Busy Mom Meal Tips

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If you read my blog then you know I’m very busy with my 3 kids.  I wish we could make dinner a nice evening, cooking together, but that’s not going to happen.  We are always rushing from one practice to the next.  I like to have meals that are quick and easy or something I can put in my slow cooker that morning.  Most of the time we don’t even get home until 8 and we need to eat soon so the kids can get to bed. Here are some things I do to make sure I’m prepared for dinner every night.

Busy Mom Meal Tips

Busy Mom Meal Tips

  1. Plan ahead  I sort of make a menu.  I usually make a list of things we will eat during the week, but I don’t assign the day we are going to eat it.   I like that I’m able to be flexible with my meals.
  2. Have food on hand  I make a grocery list and make sure I have everything I’ve planned at the house.  The worst thing is running to the grocery store at 8 at night when everyone’s starving.   I make sure I have enough food for the meals I’ve planned.  This is the best time saver!
  3. Be flexible   Don’t get hung up on the details.  I like having a bunch of different items that I can mix and match.  I like having a variety of vegetables and meats on hand so I can make changes.  Sometimes my kids want a certain vegetable like Birds Eye Steamfresh® Flavor Full.  The flavor is great to have when I’m making a plain chicken.  It spices up our meal!
  4. Have a backup   Even though I have my meals planned, things happen.  I always like to have extra items not on the “menu” that I can use.  This is great when I run out of an important ingredient or we’re just not in the mood for the last item on the list.

I recently tried Farm Rich® Smokehouse Mustard Pork BBQ (from the freezer section at Walmart) and this was so good and delicious!  It only took 8 minutes in the microwave and dinner was served.  When we got home from football practice, I threw it in the microwave while my son took a quick shower.  The table was set and food was on the table by the time he came down.

Busy Mom Meal Tips

My son grabbed these great Birds Eye Steamfresh® Flavor Full Teriyaki Broccoli to serve with it.  However, I wouldn’t suggest this combination, they were both great.  They have a Sour Cream and Onion Potatoes or Buffalo Cauliflower which would have gone great with the BBQ sandwiches.  My son REALLY wanted the teriyaki and who was I to discourage vegetable eating.

Busy Mom Meal Tips

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Busy Mom Meal Tips

Doesn’t this sound like such a good meal?  Head over to their websites and let me know what flavors your family will try.

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