Being a mom is a full-time job at the best of times. It’s your responsibility to get your children up and ready for school. It also falls on you to keep them happy when they’re home! If you have a job as well, you won’t have much time on your hands. With all this going on, how can you find a chance to cook healthy meals for your family? In truth, there’s no easy fix. Finding time in the kitchen is never easy. Even so, there are a few things you can do to ensure your family is getting the fresh meals they deserve!
KEEP RECIPES TO HAND
Do you find you put off cooking because you hate trawling through recipe books? If you don’t have much time, a pile of recipes can be a daunting concept. The best way around the problem is to develop a filing system that works. Investing in a recipe file, or finding some way to mark your favorites, will mean they’re easy to find. A practical system may take a while to devise, but it’s worth the initial effort. Looking through every recipe book will be a thing of the past once you’ve taken this step! Even a filing system involves some maneuvering, though. If you want to eliminate your recipe books altogether, it might be worth finding out about the best recipe app. With the help of an app, you can access your favorite recipes at the click of a button. Even better, you’ll have them with you wherever you go. Why not get into the habit of planning your meals on your daily commute?
Another lifesaver for busy moms is batch cooking. Not all recipes will suit this method, so be careful which meals you pick for the week. If you choose the right recipe, you’ll be able to double the recipe and keep portions in the fridge. For most meals, three days is the longest time you can keep them. Using this method, you could get away with cooking three meals a week, instead of seven. Before you embark on this process, consider your family’s tastes. If they don’t like eating the same thing twice in a row, this may not work! If they’re not fussy, though, this could save you a lot of time!
QUICK FIRE OPTIONS
We would all like to provide our family with healthy meals. Sometimes, though, that’s not practical. That’s why it’s always useful to have some quick meal options in the freezer. Frozen food isn’t ideal every day, but it’s not going to kill your kids to eat frozen now and again. If you have a busy week coming, stock your freezer. This will save you having to worry. All you’ll need to do is stick the meal in the oven! When choosing your options, consider the healthiest food possible. It’s possible to eat healthy, even from the freezer. Avoid fatty, sugary foods. Opt, instead, for the healthiest frozen options you can find.
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St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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