Has sickness plagued your house like it has ours this winter? Ugh! If you’re like me, and you’re running on coffee and cold medicine right now, then here are 5 quick and easy meals that the whole family will like. So grab your pen and make your grocery list, because next week’s meal plan is ready for you.
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It doesn’t get easier than a big pot of soup for dinner, and it’s the most comforting for me on a chilly night too. This Broccoli Cheddar Soup (with awesome puff pastry straws) at What’s Gaby Cooking? is reminiscent of my favorite soup as a kid. I’d serve a big salad with it to get some green on the table; if my kids don’t eat it, they’ll still get great nutrients from the broccoli hidden in the soup.
Combine #MeatlessMonday and #TacoTuesday into one dinner, with these Sheet Pan Vegetarian Nachos at Delicious Little Bites. Reasons why this recipes is great: 1) one-dish sheet pan dinner, 2) meatless means extra veggies and beans (yay!), and 3) nachos!
I love this versatile Instant Pot Baked Ziti recipe at Craving Home Cooked, because it works great for a sit-down dinner if you’ve invited friends over for the holidays…or in big bowls, curled up on the couch to watch a movie (with kids old enough not to spill it everywhere, of course). Plus, it cooks in the Instant Pot in just 5 minutes. That’s insane, right?
If you’re craving lots of flavor without tons of work, these Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma Bowls at The Real Food Dietitians are the perfect recipe for you. Yes, that’s a lot of ingredients in those bowls — but they all cook in one sheet pan. Whoo! And, of course, the best part about bowls like this for dinner is that everyone gets to pick the ingredients they want in their dinner, making it perfect for picky eaters.
Put a spin on pizza and a Christmas movie night with this DIY pizza party idea. Set out your favorite toppings —we have tons to recommend—and let everyone play chef by making their own. The kids will love it, they all get the kind of pizza they want, and you get out of cooking dinner. Sounds like a win to me.