About 2 weeks ago, I was contacted by the Blog Content Guild out of Texas and asked if I would be interested in publishing content for them about living a healthy lifestyle by eating healthy meals.
So here it is! You can click on the links to recipes from the Food Network, Cooks.com and other great recipe websites.
To purchase ingredients for these recipes in Raleigh, NC, try shopping at Super Target @ Triangle Town Center Mall!
Being asked the question – “What’s for dinner?” – is reason enough for some parents to become more stressed out than they already are. Still, there are other parents who seem to balance work, school, kids activities, cooking, and everything else with such ease. What’s their secret? When it comes to preparing dinner, they probably take some shortcuts and use easy dinner recipes to make dinnertime perfect. Here are some things you can do to fit eating at home into your busy life.
You can do a lot more with hamburger meat than simply make hamburgers. American staples like hamburger meat can be grabbed at almost every corner store. So, it’s not hard to keep this essential on hand. You can transform ordinary hamburger meat into a delicious new meal by adding vegetables, sauces, spices, and herbs to it. For instance, you can create hamburger meatballs from a combination of hamburger meat, seasoning, and eggs, plus a wonderful sauce made from jellied cranberry in a can. Yummy!
Another American classic dish is mac n’ cheese. It’s easy to prepare and can be jazzed up in a variety of ways. Put in some hotdogs or hamburgers when you want some protein, add herbs and sauces to enhance the flavor, or toss in a bit of elegance with shrimps and scallops or with some succulent lobster.
Cooking appliances are considered valuable investments to some parents, especially if they make meal preparation a breeze. If you want to make eating at home easier, you could invest in some.
Crock-pots, one of the most appreciated cooking appliances, can save parents a lot of hours in the kitchen. Cooking a big batch of stew in a crock-pot gives you plenty of leftovers, sufficient for another meal days after. Various vegetables, spices, and sauces add more zest and originality to your dish. Try out something like the slow-cooker pork stew, a very appetizing dish worth presenting at your dinner table.
When you’re working on a tight schedule, you should opt for fast, easily assembled meals. In which case, a panini grill can certainly come in handy. All you need is some fresh Italian bread. Just grab some at your local bakery. Spread some olive oil on the bread, and pack in some luscious Italian stuffings. Then grill the sandwich. Try stuffing your panini with tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and prosciutto to tempt a discerning palate.
Another kitchen tool to love is the wok. Like crock-pot stews, stir-fried dishes prepared in the wok also keep for days without spoiling. This means more leftovers for you and your family! A chicken and broccoli stir-fry, with its combination of broccoli, scallions, soy sauce, garlic, sesame oil, and, of course, chicken is not just satisfying, but it is nourishing too. And it’s one of the many easy dishes you can make using a wok.
If you need to take a breather from cooking, wander into the nearest supermarket, and pick out some pre-prepped meals that strike your fancy. You can go vegetarian or stay an omnivore. You can keep to your diet or indulge your sweet tooth. Most grocery stores now offer complete meals that are nutritious as well as delectable. So, if your schedule doesn’t allow you to make dinner yourself, you can get a hot, healthy meal for your family at the store.
There is no need to sacrifice family meals just because you don’t have the time and energy to cook. The aforementioned tips are tailored to help working parents eat at home without any added stress. Utilize these methods to simplify matters and still have the luxury of enjoying dinner at the table!
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