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- The best collection of 7 healthy & tasty home-made meals the family will love:
- At the end
The life of a family is often busy, no matter what time of year it is – school, summer break, birthday parties, holidays, anniversaries, and even with the real estate market so hot right now, moving into a new home.
While working parents might find it challenging to create home-made meals every night, we’ve gathered a few that aren’t only delicious but are also easy to prepare and don’t require substantial expense that you can make when transitioning into a new house.
To ensure that everyone gets the healthful meals they need to keep up with all the activity, we’ve put this list of 7 healthy home-made meals together that the family will beg for you to make again. Plus, these dinners are decidedly delicious.
The best collection of 7 healthy & tasty home-made meals the family will love:
1. Easy Cheesy Ham Paninis and Oven Fries
This no-frills meal doesn’t need any frills. It’s simple and easy to make in roughly 20 minutes. Just add your ham slices and cheese to each panini and toast it atop your skillet. Heat your fries in your oven or, better still, your air fryer. Then, enjoy!
Ingredients (amount depends on your household size):
- Your favorite sliced deli ham
- Panini bread
- Provolone cheese
- Your favorite brand of frozen french fries
2. Mini Pepperoni Pizzas
Satisfy a pizza craving with these easy-to-make personal pepperoni pizzas from scratch. Simply place your pizza dough on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, flatten them down to a nice 3-4 inch circle and top them with pepperoni, basil, and a blend of cheeses. Then bake at 360 degrees until the crust browns and the cheese is melted. Serve with a salad.
- Pizza dough
- 1 package of pepperoni
- Fresh basil
- Mozzarella cheese
- Parmesan cheese
3. Oven Tacos
Taco night can be a big production but not with this simplified recipe!
Fill each tortilla with your taco meat and a generous portion of cheese. Then place in your casserole dish. When all are filled, cover your dish with a lid or foil before baking in a 400-degree oven until the cheese is melted. If your meat has already been prepared, these home-made meals take only about 20 minutes to prepare and cook.
- Cooked taco meat
- Mexican cheese blend
- Flour tortillas
4. Parmesan Chicken Salad
Get some boneless chicken breasts and heat a stick of butter in a bowl in your microwave. When it’s melted, add minced garlic (to taste) and marinate the chicken for a few hours. Then place each piece of coated chicken on a parchment-lined baking tray. Drizzle any remaining butter over the chicken and bake them in a 400-degree oven for about 20 minutes. When it’s done, slice the chicken into thin slices and drop it on top of your favorite salad (spring, romaine, spinach, leaf), then top with parmesan cheese and dressing. You can always dress it up with sliced tomatoes, croutons, or even pepperoncini’s.
- Boneless skinless chicken breast (cut up into bite sizes)
- Minced garlic
- Butter (plan on one stick for 4 breasts of chicken)
- Parmesan cheese
- Choice of dressing
- Additional salad toppings
5. Teriyaki Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple
Heat up the grill and keep the cooking mess outdoors for these quick-and-tasty weeknight home-made meals that brims with goodness. Marinate your boneless chops in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Then, grill them along with your sliced pineapple. When done to your liking, serve them over your rice. It doesn’t get much easier than this:
- Thin boneless pork chops (bone-in works fine too)
- 1 can of sliced pineapple rings in pineapple juice
- Teriyaki marinade
- Your choice of instant or minute rice
6. Lemon Roast Chicken and Roast Veggies
Lighten up your chicken with this citrus-inspired winner that’s perfect for a weekend meal. All you need for this recipe is one roasting pan. Season your chicken and place it in your roasting pan atop your cut-up vegetables. Coat all your ingredients with a small portion of olive and your seasonings. Then, cut up your lemon and place a few slices within the cavity of the chicken and atop all the ingredients. Bake in a 350-degree oven until it’s ready.
- 1 whole roasting chicken
- 1 lemon
- Vegetables (i.e. carrots, green beans, and potatoes)
- Herbs (Italian or Greek blends work nicely)
7. Shrimp (or steak) Kebabs
If you’re looking for an easy grilled meal, shrimp or steak kebabs are perfect for any night. The most time-consuming aspect of this dish is slicing your peppers and onions. Once that’s complete, you can assemble your kebabs. Then, coat them in your chili sauce and grill them until they’re done. Serve with your favorite sides like a salad or rice.
- Raw shrimp (enough for 4 shrimp per kebab) or steak slices
- Cherry tomatoes
- Red and green bell peppers
- Red onion
- Your favorite chili sauce
- Salad or instant rice for a side
Now of course if some of your family members do not like some ingredients (many children do not favor onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers), you can always omit them and replace them with a similar powder or seasoning.
At the end
If you’re looking at upgrading your living situation, searching homes for sale, moving into a new home, and cooking some home-made meals the week of moving out and in the new house, these are also great options to keep your families belly’s full, allowing you to not worry about anything but the move and unpacking.