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At top: Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad at Damn Delicious ; Fried Mozzarella and Caramelized Peach Caprese Burger at Halfbaked Harvest
When you’ve got kids in school, May is a crazier time of year than Christmas, don’t you think? I could really use more slow cooker meals like these Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls at Fresh Fit Kitchen. They’re light and summery while still taking almost all the work off my hands. (Veg option: use jackfruit instead of chicken.)
I love everything at Damn Delicious, but this Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad is a top favorite. When prepping this for dinner with kids, I’d set it out salad-bar style so that they can pick and choose their own toppings — or leave the lettuce out completely if they want. (Veg option: use tofu or chickpeas instead of chicken.)
One of my favorite things about spring is easy dinners on the back porch while my kids play in the yard, and this Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes at Sip and Feast is a perfect fit. It’s easy to take to potlucks or picnics, and everyone likes it. Yay!
Related: 8 fresh summer pasta salad recipes
What kid doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? I think this Berry French Toast at The Girl with the Iron Cast takes it up a notch from frozen waffles and scrambled eggs. Just note that you have to let it soak overnight, so start this one ahead of time.
Upgrade your weekend cookout with these amazing Fried Mozzarella and Caramelized Peach Caprese Burger at Halfbaked Harvest. All of Tieghan’s recipes are over-the-top amazing, and this is no exception. The mozzarella and peach sounds amazing together, and you could even skip the burger patty for a vegetarian option. Or, you know, skip the amazing toppings for a ketchup only burger for the kids. (Veg option: use black bean burgers or skip the burger altogether.)
For dessert this week, we’re looking at those amazing sheet cake desserts that kids can make for mom on Mother’s Day. They’re all beautiful, but this simple but decadent chocolate sheet cake at Well Floured has me drooling, TBH. Have at it, kids.