Hi Friends! Today, my youngest went to her first day of preschool! Oh, be still my heart. She’s going a few days a week so this means mama finally has a little time to herself. Hence, this blogpost! 😀 Isn’t she so funny? She happily walked into her classroom and I texted my girlfriends, “FREEEEDOM!!”
Now that all three of my kids are back in school, we are all getting used to our new schedule. With homework and after school activities, I really need simple, quick and healthy dinners. I’ve rounded up 16 of my recipes from the blog to share how you can make simple homemade dinners throughout the busy school and work week. If you love a crock pot meal, these are some of my favorite ones
You can’t go wrong with Pizza and these are two different styles I like to make. The naan pizza is so quick and the kids can make them according to their preference. If you have a toaster oven, these bake quickly. We also love the deep dish and I just buy the dough from the grocery store.
These three pies are great for dinner especially if you prepare it the night before. Just reheat and it’s still just as delicious. The bacon and cheese quiche, frittata and Mexican taco pie are great to pack up for lunch the next day. Occasionally, we’ll have brinner (breakfast for dinner) and it’s always a hit with the kids. Who can say no to waffles for dinner? #notme
This honey ginger drumstick recipe is probably the most popular meat dish on the blog. It’s guaranteed to be delicious. Just marinate the night before and bake it for dinner the next day. You’ll have a delicious dinner ready in no time.
When we need something light but filling, I like to make quinoa bowls. I love adding shrimp to this sausage quinoa bowl recipe and a variety of vegetables. The fried egg with a gooey yolk is key!
This simple avocado egg salad is so healthy because there’s no mayo. It’s perfect on bread, crackers, or tortilla. It’s also really good over a bed of greens.
This picture isn’t very pretty but it’s so yummy! Try this Korean Bulgogi/Galbi recipe and serve it over rice.
This Sausage Pasta Medley is so colorful with vegetables and you can tailor it to your family’s preference. People ask me all the time how they can get their kids to eat vegetables. My advice is to keep exposing it to them because some will eventually grow on them. Try cooking them in different dishes. My kids won’t eat raw broccoli but will devour them when steamed or sautéed. They also love to eat raw carrots with some hummus or ranch dressing. I think it’s rare for kids to naturally prefer vegetables. My oldest was super picky as a toddler but eats everything now. My middle son is still a little more particular so I’m working on him. My youngest child naturally loves quinoa, tomatoes, cabbage, kale and everything else that most kids won’t touch. Every child is so different. Remember to give yourself a little grace!
Hope you enjoyed this round-up! Please feel free to share or pin this post to come back for these simple recipes. Thanks for reading!
Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14