It's that time of year, getting back to a regular schedule, involved in after school activities and scrambling for what to make for lunch, dinner and snacks.
Here are a few quick tips:
1. Invest in a crockpot. You can find these pretty much anywhere. Reasonably priced and can save you time and money. I love my crockpot. You follow a recipe, throw all ingredients, turn on and leave. At the end of the day, you come home and dinner is done! You feel like you have your own personal chef making your favourite food. Time saved and money well invested.
2. If you have time, focus on Sunday as meal prep day. Prepping your meals can help you stick to a plan and saving money. I can't stress this enough to clients. Check out my Easy Peasy Meatsauce recipe on the JCJNutrition website. Prep meals that can be frozen can save you time, money and sticking to a healthy meal plan. I worked with some great teams over the years and every time we met for lunch, there were some great recipes to exchange with each other. From Chicken Curry to Lazy Lasagna.
3. Stock your kitchen with easy to grab foods. To name a few, have apples, oranges, carrot sticks, mini bell peppers, cheese portions, and hummus stocked. These are easy to grab when you need to go, go, go! From picking the kids up from school and then off to after school activities; Having these foods on hand will lead you to making better choices and consuming healthier foods with more nutritional value.