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15 Healthy Family Dinners

Posted by TheLeanGreenBean
September 13, 2016
Featured in: Recipe RoundUps, Dinner
Trying to eat dinner together as a family more often? Here are 15 Healthy Family Dinners everyone will love!

Trying to eat dinner together as a family more often? Here are 15 Healthy Family Dinners everyone will love!

~by Lindsay Livingston, RD (The Lean Green Bean)
Photo Credit: Domesticate Me

These days it seems like there is a food-related National XYZ Day/Month for pretty much every day of the week. I tend to ignore most of them, but some just so happen to cover topics near and dear to my heart and one of those is family meals. 

Growing up, my mom was a stickler for us eating together as a family pretty much every night and I couldn't be more grateful. Family meals have been shown to benefit children and teens by helping to fight obesity and substance abuse and strengthen family bonds. Now that I'm a mom myself, I realize even more how important that time together is for my own family. 

Trying to eat dinner together as a family more often? Here are 15 Healthy Family Dinners everyone will love!

The Food Marketing Institute created the Family Meals Movement to encourage people to make time for family meals. They can even help kids increase self-esteem, fend off risky behaviors and do better in school. It just so happens that September is Family Meals Month. To encourage you and your family to sit down and eat dinner together more frequently, we've rounded up 15 family-friendly dinner recipes that your whole family will enjoy eating together!

Want to help spread the word about the Family Meals Movement during #FamilyMealsMonth?

  • Join the movement and share your existing family meal ideas/solutions!
  • Use the hashtag #FamilyMealsMonth across social media in September to help spread awareness.

Trying to eat dinner together as a family more often? Here are 15 Healthy Family Dinners everyone will love!

Oven-Fried Chicken Tenders via Food Done Light

Pesto Chicken Kabobs via Tasty Thin

Chicken Meatball Fajita Skillet via Domesticate Me


Trying to eat dinner together as a family more often? Here are 15 Healthy Family Dinners everyone will love!

Chicken Spaghetti with Red Sauce via Yummy Addiction

Slow Cooked Beef Ragu via Culinary Flavors

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs via The Lean Green Bean


Trying to eat dinner together as a family more often? Here are 15 Healthy Family Dinners everyone will love!

Cheesy Sausage Gnocchi via Jennifer Meyering

Tex-Mex Beef & Rice Skillet via Sunday Supper

Slow Cooker Meatloaf via Healthy Aperture


Trying to eat dinner together as a family more often? Here are 15 Healthy Family Dinners everyone will love!

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Chicken via Healthy Aperture

Baked Beef Chimichangas via Lisa G Cooks

Crockpot Pork Carnitas Tacos via Joyful Healthy Eats

Trying to eat dinner together as a family more often? Here are 15 Healthy Family Dinners everyone will love!

30 Minute Beef Teriyaki via Meaningful Eats

Dairy-Free Tuna Noodle Casserole via Put Your Cake Pants On

20-Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp via Prevention RD

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Trying to eat dinner together as a family more often? Here are 15 Healthy Family Dinners everyone will love!

September is #FamilyMealsMonth. Make yours healthy AND delish w/these 15 Healthy Family Meals on @healthyaperture!

TheLeanGreenBean

TheLeanGreenBean
Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian from Columbus, OH. She works in Nutrition Communications and is the author of the healthy living blog, The Lean Green Bean. She and her husband are parents to a wild and crazy 17 month old boy and they also own a CrossFit gym!
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