When you’re a parent, or you have a full-time job, it can be difficult to find the time to create delicious, nutritious meals all the time. We all know that a healthy diet is incredibly important, but it’s not always easy to eat well, especially if you have fussy kids. If you’re struggling to get the kids to eat their greens or you don’t have much time to cook, here are some helpful hacks to take the hassle out of Image source.
Quick & Simple Recipes
Very few people have hours available to slave over a hot stove on a daily basis. There’s often an assumption that it takes a long time to prepare a homemade meal, but this isn’t always the case. There are so many recipes out there, and many of them are aimed at amateur chefs on the go. If you’re short on time, try not to resort to takeaways or ready meals. Instead, search online or browse the shelves of your local bookshop for simple recipes you can create in less than half an hour. If you use an online resource, you can narrow down your search options according to which ingredients you want to use. Once you’ve found recipes you like, try them out and add your own spin.
Do you never have time to put a healthy lunch together before work? Do you find yourself ordering takeaways in the middle of the week? If time is a luxury you don’t have during the week, use anytime you do have at the weekend to prepare in advance. You can create large volumes of lunches and dinners like stews, soups, pasta dishes and chilli and then freeze individual portions. In the morning, lift your dinner out and then it will be ready for you to heat up and eat when you get home. It’s also a really good idea to invest in food storage boxes from sites like Thermo Boutique if you find yourself ordering in or rushing to a cafe to grab lunch when you’re at work. You can make wraps, pasta salads or sandwiches the night before and keep them fresh for the next day. You’ll save time and money, and you can ensure you’re getting a healthy lunch.
Do you battle with your children when it comes to eating fruit and vegetables? If so, you’re not alone! This is a struggle many parents endure. If you are keen to get your kids to eat their greens, try and be creative in your presentation. Think about turning a stick of celery or cucumber batons into a crocodile or making smiley faces with grapes, bananas, and apples. If you’re short on ideas, you’ll find some fantastic examples online. You can also up your child’s vegetable intake by blending different vegetables and adding them to sauces and soups. If you’re having pasta with tomato sauce, for example, add blended celery, carrots, peppers, and onions.
Most parents don’t have time to spend hours creating culinary masterpieces or trying to get their children to eat their peas or broccoli. If healthy eating is a hassle for you, hopefully, this guide will come in handy.
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