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It seems there is never enough time as busy moms! I mean there is always housework, errands to run, bills to pay, phone calls to make, and of course at the top of our priorities is spending time with our family and kiddos! Then on a personal note, since we are proud homeowners, we just got our first taste of spending a good part of the day outside with yard maintenance. Add that to the never ending list of things to do…that’s fun stuff! ;)
When schedules are busy, having items on hand to prep, store, and cleanup meals can be an absolute saver! My husband is rarely home for meal prep or mealtimes so keeping the cooking simple is necessary. Yet, with these instant meals for busy moms, I can still send him to work with tasty meals. These are items that you will consistently find in my pantry!
INSTANT MEALS FOR BUSY MOMS
We crave home cooked meals and it’s also much friendlier on our budget so keeping ingredients for instant meal solutions in the pantry is a must. And, it’s an added bonus when I can get my boys in the kitchen to help. They love to measure, pour, and mix the ingredients! They have short attention spans and they are constantly buzzing around so simple dishes keep me sane.
Here are a few instant meals that the boys like to help me make and we all like to eat!
Pancake Breakfast Cupcakes
We can’t go wrong whipping up a batch of blueberry muffins using Krusteaz Complete Pancake Mix! A warm breakfast is always a great start to the day and the pancake breakfast cupcakes are just easy for us to grab and go.
Garden Salad and Garlic Toast
Salads are a healthy solution when we are pressed for time or want a quick meal. I like to add toppings like cucumber, shredded cheese, and turkey to our salads. The Simply Beyond® Spray-on Pomegranate Fruit Vinegar makes for such a light and tasty salad dressing. The salad paired with a slice of garlic toast is a great combination. Spray a slice of toasted bread with the Spray-On Herbs® and it’s delicious, you won’t miss fresh herbs again.
The Simply Beyond® Spray-on Herbs & Organic Fruit Vinegar sprays combine herb essential oil and organic herbs with just a little Non-GMO organic canola oil. They are also a delicious way to add flavor when cooking foods like chicken and sauteed veggies.
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One Pot Chicken, Rice, and Broccoli
Here’s the trick to making Chicken, Rice and Broccoli quick and easy — use an instant rice like Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, it’s ready in 90 seconds, and using the microwave is a great task to give the kids! If you cook the chicken ahead of time, then mix it all together in the frying pan and presto, dinner is prepped in under 15 minutes! One Pot Chicken, Rice and Broccoli is an essential back-pocket dinner for those really busy nights!
Chocolate Lover’s Cake
My sons love helping make the Duncan Hines Perfect Size Chocolate Lover’s Cake! We all love chocolate! All we had to do was add an egg, a little bit of butter and water to the mix, and in just a few minutes, we had chocolate cake for our family. It’s really the perfect sweet treat!
Clean Up Is Easy
I keep my box of Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipes on hand while cooking. We try to be very vigilant keeping our hands clean and the boys’ hands clean. With the Wet Ones, I clean my hands, my son’s hands, and the countertop easily of any mess, while killing 99.99% of germs. They are tough on germs but gentle on hands even for the little ones in our lives. For more information about Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes, visit the Wet Ones website.
These instant meals for busy moms are frequently on our weekly menu! They keep everyone happy and tummies full!