Whenever I go out and someone asks me if my husband is babysitting our son, I always have to explain that it's not considered babysitting when it's your own child. For years, many people naturally assumed that the mother, not the father, is solely in charge of all things domestic and child-related. But nowadays that simply isn't the case for many families. More dads are doing laundry, donning aprons, and taking on domestic responsibilities. Which is why more families are searching for delicious meals dads can make in 30 minutes. Because a man's place is helping his family, right?
In between running errands, chauffeuring kids, and keeping everyone on schedule, it's no surprise plenty of people are looking for ways to make meal time easier and more efficient. I mean, why else would there be so many companies trying to sell easy-to-make meal kits? But you don't have to depend on over-priced services to provide your family with a home cooked meal. Luckily, there are quite a few recipes out there that can help you save time without having to sacrifice tasty dinners. Sure, everyone has had a day when take-out or drive-thru is chosen over cooking, but with these dishes taking less than an hour to prepare, you might reconsider what's on tonight's menu.
1. Easy Chicken Caesar Wraps
Who doesn't love a quick and handy wrap? This easy chicken Caesar wrap recipe from Wholefully really hits the mark.
2. Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
If seafood is more your thing, than this shrimp pasta dish from Damn Delicious is right up your alley.
3. Easy Avocado Tortilla Pizza
If your family is vegan, this recipe will hit the spot. The yummy and easy avocado tortilla pizza from Healthy Happy Life definitely delivers.
4. Chicken And Rice Soup
You might think that soup doesn't count as a meal, but this hearty chicken and rice soup recipe from A Pretty Life In The Suburbs is surprisingly filling.
5. Broiled Salmon With Chermoula Herb Crust
Don't let the name fool you. This dish may sound involved, but it actually takes less than 30 minutes to prepare A Beautiful Plate's salmon with chermoula herb crust recipe.
6. Honey Garlic Beef Recipe
In the mood for Asian cuisine but don't feel like going out? That won't be a problem with this honey garlic beef recipe from I Am A Food Blog.
7. Summer Veggie Lentil Sloppy Joes
Whether it's warm outside or not, you can bring summer indoors with this veggie lentil sloppy Joe recipe from Healthy Happy Life.
8. Salsa Chicken Burgers With Cilantro-Avocado Sauce
There's just something fun and easy about sliders and these salsa chicken burgers with cilantro-avocado sauce from Wholefully are perfect.
9. Southwest Beef And Cabbage Stir Fry
If you're in the mood for something a little more Tex-Mex, than you'll love this Southwest beef and cabbage stir fry recipe from Budget Bytes.
10. Mango Habanero Drumsticks
If you love spicy dishes, then you'll want to try this mango habanero drumstick recipe from Good Life Eats.
11. Peanut Soba Noodle Bowl With Tofu And Broccoli
As a vegan, I'm always excited to find new ways to prepare tofu. Healthy Happy Life's peanut soba noodle bowl with tofu and broccoli is definitely a new favorite in our house.
12. Black Bean Beef Chow Mein
What can I say? I'm a sucker for Asian dishes and never say no to carbs. This black been beef chow mein recipe from I Am A Food Blog will satisfy any craving.
13. Ultimate Southwest Scrambled Eggs
If you enjoy doing the whole "breakfast for dinner" thing with your family, then you'll adore the ultimate Southwest scrambled eggs recipe from Budget Bytes.
14. No-Bake Grilled Vegetable Lasagna
Any time you don't have to use the oven to make dinner is a winning scenario. This no-bake grilled vegetable lasagna from Good Life Eats is quick and delicious.
15. Healthy Chicken Stir Fry
You don't have to tell your kids that this meal is good for them, but you'll know that this healthy chicken stir fry recipe from Wholefully is nutritious and easy to prepare.
16. Connor's Ultimate BLT
Sometimes a classic meal just hits the spot, like Connor's ultimate BLT from A Beautiful Plate.
17. BBQ Chicken Burrito Bowls
You can pretty much make any meal quickly when you deconstruct it. Budget Bytes' BBQ chicken burrito bowl does just that.
18. Coconut Chicken Curry Soup
Again, there's more than meets the eye when it comes to soup as a meal. Good Life Eats' recipe for coconut chicken curry soup is definitely filling.
19. Summery Salmon Cold Noodle Salad
This salmon cold noodle salad from I Am A Food Blog is not only a hearty combination, but it's surprisingly simple, too.
20. The Awesome Breakfast Burrito
Just as the name implies, the awesome breakfast burrito recipe from A Beautiful Plate is far from ordinary.