Busy and on-the-go families need fast and easy meals that everyone enjoys so that your family can sit, eat, relax and enjoy each other’s company. Planning out dinners for a week doesn’t have to be a chore, and you certainly don’t need to be a gourmet chef that requires hours of cooking.
Simple dinner ideas that many families enjoy include these:
• Grilled cheese
• Macaroni and cheese and hot dogs/ sausages
• Box meals beef or chicken
• Breakfasts for dinner
• Ranch chicken with veggies and mashed potatoes or stuffing
• Deli sandwiches and chips
Knowing what your family likes and will eat willingly will help you to prepare food that is both good, nutritious and filling. Create a weekly menu for your weekly meals. Concentrate on easier meals that allow for an hour or less of cooking every day. This can be a fun family activity and give everyone a say in what goes on the menu. More hearty cooking can be accomplished on the weekends when more time is available.
For everyday meals though, simple is better. Not only will your kids be willing to eat simpler meals but will save you time in the kitchen and keep more money in your wallet (and less time at the store!). Keeping a menu will help in your shopping too. Knowing what you are going to buy and eat will keep your trips shorter and keep you on budget.