: Bow tie pasta, olive oil, pesto, Italian dressing, chicken, fresh spinach, cherry tomatoes and feta cheese



Hope you have a great week!