Easy Dinner Ideas for July
Easy dinner ideas for July are here. Between vacation and my parents visiting I dropped the ball on writing and sharing our dinner plans for June. But I am back on the wagon for July baby.
I am also starting to share more and more easy dinner ideas on my social media. I'm thinking of making a series called, Realistic Dinner Ideas and per the Poll the People the other day, we believe Realistic Dinners consist of 6 ingredients or less.
I was not very adventurous this month because Eric is going to be gone during some of it, we have a camping trip planned, and sports start up again for us this month. For me that means sticking to my standard tried and true meals.
The meal planner I use is Plan to Eat (affiliate link). I love it because you can upload any recipe you want from the internet to make a recipe/ meal bank (like I talked about in the how to meal plan post) and then you just drag and drop the recipe onto the day you want to eat it. Plus it makes a shopping list for you too.
July Meal Plan
We love snack boards / leftovers on Wednesdays with game night and we waste a lot less because we aren't forgetting about food in there. We have been doing pizza on Fridays for years now, so that is 2 nights a week pre planned forever.
@sandboxacademy Leftover night but make it charcuterie 😂 #realisticdinners #realisticdinnerideas #familydinnerideas #charcuterieboardnight #leftoverdinner #familynightideas ♬ original sound - Emily | relatable mom life
@sandboxacademy Family movie night is one of the best decisions i made for my family. My kids look forward to it all week, I pop a frozen pizza in the oven for dinner, and we add a treat. Sometimes I bake and sometimes I grab movie candy. Right now my kids even turn down invited from friends on Friday cause it is family movie night. I know that wont last so im soaking it all in. And im open to inviting friends to join us. #simplefamilytradition #familytradition🥰 #familymovienight #movienightforkids #fridaynighttradition #fridaymovienight #familytraditions #familytimeideas ♬ original sound - Emily | relatable mom life
Tried and True Recipes we Love
Baked Crunchy Hot Chicken (This was really good, but a lot of work. I think you can use Just Barre Chicken and the sauce from this as an easy short cut)
Chicken Parmesan Sliders (way easier than it sounds, I use chicken nuggets)
@sandboxacademy Replying to @teetee_mama my kids’ favorite dinner of all time is flank steak & tortellini. Marinate the flank steak in -1/2 cup honey -1/2 soy sauce - 1 tbsp garlic - 1 tsp ginger Grill the flank steak Boil the tortellini (we love @costco or bertolli) Toss the tortellini in olive oil & serve with roasted broccoli or green beans. My kids devour this and there are never leftovers #familydinnerideas #favoritedinner #easyfamilydinnerideas #flanksteaks #tortellinitok #familyfavoritemeal ♬ original sound - Emily | mom talk + activities
New Recipes Were Trying This Month
Greek Chicken Orzo Salad (I will leave the chicken out and have it as a side)
If you are new to meal planning and needing more systems in place as a stay at home mom, I recommend the Ultimate Stay At Home Mom Course*. She goes over all the benefits of meal planning for your family and how to develop a system.
Then you can grab the Plan to Eat app* and start importing your family's favorite recipes.
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