Hot and Healthy Dinners for Busy Families: Delicious and Nutritious Meals That Are Ready in a Snap

You’re home from work, you’ve picked the kids up from school, and you’re feeling exhausted. You know that you need to feed the family (and yourself), but it would be so much easier to just order a pizza and call it a night.

While there’s nothing wrong with getting takeout from time to time, it’s best to opt for home-cooked meals as often as possible. But how can you do that when you’re so short on time and energy?

We’re here with a few delicious and nutritious meals that we’ve found across the web. Read on to find your new favorite.

Quick Veggie Fried Rice

If you’re looking for a meal that’s super affordable and super quick, look no further. Veggie fried rice is one of the cheapest and easiest meals that you can make, and you can modify it however you like so you don’t have to shop in the middle of the week.

Make sure that you always have leftover rice in your refrigerator if you want this to be an almost-instant meal, but even if you don’t, you can have it on the table in under a half-hour.

We love adding eggs and tofu to ours and filling it with broccoli and bok choy, but add your favorite protein and vegetables to this quick and simple recipe.

Check it out!

One-Pot Pasta Primavera 

We’ve all been there. The pots are piling up in the sink and you barely have anything to cook with. No problem; you can still make a quick and nutritious meal.

This is one of our favorite healthy dinners because it’s so low-effort. It’s piled high with broccoli, mushrooms, and asparagus (though you could get creative).

It comes together in about 20 minutes and that includes the time that it takes to chop up all of your veggies. Wanna try it?

Quick Chicken and Kale Soup

If you’re craving meat, we still have a recipe for you. Soup season might be almost over, but there’s always something comforting about a warm bowl of chicken soup. If you add a few noodles, even the pickiest eaters in your household might pretend not to notice the kale.

The entire soup comes together in about a half-hour. If you’re vegetarian, you can swap the chicken for garbanzo beans and use veggie broth instead of chicken broth. 

Try it out.

Quick and Easy Fajitas

This is one of our favorite quick and healthy meal ideas that also won’t break the bank. Make next Friday a fajita Friday.

Fajitas are fantastic because, like with fried rice, you can add anything you want. If you’re a vegetarian, use beans instead of meat. If you want to add extra veggies, consider some corn or even broccoli. 

Serve your fajitas with a side of warm corn or flour tortillas and you’ll still have them on the table in a half-hour or less.

Try These Delicious and Nutritious Meals

When you’re in a rush and you don’t know what to cook, why not try out one of these delicious and nutritious meals? Make them even faster by doing some healthy meal prep at the beginning of the week and chopping up all of your favorite vegetables!

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