Oct 3, 2018

5 Easy Healthy Week Night Dinners For Busy Families

Is it just me, or are do you find yourself panicking when you have come to the end of a long busy day and realize it is almost dinnertime and you do not have a clue about what to make?? And you need a cheap dinner idea on top of everything else because you are on a tight budget??

(Check out even more easy dinner ideas for kids in this reader favorite post!)

Seriously, finding just the right easy cheap healthy dinner to make for the family after a crazy hectic day that everyone will eat is like finding a slice of nirvana. 

If you are asking yourself what should I make my family for dinner tonight, (like me), check out these kid-friendly cheap family meal ideas that thankfully need very little prep time and clean-up time.

Plus, these easy weeknight dinner recipes are so yummy, even picky kids might ask for seconds (So you might wanna make extra, just saying.)

1. Beefy Noodle Skillet Dinner

cheesy pasta and ground beef dinner served in red mug

Skillet cheesy pasta and ground beef make a warm filling dinner for the family in just 15 minutes.

And dinner in a mug?  That is genius. That move in itself makes this recipe a prime candidate for the picky eater recipes club.

Get the recipe at Family Favorite Recipes.

2. Easy Crock Pot Chicken and Rice Recipe

chicken and rice made in crock pot

There is nothing easier or better than easy weeknight crockpot meals to come home to after a long day.

This hearty healthy easy chicken and rice slow-cooker recipe will become a family favorite, guaranteed!

Get the recipe at Julie's Eats and Treats.

3. Mexican Pizza With Crispy Tortilla Crust

Crispy tortilla pizza with olives and tomatoes
Image From Two Peas and Their Pod

 Mexican crispy tortilla pizza is a great choice if you need some easy summer recipe ideas for kids.

Just a few ingredients and about 15 minutes are all it takes to prepare this yummy dish.

Get the recipe at Two Peas and Their Pod.

4. Easy Chicken Broccoli Casserole

5-ingredient chicken and cheese casserole recipe

Cheesy chicken casserole with broccoli is a perfect go-to meal when serving a big hungry family.

The best part about this recipe (well, maybe second best, the flavor really does come first) is that this is a one-skillet dinner.

You can add rice, or make this casserole with no rice. Either way, your gonna love it.

Get the Recipe at The Seasoned Mom.

5. Cheesy Angel Hair Pasta With Lemon

lemon cheesy pasta dinner recipe
Picture From Delish.com

Cheesy lemon angel hair pasta is a deliciously healthy and quick weeknight family dinner for crazy busy families.

It only takes about 20 minutes to make and is hands down one of the best easy pasta recipes I have tried.

Get the Recipe at Delish.com.

More Easy Dinner Ideas From Happy Healthy Families

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5 Easy Budget-Friendly Meals When You Have No Budget

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