10 Simple and Healthy Weeknight Dinners the Kids Will Love from 10 Simple and Healthy Weeknight Dinners the Kids Will Love

10 Simple and Healthy Weeknight Dinners the Kids Will Love

These quick and nutritious recipes will help you avoid turning to that box of mac and cheese once again
Shrimp Fried Rice

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10 Simple and Healthy Weeknight Dinners the Kids Will Love

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When you’re short on time, short on inspiration, and short on energy, cooking up a healthy, balanced, and tasty meal for the kids on a weeknight can seem like an impossible task. But you don’t need to resort to ordering takeout, opening that box of mac and cheese, or defrosting a frozen dinner. These 10 simple and healthy recipes are here to help you out when you need them most. 

Broccoli Rabe and Black Bean Quesadillas

Broccoli Rabe and Black Bean Quesadillas

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Fill corn tortillas with vegetables, beans, and cheese. Warm them through in a skillet until the cheese is melting, and fold up into quesadillas that are perfect for dipping in a simple salsa verde or guacamole.

For the Broccoli Rabe and Black Bean Quesadillas recipe, click here.

Easy Vegetable Frittata

Easy Vegetable Frittata

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A frittata can be filled with whatever vegetables your kids love most, or just whatever vegetables you have around, to make a quick and satisfying dinner.

For the Easy Vegetable Frittata recipe, click here.

Grilled Fish Tacos With Lime Cabbage Slaw

Grilled Fish Tacos With Lime Cabbage Slaw

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Tacos may have a reputation for being rich and unhealthy, but if you fill them with grilled fish and fresh coleslaw, they make a healthy weeknight meal.

For the Grilled Fish Tacos With Lime Cabbage Slaw recipe, click here.

Grits, Greens, Beans, and Eggs

Grits, Greens, Beans, and Eggs

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Top grits with white beans, sautéed greens, and a fried egg for a filling, simple, and totally delicious dinner that will definitely become a weeknight staple.

For the Grits, Greens, Beans, and Eggs recipe, click here.

Mediterranean Salmon en Papillote

Mediterranean Salmon en Papillote

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Feeding your kids salmon, a protein-rich brain food, doesn’t have to be complicated. Simply wrap up the fish and thinly sliced vegetables in parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes.

For the Mediterranean Salmon en Papillote recipe, click here.

Pasta With Tuna and Tomato Cream Sauce

Pasta With Tuna and Tomato Cream Sauce

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Ricotta Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Ricotta Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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This dish may sound fancy, but it’s actually super simple. Stuffed chicken breasts make a tasty dinner that you and the kids will all love.

For the Ricotta Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breasts recipe, click here.

Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice

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Fried rice is a go-to weeknight dinner. It only takes minutes to make and can be easily improvised upon. Adding some shrimp gives it a slightly indulgent edge.

For the Shrimp Fried Rice recipe, click here.

Sticky Sesame Chicken With Broccolini and Brown Rice

Sticky Sesame Chicken With Broccolini and Brown Rice

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Bland, dry chicken breast never has to be served on an exhausted evening ever again, thanks to this sticky, sesame-coated recipe.

For the Sticky Sesame Chicken With Broccolini and Brown Rice recipe, click here.

Takeout-Style Sesame Noodles With Cucumber

Takeout-Style Sesame Noodles With Cucumber

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Don’t resort to ordering mid-week takeout when you run out of time to cook dinner. These peanut noodles take almost no time to prepare and are so much tastier and healthier than the ones from your favorite Asian restaurant.

For the Takeout-Style Sesame Noodles With Cucumber recipe, click here.