Utah Family Meals

Inspiring Great Family Meals

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This recipe is fast, cheap, healthy, and simple to make. Time saver tip: Buy pre-made salsa to avoid chopping vegetables! Baked Fish with Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Serves 4 For the potatoes: 4 sweet potatoes (for smaller children, a half a potato… Continue Reading →

​Tortellini with Healthy Alfredo Sauce

Cream sauce doesn’t have to be heavy and unhealthy for you. Check out our delicious version that uses olive oil and 1% milk instead!

Time-Saving Hack: This recipe pairs great with a fresh salad. Buy salad kits at the grocery store for a quick and healthy side–no buying a lot of little separate ingredients.

Shredded Chicken Tacos with Tomatoes and Grilled Corn

Fresh-tasting, fast, and easy! Time-Saving Hack: Opt out of using fresh grilled corn and instead use frozen corn. Time-Saving Hack: Buy a small rotisserie chicken and shred it instead of having to make the chicken yourself. Time-Saving Hack: Have your family assemble their own tacos to cut down on prep time and to allow for customization.

Roast Chicken with Butternut Squash and Potatoes

This is such an easy and fast recipe. Filling, healthy, and delicious!

Asiago Tortellini

Definitely one of the fastest meals I’ve made in a long time. I didn’t have any fresh basil on hand, but dried work just fine (definitely don’t dump a whole ¼ cup in there, though–just season it to taste). After the picture was already taken (whoops), I decided to stir in some spinach, making the whole thing a little greener and a little healthier.

Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Sandwiches

So delicious! Probably the best of any recipe I’ve made this week. I ended up using arugula instead of basil leaves and cut my chicken into strips. If you don’t like using mayonnaise, you could easily use a substitute, like ranch, teriyaki sauce, or barbecue sauce.

Chicken and Caramelized Pineapple Pizza

Pizza is one of my favorite homemade dinners because it doesn’t require a recipe. It’s really hard to screw it up, there are endless combinations to try, and you often end up representing several different food groups in one dish..

This was a combo I came up with after looking in my cart at ingredients I was already buying for other meals. In the future, I think this recipe would be even better with barbecue sauce or caramelized onions added.

Gnocci, Sweet Corn, & Arugula in Cream Sauce

VEGETARIAN. I asked several employees at my grocery store if they had gnocci, but no one could find it (possibly because they had no idea what I was asking for. ‘Gnocci’ is one of those words I’m kind of afraid to say in public because I still sort of have no idea if I’m pronouncing it correctly). I’m sure it would taste better with the gnocci, but I just used whole-wheat penne instead, and it was delicious.

Southwestern Chicken and White Bean Soup

This was a delicious, easy, and fast meal to make, and if you don’t use the sour cream or cilantro, it counts as a 5-ingredient meal (although skipping sour cream was not an option for me. I kind of eat other foods just as a vehicle for sour cream).

Also, a cooking hack for shredding the chicken.

[Recipe] Ratatouille

A great summer dish, Ratatouille is a beautiful medley of veggies.

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