posted on: 3/20/2012 4:09:04 PM EST
How to stop Cruising Through Weeknight Dinners the Easy Way
How to stop Cruising Through Weeknight Dinners the Easy Way healthyfreezer cooking, children, weightlo

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By Ann Oakley

We all know that Fast Food isn't healthy for our children but we are still cruising through week night dinners the easy way. We make our way through the drive-thru window because we were too tired to cook or, worse, too unprepared. We know fast food isn’t healthy. We cringe as our kids insist on French fries instead of apples or carrots or whatever they are throwing out to make us think they have healthy food. So we just put on the blinders and hand over the debit card.

With a little planning, weeknight dinners do not have to be such a nutritional wasteland. With some planning and a little determination, you can get through weeknight dinners easily.

1. Freezer cooking or once a month cooking (OAMC) is a popular idea to take advantage of down times to prepare for the busy weeknights. It takes planning and stamina but you will find it to be worth it in the long run. If you will stock you freezer with frozen steamer vegetables you will always have vegetable ready in a few minutes. Plan some time on the weekend to prepare your meats for the week and freeze them. During your busy work and school week, the extent of your prep work is to decide which bag or container to get out of the freezer for the next day.

2. Do some session cooking it is not as intense as (OAMC) when you find ground beef on sale, buy several pounds of it and prep it all in an evening.
Patty some up for burgers, cook some meatballs and make a few meatloaves. You can also brown several pounds and store it in zip-top bags for quick meals like tacos, nachos or sloppy joes.

3. Scheduled meals take a different approach. You still cook every night but it is the same meal every single Tuesday night so that you can move through the week on autopilot. If you have picky eaters, you can sit down and decide as a family what everyone will agree to eat and when.

4. do some tag team cooking having your spouse or an older child cook on designated nights. If you are swamped on Wednesdays with late meetings and picking everyone up from basketball practice, your spouse mans the stove.
And knowing that you have a night off is enough to get you through the week without the drive-thru.

5. Planned pizza is just a way of saying that you can plan a night out every week or once a month. The benefit of planning it is that you can pick a night when kids eat free or pizza is half off. It gives everyone in the family something to look forward to.

An added benefit to the suggestions above will save you money, you and your family will be eating healthier and you will not be cruising through weeknight dinners the easy way eating unhealthy fast processed foods, this will trim some fat from your diet and put more funds in your food Budget.
Ann Oakley
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Ann Oakley   1424 day(s) ago
Thanks everyone for your comments you are so kind, you never told me i had My subject and tags in the wrong place, anyway before I changed it, it was number one on Google page one don't know about now.
Kody Shade   1424 day(s) ago
Great Ideas!!!
Ally Stewart   1424 day(s) ago
Cooking meals takes planning and preparation but is much healthier and cheaper than fast food.
Ann Oakley   1424 day(s) ago
thanks Jade,tony and don for your comments I stopping eating junk and processed foods several months ago and have been eating mostly raw foods this last week and I feel a lot better when i get up in the morning and have more energy during the day.
Jade Holden   1424 day(s) ago
Great Blog Ann

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