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7 easy meal ideas (family-friendly)

7 easy meal ideas (family-friendly)

I love cooking for my family, but life is busy, especially with four kids. I am excited to share these easy meal ideas (breakfast and dinners) so that you can get your menu planning done quickly – create a pickup Grocery order at Walmart or Kroger and get on with your day.

I am sharing 7 breakfast easy meal ideas and 7 dinner easy meal ideas. Each one has been tried and tested in our home over and over. Most of them are easy to customize to your tastes as well. You can also make several of them ahead of time so that you can easily serve a delicious meal with most of the work done!

Easy Breakfast Meal Ideas

7 easy meal ideas (family-friendly) - Crispy French Toast Sticks
Crispy French Toast Sticks
French Toast is one of my favorite breakfasts – and crispy french toast sticks are like finding a $100 bill during your morning walk, lol. The crunch and delicious french toast taste combined with syrup and powdered sugar make for the perfect morning meal.

7 easy meal ideas (family-friendly) - Blueberry Cheesecake French Toast Recipe
Blueberry Cheesecake French Toast Recipe
This blueberry cheesecake french toast is so freaking amazing and is easy to make. You can even make this ahead of time and warm it up to serve for breakfast.

7 easy meal ideas (family-friendly) - Best Stuffed Omelet Recipe {+ how to make an omelet}
Best Stuffed Omelet Recipe {+ how to make an omelet }
My dad made omelets for me all the time so I wanted to learn. It took me a while to perfect it – but it is one of our favorite morning meals. This stuffed omelet recipe is easy to customize and always gives you a great start to the day.

7 easy meal ideas (family-friendly) - Granola Carmelita Recipe
Granola Carmelita Recipe
This granola Carmelita recipe is great to make the day before – and it also makes a delicious and healthy snack for after school or throughout the day. It is also easy to make so be sure to put this on your regular rotation!

7 easy meal ideas (family-friendly) - Caramel Apple Braid Recipe
Caramel Apple Braid {made with cinnamon rolls}
This caramel apple braid is easy to make with pre-made cinnamon rolls. It will also be a big hit on cold winter days with a cup of hot cocoa for breakfast.

7 easy meal ideas (family-friendly) - Lemon Blueberry Crumble Recipe
Lemon Blueberry Crumble Recipe
I love crumbles. And blueberries. So I absolutely love this lemon blueberry crumble. It combines all of the best of the classic dessert and turns it into a delicious breakfast.

Sausage Bombs Recipe
Sausage Bombs Recipe
These fun little sausage bombs are easy to make and a huge hit with kids. They are great to make ahead and heat up on busy mornings.

Easy Dinner Meal Ideas

 Rice Bowl Recipe
Rice Bowl Recipe (with veggies and teriyaki chicken)
This is one we make over and over because we love it so much. I can make this in about 30-40 minutes depending on if I have fresh or frozen chicken. It’s healthy and delicious. It’s also easy to change the sauce if you don’t want teriyaki. Stir-fry sauce, Sweet and Sour, and others are also great.

7 easy meal ideas (family-friendly) - Baked Ziti Recipe
Baked Ziti Recipe
This is another one we make a lot. It is similar to lasagna but without all of the extra work. And it tastes freaking amazing. This is hands down one of our favorite Italian night dinners. Serve with salad and garlic bread for the perfect meal.

Chicken Taco Avocados Recipe
Chicken Taco Avocados Recipe
If you are looking for a healthier dinner idea, these chicken taco avocados are great! My whole family loves them. It is a great alternative to using tortillas or taco shells.

7 easy meal ideas (family-friendly) - Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe
Easy Salisbury Steak with Gravy recipe
This is a great meal that all generations love. These hamburger patties (made a special way) are cooked in a gravy and then served over mashed potatoes.

Crispy Black Bean Tacos
Crispy Black Bean Tacos Recipe
Tacos are one of our favorite foods. When you add in black beans and cook them on the griddle to make them crispy – it reaches a whole new level of deliciousness.

7 easy meal ideas (family-friendly) - Creamy Potato Soup Recipe with Bacon and Cheese
Creamy Potato Soup Recipe with Bacon and Cheese
This delicious comfort food is one of my kids’ favorites! Packed with a creamy sauce, chunks of potato, and crumbles of bacon. And don’t forget the cheese…mmmm….so delicious. Great with freshly baked rolls and a salad!

 Pan Seared Halibut Recipe with Sautéed Green Beans
Pan Seared Halibut Recipe with Sautéed Green Beans
Looking for a healthy dinner idea? Fish and sauteed veggies are always a simple way to have that. I love to alternate between green beans or asparagus. Both are great. You can also serve with sauteed squash/zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and a number of other great vegetables.

I hope this helps you get some meals planned for this week and takes some stress off of you. We really love all of the recipes here. Have suggestions for others? I would love to hear what your favorites are! Leave a comment below.

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7 easy meal ideas (family-friendly) - Perfect for busy schedules and kids!

I got many of the ingredients from Walmart with their pickup order service. You just order right from your phone or online and then go pick your groceries up. Super easy and saves you from spending money on impulse buys. If you haven’t tried it yet – check it out here.

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