Top 5 easy dinner recipes for your busiest weekdays.

October 9, 2015

With the hectic back-to-school season behind us you’re probably (hopefully!) in a groove with school lunch. But what about dinner?! I find that I get so wrapped up in preparing to pack lunches and getting my healthy snack game on that I forget—completely—about how hard it is to get healthy dinners on the table come fall.

With the kids in school all day, I always think that I’ll have more time to cook but, in reality, outdoor after school activities, homework, the early fall of darkness, and school night bedtimes make getting home cooked dinners on the table way harder than in the summer. And that’s not to mention more limited produce choices, at least in many parts of the country. Having go-to recipes that I can count on to be easy, healthy, and fast is key to maintaining my sanity while keeping the family healthy through this busy time of year.

Top 5 dinner recipes for busy weeknights: Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo recipe

These are my top 5 busy weeknight dinners. One is a hearty salad, the parts of which you can make ahead of time. The other is the easiest vegetarian recipe in my repertoire—it’s unexpectedly delicious. The third is a kid favorite and a recipe that can be easily stored in the freezer for a hail mary on the day that kicks your butt. The fourth is a super versatile approach to using made-ahead or leftover rice and grains. And the last is the easiest, fastest, cheesiest pasta that won’t break your calorie bank. Really.

Check out all 5 dinners and add them to your weekday dinner rotation. You’ll be prepared to take on the season.

Grilled Chicken and Mango Salad
Quickest Curried Eggs
BBQ Chicken Meatballs
Fast Rice and Grain Bowls
Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo

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