What Are Some of the Best Family Meals That I Can Make Today?


Data from the USDA suggests that people who work away from home spend an average of 63 minutes on meal preparations daily.

Are you back at work and wondering where you’ll find the time to imitate the best family meals you conjured up during a recent work-from-home phase? After all, enjoyable shared dinner time with awesome food is a cornerstone of creating a loving family.

Never fear, you can whip up wonderful family meals quickly and easily with this guide. Check out these quick, easy, and healthy types of family meals.

Cajun Chicken

This one-pot wonder takes only 15 minutes to prepare, and your oven does the rest.

Get started by preheating your oven to 400 °F, cutting four skinless chicken fillets into chunks, and cooking them for 5 minutes in a skillet.

Then add one sliced onion, one sliced yellow pepper, one sliced red pepper, and four thinly-sliced garlic cloves to the mix and cook for five minutes. Add one tablespoon of fresh thyme and three tablespoons of Cajun spice, then cook for two minutes.

Stir in 7 ounces of rice and 5 ounces of green beans. Combine one tablespoon of tomato purée with half a quart of chicken stock and pour over the mixture.

Cover the skillet, transfer it to the oven, and bake for one hour.

Fish Burger Wraps

This is one of those healthy family meals that will fool everyone into thinking they’re enjoying a fast-food treat. It takes just 20 minutes to whip up these yummy eats, including cooking time.

Pat your fish dry (you’ll need 1 fillet per person). Then mix 4 ounces of breadcrumbs with the zest and juice of ½ lemon.

Coat the fish portions in flour, dip them in beaten egg, and then coat them in the breadcrumb mix.

Heat a large frying pan and fry the fillets on both sides and the edges. Warm-up your tortillas according to the package instructions and spread them with two tablespoons of tartare sauce.

Add your chosen garnish and the fish fillet and watch them disappear seconds after you dish up.

Tuna Pasta Bake

You can make this delicious dish using common pantry ingredients and 30 minutes of your time. Tuna is a great source of omega-3 oils, and pasta has high value as comfort food.

Get started by boiling 10-ounces of pasta according to the package instructions.

Then, peel and chop a small red onion, then fry it in a saucepan for five minutes before adding four chopped mushrooms and frying the mix for another five minutes.

Stir in a can of chopped tomatoes, a can of sweetcorn, and three tablespoons of tomato purée. Stir the pasta into the sauce, break the tuna into chunks, and stir it in.

Spoon the mixture into a casserole dish and sprinkle with crushed, salted potato chips and grated cheese, then place under the grill for five minutes.

For an extra healthy punch, serve the pasta with greens or salad.

Family Bonding Begins With the Best Family Meals

Family time gets even better when it includes delicious eats and you can enjoy it with a clear conscience when you know you’re dishing up healthy food.

Knowledge is key to coming up with family dinner ideas for creating the best family meals. Browse our food section for more top tips and information on everything to do with eating well.