The kids are back to school, and the rest of us are trying to get back into a more structured routine with work, activities, and everything else that life throws at us,. And then all of us that are responsible for planning and making meals, we’ve got just one more thing to stress over. I don’t know why, but meals in the summer seem so much easier than the rest of the year. Maybe because in the summer we tend to do a lot of bbq-ing and quick easy meals, and then with the older weather we start looking for warmer comfort foods that take more time to prepare.
In order to help make the transition to fall a little easier, I had the chance to talk to Anne Marie, dietician for the Atlantic Superstore a week ago to get her tips for making meal times easier!
Most of us find suppertime to be the most stressful, at breakfast we can easily grab toast, eggs, yogurt, cereal or any other quick breakfast foods and then we are out the door.
At lunch time many of us eat leftovers or pack a sandwich making our noon meal easy as well. And then it’s time for supper. We’re tired and/or rushed and don’t know what the heck to make and find ourselves staring aimlessly at the cupboard or fridge willing something to jump out at us.
Here are Anne Marie’s tips for making suppertime easier:
1. A little effort goes a long way