How often do you find yourself making the same weeknight meals over and over? It’s intimidating to break out of the mold and try something new when you have a limited amount of time each night. Dinner cooked at home usually ends up being healthier than anything you can get at a restaurant, and it’s a great time to introduce kids to all types of ingredients. Skip the takeout this week and try some easy weeknight meals.
It’s easy to get stuck in a weeknight meal rut, so we decided it would be the ideal theme for this week’s SWAT (Sharing with a Theme). We put the Culinary Content Network to the test to come up with easy weeknight meals, and here are some of the highlights:
All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.
Slow Cooker Indian Eggplant: Bhurtha
(Credit: Diane Balch/Simple Living and Eating)
A slow cooked, vegetarian meal that’s ready to eat when you get home. Click here for the recipe.
(Credit: Ashley/The Hill Hangout)
This simple Asian-style pasta dish can be a full meal or a side dish. Just toss cooked noodles in a soy sauce dressing and it’s ready to go. Click here for the recipe.
Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.