Family-Friendly Mediterranean-Inspired Recipes

In honor of warm summer days, try these Mediterranean-inspired recipes to add a little something new to the weeknight routine.

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Chicken, spaghetti, soup and sandwiches – whatever your family’s go-to dinners are, it’s easy to fall into a weeknight meal rut. If it’s time to spice up the weeknight routine with some easy, new recipes that everyone at the table can happily dig into, Catherine Katz at Cuisinicity has you covered!  Whatever you’re in the mood for, Catherine has a family-friendly, kid-approved recipe for you to try.

In honor of warm summer days, try these Mediterranean-inspired recipes to add a little something new to the weeknight routine:

Fresh Tomato, Olive and Basil Galette
This 5-minute whole wheat crust topped with wholesome and simple store-bought marinara sauce couldn’t be easier and is loaded with the whole grain goodness and flavor Mediterranean Cuisine is known for!  Get kids involved with mixing the dough, adding the toppings or even growing the fresh basil in their own little garden or window box.

Baked Tilapia Provencal
A one-pan meal that looks and tastes this good?  Yes, please!  Pair this lean, protein-rich recipe with your family’s favorite side salad or veggie and a whole grain choice such as quinoa, brown rice or whole grain pasta.  Mediterranean cuisine grew up surrounded by the sea, making seafood a staple of the diet.  This boldly-flavored recipe made with mild white fish is a good option for kids who are just getting started with seafood.

Tabbouleh Salad
When it comes to Mediterranean cuisine, tabbouleh salad is a staple.  This fresh-flavored salad is made with whole grain bulgur and a variety of summery ingredients such as lemon juice, tomatoes, parsley and mint.  Enlist the kids to help make this one-bowl salad to have on hand for a grab-and-go lunch, cool dinner for a hot evening or simple summer party side.

Spinach Tomato and Feta Omelet
Omelets aren’t just a crowd-pleaser for breakfast.  They can also shake up the family dinner routine, especially when you opt for savory recipes like this one!  Loaded with veggies, protein and flavor, this Mediterranean-inspired choice is easily customized for everyone in the family with different veggies, cheeses, herbs and spices.

Pesto Veggie Pasta Salad with Grilled Shrimp
Same old spaghetti not cutting it this week?  Try this pasta salad made with whole wheat pasta, fresh veggies and a quick and easy pesto.  Top with grilled shrimp for a complete meal of whole grains, lean protein and veggies.  Get the kids involved by having them pick the veggies from the market.