What’s for Dinner?
That’s the question that many of us hear a million times per year from the mouths of hungry children, husbands and even from the minds of our own growling bellies.
Making a nutritious meal for dinner, that is quick and easy can be overwhelming to say the least. We spend so many hours planning, preparing and cooking dinner which leads to us sitting on the sidelines of all the family fun.
Reclaim you time and make dinner from the shelves of your refrigerator! You’ve probably been eating healthy all week and now you have a little bit of kale, a little bit of leftover chicken and whole lot of little bits of things.
Before you get tempted to start cooking another nutritious meal, consider these tricks of the trade that will have your family eating dinner in no time!
1. Cook More Than One Protein On the Same Day
Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or a meat lover, protein is an important part of our meals. Protein helps to keep us feeling full for longer periods which helps with weight control and weight loss.
In my experience, protein takes longer to cook and prepare than any of the other food groups.
If you cook 2 proteins on a Sunday night, like chicken and black beans, you can eat one that night and the other can be eaten on Monday night. Depending on how much protein you cook, these 2 proteins can last an entire week!
You can keep enough in your fridge for 2 days and freeze the remainder. This will keep you on track with healthy eating and save you so much time! Especially on evenings when you are chauffeuring your kids from football, karate, and cheerleader practices.