Every parent needs a few quick meal ideas up their sleeve. As parents, your day to day is filled with enough stress already. Meals shouldn’t have to add to the load! Usually, parents give up, head for the nearest McDonalds or order take-out, just to make things a little easier. But, what if we said you can have both quick food, easy, and healthy food that won’t break the bank? I know that sounds far-fetched. But hear us out. If you find yourself dreading meal preparation and at a loss for what to feed your picky eaters, then our list of 25 Quick Meal Ideas for Busy Parents is here to help!
Quick and easy and remarkably healthy, beans, a can of diced tomato, and shredded cheese will save you time while still giving your family a good measure of protein, fiber, and antioxidants. Add some beef if you have the time.
Egg on Avocado Toast
A staple lunch item, an egg styled your favorite way on top of a fresh, mashed avocado on toast is quick and satisfying. Minimal preparation and clean up is always a plus, too.
Rice and Beans
The ever handy and versatile can of beans comes to the rescue again. Add some garlic, oregano, cilantro, and tomato sauce to give it some extra flavor. While that’s on the stove, throw some rice in your instant rice cooker. Combine the two of some quick, healthy deliciousness.
Broccoli and Chicken Parmesan Skillet
Another one pan skillet of perfection, you can sear up some sliced chicken and broccoli with Parmesan, and spice it up with some garlic, salt, pepper, and even add a dollop of sour cream to make it extra creamy.
Quick Potato Salad
Chop up that leftover potato in your fridge and let it boil on the stove, and when it’s done, spoon out some of your favorite mayonnaise and sprinkle on some salt, pepper, and paprika to spice it up. The kids never have to know how easy it was.