30-Minutes or Less: Effortless Weeknight Meals

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30-Minutes or Less ~

The back-to-school season is in full swing, and with it comes the challenge of managing busy September school nights. As parents juggle school routines, homework, and extracurricular activities, finding time to prepare a delicious and wholesome dinner can feel like an impossible task. However, worry not, for Five Star Home Foods is here to save the day with our latest blog post, highlighting the benefits of quick weeknight meals and featuring three delightful recipes that are ready in 30 minutes or less. These mouthwatering dishes, made possible with Five Star Foods’ top-quality ingredients, are perfect for those looking to enjoy more family time without compromising on taste and nutrition.

The Benefits of Quick Weeknight Meals

  • Time-Saving: The most significant advantage of preparing quick weeknight meals is the time saved in the kitchen. With school routines, homework, and extracurricular activities filling up the day, the last thing parents want is to spend hours cooking dinner. Quick meals ensure that you can have a delicious and satisfying dinner on the table in no time, allowing you to spend more quality moments with your loved ones.
  • Convenience: Our 30-minute or less recipes are designed to be easy and straightforward, making them perfect for busy parents and families. The simplicity of these dishes allows you to whip up a satisfying meal without the need for complex cooking techniques or hard-to-find ingredients. With Five Star Foods’ top-quality products, preparing a wholesome dinner has never been more convenient.
  • Health and Nutrition: Quick weeknight meals don’t mean compromising on nutrition. These recipes are crafted to include a balance of nutrients, utilizing Five Star Foods’ fresh produce and premium proteins. From vegetables packed with vitamins to lean proteins, these dishes provide a nutritious and flavorful dining experience for the entire family.
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 In the hustle and bustle of the back-to-school season, finding time to prepare wholesome and delicious weeknight dinners can be challenging. However, with Five Star Home Foods’ top-quality ingredients and our collection of 30-minute or less recipes, you can enjoy effortless family dinners without compromising on taste, nutrition, or precious family time.

   From the Creamy Garlic Shrimp Linguine’s comforting pasta goodness to the sweet and savory delight of the Honey Soy Glazed Chicken Stir-Fry, and the Mediterranean Veggie Flatbread that brings a taste of the Mediterranean to your table – these quick weeknight meals are sure to become family favorites.

   With Five Star Foods as your go-to grocery partner, you can simplify your back-to-school routine and spend more quality moments with your loved ones. These quick and delicious recipes will not only save you time but also ensure that every weeknight dinner is a delightful experience for the entire family.

  So, say goodbye to kitchen stress and hello to easy weeknight meals with Five Star Home Foods!


Creamy Garlic & Shrimp Linguine


  • 8 oz linguine
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook the linguine according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook until pink and opaque, about 2-3 minutes per side. Season with salt and pepper. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, melt the butter and add the minced garlic. Sauté for about a minute until fragrant.
  • Stir in the heavy cream and chicken broth, bringing the mixture to a simmer. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the grated Parmesan cheese and stir until the sauce thickens and becomes creamy.
  • Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet, tossing to coat them in the sauce.
  • Serve the creamy garlic shrimp over the linguine, garnishing with fresh chopped parsley.

Honey- Soy Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup snap peas
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Sesame seeds and green onions (for garnish)
  • Cooked rice (for serving)


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, minced garlic, and grated ginger to make the glaze.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  • Add the sliced chicken to the skillet and stir-fry until cooked through and lightly browned. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add the broccoli, red bell pepper, and snap peas. Stir-fry for a few minutes until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
  • Return the cooked chicken to the skillet and pour the honey soy glaze over the chicken and vegetables. Toss everything together until well coated.
  • Serve the honey soy glazed chicken stir-fry over cooked rice, garnishing with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.
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Mediterranean Chickn & Veggie Flatbread


  • 2 pre-made flatbreads
  • 8-10 oz Pulled Chicken (optional)
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives, halved
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze
  • Fresh basil leaves (for garnish)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Place the sliced zucchini, red bell pepper, and red onion on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, tossing to coat the vegetables.
  • Roast the vegetables in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until they are tender and slightly caramelized.
  • While the vegetables are roasting, place the flatbreads on a separate baking sheet. Brush them with a little olive oil.
  • Once the vegetables are done roasting, remove them from the oven and evenly distribute them on top of the flatbreads.
  • Sprinkle the halved Kalamata olives and crumbled feta cheese over the vegetables.
  • Return the flatbreads to the oven and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the edges of the flatbread are golden and crisp.
  • Remove the Mediterranean Veggie Flatbreads from the oven and drizzle balsamic glaze over the top.
  • Garnish with fresh basil leaves for a burst of color and flavor.

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