This week is our first full week of distance learning, so I’m keeping dinners really simple and healthy and quick. Also, one-pan and make-ahead dinners help a lot too! I hope these healthy dinner ideas help!
Here’s what we’re planning:
Crustless Veggie + Chicken Sausage Pizzas from Simply Real Health. This is a dinner that comes together quickly, uses one pan, and is delicious. I also like to add mushrooms because I love mushrooms.
Pesto Shakshuka from Bob’s Red Mill. Another simple one-pan dinner. A friend shared this recipe with me and everyone enjoyed it. I bake it a little longer because I don’t like runny eggs. It’s really filling too.
Smoked Pesto Salmon with beet, tomato, avocado, butter lettuce salad. We smoked salmon in our new kamado grill a couple weeks ago and it was so delicious. We’ll serve it with my new favorite summer salad: butter lettuce, zucchini, tomato, avocado, beets, a little goat cheese and my favorite (and easiest) red wine vinaigrette.
Chicken Curry Salad. This is a great make-ahead dinner that is full of lots of delicious flavors. Add cooked chicken, dried cranberries, diced celery, halved red seedless grapes and diced apple together and the sauce is made up of plain Greek yogurt, salt, pepper and curry powder. Top it with cashews when you’re ready to eat. Yum! Sometimes I’ll also add in about a tablespoon of mayo. Refrigerate until you’re ready to eat. It’s great on its own or on top of arugula or as a sandwich. (Cook Like a Champion has a good recipe that you can tweak with different ingredients.)
Fajitas. We LOVE fajitas in our house and it’s a really quick and healthy dinner. We grill up chicken (or heat up black beans), bell pepper and onions and serve them with guacamole or avocado and tomato.
I hope you find these weekly healthy summer family dinner meal ideas helpful for dinner meal planning for your family. You can check out past weekly dinner plans HERE. (I typically plan for 5 dinners a week, with room for leftovers, takeout, other plans, etc.)