Quick Dinner Ideas
Happy Monday! Hope this day finds you doing well!
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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:
Vegetable beef soup
Grocery list: Beef stew meat, onion, garlic, carrots, celery, potatoes, diced tomatoes, green beans, cabbage and beef broth
Bacon and egg crescent squares and fruit salad
Grocery list: Eggs, crescent rolls, bacon, Parmesan cheese, parsley and assorted fruits
Grocery list: Steak, tortillas, onions, peppers, salsa, cheese and sour cream
Creamy crock pot potato soup and raw veggies
Grocery list: Hashbrown potatoes, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup,
onion, cream cheese, Cheddar cheese and raw veggies
Open faced hamburger phillies
Grocery list: Ground beef, red, green & yellow peppers, onion, Italian dressing, Italian bread & provolone cheese
Taco salad in tortilla bowls
Grocery list: Ground beef or turkey, taco seasoning, lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream and Italian dressing
Hope you have a great week!
My family can never have tacos too often. Love the tortilla bowls!
I know, I feel the same way about tacos! 🙂
Love the looks of all those dinners! I definitely need to try the Bacon and egg crescent squares!!