If you’re always look for flavorful family friendly dishes that are low fuss and easy to serve up on school nights, it’s a great idea to continue reading to discover a few family dinner ideas, that your kids and partner are sure to love. Especially if your family is adventurous when it comes to trying out new exotic foods.
International hot dogs:
While your kids will already be familiar with stock standard hot dogs which come in a sliced bun with cheddar cheese, mustard, onions and ketchup, you can also use hot dogs in order to introduce your kids to new international flavors. For example, one night you may want to make Korean inspired kim chi sauce hotdogs. While on another night, you may want to create Mexican inspired hot dogs that feature salsa and guacamole. This idea also works if one or more of your kids is vegetarian as vegetarian hot dogs are now widely available and can be purchased at your local grocery store.
Baked sweet potatoes:
Sweet potatoes are a healthy food which are a lot healthier than potatoes. So if your kids love stuffed potatoes, it’s a great idea to try making baked sweet potatoes for your kids. Which you can fill with items such as finely sliced green onions, your kids’ favorite cheese, corn kernels, ham or bacon, chicken and crispy kale. If you’re running low on ingredients, your kids may also appreciate a simply baked sweet potato such as a spaghetti and cheese version or a baked beans and cheese version. Especially if you always have canned tins of spaghetti or baked beans in your home.
Gumbo served in a bread roll:
If you’re looking for creative ways to serve your kids meals, you may want to use small bread rolls as bread bowls which you can fill with delicious southern gumbo. This is a particularly great idea during the cold winter nights, when your kids may be craving a hot, hearty meal to warm them up. If your kids aren’t a fan of spicy food, you can swap out gumbo for another soup variation that your kids prefer. Such as chicken soup or minestrone. You can even fill your kids’ bread bowls with alphabet soup.
Veggie or chicken chow mein:
You don’t have to order chow mein from a local shop, as chow mein is easy to prepare. All you’ll need is your choice of noodles, soy sauce or stir fry sauce, onions, garlic, ginger and your choice of vegetables. You can even use vegetables from your own garden or frozen vegetables which feature Asian vegetables such as broccoli and bok choy in your chow mein. If one of your family’s favorite meats is chicken, you can also add shredded chicken to your family friendly chow mein.
So if you want to come up with creative new meals to serve your kids on busy school nights, it’s well worth experimenting with some of the dishes that are listed above.