Dinners can be a grab-and-go experience for those with a packed schedule, especially during the back to school season. Here are some dinner hacks for busy people like you!
For many of us, September signifies the start of the school year, which can also mean that after-school activities start. Between work and shuttling kids to extracurriculars, finding time to make a healthy dinner can be challenging and even daunting. Here are some tips and tricks for not only saving time, but money.
Tacos: This is a classic and versatile meal that can be customized to your liking. Use ground beef, chicken, or tofu as your protein, and top your tacos with your favorite toppings, such as lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and sour cream.
Pasta dishes: Pasta is another quick and easy option that can be made in a variety of ways. Try a simple spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce, or get creative with a baked pasta dish – casserole style!
Wraps or rolls: Wraps can be served in a variety of ways, both hot and cold. A simple paring of meat, lettuce, salad dressing, veggies, and cheese can easily serve as an on-the-go dinner.
Salads: Salads are a healthy and portable way to get your daily dose of vegetables. Top your salad with grilled chicken, fish, or tofu for a more filling meal, or pair it with a larger portion of pasta or protein.
Soups: Soups are a hearty and comforting option that can be made ahead of time. Try a classic chicken noodle soup, or a more unique soup, such as lentil soup or tomato. Soups paired with a sandwich, bread, or wrap can make the meal feel more complete.
Sandwiches or Burgers: Sandwiches are a quick and easy option that can be served hot or cold. Sandwiches provide variety and are great on-the-go options. Pairing with chips, soup, slaw, fruit, or veggies will help round out the meal. If going with the burger option, seasoned potato wedges as a are a healthier alternative to French fries.
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