:: Feeding your family without a lot of fuss ::
I don't know about you, but my lifestyle doesn't leave a lot of time for meal prep. Seems like dinner time sneaks up on me almost everyday along with the awful question of what to make. I'm not much of a foodie, but in my heart I really do want to prepare something healthy and tasty for my guys.
Over the past five years of parenting I've noticed I developed a bit of a no fuss method to feeding the gang.
- Meal must be easy to prepare, cook, and serve.
- I like to try new things, but I must be able to find everything at one store, recipe should have less than 10 ingredients and must have a photo.
- I make one meal. Eat it, or make your own. [This is a good rule for those preschool years but didn't always work before then.]
I also found a two very helpful resources that help me stick to 1 & 2. (both are available online and in print)
These magazines come about once a month. I scour the pages, and mark recipes that look tasty with a sticky note. And attempt to try one new recipe a month. I also created online accounts at their sites, so I can quickly find a recipe when I can't find the magazine.
Here are a few of our favorites (some of which we eat weekly).
Marvelous Mini Meat-loaves
What tips do you have for feeding your family without a lot of fuss? Have any great fresh summer recipes? I'm ready for a few new menu's for the warm weather.
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