Quick Weeknight Meals:Busy Families Meal Ideas

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Busy Familes Meal Ideas

Do you feel like you struggle with what to serve your family at mealtime? I can honestly tell you I wasn’t quite sure what to make for dinner the other night. The hubby had taken the kids with him to the city and I had the house to myself for a few hours. It was a strange day at the office and my head was pounding. The last thing I wanted to do was cook. Knowing I was down to the bare minimum and just two days from doing my shopping run, I knew I had to come up with a quick and easy dinner. I knew the hubby and kids would be hungry by the time they got home and getting home late on a school night, it definitely had to be fast.

Busy Families Meal Ideas

Looking at my staples, I had onions, bell peppers, cilantro, sliced chicken meat and Ramen noodles. There is a perfect meal. My kids love Top Ramen Noodles and by adding fresh vegetables and chicken, a very comforting meal.

Oriental Ramen Chicken

Oriental Ramen Chicken


2 packages Oriental flavor Ramen Noodles

1 package seasoned chicken strips (located in your deli department, sandwich meat area)

1 container vegetable stir-fry (located in produce section at your supermarket)( red, green bell peppers, red onion and cilantro)

2 cups water


In a large skillet pan, saute vegetables.


Add water, seasoning packets and bring to a boil. Add Ramen noodles and chicken. Cook three minutes.

vegetables chicken

 The great thing about  this recipe is that you can experiment with different ingredients and still get a tasty meal. Substitute beef strips for the chicken and use a beef flavored Ramen noodle. Add carrots, zucchini or squash and tomatoes.

Creating a quick, easy and delicious meal for your family. Visit Noel’s Kitchen Tips where you can find some fantastic quick and easy meal ideas for a busy weeknight.

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Noel is a CEO and Mother of 4 who can be found blogging from her home office, who's passionate about family, nutrition, fitness and supporting others reach their health & fitness goals. Noel uses her blog to share about simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, walking, workouts and a little sprinkle of life! She created Noel's Kitchen Tips teaching families how to make budget friendly meal and healthy recipes. She's blessed to have the opportunity to be able to teach busy moms and families how to use food and cooking as a means of bringing family meal times back to the table and stay fit.

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