10 Fresh Family Dinner Ideas

"Alexa, make dinner"-- I wish that it could do that. So many nights at 4 or 5 o'clock, that terrible thought lingers in the back of my brain: "What should we have for dinner?"


Here are 10 quick ideas based on my Meal Rhythm framework: I'm giving one from each of the themes I use in my meal planning Wellsheet you can find here on Pinterest.


SOUP: Lemon Rosemary Chicken Noodle Soup

MEXICAN: Crispy Black Bean and Beef Tacos with Quick Coleslaw from the 30Day Slim Down Meal Plan

ENTREE SALAD: Roasted Butternut Squash and Grilled Chicken Salad with Honey Mustard like this one from Rachel Ray

PASTA: Simple Skillet Ziti Bake with High Fiber Noodles (try Barilla Plus or Banza)

CHICKEN: Grilled Tumeric Spice-Rubbed Chicken Thighs with Brown Rice

INSTAPOT: Quick Beef Stew

PORK: Sheet Pan Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables

ASIAN: Quick Weeknight Ramen found on my Instagram

GREEK: Greek Chicken Dinner Platter

SEAFOOD: Shrimp and Garlic Lemon Butter Zoodles

FISH: One Pan Wonder Roasted Salmon and Asparagus


I plan all my meals based on a weekly rotatation: Monday is soup and sandwich night, Tuesday is Tacos or Mexican, Wednesday is Pasta, Thursday is Fish, Friday is Grill Night and Saturday is Chicken... these change with our season, sports and so forth but rhythms can change too! And within a week, if I want to switch a meal based on what I feel like, I already have those ingredients!


If you're looking for more ideas about family-friendly meals, you read this post.


Happy Cooking!

Nora

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