So many families struggle with time and time-management at home and at work. Helping people organizing, decorating and simplifying life is one of my passions.
The stress during the working-week with doing so many things for the family including shopping and cooking healthy food can be overwhelming.
1.) Make a fun family-evening or weekend to chose some healthy menu-recipes from cook-books and cooking-magazines and include your children in choosing.
2.) Look for balanced meals. Prepare ahead and cook. I recommend to look for 3 categories: for example: Meals with Pasta, Rice and Potatoes. Cook the portions you need for the weekly menus all at once.
3.) The same for veggies: for example: peas & carrots, broccoli/cauliflower, tomatoes
4.) The same for the meats: Chicken, beef, fish
5.) Wash the salads, prepare and put in fridge, but no more than 1-3 days
5.) Make a copy from the 7 menu-recipes for the week
6.) Copy or write the separate ingredients-shopping-lists for the recipe.
4.) File them together to use another time. With a copy you save time in looking for recipes and writing the shopping list several times!
Use a weekend to cook the meals ahead for the week and make single portions for the evening or per person and freeze. If you write the days on the containers and stack them accordingly you have always the right day on hand when you come home from work/school. Remember: 3 veggies (can be salads), 2 fruits a day to incorporate to your meals.
The benefits: 1.) No stress to find out what to eat each evening. 2.) No running after work in the store. 3.) Knowing that your family eats a balanced meal a day. 4.) More time spending together as a family at the dinner table.