In my house, it feels like every 10 minutes is a new mealtime. Do you ever look at your family and wonder how these people can be hungry again? My teens are constantly eating.
If you’re anything like me, you don’t want to spend the entire day in the kitchen. I also don’t want to feed my family junk. I want them to eat good food. Good food takes time.
We follow Nourishing Traditions and it has all but eliminated the inner shelves of the grocery store for us. This means there is now a whole lot more food prep in my life. I had to find a way to make mealtime a little easier. After some digging and a little trial and error, I found a few ways to help make my life easier!
I have tried a little bit of everything to make getting food on the table an easier experience. First it was, once a month cooking. It’s pretty self explanatory. You take a weekend and prep and sometimes cook all your meals for the month. Then you stick them in the freezer. My family wasn’t a big fan of this. Hubby thought the ground beef was a little grainy after about a week. There are a few things I can freeze but my choices are limited.
Then it was just making up a ton of crock pot meals in Ziploc bags and stuffing your freezer. I don’t know about you but I’m not one who can eat out of the crockpot every night. It gets boring to me and after a few days everything tastes the same.
A Better Way
After awhile I found a few different things that really helped. One of them is to roast a huge pan of veggie on the weekend. Then I can easily reheat them in the oven or toss them in some broth for a quick soup. It’s funny how just taking a little tweak like that can make your mealtime so much easier!
I figured I’m not the only one who could use these tips. So, I decided to compile them all in this eBook. It’s free for you to download here.
Let me know if I missed anything.