Meal Ideas for Dinner: Crockpot Lentil Tacos and Puerto Rican Rice

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Life is about to get very busy with back to school and I want to help you get dinner on the table for your busy family.

For the next few weeks I am going to be sharing meal ideas for dinner that are perfect to add to your meal planning list.

I am going to share a main entree, a side and even a dessert. I understand that everyone is not going to make a dessert each night to go with their dinner, but I just want to share the suggestion for those who do.

These meal ideas for dinner do not have to be put off until back to school. They are also perfect to make now.

You might want to start a new board on Pinterest titles Meal Ideas for Dinner so you do not forget about them!

Meal Ideas for Dinner

meal ideas for dinner

Crockpot Lentil Tacos are so easy to make and very delicious. You can purchase a pound bag of lentils for much less than a pound of ground hamburger meat and the nutrition benefits are awesome.

Use bagged salad as your lettuce topping, some shredded cheese and a diced tomato. Top with salsa, guacamole or sour cream if you want.

This cooks in the crockpot on high for 4-6 hours. I have a 6 qt oval crock and it cooked in about 4 hours. Then I moved it to warm.

meal ideas for dinner

Start your Puerto Rican Rice about 45 minutes before your family is ready to eat.

The actual prep time of the rice is about 15 minutes. Then it sits covered for 25-30 minutes. Easy and delicious!

meal ideas for dinner

If you love to make dessert with your dinner, this Pina Colada Cake is so yummy and it goes perfectly with this dinner lineup. The base is a yellow boxed cake mix.

Make it earlier in the day and let it sit in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it.

For more dinner ideas check out my collection of real easy recipes and my resource on how to meal plan in 5 simple steps.

One Comment

  1. Your recipes look delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week!

    Miz Helen

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