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5 Quick and Easy Family-Friendly Meals (Preschooler Approved, Too!)

Easy family-friendly meals can still be nutritious and delicious!

You’ve been at work all day, you’re on pick up duty, and your preschooler is melting down because the witching hour has hit. Sounds like your average day in the life of working parents! The last thing you want to do is stand over the stove, cooking a complicated meal and ending the night doing a pile of dishes. Skip the takeout this week and plan for one of these easy family-friendly meals for when you need to save time, but still feed your little ones a nutritious meal!

One-Pan Chicken Dish in 20 Minutes or Less

Easy Family-Friendly Meals - one pan chickenSkip the cleanup with this bright and flavorful family-friendly recipe.

The lemon in this recipe gives you a little taste of summer year-round. It is also simple enough that your preschooler won’t turn their nose up at the flavors.

Photo and Recipe from Momtastic

Contest-Winning Broccoli Chicken Casserole

One of our favorite time-savers is purchasing a rotisserie chicken from the local grocer and using the meat in a variety of recipes. This not only saves time, but the chicken is always flavorful and juicy.

This easy, yet delicious, broccoli chicken casserole is just perfect for this little life hack. We love this recipe when the cold Montana winters hit and our family is craving a warm, comforting meal.

Recipe from Taste of Home

Easy Family-Friendly Meals Ultimate-Slow-Cooker-Pot-RoastUltimate Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Working parents live by the slow-cooker. It gives you a ready-to-eat meal when everyone arrives home!

Pot roast has been a family favorite for generations. This recipe is so easy you can set it and forget it, only to come home to a meal your family will love.

Photo and Recipe from Dinner, Then Dessert

Teriyaki Beef Sheet Pan Dinner

We don’t know how Cassy did it, but somehow the beef and broccoli bake to the perfect consistency with this easy family-friendly recipe.

For the times that you want take-out, but want to serve your family something a little healthier, this recipe does the job! For something preschooler-approved, add a cup of steamed white or brown rice.

Recipe from Fed and Fit

One-Pot Pasta with Tomato-Basil Sauce

Preschool-age kids love spaghetti night and the best thing about this recipe is the pasta cooks in the tomato sauce, so you only need one piece of equipment for this easy meal!

Recipe from MyRecipes

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