30-Minute Weeknight Dinners For the Whole Family

Dinnertime Crunch: Amanda Haas and Cooking Light's Fast and Family-Friendly Weeknight Dinners

Dinnertime Crunch: Amanda Haas and Cooking Light's Fast and Family-Friendly Weeknight Dinners

Our tasty and easy Dinnertime Crunch series continues with celebrity chefs and restaurateurs sharing their favorite 30-minute weeknight dinners that help Mom and Dad spend more time with the kids each night. Today's recipes come from Amanda Haas, founder of One Family One Meal and the author of the new Cooking Light Real Family Food: Simple & Easy Recipes Your Whole Family Will Love.

It's hard not to love Amanda Haas's philosophy on family cooking. As the founder of One Family One Meal, Amanda believes there's no reason parents need to spend their evenings making separate dinners for the adults and kids in their lives. With proper meal planning, completed grocery lists, and a game plan in place, Mom and Dad can make one meal for the entire family — and eat it together. She's put her dinner philosophy to work in Cooking Light Real Family Food: Simple & Easy Recipes Your Whole Family Will Love ($13). The cookbook, which hits stores next week, offers up 150 kid- and grown-up-friendly recipes that can not only be made on busy weeknights, but that the kids can help create too! Here are three that fit our under-30-minute weeknight requirements.

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