There’s hockey practice and homework, piano lessons and playdates with friends. So how do you get a healthy and tasty dinner on the table for your kids and still ensure a reasonable bedtime?
We’ve assembled a few of our favourite weeknight-friendly recipes from our guest experts — they’re quick, easy, and full of flavours your whole family will love. Use this page as a cheat sheet next time you’re not sure what to make!
Meatless and delicious: We love making at least one meal a week a meat-free one. These meatless dishes are filling on their own — but it never hurts to add some extra veggies or a salad on the side!
Weeknight roasts: Roasts sound like a Sunday affair, we agree, but that needn’t be the case! The best part about a roast is that most of the work is hands-off, meaning you can help the little ones with homework while the main dish cooks away!
One-pan wonders: Can we all agree that the worst part of cooking on weeknights (or any night, really) is the clean-up? You will love these dishes first because they’re delicious, and second because the clean
Making the most of leftovers: Here’s a great case for making too much food one night — the extras can help you get a head-start on the next evening’s meal. Leftover roast chicken, pork, or beef can be made over into a wrap, a veggie-packed dinner bowl, or a simple pasta dish.
Everyone loves a burger: Your kids won’t argue when burgers are on the menu — set up a station with toppings so that everyone can build their own.
Quick-cooking seafood: Seafood dishes save us when we’re especially pressed for time! Most filets take only 10-15 minutes to cook through, and shrimp are even faster if you can find ones that are already shelled and deveined.
On the grill: While the weather’s nice, take advantage of the ease of BBQing. The grill heats up quickly, and also means easy clean-up. We love that we can often grill our main AND our sides!
We love to hear your ideas! What’s your favourite weeknight dinner? Share your suggestions in the comments section below.
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