Sometimes I am at a loss about what to make for dinner. This usually happens when I did not plan all the meals for the week. In these situations, I go quickly to my site, type in an ingredient  I want to use, and find a meal to make right away.

As I wanted to make your life easier, I compiled 5 quick and easy dinner recipes you can include in your next weekly meal plan. The other 2 days of the week, you can eat leftovers or treat yourself and your family with take-out.

1. Shrimp Garlic Pasta

Shrimp garlic pasta

This is a delicious dinner that can be made in 35 minutes. It is full of flavour and nutrients. I hope you will have the chance to make it.

2. Delicious Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti sauce

This sauce recipe was given to my mother-in-law by her sister-in-law. Then it was passed on to my husband. The kids went bananas the first time I made it! One dinner we ate this delicious spaghetti sauce with cooked gluten-free spaghetti and the next evening we ate it with zucchini pasta. Delicious both ways!

3. Quick One-Pot Colorful Vegetarian Chili

 Mild or spicy, you can adapt this vegetarian chili any way you like it.

You can adjust the spiciness of this vegetarian chili according to the taste buds of your child, yourself, and the other people in your household. I add a little bit of chili powder for me and the kids. If you have been reading my blog for a while now, you can probably guess that my husband likes to add extra chili flakes to his portion. Everybody is happy!

4. Chicken Sausages with Green Beans and Carrots

You really can’t go wrong with this delicious dish. Chop the beans and carrots in small pieces if you have a young child and serve this flavourful meal to the whole family.

Chicken sausages with green beans and carrots

5. Coconut Curry Chicken Egg Tart

easy meals that freeze well

Although this tart seems to be a dinner meal, I love to make it for breakfast. Less sugar (and more healthy fats and proteins) is a great way to start the day. If you make it for dinner, add a salad as a side and a fruit salad as dessert, and you have a healthy and delicious dinner for your whole family.

Which of the 5 ideas above would you like to include in your meal plan for the upcoming week?