Magazine article Working Mother

Stress-Free Suppers

Magazine article Working Mother

Stress-Free Suppers

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With school well under way and extracurriculars piling up, who can cook every night? Save time and still eat well with ideas from food blogger Danielle Walker, author of Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple. Stretch it. Leftovers are great, but they can get a little mundane. Beyond just reheating, morph meat, chicken or fish into toppings for greens-and-veggies salad or pizzas, or fillings for lettuce- wrap sandwiches. Double up. Make your dinner recipe times two or three so you'll have extra for kids' lunches or to eat when on the run. Many recipes can be frozen for later use. Use a food processor to chop all ingredients ahead of time so they're ready to throw into a slow cooker- handy when you're prepping bigger amounts. Have a backup plan. Go simple when time is limited. Stock easy staples in the fridge, freezer and pantry that you can cook fast: Serve grass-fed organic hot dogs with salad; grill pre-shaped burger patties; cook ground beef and seasonings and add to a jar of organic spaghetti sauce to serve over pasta. …

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