When you are busy multiple nights a week with hockey practice, guitar lessons, or dance class, you need some quick ways to put a healthy dinner on the table to keep the kids fueled. With just a little prep ahead of time, you can pull off a little magic after a long day at work, and maybe hang on to a little bit of sanity!
1) Think Dump dinners. Dump all of the ingredients into a casserole dish, slow cooker, insta pot, or dutch oven, and walk away while dinner is cooking. You can even prep these in advance and put the bag of yummy in the freezer. Take it out the night before to defrost in the fridge, dump it into the crockpot, and set the timer, VOILA!
2) Sheet pan meals. That’s right, everything on the baking sheet (protein and veggies combined). Depending on your family size or if you want LEFTOVERS using two sheets also works perfectly!
3) Straight up 1 pot meals
Now, these aren’t your dump dinners but they come in a close second. You may need to saute up some veggies and precook the meat but then you’re throwing the rest of it in and walking away.