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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

How To Cook Family Meals

One of the greatest challenges in our daily lives is certainly cooking. There is simply no time to spend in the kitchen. We have to devote ourselves to so many things – work, chores, and many other daily tasks. As a consequence, the time we would spend in the kitchen preparing tasty and healthy meals for our family is sacrificed.

However, we do not need to sacrifice this time. All we need is some careful planning and preparation in advance, as well as helpful kitchen tools. Also, a fast but healthy dish is always welcome. Here are some tips on how to cook family meals more easily and quickly.

Cook in Batches
Whenever you do have the time to prepare a meal, try to cook more. Later, you can easily freeze the leftovers, which can be defrosted whenever you need a fast and easy dinner. This method of cooking is indispensable for people with little free time. It saves so much time that can be spent better with your family.

A useful tip is to always label your freezer bags. In this way, you will know exactly what is in the bag and how long it has been in the freezer. So, you can pick and choose a tasty dinner easily straight from your freezer.
Use your Slow Cooker
The slow cooker is an amazing tool, but people seldom use it. Perhaps, people just do not know exactly what to do with it. However, it is an incredibly versatile tool and we should utilize it more.

Nowadays, the slow cooker is making a comeback and there are so many recipes for slow cooker meals to choose from. What is amazing about a slow cooker is the fact that it does everything by itself! We just add the necessary ingredients, set the timer, and we are out of the kitchen. In a few hours, we will have an amazing meal with the least possible amount of effort.
Choose simple but healthy recipes
Sometimes, cooking can be monotonous and time-consuming. After working all day, no one wants to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, too. So, we sometimes just give up cooking altogether.

However, we can choose easy recipes that are both good for us and tasty. By choosing such meals we can prepare a hearty dish in a matter of minutes. So, we can have some real food instead of fast food and takeout. What is more, we should not be afraid of experimenting in the kitchen. Trying out new recipes is fun and it keeps us motivated to prepare food by and for ourselves.

Getting a good idea is half the work. Here, we discussed some useful tips and trick for preparing family meals. You can find some more cooking tips here:

As we have seen, cooking food for your family does not have to be hard work. By cooking large quantities of food, by using your slow cooker, and by choosing the right recipe, you can make cooking fun, easy, and healthy. Preparing wholesome food for your family is very important, but there isn’t always enough time. So, by cooking efficiently, you can provide your loved ones with the nutrition they need.


  1. The slow cooker is such a great tool for making family meals, Kim. I don't have one myself, but I do make stews a lot which is a form of slow cooking.

  2. I always cook food but not always for my entire family - I'm on a different diet than them and cooking the same dinner for me and them would cost too much so I usually have to make two versions of one dish - healthy one and standard one. Slow cooker is great, I only wish I could have more space to get one :)

  3. I definitely agree with these suggestions, especially the slow cooker! It's helped me all winter long with making chilis, stews, and soups without having to spend hours, that I don't have more of these days, in the kitchen!



  4. I like to do slow cooker meals on Sundays when I can throw it in when I wake up and it will be ready by dinner. During the week I get home too late to do a slow cooker meal. I sometimes cook in bulk to have leftovers for lunch. I've been getting Home Chef meal subscription which I love but its pricey.

  5. great tips, I often cook more or prepare meals in advance and then freeze them. It really saves time.

  6. I cook almost every day but I'm a lazy cook so I am all about simple but healthy recipes. I'm just glad I only have to cook for two people and my husband isn't a picky eater at all.

  7. Love these! I especially love cooking healthy but easy to do recipes and cooking in batches is also a great idea! Thanks for sharing love!

    Jani |

  8. i cook much simpler recipes these days. I also try to cook more than necessary to have leftovers or dishes that can be remade easily into another dish. Everything counts!

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