What are your best 20-minutes-or-less recipe ideas?
September 24, 2012 10:47 AM Subscribe
I need quick, healthy dinner options for a family of three (some restrictions apply).
posted by po822000 to food & drink (27 answers total) 51 users marked this as a favorite
So, my wonderful wife is the one who usually cooks dinner, since she gets home a few hours before me. But lately she's been unable to cook because in addition to having to wrangle our rambunctious 3-year-old solo until I get home, she's dealing with the two-headed monster of pregnancy and a Crohn's Disease flare-up.
So, we go grocery shopping once a week and have meals all planned out, only to get to the evening and my wife is (understandably) way too wiped to handle the cooking duties. This leads to me picking up dinner on the way home, which isn't helpful to the wallet or waistline.
That aside, I need quick dinner ideas that can be put together in 20 minutes or less.
The restrictions: we've got a seafood allergy in the family, and because of my wife's CD, dinner salads (and large amounts of roughage in general) are a non-starter. Otherwise, we're open to your ideas (our three-year-old is the antithesis of a picky eater). Ideally would like it to be light on the starches as well.
We have a Crock Pot. I'm not opposed to making one or two meals on a Sunday afternoon for later in the week if they heat up well, either. Prior to having kids, cooking used to be a passion of mine, so I'm no slouch when it comes to executing against a recipe. I just want to be able to feed my family something healthy and tasty within 20 minutes of my walking in the door.