Life is in full
momentum now with school, work, clubs, sports, and other social
means our days and many evenings get packed. With all that is happening,
how are your mealtimes going?
and pre-packaged meals are certainly convenient, but they come with
negative impacts, including the drain on our pocket book. Here are three
ways to curb the expense and save time:
A little planning goes
a long way.
Taking a bit of extra
time to plan on one day can save a lot of time over the coming days.
There are different ways people plan out their meals. Some start with
theme days - Mexican Monday, Fishy Friday, Leftover Saturday, and
Casserole Sunday – to narrow down meal choices. Others decide meals based
on sales and coupons. The main thing here is planning out meals early for
the entire week or month.
In many households,
Sunday afternoon is dedicated to lunch and dinner prep for the week. This
includes cleaning and chopping vegetables, portioning out food items into
containers in the fridge, and precooking early stages of the meal
preparations so that everything can quickly and easily come together at
Part of planning and
preparation may include making extra for dinner so that leftovers become
lunch or dinner later in the week.
This is especially beneficial on nights when the time between work and
extra-curricular activities is more limited.
This method is great
when done in a crockpot, because when you use a slow cooker the meal
cooks while you’re at work or handling other time pressing activities.
Simply add all the contents in the morning and when you come back at the
end of the day, dinner is ready. There’s an array of sizes, features, and
options for crockpots. So hopefully this
article will help you narrow that down. Here is
another good article about "How to buy a
When life gets busy,
choosing convenience over home cooked can be easier. I don’t know about
you, but I prefer a home cooked meal. These tips can help turn home
cooked meals into a convenience.
Consultant For Life,
President of Capell Flooring and Interiors