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Sometimes there’s just never enough hours in the day. When laundry day compounds with soccer practice and karate and the husband gets held back for extra hours, time gets tight and we tend to default to what’s in the freezer.

Looking for some quick and easy meals for busy moms? Here's a list of over thirty of our favorite recipes that are simple to make and will help empower you to feed your family healthy food.

Take back your children’s health and save their taste buds from boredom by filling your cookbook with quick and easy meals that can keep your kids engaged! Maybe you’ll even unlock your evenings for the unheard of–YOU time.

Casserole & Pan Fry Dinners

chicken pollo in bowl with garnish

Arroz con Pollo (Rice with Chicken)

Baked Chimichanga

Busy Person Fried Rice

Chicken and Corn Skillet

Crockpot Chicken & Rice

Crock Pot Ranch Chicken

Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken

One Pot Tomato Basil Quinoa

Sausage & Gravy Hobo Dinner

Super Easy Sheet Pan Chicken

Taco Pasta Casserole

Pasta & Italian Dishes

cheesy penne ziti in bowl

Cheesy Taco Penne Ziti

Chicken Riggies

Easy Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Easy Pasta Salad

Enchilada Skillet Pasta

Instant Pot Pesto Chicken

No Knead Crazy Crust Pizza

One Pot Pizza Pasta 

Steak Fajita Pasta Salad

Three Cheese Stuffed Shells

Turkey Parmesan Pasta

Soup/Bowl Dinners

white bowl of creamy broccoli cheese soup with floating sprig of broccoli

Gluten Free Cream of Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Easy Taco Soup

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Slow Cooker Vegan Chili

White Chicken Chili

Handheld Dinners

pork soft taco with avocado slice on plate beside sliced red onions

Cochinita Pibili Tacos (Achiote Pork Tacos)

Low Sodium Sloppy Joes

Mushroom Spinach Toasted Sandwiches

Shrimp Tacos

All these amazing and easy dinners can come together in less than an hour (considering prep time). Really do yourself a favor and take the time to add these recipes to your quick list–they are so easy that even your older children or husband could pull a few off.

Looking for some quick and easy meals for busy moms? Here's a list of over thirty of our favorite recipes that are simple to make and will help empower you to feed your family healthy food.

QUICK TIPS TO CHOOSING A FAST AND EASY MEAL FOR BUSY MOMS

When choosing a fast meal, keep in mind that there is often more time involved in making it then you would originally think. Here are a couple of tips to help make it easier.

  • Go grocery shopping in advance. Trust me on this – you don’t want to be in the middle of meal prepping and find out you’re out of onions. It’ll make this process of fast and easy meal prepping into a long and drawn out process.
  • Make a weekly plan. Some days will require more meal prep than others, so if you plan out the meals entirely you can save the recipes that’ll take longer for when you’ll be home more.
  • Do some meal prepping on Sundays. Homemade meals end up including a lot of cutting meats and veggies. When you plan out your meals for the week, do the meal prep that you can early on. This means cut those veggies and that meat and throw it back in the fridge or freezer. This will make it much easier when it’s time to throw everything together.
  • Have a few fallback meals ready. Sometimes you end up having less time than you thought you would. If dinner is going to take a half-hour to cook but you literally only have twenty minutes to get it done, you can whip out some grilled cheese sandwiches if you have the ingredients ready to go.

WRAPPING UP QUICK MEALS FOR BUSY MOMS

Remember that ANY kind of meal prep can take a while to get used to. It’s hard and frustrating – but I promise it gets easier if you stick with it. It’ll make your life a whole lot easier, and it’ll help you hold yourself accountable to feed your family the things you WANT to feed them. I would not hold it against you if McDonald’s was on the menu every once in a while, but I don’t think any of us want it to be a frequent thing.

Best of luck and comment below on your results!