Top 5 Busy Mommy Kitchen Hacks

1.  Double Recipes
I always, always make enough for at least 2 meals or I double recipes.  I freeze or just package it up.

2.  Make Lunch After Dinner
While cleaning after dinner, I have a container out and pack my lunch as I am putting things away.

3.  Make Concentrates
I make soups, stocks, chiles, yerba mate and other things in a “concentrated” form.  Then, when I want to make one of these things, I am not starting from scratch, most of the work has been done.

4.  Create Multiple Meals at the Same Time
If I am making a salad for dinner, why not cut extra for lunch and dinner the next day?

5.  Wash ALL Those Darn Carrots!
Let’s say you are making lunch and need a carrot, instead of washing and cutting the ends off of one, I do the whole bag at once.  In other words, I dump the whole bag of carrots into a bowl of water and wash them all at once.  Then, I cut off both ends and stick in a zip lock for the refrigerator.  This is one of the biggest time savers.  I do this with a lot of produce including celery and potatoes.  Makes life so much easier.

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About Ana Goldseker

I am a whole foods coach specializing in weight loss. I help people with food addictions and building a food plan that works for them. Please visit my website at www.mindfulnutrition.net for more information.
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2 Responses to Top 5 Busy Mommy Kitchen Hacks

  1. That’s a fantastic idea to double for the sake of having a full meal of leftovers! I do the make lunch after dinner trick all the time… I hate getting a fresh cutting board dirty just to slice fruits and veggies for lunch!

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