Jennifer Segal is the chef and photographer behind Once Upon a Chef, a family-friendly recipe blog featuring tested and perfected recipes with step-by-step photos.
It can be a challenge to find quick and easy weeknight recipes that the whole family will love. These dishes are kid-friendly, but appeal to moms and dads too.
1. Chicken Meatballs with Tomato Balsamic Glaze (pictured above) –These light and elegant meatballs topped with a tangy and sweet tomato balsamic glaze are made with ground chicken, a great alternative to ground beef and so much more flavorful than ground turkey. Serve them as you would meatloaf, with buttered noodles and a vegetable.
2. Blackened Tilapia — In this easy recipe, mild tilapia fillets are dusted with a bold Cajun spice rub, then sautéed in olive oil until crisp and flavorful on the exterior and tender and flaky within. I like to serve it with a Quinoa Pilaf for a wholesome weeknight meal.