Updated: Jul 13, 2020
Is it just me or do the weeks seem to fly by quicker these days? As a mama to a very active toddler and the owner of two businesses, I am all about finding ways to maximise my time. This is no different when it comes to the kitchen and preparing healthy meals for myself and my family.
As a nutritionist I absolutely love cooking, recipe creating and visiting markets for the freshest produce, however in a busy week I don’t always have the luxury of spending hours to do these things. Plus, after a long day at work all I want to do is relax and that means I need speedy recipes to get dinner on the table quickly so that we can go through the bath, book and bed routine before it gets too late.
Whether you are a mama or not, most of us can agree that modern living means we are busier than ever before! So I have listed my time saving kitchen hacks below to keep you enjoying healthy, homemade food even when life gets crazy!
Meal prep is your friend
Double the serves so you can get two meals out of each cook
Cut up fruit & vegetables before hand so they are ready to go
Keep it simple (little people don’t need fancy meals that take a lot of time) platters etc
Make dinner early (this is my daily plan as I find between 4-5pm incredibly busy and my little one starts acting up)
Breakfast for dinner (nothing wrong with eggs and sautéed vegetables for dinner!)
Grab and go stations (Allocate spots in your pantry and fridge for ready to go breakfasts and snacks, think pre-portioned trail mix, overnight oats, jar salads, bliss balls etc)
Spend some time on the weekend planning out your meals for the week ahead
Multi purpose ice cube trays (I often freeze the last bit of herbs in ice trays as they can easily be added to meals)
Buy your groceries online