Menu planning seems like quite a tedious chore, apart from special occasions when you have guests over for dinner. Especially after a long day at work, planning a tasty and nutritious meal might land up on the bottom of your priority list. Finally, it is either leftover night or you need to take your family to eat out. If this scenario sounds familiar then, you need to do some menu planning right away. Menu planning is easy, saves you time and money and your family will always eat healthy and delicious meal.
Baked Roots: Bake garnet yam, yellow fin or purple potato and keep in fridge. The combination of cold broccoli and yellow fins are one of my favorites! The garnet yams contain beta carotene, a good source of vitamin A.
Create a weekly schedule for meals, e.g. Monday might be pasta night, Tuesday – chicken, Wednesday – fish, etc. Look up some menu ideas to get you started.
If you have very limited space for your spice collection, consider the Spice Clip Set. This allows you to hang your spice bottles inside a cabinet door or on the wall near your meal prep desert area. The three tiers hold four bottles each, so you’ll have up to twelve bottles of spices within easy reach when you’re rushing to prepare a meal.
Redo your dairy products to decrease fat and calories. Opt for lower fat or fat free milk, yogurt, cheese and sour cream. By replacing full fat dairy products you will lose calories and fat but still benefit from the protein and calcium your body needs. You can also choose artificial sweeteners for yogurt and cut your yogurt calories in half.
If Mom really loves to read then a gift card to Barnes and Noble may be just what she needs this Mother’s Day. Another choice would be a Books a Million gift card. Both of these gift cards can be purchased in store or online. A Barnes and Noble gift card not only buys books but DVDS, Music C.D.s, or other things such as journals on their website.
If you clean as you go in your kitchen and try to keep it organized, you will have a cleaner kitchen without a lot of work. Once you do the hard job of making your space efficient for your lifestyle, keeping it clean is just a matter of cleaning up after you use it.