Grab your pen and grocery list, because next week’s meal plan is ready! We’ve found 5 great recipes that make smart use of your time in the kitchen. Plus, we found a really fun Valentine’s dinner for kids!
Happy eating, parents! Fingers crossed, your kids might even ask for seconds on these easy dinners.
At top: Heart pizzas at Happy Go Lucky; Mexican Street Corn and Chicken Chowder at Bloglovin’
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Make a batch of these turkey & veggie meatballs at Bev Cooks over the weekend and freeze them so you can make quick meatball subs during the week for dinner. Keep extra for spaghetti and meatballs for another easy dinner later.
I’d serve this Mexican Street Corn and Chicken Chowder at Chelsea’s Messy Apron with quesadillas on the side for the kids. If you’re trying to reduce your meat intake, you could easily leave the chicken out or substitute white beans instead.
I love this healthy take on fish sticks. In fact, these salmon fish sticks at Lau’s Healthy Life are Paleo, Whole30, dairy free, egg free, and grain-free. Serve them with some easy veggies and fruit for the kids, or over a salad for the grownups.
Related: 6 kid-friendly fish recipes, plus tips for selecting safe fish
One of our favorite cooking hacks is a great sheet-pan dinner, where everything bakes at the same time and I just have one dish to clean afterward. This Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken at The Recipe Critic is a perfect one, because it’s so kid-friendly. Of course, if you don’t have asparagus on hand (or your kids hate it) you can easily substitute
These Heart pizzas at Happy Go Lucky are a super-fun Valentine’s meal for the kids, and so easy to whip up before you head out for a date-night (or friend’s night) dinner. Even better: leave the supplies for the babysitter and let the kids DIY their own.
These yummy Valentine’s heart cookies at Kathryn’s Kitchen are made with strawberry cake mix, so they’re light and fluffy and perfectly strawberry-y.