5 Recipes You Can Heat and Eat With the Family

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On weeknights, it can be really hard to get the family altogether in once place, but the one activity that never fails to pull everyone to together is eating a meal. However, just because eating is a great family activity doesn’t mean you should waste too much time in preparation, especially after a long day. To help you cut down on preparation, we have rounded up the recipes to heat and eat, so that you can maximize time spent with your family.

1. Cheesy Quinoa Enchilada Bake

Meals that require baking are always the way to go. Tossing in a bunch of ingredients and then sticking it in the oven sounds so easy, because it is! This 100% vegetarian meal is jam-packed with protein in every quinoa-filled bite. Simply combine all the ingredients and bake for about an hour. How easy!

2. Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Toss

This meal doesn’t require a lot of ingredients to be flavorful. A very simple but delicious dish, this pasta calls for broccoli, chicken, and a pasta of your choice- that’s it! The rest of the flavors are drawn out from the core ingredients. Simply heat and eat!

3. Easy Shrimp Jambalaya

Make your next dinner New Orleans inspired and keep things spicy with this easy shrimp jambalaya. Jambalaya is, by nature, a easy and extremely flavorful dish! Made with a brown rice and shrimp base, the rest of the dish is just a wide variety of seasoning. Mix all the ingredients together and serve it up to your family.

4. Instant Pot 5-Ingredient Chicken Tacos

This dish will make Taco Tuesday a whole lot easier and give you more time to enjoy with the family. The title says it all: five ingredients and that’s pretty much it. The best part about using an Instant Pot is that it does all the cooking for you.

5. Slow Cooker Chicken and Spring Vegetable Quinoa 

If you have a slow cooker, this is a recipe you will definitely want to try. Just throw in the ingredients ahead of time and spend time with your family while it cooks! It’s light but full of flavor and could easily be made vegetarian if you choose to do so.


Avoid the hassle that comes with preparing dinners on busy days or answering the question “what do I make” by turning to these easy heat and eat recipes. Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments down below!

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2 Comments on "5 Recipes You Can Heat and Eat With the Family"

  1. Jane Collins  October 7, 2017

    Good Golly Miss Molly I can use your help for meal planning! I’m all about clean eating. I have MS and I need more simple, good recipes. I need to organize my life. Help!
    Thanx! Jane


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