Five Meals We Can't Live Without

Enjoy these five meals we simply can't live without!

Photo Credit: Sweet Potato Chronicles

March can be a chaotic month for families. Between managing the schedule changes that come with spring break, to planning for every kind of weather...let’s be honest, fancy meals can easily drop off your priority list. Instead, keep it simple and delicious with these nourishing meals from some of our favourite blogs.

1. Overnight Oatmeal

If you have no time for cooking in the morning, but you need a more substantial breakfast than cereal to get your family in gear, then Overnight Oatmeal is for you. Just assemble your ingredients before you go to bed, pop it in the fridge...and the next morning, this glorious breakfast is ready and waiting for you. For the easiest start to the day, you can’t beat this five ingredient Overnight Oatmeal from Oh She Glows. If you prefer a hot breakfast and you’re willing to put in a little extra prep to get it, you’ll love this Overnight Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal from Simple Bites. And it makes your house smell really good.

Easy Overnight Oatmeal

Image source: www.ohsheglows.com

2. Tuna Cheddar Lunch Bites

If your lunchbox needs a little inspiration, try out these gluten-free Tuna Cheddar Lunchbox Bites from Simple Bites. Since this recipe mostly involves stirring and scooping, little ones will have a blast helping to put them together - so let them make a double batch and freeze half for when you need lunch solutions fast.

3. Cinderella Soup

Soup is a staple for most of our families, but it can get a little monotonous by the end of the winter. Let Cinderella Soup from yoyomama freshen up your soup routine. It’s really curried pumpkin coconut soup, but like the legendary princess and her coach, its effect on kids who think they hate curry can be, well, transformative.  We used canned pumpkin purée as a spring workaround, but you could substitute any squash with similarly tasty results.

4. Baked Eggs with Mushrooms

Running late on dinner prep? Sweet Potato Chronicles has saved us more than once with their nourishing Baked Eggs With Mushrooms. This dish lends itself to improvisation - you can double it up, replace the mushrooms with other juicy veggies (try zucchini), and it complements easy sides like Kale Chips or Oven Roasted Yam Wedgie Fries.

5. Not Spicy Apple Chicken Curry

Not a fan of eggs? Try this Not Spicy Apple Chicken Curry instead from Sweet Potato Chronicles. Coconut milk and peas make this dish a nice break from the pasta routine - and it’s easy to substitute the chicken with tofu to make it veggie friendly.

Not Spicy Curry
Photo Credit: Maya Visnyei, found on www.sweetpotatochronicles.com

Bonus: Dessert

Rhubarb Coffee Cake is not a meal, but we promise it will cheer up the darkest March day so we’ll tag this one on as a bonus! It’s a total no-brainer of a dessert (it’s got just one more ingredient than your overnight oatmeal, for crying out loud) and kids will love glopping the topping on before you bake it. Plus, you’ll get to feel virtuous about using up all that in-season rhubarb!

If you’ve got a meal idea you can’t live without, we’d love to hear about it. Share your recipes (and photos) with us here - and we’ve got more inspiration for you here.

 

Thanks to Sweet Potato Chronicles for providing us with the image for the baked eggs with mushrooms recipe.

 

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