Happy Monday Everyone! I’m having one of those “o my word why is everything such a mess” days. I’ve been cleaning, clearing, tidying and shopping for essentials most of the day. The next couple of weeks are very busy, not because I have a bubbling social life lol, but because I have three children who all have different commitments and appointments. To try and set myself up properly, I’ve been preparing as much food ahead of time as possible. I don’t know about you, but when I’m busy the very first thing I give up on is cooking. All too often we arrive home after a busy day to order a takeaway or have some frozen pizza. This isn’t great heath wise, and definitely costs more money than cooking a real meal.
This is part of my effort to be organised, for a few meals at least. I love these food bags from ikea – they are without a doubt better than any of the ones you can buy in the supermarket.
I use a sharpie to write on them, it drys instantly. Today I was mostly preparing vegetables for breakfast, soup and chilli concarne. But I use these bags to store cooked food as well. For example, below you can see chilli con carne split into child sized portions (for the little man who is extremely fussy – he eats this when we have dishes he doesn’t like). Stored flat, they take up little room.
This is what I done today. The breakfast veg is a random mix of carrots, courgettes, garlic, onions and peppers. I would saute these in a teaspoon of Organic Raw Virgin Coconut Oil and eat with eggs for breakfast. The recipes for the courgette soup and chilli con carne come from Melanie over at dietrebel.com, so I can’t share them with you, as they aren’t mine to share 🙂
I only spent a few minutes doing this, but it will save a lot of effort on the busy days when we arrive home from doctors appointments or music lessons and need to get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.
What are your top ways to save time and effort on busy days? I’d love to hear from you!