31 Back to Basics Meal Solutions

When life gets busy and overwhelming, or drops unexpected challenges in your path, you need to simplify your mealtime. Life happens, but we all still need to eat. It’s a basic need, certainly, but it’s also nourishment that feeds our emotional and familial needs as well. Sometimes when there’s change in our lives, we need to get back to the basics in the kitchen. We need to prepare something that doesn’t require a ton of energy, ingredients or thought. Instead of focusing on the sometimes daunting task of “what’s for dinner” in the midst of chaos, it helps us focus on what matters most — connecting around the table and offering our love through thick and thin. Here are 31 of my favorite easy, delicious meals to prepare during those hectic periods.
  1. Three-Ingredient Slow-Cooked Meatballs
  2. Quiche
  3. Spaghetti
  4. Oven Tacos
  5. Burgers
  6. Hawaiian Pizza
  7. BLTs
  8. Breakfast Cups
  9. Grilled Salmon
  10. Veggie Quesadillas
  11. Grilled Panini
  12. Pancakes
  13. Sloppy Joes
  14. Omelets
  15. Steak
  16. French Toast
  17. Southwest Roll-Ups
  18. Taco Soup
  19. Chicken or Steak Fajitas
  20. Baked Potato Soup
  21. Pot Roast
  22. Slow-Cooked Fall-off-the-Bone Ham
  23. Grilled Pork Chops
  24. Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole
  25. Chicken Sausages & Peppers
  26. Slow-Cooked Balsamic Pork Loin
  27. Chicken Pot Pie
  28. Slow-Cooked Ravioli Casserole
  29. Mini Deli Sandwiches
  30. Grilled Italian Chicken
  31. Strawberry Spinach Salad


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