I'm all about convenience at dinnertime. Yes, I want my family's meals to be hearty, healthy, and delicious, but most of all, I need them to be easy and quick. That's why I love the crockpot, the slow-cooker, and the InstaPot--dump all the ingredients in; set it and forget it. 

Related: Foil packet meals for easy summer grilling

But there's another even simpler method for cooking a full meal that oft goes forgotten, and it can result in a yummy fulfilling meal that's, best of all, totally mess-free: cooking in foil packets! 

Why we love foil packets

Everything gets prepped, seasoned, and cooked in a little aluminum foil nest, resulting in fewer dirtied dishes, boards, pots, and pans. (Because if there's anything I like more than an easy meal, it's a sink-free of stuff!)

Whether you're making your foil-packet meals in the oven, stovetop, or on the grill, you can streamline and simplify your preparations and cut your cooking time in half. If that's not reason to give it a go, I don't know what is! I've rounded up a few favorite foil-pack dinner recipes to try this busy month and beyond. Enjoy! (And, BTW, it's totally acceptable to tell the hubby and kids that you'll take the burden and give them the night off from doing dish work in exchange for foot massages and fanning.)

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Southwestern Chicken & Rice Foil Packets via Gimme Delicious

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Lemon Garlic Shrimp Foil Packs via Eat Well 101

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Sausage, Potato, and Green Bean Foil Packets via Damn Delicious

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Teriyaki Chicken Foil Packets via Life Made Sweeter

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Cheeseburger Foil Packet via Gimme Some Grilling

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Grilled Clams in Foil via Skinny Taste

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Veggies Foil Packet via Fok and Folly

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Tomato-Basil Grilled Fish Foil Dinner via The scrumptious Pumpkin

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Garlic Steak and Potato Foil Dinner via Food Faith Fitness

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Shrimp Boil Foil Pack Meal via Crème de la Crumb

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