No-Nonsense Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas

It’s 5:00pm, you have had a long day, and you are tired.  What is your most dreaded question at the end of the day?   I know what mine’s is……WHAT’S FOR DINNER?  (YIKES!)

I am just wrapping my head around the magic of meal planning, but trust me I am a work in progress with this task.  I am a supporter that picking a day like Saturday or Sunday to plan all of your meals for the following week, saves you time, money, and most importantly, it eliminates the chance of hearing that most dreaded question at the end of the day.    When I first started meal planning, it was way too overwhelming for me.  However, I started taking small steps and it eventually became easier.  A few of my favorite quotes from Laura Casey, that I have learned to keep on repeat this year are “leaning into the power of little by little, ” “striving for progress not perfection,” and “it’s okay to grow slow.”  So to make meal planning less overwhelming…I started by just making lists of quick and easy dinner ideas.  This would at least help me plan what to cook.   Then eventually, I started adding the grocery items needed for those meals.  Lastly,  I stepped up to creating a calendar and assigning a dinner idea for each day.   Little by little, progress was made,  and I can now say that I am a meal planner…well sometimes :). 

Here are my top 5 No Nonsense Quick & Easy Dinner ideas.  You’re welcome!

  1. Homemade Chicken Alfredo with Baby Spinach and Farfalle Pasta
  2. Homemade DIY Pizza Bar
  3. Instant Pot Grilled Pork Chops with Cauliflower Mash and Roasted Veggies 
  4. Smothered Chicken Bake
  5. Instant Pot Meatloaf

Want More?  Check back often as I will share some of my secret recipes for you to add to your meal plan list and try out for yourself.   Follow me on Pinterest to see what ideas  I am currently pinning for dinner.

*I was NOT financially compensated for this post. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. *

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