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Quick & Easy Dinner Recipes
Eating together as a family is important.
But, not everyone has the time to prepare elaborate meals. Even if you are busy, you still want to provide wholesome, nourishing meals for your family. With a little bit of planning and a stockpile of great recipes, it is possible to avoid eating out or filling your plates with processed, junky food.
These recipes are easy to prepare and great for family meals.
- Easy Dinner Menu - Tilapia, Risotto, & Broccoli Recipes
Whether you are entertaining, or looking for a dinner for the family, this dinner menu will leave everyone asking for more: Parmesan Tilapia, Easy Risotto, Lemon & Garlic Broccoli.
- Hearty Vegetable Stew, Crock Pot Recipe
I think the best part about cold weather is the abundance of soup and stew recipes. This vegetable stew is truly hearty. The best part, though, is that it is easy to make (thanks to the crock pot).
- Easy, Low Calorie Side Dish Recipes
A collection of easy, low-calorie side dishes for a Three Cabbage Slaw, Couscous & Vegetable Salad, Creamy Cucumber Salad, and Colorful Pasta Salad.
- Sweet Potato & Corn Chowder Recipe - Low-fat & Easy to Make
This is one of my favorite soups to make. Not only do I think it is tasty, but my family often requests it for dinner. I started with a very basic recipe for corn chowder. This is my final, favorite version...
- Easy Casserole Recipes
Not everyone has time to cook wholesome dinners every night, but that doesn't mean you have to eat out all the time, or resort to prepackaged meals. A lot of the casserole recipes I will provide here are quick and simple to make. You can even make t
- Chunky Pepper Tomato Sauce Recipe
This chunky sauce is warm, hearty, and full of vitamin C! Serves Four Approximately 130 calories per serving. This sauce is so chunky, you can fill your plate up with more sauce than pasta for a fulfilling...
- Low-Fat Recipes for Savory Slow-Cooker Suppers
Spicy Beef Chili, Mediterranean Beef Stew, Glazed Turkey; Sweet Potatoes, Chicken Pepper Pot, Italian Pot Roast... all low fat, healthy, and 6 points or less for Weight Watchers!
- Tomato Sauce: Slow Cooker Recipe
Tomato sauce can turn an ordinary meal into a delicious and healthy dining experience. The recipe that follows is a simple one that can be made fairly quickly, although it does require some cooking time to...
- Grilled Pork Roast: An Impressive but Easy Dinner Party
Roasting a small, pre-marinated pork roast on the grill makes a delicious meal with surprisingly little effort. Add seasonal veggies and serve with salad for a simple dinner party.
Eating together helps families stay healthy.
There are a lot of benefits of having your family eat meals together. When your family shares a meal, you are opening up lines of communication. A family meal offers the opportunity to talk about the things everyone did during the day. It also allows your family to bond, share ideas, and make plans together.
When you eat together, parents have the opportunity to teach their children by example. No matter how many times you tell your children something, they will learn good habits a lot faster if they see you practicing them.
Your children, no matter their age, will also learn a lot by being involved in the meal planning, whether it includes setting the table, helping cook dinner, or clearing their own plates. Working together at mealtime helps you grow closer as a family.
There are also studies that show families who eat together have less occurences of teenage drinking and smoking. Simply by talking to your children during meals, consistently, seems to help them make better life decisions and allows parents to know what is going on in their children's lives.