Dairy-Free Family Dinners in a Snap

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Family Dinner TableDoes this sound familiar? You spent too long at the office, you and the family are hungry, and now your plan to prepare a nutritious meal is out the window! At Sprouts, we want to help you eat healthy, even when your plans change and you’re crunched for time. Whether following a dairy-free lifestyle or just looking to change things up, we’ve put together healthy, time-saving dinner recipes and tips for a low-stress evening:

Healthy Tips for Feeding a Busy Family

  • Plug in the crockpot! Meals can be prepped in the morning and ready in the evening. Plus, you are greeted with the scent of a homemade meal when you walk through the door!
  • Plan meals and build your grocery list for the week ahead of time.
  • Involve the kids. Everyone loves to play an important role, especially in something like a shared meal!

Quick and Healthy Recipes

5-Ingredient White Chicken Chili (Serves 3)


  • 6 cups Chicken broth
  • 4 cups Cooked shredded chicken (or see slow cooker method below, which uses uncooked chicken breasts)
  • 2 15-oz. cans Great Northern beans, drained
  • 2 cups Salsa verde
  • 2 tsp. Ground cumin


  1. Add chicken broth, two uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, beans, salsa and cumin to a slow cooker and stir to combine.
  2. Cook on low for 6–8 hours or high for 3–4 hours until the chicken is cooked through and shreds easily with a fork.
  3. Shred the chicken.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
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Bruschetta Chicken (Serves 3–4)


  • 3–4 Chicken breasts
  • 4–5 sm. Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 sm. Red onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1 handful Basil, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Bake chicken for 35–40 minutes.
  3. Combine chopped tomatoes, garlic, onion, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt and basil in a bowl. Spoon over top of chicken once it is cooked and ready.
  4. Enjoy!
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Tropical Lentil Salad (Serves 4)


  • 14 oz. can Lentils, drained
  • 1 cup Grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup Cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup Mint, finely chopped
  • Avocado to garnish


  • 2 Tbsp. Orange juice
  • ½ Lime, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • Salt, to taste


Combine salad first. Pour dressing over salad. Enjoy! Source: milkfreemom.com

Easy Burrito Bowls (Serves 6)


  • 1 cup Uncooked rice
  • 1 cup Salsa, homemade or store-bought
  • 3 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 15.25-oz. can Whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 15-oz. can Black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 Avocado, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped


  1. In a large saucepan of 1 1/2 cups water, cook rice according to package instructions.
  2. Let cool and stir in salsa. Set aside.
  3. To assemble the bowls, divide rice mixture into serving bowls. Top with lettuce, corn, black beans, tomatoes, avocado and cilantro.
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