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4 Simple Dinner Recipes & Ideas for Busy Families



Dinner time is a hectic time for most families. You’re trying to get the kids fed and ready for bed while also getting yourself ready for the next day. Also, balancing work, school, and extracurricular activities can be challenging, making it hard to find the time to cook a healthy and tasty dinner.  


Luckily, with a little planning and by following these easy recipes, you can get a delicious, fun, and nutritious meal on the table in no time. Here are some you can try.  

CBD Infused Chicken Curry 

Cannabis-infused meals have become a trend in fancy eateries and dinner parties. This has created a thrilling culinary experience that households have opted to try. The good thing with CBD-infused dishes is that they are a quick fix, and you can prepare the meal as you enjoy a CBD vape pens UK. This makes such a meal ideal for busy families since it doesn’t involve much preparation. Here is a detailed recipe to prepare CBD-infused chicken curry.  


  • 1 lb chicken 
  • One onion, chopped 
  • Three cloves garlic, minced 
  • One thumb ginger, minced 
  • 2 tsp garam masala powder 
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder 
  • 2 tsp ground cumin 
  • One can (15 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained 
  • One can (15 oz) coconut milk 
  • salt and pepper to taste 
  • CBD oil for serving (optional) 


  • In a large skillet or wok, heat some oil over medium-high heat. 
  • Add in the chicken and cook until browned and set aside.    
  • Add in the minced onions, garlic, and ginger. 
  • Stir the mixer and fry until fragrant. 
  • Add in all the spices and stir again. 
  •  Pour in the chopped tomatoes and coconut milk. 
  • Bring to a simmer and allow it to cook for 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through 
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.  
  • Drizzle a good amount of CBD oil,  
  • Serve with rice, and Enjoy! 

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Spaghetti and Meatballs 

Spaghetti and meatballs are classic dishes that everyone loves. And this version is mouthwatering since it is soft with a pinch of spice that will satisfy your taste buds. Furthermore, spaghetti and meatballs are a perfect dish when you are in a rush or late to cook dinner or lunch. Check out its simple recipe: 


  • 1 pound ground beef 
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs 
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • One beaten egg 
  • ¼ crushed teaspoon of garlic powder 
  • One crushed tomato  
  • 1/4 cup milk 
  • Two minced cloves of garlic 
  • One tablespoon of olive oil 
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano  
  • 6-ounce can of tomato paste  
  • One teaspoon sugar  


  • Mix together ground beef, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder in a large bowl.  
  • Then, stir in the egg and milk.  
  • Shape mixture into balls. 
  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.  
  • Add meatballs, and cook until evenly browned.  
  • Drain fat.  
  • Pour crushed tomatoes into the pan. 
  • Stir in tomato paste, two cloves of minced garlic, sugar, oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Bring to a boil. 
  • Reduce heat to low. 
  • Simmer for 30 minutes 
  • Serve over cooked spaghetti. 

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Roasted Chicken and Vegetables 

One of the best things about roasted chicken and vegetables is that it is a one-pan meal. You only have to dirty one dish, which is a huge plus for busy families. Also, roasting chicken and vegetables doesn’t take very long to have a delicious and healthy meal on the table in no time. The following is a recipe for this quick fix.  


  • One whole chicken  
  • One bag of carrots 
  • 1 pound of baby potatoes 
  • Olive oil 
  • One head of broccoli 
  • Olive oil 
  • Salt and pepper 


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  
  • Dice carrots, potatoes, and broccoli into medium pieces.  
  • Place chicken and vegetables on a large baking sheet.  
  • Drizzle with olive oil  
  • Season with salt and pepper.  
  • Roast for 45 minutes to an hour. 

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Salmon with Rice and Steamed Vegetables 

There are many reasons why busy families opt to cook salmon with rice and steamed vegetables. One, salmon is a relatively quick and easy fish to cook, and it is also packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Rice is a highly versatile grain, while steamed vegetables are a great meal option since you only need to heat it lightly, and it’s ready within minutes. Here is a recipe for the delicious and nutritious salmon with rice and steamed vegetables.  


  • 1 pound of salmon filets 
  • 1 cup of rice 
  • One pack of frozen or fresh mixed vegetables 
  • Lemon juice 
  • Salt and pepper 


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  
  • Boil water and pour rice till it softens.  
  • Place salmon filets on a baking sheet and season with lemon juice, salt, and pepper.  
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes. 
  • Then, steam frozen vegetables. 
  • Serve salmon over rice and vegetables and enjoy with your family.  


These are four simple dinner recipes that are perfect for busy families. Each recipe is quick and easy to prepare and can be made with ingredients you likely already have. So next time you’re short on time and need to get dinner on the table fast, give one of these recipes a try! 


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