As anyone who has a family to cook for will know, making quick meals is often the priority. With a million and one other jobs to do around the house, any busy mum or dad will wants to be able to whip up something tasty and nutritious without slaving over a hot stove for hours on end.
And of course it’s not just parents; for busy working men and women, time is also often of the essence, and many of us simply don’t have the time to spend hours in the kitchen making a gourmet meal for one.
So does this mean we have to resort to a constant diet of ready meals? Not necessarily. You can whip up some delicious and nourishing meals in a short amount of time without always relying on the microwave. It’s just about learning a few quick cooking cheats and preparing in advance.
So, for example, if you find that you have an hour or two spare on a lazy Sunday, you could put some music on and take your time to cook up a healthy stew or pasta dish; it doesn’t have to be stressful. Then simply freeze and you can heat up a tasty meal in minutes throughout the week. You’ve basically got your own homemade ready meals! Half the price and you can control exactly what goes into them; perfect!
And cooking from scratch needn’t mean buying a hundred weird and wonderful ingredients either. A simple baked potato popped in the oven for a couple of hours while you get on with something else makes a healthy and very tasty meal, served with baked beans, cheese or just butter – whatever takes your fancy.
Of course, every now and again, there is nothing wrong with buying the odd microwave meal. They can be expensive for what you get however, so make sure you use Printable Coupons to make the most of your money.