Hi all! I just went to Trader Joe’s with Daisy and got a few items to make at least 6 weeknight meals this week! My friend Kristen (who is literally about to have a baby today or tomorrow, YAY) gave me the idea of putting together easy dinner’s for new moms or busy people in general! All of these are super easy to make and use only a few Trader Joe’s ingredients and take less than 15 minutes to make (maybe the pizza takes longer because it has to bake). You can add in more veggies to your liking and sub things you rather have, but here are some base ideas for some quick meals to put together to enjoy! Let me know which is your fave and be sure to follow on instagram for more ideas like this. Have fun shopping and making these!
1. BBQ Chicken Nachos
Nachos…need I say more? We looooove ourselves some nachos so Mark is going to really love this one! I think we will be having this one today. I got the corn chip dippers as the base and then I am going to add the garlic sriracha bbq sauce (THIS IS SO GOOD, my new fave product, I have been using it on everything and anything) onto the grilled chicken and cheddar cheese. Bake on 350 for about 10 minutes until the cheese is all melty and add some scallions on top!
2. Taco Tuesday
You can never go wrong with tacos, they are so delish! I got the yellow corn taco shells, ground beef, cheddar cheese, taco seasoning and I will add some lettuce and tomatoes. We are having this with a side of Cuban style black beans (so excited to try these) and a side salad!
3. Mandarin Orange Chicken
Save this one for a night when you really don’t have much time but you wanna eat something super delish. I will be adding some broccoli to the side of this one!
4. Turkey Bolognese Pasta
I loooove these egg fettuccine noodles, they are gluten free and I had sooo many of them during my pregnancy when I was not tolerating gluten. They only take a few minutes to boil and are so yummy. I will be adding the “just sauce” turkey bolognese on top and mixing in some spinach and then for sure sprinkling some parm cheese on top.
5. Sweet Potato Gnocci &Chicken Sausage
One of my go-to’s every week is chicken sausage with something…it is so easy and we love this brand! I will be pairing the chicken sausage with the sweet potato gnocci and spinach and also probably adding some goat cheese…oh yes def will be adding that.
6. Margarita Pizza with a Side Salad
For this one I picked up pizza crusts, I have never tried them yet but I am excited, they come in a pack of two! I then will add their Rustico Sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese and pepperoni and will serve with this Southwestern chopped salad. Sounds yummy and like our Friday night meal!
I hope you like how easy these meals are as much as I do and they help you get through the week a little bit easier without having to think too much about your dinners. Let me know which one you like the most!