Friday, September 9, 2016

6 Pinterest Dinner Favorites

I'm often guilty of "Pinning and forgetting" a lot of the ideas I see online, but when it comes to food, especially dinner, I do a decent job of trying out new recipes regularly. My "What's for Dinner?" Pinterest board is filled with recipes for easy, weeknight-friendly meals, so I thought I'd share a few that we've tried and liked.

Here are 6 of our Pinterest dinner favorites.

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{Homemade Burrito Bowls from Iowa Girl Eats} I can't tell you how many times I've made this recipe. Anything that resembles something I'd order at Chipotle always sounds good, and I love how easy this recipe is to change to suit what sounds good or what's in the fridge. Rice, beans, seasoned grilled chicken, and lots of veggies and guac make this a good, and good for you, dinner. 

{Cheesy Meatball Skillet from The Cooking Jar} If I'm in the mood for something comforting for dinner, meatballs always hit the spot. This recipe is easy and doesn't call for a lot of ingredients, and the layer of melty mozzarella cheese on top makes it oh-so-delicious (even if it's maybe not the healthiest). 

{Greek Yogurt Chicken Enchiladas from Life of Meg} I am a huge Greek yogurt fan, and I love how it makes these enchiladas taste rich and creamy, yet feel guilt-free. If you already have some shredded, cooked chicken on hand (I try to keep some in the freezer), these are easy to throw together, even on a weeknight. 

{Asian Garlic Noodles from Damn Delicious} We probably have some sort of Asian noodle or rice dish every week. Not only are they typically quick and easy to make, but they also make great leftovers heated up the next day for lunch. This noodle dish has become a favorite because it pleases my husband, the garlic lover, and me, the use-up-leftover-veggies lover. (Jona remains skeptical, but don't trust his picky palate.) I rarely make it with shrimp, instead I usually use chicken or pork; I also just add in whichever vegetables we have on hand or are on sale that week. Also, I don't have the sambal oelek the recipe calls for, so I just use chili paste or chili garlic sauce instead. 

{Grilled Lemon Chicken Wraps from Mel's Kitchen Cafe} Like burrito bowls, any sort of Greek-style chicken + flatbread combos are something I could eat ALL the time. For a while I was on a tzatziki sauce kick and made it just about weekly. This recipe has a different sauce, but I think I could become equally addicted. It's creamy, garlicky, and a bit spicy, and it tastes wonderful on the lemony chicken in this wrap. 

{Crock Pot Brown Sugar Balsamic Pork Tenderloin from Food 52} Until I made this, I had never tried pork tenderloin in the slow cooker before. Now this is one of my favorite ways to have it, which I love because involves so little work. The only real hands-on cooking you have to do for this recipe is make the glaze, but it's easy and totally worth the (minimal) extra effort. 

Have you found any good dinner recipes lately? What else have you been Pinning and making? 

Also, if you struggle with finding time to cook during the week, check out my article on time-saving tips for weeknight cooking over on the Kansas City Moms blog. 


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