Prep Steps to Making Easy Weeknight Meals
Between work, school, exercise, kids and extra-curricular activities getting a healthy, home cooked meal on the table seems almost impossible. The trick to easy weeknight meals is all about the planning and preparation. By making a few simple lifestyle changes and investing in good kitchen appliances you can consistently create healthy weeknight meals your family will enjoy. Molly’s Table Catering has provided a go-to guide to getting a delicious dinner on the table without hours of cooking required or breaking your budget.
10 Tips to Cook Easy Weeknight Meals
Meal Plan: Laying out all of your dinners for the week is a great starting point. Purchasing only the ingredients you need for the week will help you stick to your meal plan & cut down on food waste.
Roast Veggies: Now that you know all of the veggies you’ll be eating for the week you can cook them all on Sunday! Roast your broccoli, green beans and asparagus at the same time and simply heat in the microwave throughout the week.
Prep your Grains: Similarly, if you know you’ll need rice or quinoa one day cook a batch on Sunday to cut cooking time by 30 minutes or more.
Keep your Kitchen Clean: When you walk into a clean kitchen the chances of being motivated to cook are much higher. Try to keep your dishes washed and your counters clean so you don’t opt for pizza on a Wednesday night.
Buy a Rotisserie Chicken: A whole roasted chicken is by far the most versatile food you can keep in your fridge. Shred the meat and store in an air tight container for endless meal ideas. Our favorites include quesadillas, tacos, salads, wraps and many more.
Invest in a Crock Pot or Instant Pot: These appliances work wonders when it comes to easy weeknight meals all year round!
Double the Recipe: If it’s a family favorite there is no harm in doubling up on the recipe to bring for lunches or eat again later in the week. You can also freeze the leftovers for a super convenient weeknight dinner.
Organize Freezer & Leftovers: Speaking of your freezer, it is your best friend when it comes to easy weeknight meals. Just make sure you know how to correctly store & freeze your food so it does not go to waste.
Stockpile Favorite Recipes: You should have an arsenal of your favorite recipes available to pull out and whip up at a moment’s notice. This ensures you don’t go running for Chinese takeout when you’re feeling a bit uninspired.
Use a Weeknight Meal Delivery Service: Of course, when all else fails let someone do the cooking for you! Ordering from our weeknight meal delivery company ensures your family has a fresh, home cooked dinner on the table every night of the week. Learn more about our Meal Delivery Company and check out this week’s menu to see what we have to offer.