Obligations like work and family often lead to fast food for dinner or a rush to put something together quickly in the evening when you simply don’t feel like cooking. But there are ways to have quick easy home cooked meals for your family to ensure they’re eating healthy and that you’re not wasting money on dining out frequently. The following are some tips for creating home cooked meals without a lot of work involved.
Buy a slow cooker. These fairly cheap appliances are a lifesaver for anyone who wants a meal ready at the end of the day. You can cook most types of meat in a slow cooker and the result is tender and tasty, and the work is done while you’re away. There are many slow cooker recipes available online.
Create a meal plan for the upcoming week or even the entire month. Do some prep work on the weekend before and be sure to thaw any ingredients that you’ll need for the week. Be flexible with your menu so that you can easily switch meals throughout the week if needed.
Do some freezer cooking. When you make things like lasagna or tacos, you can easily make double portions and freeze one to take out for another meal later. If you find yourself with some extra time on the weekend, you can actually spend a few hours prepping freezer meals that will be a huge time saver in the coming weeks and months. There are many websites and blogs that can provide freezer meal ideas and recipes.