If you’re searching for delicious family meal suggestions that are filling, nutritious, and ready in 30 minutes or less, look no further! Don’t sacrifice nutrition just because of your hectic schedule. We have wonderful, quick-to-make options that are full of fresh produce & are easy to prepare; allowing you to spend more time with your family.


At the end of the day, when you’re short on time, trying to decide what to make for dinner can feel like a chore. And let’s face it, some days you’re just not in the mood to cook. It’s nice to have a few quick & easy recipes that you can rely on that everyone around the table will go for. With greenhouse grown produce the flavor is always consistent, so your family’s meals are sure to always be a hit. Plus, it’s conveniently available year-round which means you can make the dishes that your family loves no matter the season!  To make sure that time is on your side, it’s a great idea to always include your favorite tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers on your weekly grocery list. Having the best ingredients on hand will help you make these healthy & nutritious meals in under 30 minutes! Not to mention, having these readily available in the fridge or on the counter is also great for pre-dinner snacks!  

These quick dinners most certainly don’t lack anything in the flavor department. Every recipe is packed with wholesome vegetables, protein, and fiber to keep your crew’s belly full. To help make mealtime less of a chore, make sure to involve your children, friends, or significant other in the dinner preparation process. By cooking or meal prepping together, you not only come out with a great plate of food, but you get to spend more time with those you love. Make extra of these quick meals – they are great for leftovers! Pack them into lunches or have them on hand for those busy evenings when the kids have extracurricular activities or you are running errands.


Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers provide a sweet & savory flavor to this stir-fry. Simply slice up the peppers and sauté them with shrimp before tossing them in the simple teriyaki sauce. Enjoy this meal in under 20 minutes! Serve it over rice or noodles to suit your family’s tastes, or substitute another protein for the shrimp.


Use the ever-so-sweet Cloud 9® Bite-Sized Fruity Tomatoes to jazz up your chicken dishes. This meal may appear fancy, but it is extremely simple to make. Just combine the Italian-inspired seasonings, chicken, and cheese, followed by these juicy tomatoes. They provide a burst of flavor & color for this classic bruschetta-type meal.


Having Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers on hand for one-pan meals is crucial! Slice quickly, then add eggs and sausage to make a delicious frittata that is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner when paired with a salad for a complete meal! High in Vitamin A & C, these savory peppers are a tasty way to fortify your immune system. There’s no need to wash a lot of dishes with this recipe, allowing more time for family fun.


This Cucumber Spring Roll Salad deconstructs the elements of a regular spring roll. Enjoy the freshness of Mini Cucumbers and Red Sweet Bell Peppers, which provide your family with a natural supply of electrolytes to help you stay hydrated. Paired with shrimp, cabbage, bean sprouts, carrots, and rice noodles, it’s a light, fresh meal everyone will love. Drizzle with a sweet-yet-tangy peanut sauce & garnish with fresh mint.


This traditional Thai stir-fried noodle dish is even better than takeout! Full of mood-boosting Vitamin B6 from the Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers, this dish also includes chicken, zucchini, carrots, fresh basil, onions, garlic, and a simple Thai sauce. They are all quickly sauteed together with rice noodles. It’s light, refreshing, and filling.


Organic Luna® Sweets Cocktail Tomatoes not only have a chef-quality appearance but are also high in iron & Vitamin C. Meaty, juicy, and colorful, they pair perfectly with chicken. This recipe has a fast marinade of lemon and herbs and is topped with asiago cheese & a simple avocado sauce. Enjoy any day of the week, and impress your guests or family.


Pure Flavor® has more than 700 recipes for you to explore if you’re looking for even more family dinner inspiration. We have delicious Sheet Pan & Soup recipes that are super convenient & also make great weeknight dinner options. They can be prepped ahead of time so that all you have to do when you get home is bake them in the oven or warm things through. Having quick, family-favorite recipes on hand is ideal for those busy nights that are sure to happen. By keeping your fridge stocked with always-in-season greenhouse grown produce, you can enjoy fresh, quality meals in no time!

Fueling up on nourishing meals filled with tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers will keep you energized for those hectic nights & will leave you feeling good; whether you are ready to be active or relax the rest of the night. And while food is often the center of the table, the nicest part about sitting down to a homecooked meal is spending more quality time with family & friends. Let’s eat well together to be well together & celebrate September as National Family Meals Month™ by sharing at least one more meal together each week.

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