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Family-Friendly Weeknight Dinners

Cooking for a crowd can be tough, especially when picky eaters are involved. These dishes will get you through it.
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It's important to sit down and connect with your family every day, but we get that it can be difficult. Different diets, hectic schedules, and lack of inspiration all add to the hassle, but that's why we're here to help. Go ahead and show this list to your kids and see which one they want to try first--we bet they'll even want to help out!

Needy for Ziti

SUGAR-FREEBUDGET-FRIENDLY
Baked Ziti with Sour Cream
Pip & Ebby

Spaghetti sauce and three kinds of Italian cheeses make a surprisingly quick and budget-friendly Baked Ziti that's perfect for a weeknight meal.

Finger Lickin' Good

EASYLOW-CARB
Baked "Fried" Chicken Fingers
Healthy-ish

Nobody could say no to a basketful of hot, golden, crispy, and succulent fried chicken, in any form!

Healthy Helping

PROTEIN PACKEDDAIRY-FREE
Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs
Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen

These Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs are huge on flavor without being heavy! They're easy to make and perfect for serving over quinoa or cauliflower rice for a healthy, complete dinner.

All Thai'd Up

SHELLFISH-FREETREE NUT-FREE
Thai Chicken Peanut Stir-Fry
Vodka & Biscuits

This Thai Chicken Peanut Stir-Fry has the perfect sauce and makes for a quick, easy weeknight meal!

Everything's Better with Bacon

SUGAR-FREEPACK FOR LUNCH
Bacon Fried Rice
Wok & Skillet

This Bacon Fried Rice is loaded with delicious, smoky goodness. It’s the perfect way to utilize leftover rice and is ready in only 15 minutes, which makes it perfect for weeknights (or even breakfast)!

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