45 Weeknight Dinner Solutions for Busy Moms

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29. Skinny Quinoa with Black Beans

Quinoa is one of my all-time favorite foods to use in recipes, and I’m sure you’re kids will love the opportunity to sing that (dreaded) beans song. You know, the one that goes “Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart. The more you eat, the more you…”, you know the rest…

In just a short amount of time, you and your busy self can be relaxing while eating this quick dinner and listening to your kids sing that wonderful song!

30. Gluten Free Thin Crust Pizza

This recipe from A Saucy Kitchen is a busy mom’s dream–especially one who wants their family to eat healthy, but doesn’t have much time to cook. This pizza is healthy and takes less than 30 minutes to make. A dinner solution that your kids will never say “no” to! Rejoice!

31. Tomato Basil Garlic Chicken

A Saucy Kitchen also created this recipe for Tomato Basil Garlic Chicken. This dinner can also be cooked in less than 30 minutes and is sure to impress the family, too!

32. Mexican-Style Juicy Lucys with Fire-Roasted Corn Pico

Fit Foodie Finds created this recipe and busy moms are definitely ones who can appreciate it! Nutritious, delicious, and ready in 35 minutes. You can’t go wrong!

33. Easy Taco Pie

Okay, I just cannot get enough taco recipes and, thankfully, our taco recipes here at SkinnyMs are healthy ones! This one yields a healthy, extraordinary take on a Mexican favorite.

34. Tomato, Avocado, and Burrata Flatbread

This recipe is located under the “Kid Friendly” section of the Two Peas & Their Pod website. If they’re saying that kids will eat this pizza recipe that calls for avocado, then I say, “Hey buys moms, make this recipe!”

35. Lemon Broccoli Tortellini

Another recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod, and a great one at that! This is a great quick recipe for when you’re trying to get your little ones to eat some veggies. I used to only eat broccoli when it was hidden underneath something delicious…so why not hide it under some delicious tortellini?!

36. Bowties with Sugar Snaps, Lemon and Ricotta

The Smitten Kitchen knows how to turn a busy weekday into a relaxing weeknight.

I used to LOVE bowtie noodles as a kid. I used to hold them up to my chest (yes, even when sauce was involved), and pretend like I was wearing a real bowtie. Back then, I liked to think I was just being cute, and I’m sure you’ll think your kids are cute too…especially when the dinner doesn’t take hours to cook!

37. 5-Ingredient Chicken Parmesan

Our chicken parm recipe is so simple and so quick! I mean, what busy mom wouldn’t want a quick recipe that only calls for 5 ingredients? It’s a weeknight miracle!

38. 30 Minute Tempeh & Chickpea Sloppy Joes

I’m not sure what kid doesn’t want to get sloppy with dinner (despite what Mom and Dad might think about it). If you’re a mom who isn’t thrilled about having messy eaters, hear me out. This recipe from She Likes Food, only takes 30 minutes to prepare and cook. As a busy mom, I think you might find that the sloppiness will be worth it.

39. Quick Caprese Pasta

This recipe, courtesy of Spiced, takes the term “quick dinner” to a whole new level. This one is ready in just 10 minutes! 

40. Avocado Tuna Salad

As a kid, I actually chose tuna salad over most other foods. I thought there was nothing better than a tuna salad sandwich. But, like the chicken salad issue I mentioned earlier on in this list, tuna salad often calls for unhealthy ingredients. This recipe by Cooking Classy, however, calls for all nutritious ingredients (AVOCADO!!!), making it a great weeknight dinner solution for busy moms.

41. One-Pot Sesame Chicken

One pot and a family of happy faces, this meal is one you’ll want to make every busy night of the week! You’ll especially agree with me after finding out that it provides almost 30 grams of protein per serving!

42. Creamy Cheese Tortellini + Mushroom Soup

This dinner solution for busy moms is brought to you by Simple Healthy Kitchen, and it is definitely a simple healthy recipe. It’s one that, like many other recipes on this list, takes only 30 minutes to make!

43. Indian Curry Turkey Burgers

If your family loves burgers like my family does, then Simple Healthy Kitchen has your back with this recipe that’s ready in just 20 minutes.

44. Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets

Give your kiddos a healthier version of their favorite dinner with this recipe by The Healthy Maven! It’s perfect for every busy mom!

45. One Pan Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops

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Picky eaters just make weeknights feel longer with their constant yells of “I don’t want that for dinner!” and yet consistent screams of “I’m hungry!” Sometimes, all a busy mom needs is a quick one pan meal that’s sweeter than most to satisfy the kids. This recipe is that quick one pan meal!

Every single one of these 45 weeknight dinner solutions for busy moms is quick, yummy, and sure to take some of that weekday stress away. So, if you’re looking for a solution to your weeknight madness, you’ve found 45 here. You have more than enough quick-to-make, delicious recipes that you and everyone else in your house will love, all you have to do is pick one and make it!

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