Quick Dinner Ideas
Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. My children and hubby made me feel extra special on Mother’s Day, and I am so thankful for them and their love! If you need some inspiration for feeding your crew, here’s some ideas for this new week:
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)
- 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
Sometimes we get in a rut for breakfast and lunch, so here’s some ideas to get you started:
(Any combination of the following)
Egg whites and spinach (hubby’s choice)
Baked eggs and cheese casserole
Toasted peanut butter & banana sandwich
Coconut Quinoa Granola
(We like to add fruit and/or carrots to any of these “entrees”)
Pasta (my kids love it)
Macaroni and cheese
Vegetarian corn dogs
Hot dogs (We like Hebrew National)
Chicken, turkey or ham sandwiches
Graham crackers and milk
Peanut butter and fluff sandwiches
Whole wheat toast
Yogurt or cheese sticks, crackers
Okie doke, on to this week’s quick dinner ideas:
Crispy Bean Burritos (Taquitos)
Grocery list: Tortillas, refried beans, taco seasoning, vegetable oil, Cheddar cheese, salsa and sour cream
Vegetable beef soup
Grocery list: Beef stew meat, onion, garlic, carrots, celery, potatoes, diced tomatoes, green beans, cabbage and beef broth
Grocery list: Bow tie pasta, olive oil, pesto, Italian dressing, chicken, fresh spinach, cherry tomatoes and feta cheese
Open faced hamburger phillies
Grocery list: Ground beef, red, green & yellow peppers, onion, Italian dressing, Italian bread & provolone cheese
Rotisserie chicken nachos
Grocery list: Tortilla chips, rotisserie chicken, black beans, Cheddar cheese, tomatoes, green onions, jalapenos, taco seasoning, salsa, sour cream, lettuce
Southwestern Black Bean Salad
Grocery list: Black beans, corn, peppers, onion, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, light olive oil, garlic and limes
Here’s a dessert idea for the week:
Hope you have a great week!
Some of these recipes look amazing! I really want to try the cinnamon rolls! 🙂
Thanks for sharing your recipes for the week!
They’re yummy, hope you enjoy them!
You menu looks just my style! Those Rotisserie chicken nachos look great!
We love the nachos!
You have some great ideas for quick meals. When I’m short on time I like to make baked potatoes with chili on them. They are easy to make and my family loves them. Your menu looks delicious this week.
Baked potatoes with chili sounds wonderful!
Your pesto pasta salad looks really good.Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome, it’s one of our favorites!
Your Menu looks delicious! I was trying to choose one to comment on, not possible, they all looks so good! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Those Rotissiere Chicken Nachos look awesome! Loving all the menu ideas. Visiting from Titus 2 Tuesday. 🙂
The nachos are so easy too! Hope you enjoy! 🙂
I love the idea for the Rotisserie chicken nachos! Actually, everything on your menu looks great.