It’s a common scenario: someone in your family asks for something “new” or “different” for dinner. You ask for ideas, and they reply with a resounding: “I don’t know.” We’ve all been there, and it’s difficult to find family dinner ideas that everyone will eat that are also quick and healthy.
We know the struggle, and we’re here to make things easier. So, we came up with some quick and healthy family dinner ideas that will transform your menu with no extra fuss or hassle.
A Flavorful Family Dinner Idea with Chicken
Chicken is a go-to family dinner entree. It’s versatile, but we can admit that it can become boring. It’s also not something that you necessarily want to get at a fast food restaurant or from the frozen food aisle, as the unknown nature of what’s in chicken nuggets is a common concern.
If your chicken family dinner ideas are getting a little worn out, try this recipe for chicken with lemon garlic cream sauce. This quick family dinner idea only takes about 30 minutes to prepare, and offers a bright flavor that is perfect for spring. Serve with brown rice, roasted broccoli or asparagus, or your family’s favorite pasta.
If you have a picky eater on your hands or are looking for something even quicker and easier, try our Chicken Nuggets. There’s no cooking required to serve this healthy dinner that kids are sure to love. Made with antibiotic-free and hormone-free 100% white meat chicken that’s rolled in gluten-free breadcrumbs, these are also served with a side of fresh corn and peas so you know you’re giving your kids a wholesome, well-balanced meal.
A Bright and Healthy Dinner with Beef
Add some variety and brighten your family dinner with pineapple poblano beef tacos. To make this quick family dinner, start by chopping some onion, tomato, poblano pepper, and canned pineapple. Simply mix, and you have a sweet and tangy pineapple salsa. Remember to save the pineapple juice!
Next, brown your meat with some onion, garlic and optional poblano pepper. Once the meat is cooked through, add the pineapple juice and season with salt and pepper. Serve this healthy dinner on small tortillas, topped with the salsa you made and any other taco toppings your family loves.
For a handheld version of tacos, try our Taco Pocket. This is a quick family dinner idea the whole family can love, with ground beef simmered in a flavorful blend of spices then baked in our delicious dough for an empanada-style meal. Served with mashed potatoes and freshly steamed broccoli on the side, it makes for an easy yet healthy complete dinner that’s also fun to eat.
A Healthy Seafood Dinner Idea Your Kids Will Love
The American Heart Association recommends we eat two servings of fish per week to get plenty of heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids. Try this recipe for honey-glazed salmon with some brown rice and roasted veggies.
Salmon is a quick family dinner idea and has a mild flavor for kids who aren’t crazy about seafood. The sweet flavor of the honey glaze is this recipe will appeal to everyone in your family – even the kids!
Dress Up Your Dinner Pasta with Healthy Ingredients
Pasta is a go-to dinner for many families, especially with picky eaters. If you’re ready to take a little break from spaghetti in a plain butter sauce or marinara, try flavoring pasta with pesto. Simply toss cooked ravioli with pesto (use pre-made to save time), and serve with grilled chicken and roasted grape tomatoes. Use frozen ravioli to make this healthy dinner even easier. Of course, we recommend topping with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
Speaking of ravioli, our Classic Cheese Ravioli comes together in just minutes for an easy family dinner you just need to heat then serve. They’re filled with Parmesan, Ricotta, and Romano cheeses then topped with marinara and served with a side of freshly steamed green beans. This healthy dinner is a great way to mix up the pasta routine in a way that’s fun, delicious, and easy!
>An Idea for a Filling Salad for Family Dinner
Warmer weather might have you brainstorming for light family dinner ideas. If your kids groan every time you utter the word “salad,” try serving this recipe for Bowtie Chicken Caesar Salad. The chicken and pasta in this salad will leave your family feeling satisfied, and kids love the creamy caesar dressing. This healthy family dinner is easy to customize with more veggies, different proteins, or pasta.
Try a Healthy Vegetarian Dinner
We love the idea of incorporating meatless meals into our diets, and it’s probably easier than you think! The pesto pasta and bowtie caesar salad both mentioned previously are filling vegetarian meals for kids, even without the chicken. We also love using beans as a substitute for meat in healthy family dinner ideas. Beans are filling and full of fiber, and they taste great in veggie tacos, chili, or pattied up as burgers.
We have plenty of vegetarian options available for a variety of healthy and quick family dinner ideas kids will love eating. Integrate vegetarian favorites like our Multigrain Mac & Cheese or Homestyle Veggie Pocket in with your weekly meal plan for an easy way to keep family dinners exciting and new with almost no work on your end.
Even with the ideas and recipes in front of you, finding the time to try new family dinner ideas might be holding you back. With the right planning, though, and with some help from our no-cooking-required Yumble meals, you can serve quick and healthy dinners the whole family will love.
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