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We have some easy go tos like that too. We have a few simple meals that I make often if I don't feel like going to the grocery store either. I make a big pot of chili and just throw in whatever we have on hand. I always have cans of beans and tomatoes, onions and usually ground turkey but sometimes there are other veggies I have to use or elbow macaroni to thicken it up and stretch the meal for the whole family.
Same thing with a taco bar and quesadillas. Or a baked potato bar. I start with a base and then just get everything out of the fridge that could possibly go with it.
This also works well with omelettes. If I have old bread I want to use, I use it for french toast. When we have breakfast for dinner, we go all out and get in our pajamas and it makes it really fun.
This is a petty lame suggestion, but on super busy nights, spaghetti is always our go-to meal. We use whole wheat angel hair and prego marinara sauce. For the family, we have a bag of frozen meatballs that we heat up. For me, I just open a can of black beans and add them to the spaghetti. If I have leftover broccoli or cauliflour, I usually put that in my bowl, too. Not a super fun meal, but the kids eat spaghetti! My husband doesn't like vegetarian meals, so he is happy with the frozen meatballs, and all of it can be ready in like 10 minutes.
Hoping some othershave more original ideas!
This hasn't been brought up in awhile - what are some quick and easy (and most importantly healthy) dinner ideas for those busy work nights! Links would be awesome if possible!
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