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Easy Three Bean Salad

Recipes to Fall Back Into Your Routine

Summer is officially over, and as we transition into a new season, it’s time to “fall” back into our routines, whether it be adjusting to the kids back at school, late night study sessions, or gearing up for holiday season. The transition back to those long and hectic days can be a struggle and as schedules fill up – certain priorities, such as preparing a nutritious meal and spending quality time with family can begin to slip.

We know the importance of eating meals together, which is why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite recipes to get you back into the swing of things and back to the table!

Get Your Greens

Easy Three Bean Salad

You don’t have to search too hard for a simple, delicious, and nutritious meal with this Easy Three Bean Salad made with Libby’s® Cut Green Beans. This salad is perfect for serving up a quick family weeknight meal or as an appetizer during football Sunday.

Get Cozy with Soup

Thai Coconut Corn Curry

As the temperatures will begin to drop, there’s nothing like warming up on a crisp autumn day with a hearty bowl of homemade soup. However, some recipes can take hours to make, leaving you with less time to spend with family and friends. This Thai Coconut Corn Curry will allow you to savor the flavors of fall, while spending quality time together.

Wrap up in Healthy

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Just because schedules get busy again and vacation is over, doesn’t mean enjoying nutritious meals has to be as well. These Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps combine important nutrients, vegetables, and savory Asian-inspired ingredients making for the perfect appetizer or lunch. Even better, they require minimal kitchen labor! To compliment the wraps, try whipping up a Quinoa Salad with Corn and Peas – also perfect for next day leftovers.

Survive the Holidays With Simple Weeknight Dinners

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, holiday season is in full swing. With more holidays just around the corner, your schedule will most likely start to fill up with office, school, and family festivities, making it hard to stay focused on your everyday standards – like getting a nourishing dinner on the table. It can be easy to prioritize your holiday to-do list, such as getting the cookie cutter collection ready, and of course, the so it seems endless shopping trips to guarantee the perfect gifts for everyone, over all other duties.

We know that staying motivated and on track to be healthy during this chaotic time of year can be proven difficult. But, that doesn’t mean your weeknight dinners have to suffer just because your plate may already be full. Follow these simple and delicious meals to get you through the holiday madness that are effortless, nutritious, and delicious all at the same time.

Pea Perfection

Mini Pea Soup Bread Bowls

We absolutely love these Mini Pea Soup Bread Bowls from Lisa at Snappy Gourmet. The bread bowls are versatile – you can serve them as a fun, quick appetizer or as an entrée, and are packed with Libby’s® Sweet Peas. The best part? Total time to create this tasty recipe is only 20 minutes! If you’re looking to save the carbs for your next Holiday meal – serve the soup in your bowl of choice.

Getting the Most out of a Salad

Easy Three Bean Salad

What if we told you that we had the secret to not only a fresh, simple salad – but also one that will awaken your taste buds and come full of vegetables? This Easy Three Bean Salad can be whipped together as a simple solution for a weeknight meal. Try serving as a salad, or get creative and pair with chips and dip right in.

Healthy Wraps, Please!

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Looking for a fun way to incorporate protein and veggies to make dinner preparation more enjoyable? These Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps combine all the wholesome and delectable ingredients that will have everyone at the table asking for more. Gather the kids together to help fold the ingredients together for these crispy healthful wraps – a great trick for more family time in the kitchen!

Bring the Family Together for National Family Meals Month™

It’s time to gather around the table! Here at Libby’s, we believe in the power of family meals and know that the most memorable moments are those created around the dinner table when the whole clan can enjoy a wholesome, nutritious spread together. This is an important habit year-round, but especially during September. Why? It’s National Family Meals Month™! Libby’s is proud to celebrate this movement and encourages your family to get involved by Raising Your Mitt to Commit™ to one more meal together per week. To help make that happen, we’re highlighting simple, healthy meal solutions.

But first, a bit of science to back us up. Numerous studies underscore the long-term health, academic and societal benefits of consistently eating together as a family, and recent research shows that home-cooked meals nourish the spirit, brain and health of all family members. What’s more, regular family meals are linked to the kinds of outcomes that we all want for our children: higher grades (hello straight A’s!) and self-esteem as well as healthier eating habits and less risky behavior.

The bad news? According to a 2013 Harris poll, only 30 percent of American families share dinner every night. Juggling jobs, kids and the demands of a busy, modern life often comes at the expense of quality family meals, but this doesn’t need to be the case. The Libby’s Digital Recipe Box has hundreds of delicious, easy and wholesome meal ideas that will get your family back to the table in no time. Here’s one menu idea that you can try out this week. 

Kick off your family meal with this Easy Three Bean Salad. Pair it with chips for a perfect scoop-able appetizer, or serve alongside your main course for a fiber-filled side dish. Want an entrée that’s not only easy, but fun for the whole family to make and eat together? These Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a great way to have an Asian-inspired night! Finally, who could forget dessert? Entice the kids to finish their dinners by serving up our Easy Peach Crisp.

As the new school year starts, we challenge you to renew your commitment to designated family meals that will nourish your kids—and the entire family. Pledge to Raise Your Mitt to Commit™ to sharing one more family meal at home per week. Follow us on Facebook @LibbysTable and Twitter @LibbysTable for family meal inspiration, including shopping tips and recipes. Share your own family meal experiences, misadventures and solutions within your social channels. And, remember, use the hashtag #familymealsmonth to be part of the conversation!