When you want to spend as little time, energy, and brainpower on dinner as possible, what are your go-to dinner solutions that don't require a recipe and make everyone in the family reasonably happy? Let us know what you feed the kids (and yourself!) when takeout isn't on the table.

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  •   -   05/17/2019

    Sandwiches and/or quesadillas!

    •   -   05/18/2019

      Love doing this because everyone can customize their own to have exactly what they want.

  •   -   05/16/2019

    Annie's Mac and Cheese with peas thrown in during the last minute of cooking has never let us down!

    •   -   05/21/2019

      This is ours, too. The shells are the best, the peas nicely snuggle themselves into many of them.

  •   -   05/29/2019

    Breakfast for dinner! Waffles, pancakes, etc.

    •   -   05/11/2021

      Cereal (hot and cold) is always a popular option at our house pretty much any time of day.

  •   -   05/21/2019

    Scrambled eggs or an egg bake. Any leftover veggies or meats usually work fine within.

    •   -   05/21/2019

      I love eggs for dinner - so tasty, easy and versatile!

  •   -   05/16/2019

    My go-to on these kind of nights is cheese ravioli with tomato sauce.

  •   -   05/29/2019

    Build your own baked potato. Everyone can add the toppings they wish: bacon, sour cream, green onions, cheese, etc.

  •   -   05/16/2019

    A big platter assembled from odds and ends that we have in the fridge and pantry. Apple slices, nuts, hummus, grapes, raw veggies, cheese, guacamole, plantain chips, crackers...whatever we have on hand.

  •   -   05/11/2021

    Chicken nuggets and fries/tater tots from the freezer, with some kind of veggie on the side (when we are good).

  •   -   05/10/2021

    Noodles or any kind of pasta on hand. You can throw some vegetables in it as well.(Fettuccine, Egg noodles, etc. ) with olive oil or a little butter.

  •   -   05/24/2019

    tacos. Really no cooking involved. We just cut up whatever veggies we have left over for the week and some shredded chicken (pre-bought).

  •   -   05/29/2019

    Naan pizzas. Everyone gets their own (store bought) naan bread to top with their choice of ingredients scrounged from the fridge and pantry.

  •   -   05/10/2021

    Sweet potatoe with any topping of your choice.

  •   -   05/10/2021

    Salad(Spinach, Romaine or ice berg lettuce) with chicken, turkey or meatless. Throw in some carrots, snap peas, olives, etc. A complete meal and you've eaten your vegetables.

    •   -   05/10/2021

      If you find a salad dressing your kids like it can be a game changer for salad night! We are big fans of the Wildfire Citrus Lime Vinaigrette- our kids will dip just about any veggie in it. 😃

  •   -   06/30/2021

    BLT sandwiches

  •   -   06/30/2021

    Avocado toast with choose-your-own toppings: everything bagel seasoning, chopped tomatoes, hot sauce, fried onions, etc.

    •   -   07/01/2021

      OMG I just discovered the marvel of avocado toast with everything bagel seasoning. So delicious, and the easiest lunch or dinner to put together!

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