Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas

After a busy day, sometimes you just need something quick and easy to whip up for dinner. No one wants to be standing over a hot stove for hours after a long day at work or school. Instead, you want a meal that’s hearty, comforting, tasty, and ready and on the table in 30 minutes or less. Below are seven easy dinner ideas featuring a variety of convenient Farm Boy chef-inspired foods to make meal prep simple, wholesome, and delicious.

Monday: Paella

The image shows a cast iron pan filled with a vibrantly-coloured paella. Across the surface of the paella are shrimp, mussels, fresh herbs, and wedges of fresh lemon. In the lower right hand corner of the image is a grey napkin with two forks.

Making authentic Spanish paella has never been simpler thanks to our Seafood and Vegetable Paella Kits! These quick and easy dinner kits include all of your pre-measured paella necessities: traditional spices like saffron, turmeric, and paprika, Spanish olive oil, and Valencia rice. All you need to do to complete this easy weeknight dinner is mix the ingredients, add water, and cook with your favourite vegetables or seafood. Find them in our Grocery Department!

Serve your paella with a simple green salad dressed with your favourite Farm Boy™ Dressing or Vinaigrette. For dessert, keep the Spanish theme going by indulging in our Dulce de Leche Pie! This Latin American treat has a chocolate cookie base, luscious caramel filling, and a topping of white chocolate. Your Monday evening meal just got a whole lot tastier!

Suggested Farm Boy Items: Farm Boy™ Seafood Paella Kit or Vegetable Paella Kit, Farm Boy™ Salad Dressing, Farm Boy™ Dulce de Leche Pie.

Tuesday: Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes

The image shows a table with: a white bowl of mashed potatoes in the lower right hand corner; a white plate with two crossed forks in the upper right hand corner; in the upper centre is a Maple BBQ Glazed Meatloaf still in the pan; at the bottom of the centre is a white bowl filled with bright green steamed broccoli; in the upper left hand corner is a pecan pie with a wedge removed; in the lower left hand corner is the removed wedge of pie on a white plate.

Tuesday night is for tasty traditions! Take a trip over to our Butcher Shop to pick up our tender, homestyle Maple BBQ Meatloaf. It’s made fresh by our team daily and smothered in our signature Maple BBQ Sauce for a smoky flavour with just a touch of sweetness. And the best part? It’s oven-ready—no mixing or meal prep required.

To round out this quick and easy meal, pick up some fresh broccoli to blanch and sear with a dollop of butter and some creamy mashed potatoes, available in our Chef Department. Ready in under 30 minutes, this easy dinner idea hits all the right notes of flavour and nostalgia. For dessert, why not pick up one of our homestyle pies? Baked fresh in our Bake Shop, choose from classic or seasonal flavours—and don’t forget the scoop of ice cream!

Suggested Farm Boy Items: Farm Boy™ Maple BBQ Meatloaf, Farm Boy™ Homestyle Pie.

Wednesday: Tofu Coconut Curry

The image shows a black bowl filled with tofu coconut curry. The curry is tinged yellow with turmeric and has large cubes of tofu, mushrooms, and bright green peas. In the upper left hand corner of the image is a squared-off wooden bowl of white rice. In the lower left hand corner is a squared-off wooden bowl filled with steamed broccoli.

How does a bowl of rich, veggie-packed curry sound? Our Tofu Coconut Curry has been a long-standing favourite at our Hot Bar, and for good reason! This vegan-friendly dish has a creamy, fragrant coconut base that’s gently spiced with curry powder, ginger, and cayenne and is full of tofu, mushrooms, and peas.

Pick up some of this plant-based, ready-made curry from our Hot Bar and serve it over a bowl of steamed Farm Boy™ Organic Jasmine Rice (ready in just one minute) for a quick meal that’ll leave you feeling satisfied. If you’d like to add even more protein, toss in some Farm Boy™ Cooked Shrimp!

To finish this easy weeknight meal, indulge in a bite of something sweet: our Plant-Based Cookies. Available in Chocolate Chip, Monster, and Oatmeal Raisin, enjoy one (or three)! Hey, you already ate your veggies, right?

Suggested Farm Boy Items: Farm Boy™ Organic Jasmine Rice, Farm Boy™ Cooked Shrimp, Farm Boy™ Plant-Based Cookies.

Thursday: Pork Souvlaki with Toum

The image shows a white plate on a pale green napkin heaped with seasoned rice mixed with red and green peppers. There are cubes of seasoned pork atop the rice, and on the side is a scoop of white garlic toum. Out of focus in the background is a small brown bowl with more toum, and the pan of the Farm Boy Pork Souvlaki and Toum Family Fave dinner.

Digging into a meal full of flavour with all the fixings doesn’t have to require standing over a hot stove or marinating a protein for hours. Instead, pick up a meal from our line of Family Faves, like our Pork Souvlaki with Toum! An excellent value for a family of 4, this budget-friendly meal covers all your dinnertime bases.

Our Pork Souvlaki dinner features souvlaki-spiced pork with rice, peppers, onions, and tomatoes, served with a generous helping of made-in-house garlic toum sauce. Each Family Fave dinner is made fresh in our kitchen using quality ingredients for a homestyle meal without the hassle. Pick one up, plus a simple salad and your favourite dressing from our Chef Department, and consider dinner done!

When it’s time for dessert, indulge in some light and tangy Lemon Squares. Bright and juicy lemon perfectly complements the big, bold, and garlicky flavours of the souvlaki. Plus, they’re pre-sliced for easy sharing!

Suggested Farm Boy Items: Farm Boy™ Pork Souvlaki with Toum, Farm Boy™ Lemon Squares.

Friday: One-Pan Chicken

Quick Dinner Recipe: The images shows a black baking sheet covered with cooked wedges of potato, sliced carrots, shallots, and sprigs of rosemary. There is a small wooden spatula in the lower left hand corner of the image.

Who doesn’t love a one-pan or one-pot meal? With a faster cleanup, you can settle down and enjoy dinner without worrying about the dishes. Slice up some hearty veggies like fingerling potatoes, onions, and squash and roast them alongside any of our four flavours of stuffed chicken breast, prepared fresh by our chefs. Choose from Bacon Cheddar, Cranberry Pecan, Fiesta Cheese, or Jalapeño Popper.

After you’ve preheated your oven to 375°F, toss your chosen veggies with olive oil, salt, pepper, rosemary, and thyme right in the pan, before baking them for about 15 minutes, just until they’re a bit soft. Then, add your chef-prepped stuffed chicken breast and bake for another 20 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the veggies have caramelized. Easy and delicious, and ready in just over 30 minutes! Enjoy this simple meal with some of our beloved buttery Cruffies in your favourite flavour for dessert. The flaky croissant-meets-muffin pastry comes with a variety of sweet fillings, from chocolate cream to lemon curd. If you manage to have any left the next day, enjoy them with your weekend morning cup of coffee!

Suggested Farm Boy Items: Farm Boy™ Stuffed Chicken Breast, Farm Boy™ Cruffies.

Saturday: Meat Pie & Salad

The image shows a box of Farm Boy Traditional Meat Pie with the pie sliding out. Beside the pie is a plastic container of Farm Boy Harvest Grain Salad. Below this plastic container is another pie box, but the label is not visible. In the left hand corner of the image are two stacked white plates with four forks on them. These plates are resting on a black-and-white checked dish cloth.

At the end of a busy week, choose a meal that’s easy to prepare and family-friendly. And what’s easier than our hearty Farm Boy™ Meat Pie? Housed in a golden pastry crust, this just-like-homemade pie is a one-step dinner that will feed the whole family. Simply pop it in the oven and serve it with any of our fresh salads from our Chef Department. Choose from family-size favourites like Farm Boy™ Caesar Salad, Farm Boy™ Garden Salad, Farm Boy™ Greek Salad, Farm Boy™ Harvest Grain Salad, or Farm Boy™ Kale Caesar Salad! Made with crisp, fresh produce and delicious mix-ins like bacon, cranberries, or feta cheese, each salad comes with its own included dressing!

For dessert, slice into one of our signature Loaf Cakes. Made from scratch by us using simple ingredients, we have seasonal flavours, classic favourites, and vegan options so everyone can have a taste! Feel free to dress them up with fresh fruit or a scoop of sweet Farm Boy™ Ice Cream!

Suggested Farm Boy Items: Farm Boy™ Meat Pie, Farm Boy™ Family-Sized Salad, Farm Boy™ Loaf Cake, Farm Boy™ Ice Cream.

Sunday: Pork Schnitzel

Easy Dinner Recipe: The image shows two blue plates, each with two pork schnitzel cutlets, steamed broccoli, and egg noodles. In the lower right hand corner, there is a white dish cloth with thin black lines. In the upper right hand corner is a fork and knife.

Get nostalgic on a Sunday with some classic comfort food prepared for you by our Chefs! Enjoy a meal that tastes like you did all the work, only we’ve done it for you! Try any of our seasoned Pork Schnitzel varieties, coated in a blend of Panko breadcrumbs and spices for a delicious crispy texture. Easy to pan-fry, you can serve this with a side of fresh broccoli or green beans and our Farm Boy™ Potato Puffs! Convenient and simple enough for even the most inexperienced cook, it’ll be your new Sunday go-to.

Finish your German-inspired meal with an equally tasty international dessert: Our mini strudels come in Apple, Blueberry, and Lemon Cheese flavours for a quick bite of something sweet. (Have leftovers? They also pair beautifully with coffee for a Monday morning pick-me-up!)

Suggested Farm Boy Items: Farm Boy™ Pork Schnitzel, Farm Boy™ Potato Puffs, Farm Boy™ Mini Strudel.

For more quick and easy dinner ideas, check out our Recipes page! Discover more of our chef-prepped products, Hot Bar items, and find the freshest deals in our flyer!

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