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10 Speedy Meal Ideas from the Store

Publish Date July 1, 2024 3 Minute Read
Author MyMagazine Staff

What’s for dinner tonight? Swing by our store on your way home and pick up any of these effortless options that require minimal prep and planning.

Fried Chicken and Sides

Is there anything more mouthwatering than hot, fried chicken? Luckily, there’s always a fresh batch ready in our Deli. Serve it with a Southern-style potato salad. Other easy sides include premade mac and cheese, salad kits and cut fresh fruit.

salad kit with toppings

No-Prep Salads

Satisfy your need for greens with an entree salad. Start with a prewashed, bagged salad kit that includes dressing and complementary toppings. Then all you need to do is add your favorite protein. Salmon and shrimp are great seafood options. For a speedy but satisfying supper, try topping with prepared chicken tenders or canned chickpeas.

baking tray of ham sliders

Irresistible Sliders

There’s something so delicious about a hot ham and cheese sandwich. And it can be prepped and plated in fewer than 30 minutes. Simply pick up thick slices of ham and creamy slices of havarti cheese from our Deli. Assemble sandwiches with ham, cheese and dijon mustard on hawaiian rolls. Pop in the oven at 200°F for 15–20 minutes. Serve warm with chips.

dinner plate of dumplings

Takeout Fakeout

You can pan-fry frozen dumplings in about 10 minutes and heat frozen edamame in a minute or two. Plate them with steamed white rice for a deliciously simple takeout-inspired meal that’s as easy as heat and serve.

dinner plate of ravioli with chicken on top

Presto Pasta

Premade frozen ravioli or tortellini cook in just minutes. Prepare pasta according to package directions, adding zucchini during the last few minutes of boiling. Drain and combine in a large bowl with shredded parmesan and pasta sauce. Add some protein with precooked breaded chicken strips to recreate the taste of classic chicken parmesan.

dinner plate of crab cakes

Breezy Coastal Bites

Taste fresh-caught flavor in minutes with precooked, frozen crab cakes on the menu. Top each prepared cake with a dollop of sriracha aioli and serve with lemon wedges. Pick up a precut, ready-to-cook veggie mix from our Produce Department — opt for summer-fresh veggies like zucchini, bell peppers and tomatoes. Place veggies on a foil-lined baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil and bake them at 400°F for 25–30 minutes, or until veggies begin to brown.

dinner plate salad with chicken

A Go-To Meal Maker

Roasted chicken is a power player when it comes to assembling quick, hearty meals. You can enjoy all the benefits of slow, flavorful roasting without turning on the oven. Complete the meal with a bagged salad and some fresh baked bread from our Bakery. For a sophisticated finishing touch, serve the bread with dipping oils mixed with fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme.

dinner plate of veggie burger

Veggie Burger Night

Reimagine burger night with your choice of a frozen vegetarian patty. It will save you thawing time while also giving you a nutritional boost of plant-based protein. Grill, bake or microwave your burger. Serve on a lettuce wrap with a side of freshly made guacamole from our Deli and your favorite variety of frozen fries or tots.

dinner plate of tikka masala

Global Flavors

A jar of tikka masala sauce can go a long way — in a short amount of time. Pour your preferred tikka masala sauce in a large saucepan and bring to a simmer. Drain and rinse canned chickpeas and grab a bag of frozen mixed veggies, then stir them into the sauce and allow it to thicken. Serve it over rice (microwavable or boil-in-the-bag options) with slices of warm naan to complete this meal.

store-bought sushi

Grab N’ Go Sushi

No need to place an order when you can get fresh-made rolls right in-store—made by our trained sushi chefs. You can pick up your favorite variety — like the crab-filled california roll or the shrimp-stuffed dynamite roll. Round out the meal with a specialty chilled tea from our Beverages Aisle.