5 Easy Weeknight Meals

I’ll be honest. Planning dinner every night can be exhausting. Then trying to think of 5 easy weeknight meals we will ALL eat, adds a whole other component to the mix. I came across a site by Carrie Elle – a local in Dallas. I had a complete AH-HA moment when I read how she meal plans.
If there are 4 weeks in the month, she plans week 1 and week 3 with the same 5 meals. And then weeks 2 and 4 with 5 different meals. So really, you are only meal planning for 2 weeks.
When I have downtime, I will search through Pinterest and pin recipes that will work for our entire family. Here are 5 easy and kid-friendly meals we plan to have this week!

Sausage + ricotta stuffed shells + spinach

We all love this one. Comfort food – check. Veggies – check. I can double the recipe and have it ready to go for week 3 – check.Stuffed Shells

Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Skillet

Taco Tuesday! This recipe is so easy to change up as needed – it is really so versatile. I will add the fillings to make stuffed peppers. Other times I’ll make rice and let the kids make Burrito Bowls.

Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Bowls

Beef & Broccoli {with Ramen}

Do Ramen Noodles bring back childhood memories for you? This is recipe is great on its own without the noodles but the kids like when I add them. You can also swap out the beef for chicken or use tofu to make the meal vegetarian.

Beef and Broccoli with Ramen

Garlic Chicken Bites

These are so easy! I will serve this with mashed potatoes or roasted potatoes and some variety of a veggie.

Garlic Chicken Bites

Chicken Salad Wraps

Nothing is better than a sandwich, wrap, or lettuce wrap. I can make this one before the kids get home from school and just take it out before dinner and let the girls make their own while I help the boys. Sometimes we do this on sandwich bread, a wrap, or it’s just as good as a lettuce wrap.

Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps
Will you put these on your rotation for week 2 or week 3? Here is another post of one of our weekly meal roundups. If you have a dish your entire family loves, send it my way!

5 Easy Meals

September 19, 2021


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