With the Holidays just around the corner, and the numerous work functions and school events that go along with this time of year, are you finding it hard to get the time to cook your family a healthy and delicious meal? If yes, the answer to your problem is…..PLAN AHEAD!!
Events leading up to the Holidays are usually planned and scheduled well in advance. Take a look at your calendar before the beginning of the work week and check out your schedule. Plan for the days that you will be eating at home, make a menu and purchase your groceries for those meals on the weekend.
When planning your meals and trying to fit them in your busy schedule, you may want to think “easy, quick, and nutritious”! Meals that are easy to prepare, are quick to make, and are nutritious can often be pastas, casseroles, stirfrys, soups and salads. If you are well prepared, you can even throw a lovely meal into your slow cooker in the morning, set it and let it cook……it’ll be ready for you when you get home in the evening!
Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador