3 Simple Hacks That Will Revolutionize Your Weeknight Dinners

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By HealthVersed

Are you unimpressed with what your family is eating? If you’re struggling to choose between nutrition or your already stretched-thin time, don’t fret. Start a search today to learn simple ideas that will revolutionize your weeknight dinners!

Conundrum: you’re busy but also growing concerned with the quality of what your family is eating. Well, you’ve got to make sacrifices, right? Luckily, you can have your meal and eat it too (and on-time!) by maximizing your kitchen efficiency.

Hack #1: Prep

Prepare your meals as much as possible when you’re already in the kitchen. Best time to do this prep work? When you bring home the groceries. Don’t just put them away; put them away as ready to use as possible.

Don’t forget to label your storage bags. You don’t want to top next week’s rigatoni with last week’s chili.

Hack #2: If You’ve Got a Little Extra Money

Consider two time-saving appliances: the rice cooker and the slow cooker.

Hack #3: Get Social and Go Big

The super-size version of hack #1: Once-a-week or once-a-month cooking, or another variation that works for you.

Bonus Hack

Don’t turn your back on frozen veggies. They cook up quick and often have the same or a better nutritional profile as “fresh” produce. Especially the ones that are out of season locally. Keep a variety on hand to add as a side or to throw in soups, one-dish meals and stir-frys.