Weeknights can get a little crazy all year ’round, but the holidays can take busy to a whole new level. And even on those insanely busy nights, your family still needs to eat. If you need some food fast, but don’t want to resort to fast food, here are some great easy meals you can whip up in no time that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
Menu planning happens in spurts around our house but I find that I’m much more consistent with it if my kids are involved. They keep me accountable. If they know they should expect an updated menu plan on the fridge each week and it’s not there, you’d better believe they are going to ask where it is.
I’m often overwhelmed with the responsibilities of work and family so delegation is a necessity. Training kids to help out with things around the house, like menu planning, requires a bit of extra work in the beginning. As kids form habits and develop valuable life skills you’ll be amazed at how simple menu planning can be when you turn it into a team effort.
When it comes to cutting your grocery budget, you can make the biggest impact not by cutting what you spend but by limiting what you waste. According to a study by NRDC, “40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten.”
Imagine what that does to your food budget. It stands to reason that you can potentially cut your food budget by 40% just by eating everything you buy.
So how do you limit food waste?