30 minute meals for April
By: Kate Ramos of HOLA! JALAPEÑO
Every evening around 5 o'clock I'd better have a plan. I really wish I could be more fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants about this but If I'm not prepared with at least some sort of idea for dinner my sanity unravels faster than a roll of toilet paper in the hands of a toddler.
I would like to say that in a stroke of anal retentiveness I have a set time on Sunday morning when I plan all the week's meals but the plan usually is formed as I'm making breakfast and taking stock of what's in the fridge and freezer. I do however have a running list (made of paper) where I write (with a pen) ideas that pop into my head or jot down any particularly easy and delicious recipes I see online, because coming up with ideas off the top of my head at the last minute is not my forte.
Point being, we all need help in the easy dinner department, with that in mind here are 20 excellent options that take 30 minutes or less of hands on time; most of them healthy, kid-friendly, with ingredients that you can find at just about any grocery store. If you have any favorites you've tried and loved please leave a comment and let me know!
Click through the slideshow for the links on how to make these 10 delicious recipes:
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