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15 Meals for Busy Moms!

As moms, our time is valuable! Homeschooling, working, take care of a house, pets and kids, your busy and I get it! That's why I decided to write a blog for you highlighting 15 quick and easy dinner meals for busy moms. As we approach fall, don't be afraid to get out that crock pot or instant pot for simple one pot meals! Check out this list of meals everyone will love!


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Taco Salad

Here are some quick and easy meal ideas for busy moms:

  1. Pasta with Pesto: Cook your favorite pasta and toss it with store-bought pesto sauce. Add some cherry tomatoes and grated Parmesan cheese for extra flavor.

  2. Taco Salad: Brown ground beef or turkey and season it with taco seasoning. Serve it over a bed of lettuce and top with shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, avocado slices, and a dollop of sour cream.

  3. Stir-Fry: Stir-fry pre-cut vegetables and cooked chicken (you can use rotisserie chicken) in a store-bought stir-fry sauce. Serve over rice or noodles.

  4. Quesadillas: Fill tortillas with shredded cheese, leftover rotisserie chicken, and some salsa. Heat them in a pan until the cheese melts and the tortillas are crispy.

  5. BLT Wraps: Make quick bacon, lettuce, and tomato wraps. Add avocado slices if you have them. Use mayonnaise or ranch dressing as a spread.

  6. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup: Make classic grilled cheese sandwiches and serve them with a side of canned tomato soup.

  7. Instant Pot Mac and Cheese: Prepare creamy macaroni and cheese by pressure cooking pasta and a cheese sauce in the Instant Pot.

  8. Frozen Stir-Fry Vegetables with Rice: Use frozen stir-fry vegetables and a pre-cooked rice packet. Stir-fry everything together with a simple soy sauce-based sauce.

  9. Baked Potato Bar: Bake potatoes in the microwave or oven, then set up a toppings bar with sour cream, shredded cheese, bacon bits, and chopped green onions.

  10. Quesadilla Pizza: Make mini quesadilla pizzas by topping tortillas with pizza sauce, shredded cheese, and your choice of toppings like pepperoni, bell peppers, and olives. Broil until the cheese is bubbly.

  11. Greek Salad with Rotisserie Chicken: Combine chopped rotisserie chicken with pre-packaged Greek salad mix. Add some feta cheese and a drizzle of Greek dressing.

  12. Pulled Pork Sandwiches: Buy pre-cooked pulled pork from the store and serve it on buns with coleslaw for a quick and satisfying meal.

  13. Frozen Meatballs and Pasta: Heat up frozen meatballs and serve them over cooked pasta with marinara sauce. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.

  14. Crockpot Chicken Tacos: Place chicken breasts or thighs in the crockpot with taco seasoning and salsa. Cook on low, shred the chicken, and serve in tortillas with your favorite taco toppings.

  15. Slow Cooker Chili: Combine ground beef or turkey, canned beans, diced tomatoes, chili seasoning, and let it simmer in the crockpot all day. Serve with cheese and sour cream.

Remember to keep some basic pantry staples and pre-cut vegetables on hand to make meal preparation even quicker and easier. These meal ideas should help make busy nights more manageable for moms with busy schedules! Don't forget you can always use meal planning tools like emeals! Emeals will provide you with a ton of family friendly recipe's and will even import your shopping list right into the Walmart grocery app.


Check out emeals here > Meal Planning Made Simple - eMeals


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I'm Stefany, from the Made in Wisconsin Family. I am excited to share our journey through life and homeschooling with the many parents who find themselves in the world of home education. 

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