15 Themed Dinner Ideas to Spice up Dinner Time
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If you are bored with the same old food you are having for dinner, then this is the right article for you! Here I have listed some of my themed dinner ideas that will change the monotony of food that goes into your belly. Meal planning can be such a burden on everyone. But, by not preparing meals on your own you have to order take outs, and that is expensive.
How about trying to make your meal planning a bit more structured and enjoyable? As you all know, there isn’t a lot of structure in a life of a toddler. That is why all of you should rely on themed dinners, as I do.
My idea of making this work is taking each day of the week and assigning it another theme.
Just so you know, I actually found some enjoyment and sense of structure making this meal plan. This can also help you start to enjoy cooking, which is a little odd if you never liked it.
Here you have a list of themed dinner ideas:
- Pizza Night
Pizza nights are a real delight for the whole family, especially for the kids. They are going to love pizza kabobs and pizza capricious.
- Pasta Night
Pasta is a recipe that is really easy to prepare but yet really delicious. My recommendation for you is a chicken parmesan pasta and a one-pot pasta.
- Soup Night
As for a soup night, it is a light type of dinner, but it will fill you up. Try eating chicken noodle soup, lasagna soup or a chicken sausage and potato soup
- Taco Night
If you haven’t had tacos till now, I can tell you that your kids are going to love them. For this dinner, I recommend oven baked tacos or taco soup.
- Salad Night
And now for a healthy dinner plan you can make kale Caprese salad adding chicken or fish to it, Another salad is a chicken Caesar salad.
- Burger night
Regarding a burger night, there is nothing to say except that you should try skillet chicken burgers.
- Stir-fry Night
The recipes I’m using for these nights are orange chicken stir-fry and 20-minute beef and broccoli stir-fry.
- Slow cooker night
My tip for this night is that you should get a slow cooker and enjoy recipes such as slow cooker steak fajitas or slow cooker French dip sandwiches.
- Grill night
For this night I suggest you should try a perfectly grilled chicken breast
- Meatless night
My favorite recipe for a meat-free night is the Spinach Artichoke Lasagna, it is healthy and also tasty.
- Breakfast for dinner night
As the name says, for these nights you can eat whatever you eat for breakfast. My suggestion is a sweet potato and mozzarella egg skillet
- Fish night
For a fish night, my choice is roasted salmon with asparagus and potatoes, a tasty vitamin bomb.
- Leftovers night
The theme name is clear, just heat up the food from last night.
- Take out night
This one is also clear, you just have to order whatever you want.
- Sandwich night
The sandwich recipe of my choice is a roast pork and pickled cucumber sandwich. Easy to prepare but yet so delicious.
Food planning can be annoying, so I hope that I have made it easier for you and your family! These themed dinner ideas can be rotated every two weeks and help keep things fresh!