September 16th, 2019 | Updated on September 29th, 2021
Working moms and wives are the epitome of a superhero. After a stressful and tiring day at the office, these superwomen are still expected to do household chores, cook dinner, and take care of the kids.
We wonder where they still get the energy for more than 10 hours of work, right? So to help these superwomen a bit, we have compiled six ways to make dinners faster without sacrificing taste and nutrition.
Easy Dinner Recipes For Beginners
1. Prepare And Choose Your Recipe For The Whole Week
Thank heavens for weekends and days off as busy women still have time to relax a little. So on your downtime during your free day, spend at least an hour or so to create your family’s weekly menu guide.
By doing this, you don’t waste precious time after work to think of what to cook for dinner. You spend less time in the kitchen and more time in the bedroom resting or playing with your kids. You also get to budget your weekly grocery money better and more efficiently.
When planning your meals, you may want to stick to recipes with five (5) or fewer ingredients. A meal doesn’t have to be tedious and with many ingredients to be called delicious. Even in food, sometimes the simpler, the better. Also, select recipes with lesser preparation and cooking times.
2. Prep In Advance And Cook Later
There are ingredients that you can prep in advance and do not need to be cooked immediately. Just store in the refrigerator and cook when you are ready.
Prep time takes a good 30 minutes or so. Hence you will get to rest faster if all your ingredients are prepped in advance.
3. Easy To Cook Meals Are The Way To Go
Some meals only take 10-15mins to cook, such as fried meals and pasta. Especially if you have amazing kitchen tools that will also aid in cooking faster.
An excellent gadget to have around is a Cosori Air Fryer, cooks food to their crispy goodness while also lessening cooking time.
4. One-Pot Meals
One-pot meals are a big yes for busy people. You save up time when you don’t have to wash tons of pots and pans. Many home cooks and chefs share their one-pot recipes, no fuss but healthy and delicious meals for you and your family.
5. Reheated Foods
There are foods that when reheated actually tastes better. When you are expecting a hectic workweek, and you want to skip cooking dinner for a day, then make sure to cook a bigger batch prior to your no-cook night.
6. Sandwich Party
Sandwiches are easy to prep while also good for the body. For those really long days at the office, opt to make it a sandwich night or a sandwich party.
Just lay out the buns/ bread, all the available or favorite fixings of the family and let the family help themselves. You may also want to have a juice ready as sandwiches go well with ice-cold juice.