Dinnertime Solutions

Dealing with picky kids, no time, or a messy kitchen? Get shortcut recipes, freezer-friendly meals, essential kitchen tools, and more.

By Liz Welch
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As part of Real Simple’s Take Back Dinnertime initiative, we chose eight harried, hungry families and dispatched the Real Simple food department to help them turn the dinner hour into the best part of the day. See how their mealtimes were transformed—and the many ways these smart ideas can work for you.

If getting dinner on the table every night is a struggle, turn to these problem-solving recipes and tips to help get you back on track.

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