Busy Weeknights? A Nutritious Dinner is Still Possible

Thinking of carry-out or passing by the drive-thru on those super busy week nights? If your household is like most, you experience a bit of controlled chaos as schedules change, new routines are incorporated and then before you know it, it’s dinner time.

So guess what’s for dinner? Make the school nights easy with these simple ideas.

  • Choose foods older children can start ahead of time if parents are at work, picking up other kids or running errands. You could buy lots of nutritious sandwich fixings and have them help by making their own. Don’t forget the peanut butter!
  • Make mini versions of larger meals. It’s much easier to make and is a creative food for picky eaters. Try making mini pot pies, meatloaf or lasagna in muffin tins or ramekins.
  • Serve kid-friendly noodle bowls. Your family will love our Peanut Butter Noodles recipe with the irresistible creaminess of peanut butter mixed with soft noodles. Top with vegetables for a vegetarian meal or serve with chicken or fish.
  • Keep desserts no-bake. Malted Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Squares fit the bill. These squares are simple to make and the peanut butter flavor adds a special nuttiness. The peanuts on top can be pressed into the squares right away or you can fold them into the mixture itself.

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