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Rounding Out Your Back to School Dinners

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They always say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but in my humble opinion, I'd like to think that dinner is pretty important too. In our house, it's a chance to reconnect and catch up on each other's lives and have important discussions about upcoming events and family plans. No time is this more true than when school is in session for the kids. While schedules are definitely hectic, dinnertime allows us to check in with each other. And, most importantly, it allows me to make sure that our family has at least one well-rounded meal that day.

In an effort to make this easy for everyone, I've started to make a list of everyone's favorite sides and main courses and incorporate them through out the month, so my family feels like they have an active part in choosing what's for dinner. This way they're more likely to eat it, and it's been working. Here are a few of our ideas:

Baked Potatoes and Rosemary Chicken with a Green Salad

Potato Tacos with Fresh Pico de Gallo (Just fill shells with fried potatoes and onion mixture. Trust me, it's delicious, especially with a sprinkle of fajita seasoning).

Whole Wheat Penne Pasta and Grilled Chicken with Heirloom Tomatoes and Feta

Roast Beef, Sweet Potato Mash and Steamed Broccolini

Moms, what are your go to meals for healthful weeknight dinners?

by on Jan. 2, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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OliviasMommy611
by Brittney on Jan. 3, 2012 at 2:42 AM
I focus on veggies and less on meat.
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kurtkamkaitsmom
by Kerry on Jan. 3, 2012 at 8:25 AM

yum,  potato tacos sound good...... We make a lot of tacos, chicken  and pork chops here

MamaBear2cubs
by Member on Jan. 3, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Spaghetti is our go to meal, it's fast,taste good and keeps them full!

LOswald0314
by Member on Jan. 3, 2012 at 12:19 PM

 The quesadilla sounds good!

Quoting mjimaging:

We did a quesadilla that was hamburger, onion and potatoes, seasoned and then added cheese and cooked everything on our griddle. It came out awesome! But we like slow cooking dinners. Put a meat an some veggies in the slow cooker and maybe cook up some pasta with it or some rice.

 

goddess99
by on Jan. 3, 2012 at 12:44 PM

This is our go to meal too. We eat alot of tortellini as well as spaghetti.

Quoting MamaBear2cubs:

Spaghetti is our go to meal, it's fast,taste good and keeps them full!


alliesmom112
by Member on Jan. 3, 2012 at 2:15 PM
The penne pasta and chicken sounds yummy
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Madelaine
by Member on Jan. 3, 2012 at 4:11 PM

thanks

elijahsmama09
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2012 at 4:25 PM
The closer soemthing is to the way it should be naturally...the healthier it is...in general.
heathermichelle
by on Jan. 3, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Those sound yummy

butterfly-jo
by on Jan. 3, 2012 at 11:13 PM

we do lots of chicken stuff.  simple stuff like pot pies, baked chicken..whatever

and the potato taco sounds so awesome!!  i will have to try this.

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