Baking these meatballs is not only easy, but the clean-up is almost void. No greasy pans to contend with or splattered fat all over the stove. Don’t worry baking meatballs still makes for a golden brown experience.
Why not use cooler-weather vegetables like broccoli and arugula as an unconventional pizza topping? The arugula adds a slightly bitter, peppery taste—for a milder flavor, use spinach instead. Serve with wedges of fresh tomato tossed with vinegar, olive oil, basil and freshly ground pepper.
Considering that this minestrone soup incorporates mostly frozen vegetables, it is remarkably simple. Look for frozen soup or stew vegetables with potatoes, carrots, celery and onion in the mix to give the soup the best flavor. Although pepperoni isn’t traditionally part of minestrone soup, you’ll find it’s a great shortcut to add spicy, complex flavor.
This delicious Chinese-inspired salad is crisp, crunchy and cool with shredded cabbage, carrots and chicken breast tossed with toasted ramen noodles and slivered almonds. The dressing is an addictive orange, sesame, ginger and soy combination”you may want to double the dressing and save some for a salad the next day.
Break out the napkins! This pie is an over-the-top, vegetarian concoction with black-bean spread, Jack cheese, tomatoes, scallions, olives and pickled jalapenos; it's part nacho, part pizza. For an even more decadent treat, serve with low-fat sour cream.
Now that summer has officially come to an end, back-to-school season is in full swing. The school year can bring both excitement and dread, but it is guaranteed to go hand-in-hand with a demanding, hectic schedule.
Even when things get chaotic it's still possible to make a tasty, kid-friendly meal that will please the whole family. It just so happens that some of the most kid-friendly recipes are also easy and quick. From classics like pizza and pasta to more health-oriented dishes like rice bowls and quinoa meatballs, there's something to delight even the pickiest eater.
Check out the slideshow above for 13 great meals that the whole family will love.