Menu Planning Monday #141

Welcome to another Menu Planning Monday! Here I try to plan out healthy, EASY meals that will get me in and out of that kitchen as quickly as possible while still keeping our palettes satisfied.

Last week, a friend of mine, Angela, made a request for this week’s Menu Planning Monday and I was so happy to oblige because the idea was brilliant! Many of us are in the season of Spring sports, after-school activities, and late nights, and having dinners to take on-the-go so that our families are still getting a decent meal in while out and about is just plain nice. SO! This week I have compiled a list of dinners that can be taken to-go to hopefully make those busy nights easier!

1. Taco Pop Tarts 

If mine turn out half this good I will call these a huge win! I love how “handheld” these are and I think our kids would get a kick out of eating them.

Babble

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2, DIY Instant Noodle Cups 

I love this idea! You can basically put any dinner in a to-go container, grab a plastic fork and off you go. It would be even nicer not to have dishes to keep track of, so I would even go so far as to find disposable containers for dinners like these…Or not! I suppose I can wash a few dishes…

Kitchn

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3. Oven Baked Meatball Sandwiches

Make this recipe even easier by buying pre-cooked meatballs. Wrap in some tin foil and there you go.

Home Cooking Memories

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4. Ground Turkey Freezer Burritos

Basically, you can make any burrito combination this way, freeze, and then grab and go.

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5. Mini Martha Stewart Meatloaves

Love this idea! Mini meals in a cupcake liner. Brilliant!

Dashing Dish

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6. Cream Cheese and Chicken Taquitos

Same idea as the burritos; wrap in tin foil and go! You could even dip these in those mini 100 calorie guacamole packs. YUM! I would use wheat tortillas and the Greek yogurt cream cheese.

Lil Luna

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7. Spaghetti and Meatball Bites

These might be a tad messy…. but maybe you can also put these in the cupcake liners, grab a few napkins and call it a day? Again, to make it easier, pre-cooked meatballs! I’d also use veggie/protein spaghetti to add a few more nutrients.

Delish

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8. Keto Pigs in a Blanket

I am very intrigued by this one… Or, if not caring about Keto, just wrap in crescent rolls and bake!

Keto in Pearls

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9. Mac and Cheese Cupcakes

I think my kids would be all-in for these… You can make it healthier by using protein/veggie pasta and wheat bread crumbs

The Suburban Mom

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10. Ham and Cheese Sliders

Cucina De Yung

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Thanks for the request, Angela! I hope some of these work for you, and anyone else looking. If anyone ever has a specific request, please ask! I am happy to help!

Comments

  1. Taco pop tarts! WHAT!? This is like a dream!

  2. Taco pop tarts, you say? And the meatloaf! Yum. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Ahh I really want those taquitos now!

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