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5 Essential tips for a working single mom – Part 1 Priorities

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Preparing a healthy meal is always important for any mom, no matter your circumstances. We don’t always have the time to cook those meals and we have to find ways around it. If you have more time you can do meal prepping over weekends or you could look into a local meal delivering service.

Meal Delivery Services

I can recommend “Dinner 4 U by Lisa” in the Helderberg area, she provides healthy office lunches and dinners. New menus are uploaded weekly on her Facebook page, so make sure to check her out!

Meal-prepping

My second tip is a go-to one that I started when my daughter was still a toddler. I needed all the extra time I could get (who doesn’t?) and prepping multiple meals in one go was one way to do it. Use containers appropriate for freezing  and remember to put a description and date on the lid. You’ll thank me in 6 months’ time when you find a “Frozen Wonder” at the back of the freezer – you know, you ‘wonder’ what it might be? 🙂

This is not just for die hard weight lifters and super fit millennials out there. Preparing a few meals over a weekend when you have more time (hopefully), will definitely save your sanity on a school night when you just don’t have the time or energy to cook a healthy meal.

  • When you cook a batch of Bolognaise sauce, or something similar, double up and freeze smaller portions for later. Why not use this awesome local recipe from Knorr.

Knorr Bolognaise

  • Make sure you use lots of veggies and get creative in sneaking them into meals:
    • Add pureed carrot (jars of baby food) to any tomato based sauce for spaghetti or macaroni & cheese.
    • Add half a cup of pureed cauliflower to your cheese sauce for mac and cheese – I promise you, the taste is barely noticeable!
    • Add pureed spinach to any chocolate dessert – the cocoa will mask the taste and colour of the spinach.

What is your cooking tip for busy working moms?

 

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