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12 Quick and Easy Meals to Keep the Kids Well-Fed Through the Summer Vacation

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12 Quick and Easy Meals to Keep the Kids Well-Fed Through the Summer Vacation

The hot and sunny weeks of summer vacation are here. While the little ones are thrilled to be freed from the classroom for the foreseeable future, parents may be forgiven for being less than overjoyed by the prospect of what the next two months will bring. After a couple of weeks, it may feel as if you’re spending every spare minute in the kitchen, repeatedly preparing the kids’ breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It won’t be long before you realize that this rigorous routine isn’t going to sustainable through to September. We’re here to help you out with 12 quick and easy meals which the kids will love (and you probably will too), to get you through the remainder of the summer.

Baked Chicken Tenders

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Baked Chicken Tenders

Crispy, oven-baked chicken tenders are easy to make, and when served alongside simple potatoes and greens, are a perfect dinner.

For the Baked Chicken Tenders recipe, click here.

Easy Chicken Fried Rice

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Easy Chicken Fried Rice

Fried rice is one of the ultimate quick and easy meals, which is incredibly flexible: You can just throw in all the leftovers you have in your refrigerator that need using up.

For the Easy Chicken Fried Rice recipe, click here.

Grilled Chicken Fajita

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Grilled Chicken Fajita

Chicken fajitas are packed full of flavor as a result of being cooked in multiple spices on a smoky grill. This dish is a great meal for all the family to share together.

For the Grilled Chicken Fajita recipe, click here.

Grilled Fish Tacos With Lime Cabbage Slaw

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Grilled Fish Tacos With Lime Cabbage Slaw

Grilled fish tacos are easy to make, and can be made with whatever fish the kids love most. As an added bonus, these tacos are also really healthy.

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

Marinated Grilled Fish Skewers

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Marinated Grilled Fish Skewers

Turning on the grill doesn’t have to lead to a stressful, time-consuming meal: These healthy, easy to prepare fish skewers just need to be marinated and grilled, and are best served with some simple summer vegetables.

For the Marinated Grilled Fish Skewers recipe, click here.

Microwave Mac and Cheese

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Microwave Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is often believed to be a labor-intensive dinner, but this cheat’s microwave-able version means that a creamy, tasty dinner can be on the table in less than 15 minutes.

For the Microwave Mac and Cheese recipe, click here.

Mini Greek Turkey Burgers With Cucumber Sauce

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Mini Greek Turkey Burgers With Cucumber Sauce

Turkey burgers are a wonderful way to transform what would be an unhealthy meal into a clean, nutritious dinner. These gently-flavored, quick-to-make burgers are perfect for weeknight dinners.

For the Mini Greek Turkey Burgers With Cucumber Sauce recipe, click here.

One Pot Creamy Ham and Pea Pasta

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One Pot Creamy Ham and Pea Pasta

Save time cooking and washing up with this magical one pot pasta recipe, which the kids will devour in a matter of minutes.

For the One Pot Creamy Ham and Pea Pasta recipe, click here.

Salmon Cakes

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Ritz Cracker Salmon Cakes

Salmon cakes served with mayonnaise and bright green peas are a wonderfully easy, healthy, balanced meal.

For the Ritz Cracker Salmon Cakes recipe, click here.

Swedish Meatballs

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Swedish Meatballs

Whose kids don’t love meatballs? Swap the typical Italian-inspired meatballs for these lightly spiced Swedish ones, which should be scooped on top of mashed potatoes or egg noodles.

For the Swedish Meatballs recipe, click here.

Three-Cheese Beef Pasta Shells

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Three-Cheese Beef Pasta Shells

Stuffed pasta shells are so tasty, and contain everything you need for a meal in one dish. Make a double batch, and freeze the rest to be reheated and enjoyed later in the summer vacation.

For the Three-Cheese Beef Pasta Shells recipe, click here.

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12 Quick and Easy Meals to Keep the Kids Well-Fed Through the Summer Vacation