It goes without saying that being a mom is a full time job. This means that there is often very limited time to spend on preparing meals for your family, which often leads to buying ready-meals or opting for take-aways more often than you’d like. Luckily, there are ways in which to prepare healthy, nutritious dinners without needing to dedicate hours and hours of your time to the stove. Here are our top tips for simple, effortless meal preparation for busy moms.
Make Your Meals Ahead of Time
If you know that weekday evenings are just too chaotic to allow for cooking, make your meals ahead of time. If you are a stay-at-home mom, find yourself a few easy dinner recipes and cook before the kids get home. If, however, you are a working mom, consider preparing meals over the weekend and freezing them for future use.
Put Together a Meal Planner
So much time is wasted on deciding what to make for dinner each day – and then rushing out to get all of the ingredients necessary once you have made a final decision. In order to save time, put a meal planner together at the beginning of the month, detailing exactly what you will be making for supper for each day during the week. Once this has been done, put a weekly shopping list together and visit the grocery store over the weekend so that you will have everything on hand when it comes time to start cooking. You might even want to take things a step further and prepare all of your ingredients beforehand (chopping, measuring etc.) and then storing all of the ingredients for each weekday meal in large Ziploc bags.
Embrace the Slow-Cooker
While most moms think that easy dinner recipes refer only to those that don’t require much time to cook, the truth is that a real ‘easy dinner recipe’ is one that requires very little intervention throughout the cooking process – regardless of how long that cooking process may be. As a result, making a sishebo and cooking it slowly for a couple of hours, stirring occasionally, will work out to be just as effortless as making a basic meal that requires just twenty minutes of your full dedication and concentration.
Take Advantage of the Classic Sishebo Mix Products
Luckily, the traditional sishebo mix products – Knorrox stock cubes, Rajah Curry Powder, Knorr Soup and Robertsons Herbs and Spices – are all so easy to use, resulting in quick meals without compromising on taste or quality. These products are excellent when paired with quick dinner recipes for sishebos, leading to a memorable, satisfying meal every single time.