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Easy Weeknight Dinners For Busy Families

Easy Weeknight Dinners For Busy Families

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Making sure your family has delicious home-cooked dinners is something many of us aspire to. However, the time and effort involved in creating them can be tricky to find, especially if you already have a bust demanding life full of taking care of toddlers, working, exercising, and the like. The good news is there are some dinner cooking tactics that are low on effort, but taste great and are bound to please the whole family. Keep reading to find out what they are. 

Use a slow cooker or Instapot 

One of the best ways to save time when cooking dinner is to use a slow cooker or an Instapot. This is because after some brief prep you can leave your dinner to cook while you get on with other things like helping the kids with their homework, doing a quick work out or even taking a well-earned rest! 

The good news is that there is a wealth of delicious recipes that you can cook in this way. In particular, check out ones like this how to make birria tacos slow cooker recipe. A meal that is both delicious and involves minimal effort and that your family is sure to love. 

Choose a meal box 

One of the most recent developments in the realm of dinner is meal boxes. These are parcels that come with everything you need to make specific meals, all pre-portioned, weighed and measured. 

Of course, meal boxes like this help save lots of time because it cuts down the prep involved, as well as the time it takes to plan your meals and go shopping each week. Additionally, most meal boxes have categories such as 10-minute meals, so you can choose fast delicious food to cook for your family each night. 

Batch cook and freeze 

If dinner is a real crunch time in your household why not have a good time at batch cooking instead? This is when you choose a single day per week to prepare and cook all your meals. The idea is that once they are cooked and cooled you can portion them up and freeze them. Then all you need to do is take out what you need each day and reheat! Easy! 

The great thing about batch cooking is that not only does it save loads of time in the week when families are most often at their busiest, but you can cook meals for the whole month on one day like this too! Something that will save you both money and even more of your precious time.  

Freeze and cook 

Last of all, why not try the freeze and then cook method. This is basically the same as batch cooking but in a slightly different order. I suppose you could call it batch preparation because you can prepare and freeze recipes like this one by portioning up the raw meat or protein and marinating it along with the vegetables you need ahead of time. 

Then all you need to do is take a meal from the freezer at the start of the day and by the time you are ready to cook it, it will be defrosted. No prep is needed at all!

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