Quick and Easy Meals for Busy Moms

This year, I made a goal to cook at least 2 homemade dinners per week since my go-to's have always been Uber Eats, Trader Joe's frozen meals, and pizza. 2 dinners per week felt like an attainable goal and so far I've stuck to it! I love this Meal Planner Grocery List for prepping each week! Here are a few of the recipes that I love that are easy to make and delish!

One Pan Italian Quinoa Skillet - I stumbled on this recipe in January and have made it every week since. My husband loves it too and it's even better as leftovers. I am not a big fan of turkey so I use regular Jimmy Dean Italian Sausage and it tastes amazing! I also add a little Italian season and more cheese than the recipe calls for because you can never have enough cheese in my opinion.

Photo and Recipe from Weight Watchers

Sheet Pan Greek Chicken - I've made this one-pan dish (I'm a HUGE fan of one-dish meals...less mess and less steps!) a few times and have tweaked it each time. I added summer squash, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and kalamata olives and it was AMAZING and super healthy. We get 4 servings out of this dish so it's another great one for leftovers! 

Sheet Pan Chicken

Photo and Recipe from The Girl on Bloor

Mexican Quinoa - Another one-pan dish that is quick and easy to make! My husband believes no meal is complete without meat so I make some taco meat (ughhh dirtying up another pan!) and we use the quinoa as the base for a burrito bowl and add cheese, sour cream, and salsa! 

Photo and Recipe from Damn Delicious

Greek Chickpea Salad - This salad is so light and makes a great lunch too! We add rotisserie chicken for some extra protein! If you don't like arugala, spinach is a good substitute!

Photo and recipe from Little Broken

Slow Cooker Meditteranean Chicken - I haven't jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon yet so I'm still a big fan of a classic slow cooker dish! This chicken dish is so good served with orzo or mashed potatoes for a super filling meal.

 Photo and Recipe from Creme de la Crumb

 

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