Meal Prep

15 Family-Friendly and Yummy 30-Minute Meals

Making a meal full of chopping, sauteing, and cooking after a long day of parenting is, honestly, the last thing many of us want to do. And then you have to make sure your kids are getting some sort of nutrition, too. Just the thought makes us want to throw in the towel and head for the nearest takeout restaurant.

While many of us think that cooking something yummy and flavorful requires a ton of time, we’re here to prove you wrong. We rounded up our favorite, delicious 30-minute meals —  and they’ll be so yummy that you won’t be able to tell you spent less time on them, either.


1. Spicy Thai Peanut Chicken Stir Fry with Sweet Potato Noodles


2. Baked Chicken Chimichangas

Source: Natural Chow


3. Turkey Sloppy Joes


4. Cheesy Avocado Quesadillas


5. One Pot Chicken Pesto Tortellini


6. Asian Fish Tacos


7. Vegan Avocado Caprese Salad

Source: Emilie Eats


8. Caprese Balsamic Chicken


9. Creamy Pecorino Spaghetti


10. Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup


11. Parmesan Chicken Sandwiches


12. Chicken Noodle Soup


13. Avocado Basil Pesto Zucchini Noodles


14. Hidden Veggie Macaroni and Cheese


15. Mini Margherita Pizzas


What are your favorite 30-minute meals? Share in the comments!