08/13/2012 04:08 pm ET

Easy Dinner Ideas: How To Make Healthy, Simple Weekday Menus

From Mother Nature Network's Kimi Harris:

Life has been incredibly busy lately and I am looking forward to a break before it becomes very busy again. I'm looking for a ways to simplify the next few week's meal plans so that I can thoroughly enjoy it with my family. Here are some of my favorite tips.

I hope to share in more detail how these concepts actually work out in real life in the upcoming weeks. Meanwhile, I’d love to hear from you! What are your timing-saving kitchen tips?

List and captions courtesy of Mother Nature Network:

Simple, Healthy Menu Tips