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5 Tips To Make Meal Prep Easier for busy families.
Fall has fully kicked into swing. Welcome. It is truly my favorite season. I love the cooler weather and the crisp autumn colors that surround us. But hello…let the craziness begin. Fall always is so hectic and crazy for our family. School is in full swing and so is the after-school activities for the kids, social commitments for the entire family and that little thing called work. No doubt, life is pretty hectic. No matter what time of year it is, parenting is a busy job. So while we are juggling our parental duties of carting the kids around, household chores and work, a little planning ahead in the meal prep department can help us keep our sanity.
A little planning goes a long way in the meal preparation department. Stocking up, planning ahead and making quick but healthy meals for your family is the best way to start. Each week, I like to sit down (even if it is for only five minutes) and have a game plan for the week. I look at our family calendar to see what appointments we have, after-school activities and any other pertinent things that Anthony or I need to deal with. From there, I decide what we will eat throughout the week so I can make sure I have everything I need. Family meals don’t have to be complicated. Thanks to BabbleBoxx.com, they provided me with a Instant Meal Solution Box to sample this month with a lot of great products to help make meal prep a little quicker.
Here are 5 Tips To Make Meal Prep Easier.
Plan meals ahead of time so you are not scrambling at the last second to make something for the family.
The Well-Stocked Pantry and Freezer:
A pantry is a very powerful tool for any meal, not just a quick meal. Shop the weekly sales, buy meat in bulk and have a variety of grains, canned goods and spices on hand when you need them.
Use Products to Maximize Flavor:
Simply Beyond® Spray-on Herbs and Simply Beyond® Organic Fruit Vinegar are two great products to add to your pantry shelf. Simply Beyond Spray-on Herbs are flavor-packed organic herbs. You spray on your dish while preparing or serving for some extra flavor. No need to stress if you are out of herbs, just spray some on your dish and you will have a delicious flavorful recipe. Both these items are shelf stable too so they will last all year long your pantry shelf.
Simply Beyond® Organic Fruit Vinegar are robust and a great way to add a dash of excitement to your recipe. I used some on my tortellini pasta salad and it was amazing! These vinegar sprays are perfect to use on meat and fish dishes too.
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Prepare Meals Ahead:
While it’s great to buy in bulk, it’s even better to cook in bulk. Make some freezer meals that you can just pop into the oven. Or make something in your slow cooker so you can just turn on and forget.
On The Go Solutions:
If you are eating on the run with the kids, make clean up easier with Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipes. Pack some in your purse and in the kid’s lunch box. Wet Ones® Antibacterial wipes kill 99.99% of germs. I keep a canister in my car too. They are a convenient 2-in-1 way to wipe out dirt and messes when water isn’t readily available. And speaking of eating on the run, use convenient Take Along containers to pack food and snacks for the entire family.
What are some of your best plan ahead meal prep tips?