It’s been such a busy past few weeks, so I’ve found myself so thankful for some very easy dinners (three invented by my husband). If you have limited time, try some of these:
Buy a bag of cooked and frozen grilled chicken strips. Or cook all your chicken on the weekend, and slice and freeze until ready to use. This same bag of cooked chicken can make the following: 1). Chicken Caesar Salad (use bagged salad from Trader Joe’s–my favorite!–and add in some peas and sliced onion. This will take you 5 minutes). 2). Chicken Tacos. Heat your chicken strips, heat soft taco shells, heat up black beans, and serve with salsa, cheese, and lettuce. 3). Chicken Parmesan. Cook pasta, heat chicken. Place chicken under the broiler with fresh parmesan and mozzarella. Serve with heated marinara sauce.
#4. Soup and Sandwich / Salad: When you’re tired of variations of the chicken theme, don’t forget the delicious boxed soups from Trader Joes (we love the roasted red pepper). Serve bowls of soup alongside grilled cheese sandwiches that take only a few minutes to make. For healthier folks, you can eat your soup alongside a tossed salad full of veggies.
So you have four nights of easy meals. For the other nights, try fish (so fast under the broiler–either salmon or cod) with some steamed broccoli and rice, the ever-popular Breakfast for Dinner (omelets or pancakes), or pita pizzas (use pita bread for crust!). So there you go! I hope this helps your meal planning for next week.