Every so often life gets a little too hectic for trips to the grocery store. The cupboards get a little bare and the thought of packing the kids up and schlepping to the store is the last thing I want to do. My family can’t exist every night on takeout, though (and besides, getting everyone to agree on where we’re ordering from is a total nightmare). It’s these types of days that I turn to low-ingredient recipes for healthy dinners. With just a handful of ingredients—mostly pantry staples—it’s totally possible to get a dinner on the table despite not having a laundry list of ingredients on hand.
These are my favorite family-friendly meals that are super simple to make. Even better, these healthy dinners are not fussy and pack a huge amount of flavor. Check them out in the slideshow.
Karen Petersen is a cookbook author and food blogger at 365 Days of Slow Cooking. Mostly she writes about the new foods and recipes she's been making at her home for her husband and two children. She loves easy recipes that are full of flavor. She is a crockpot connoisseur and has created over 1000 slow cooker recipes in the past 5 1/2 years. She loves dessert more than anything else in the whole world and likes to plan it, make it, eat it, talk about it while eating it and then review it after it's gone. You can also visit Karen on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest.