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Want: Five easy dinners that don't take hours to create.

 

By JO ABI

Despite the best of intentions, I just don’t have time to cook delicious and healthy dinners for my family. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t given up. I just keep making the same things over and over and over again…or ordering pizza.

But no more.

There are plenty of delicious dinners you can cook for your family that are faster and easier than you think. I have found quick and easy versions of meals I don’t normally have time to make. These dinner ideas for kids will save you so much time this week.

You’re welcome.

Monday: Cheat’s Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff

Forget hours of chopping and simmering. This quick and easy Chicken Mushroom Stroganoff takes hardly any time at all and it is so delicious, healthy and simple.

Get the recipe here.

Tuesday: Spicy Beef Stir Fry

Okay, so kids don’t like spicy, but what I love about this recipe is that you can cut down on the spices for kids and add more for adults. It’s so simple and the great thing about stir fry is you can add whatever vegetables you have left over in the fridge.

Get the recipe here.

Wednesday: Prawns with Garlic and White Wine

My children will eat ANYTHING with prawns in it. I know, not all kids like them but once again you can substitute with chicken. Yum, yum, yum. Is there anything better than garlic and white wine sauce? On anything?

Get the recipe here.

Thursday: Chicken Escalopes

This chicken dish is so crunchy and cheesy. They are simple and quick to make and go well with any side dish. Serve with lemon for some extra zest.

Get the recipe here.

Friday: Grilled Lamb Kebabs

This lamb is perfect for any Friday night barbeque. The marinade adds so much flavour and who doesn’t love food on a stick? I always pull the meat off the stick for my children and put it in bread for them.

Get the recipe here.

Keep reading for more family friendly dinner ideas: Italian grilled chicken, curry prawn salad and more

What’s for dinner at your house this week?

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