If summer break isn’t here yet, it will be soon. And while the kids have less to do, that only means you have more on your plate. To keep things simple and save your sanity, simplify your mealtimes. To give you inspiration, check out our list of 5 quick summer meals when you are busy below.
Salads are always a great option for summer, but not everyone is a fan of lettuce. If you want to keep things healthy and light—and avoid turning on the stove—this is a great salad. You can add some protein and turn it into a full meal or just use it as a side. Aside from a little chopping, this salad is no work at all.
This one takes a small amount of prep and a little heat. However, if you are needing a meal that feels fancy to eat but isn’t fancy to make, this is the one to turn to. Save this recipe for nights you have guests over to impress.
If you are tired of traditional chicken salad sandwiches, try this alternative. Since it cooks in the crockpot, it is very little work for you, and very little additional heat to your home. The flavors in this dish are great and sure to please the whole family.
Like the idea of a sandwich but want something a little more grownup? Give this one a shot. Very little work goes into this, but quality ingredients are key. This is great for both lunch and dinner and keeps things light.
Finally, it isn’t summer without the grill. These kabobs are easy to throw together and cook quickly, which gives you more time to spend with your family. Plus, it is a great recipe to use at your next cookout.
Do you have a favorite summertime recipe for busy nights? Share it with us!