Hormel Helps Lunch & Dinner Come Together
It isn’t easy being a single working parent but with Hormel I am able to get homemade meals on the table for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I try to feed the family healthy foods and snacks and teach them the importance of quality ingredients and ways to make meal planning fast and easy.
Since my kids are in sports, music and are often gone right before dinner it is hard to have dinner time planned. If I don’t plan it then we get home and I get the ‘what is for dinner’ and ‘I’m starving’ comments right when we walk in the door. It is so easy to throw up my hands and buy fast food but instead I try to plan ahead so that we can save money and eat at home.
2. Set your non-perishable ingredients out and use meat that doesn’t have to be cooked. It is easy to use canned Corned Beef Hash and add with some cabbage and eggs for a delicious Cheesy Corned Beef Hash Casserole. Pinterest is a great place to look for recipes and meal planning ideas.
3. Plan Ahead. Meal planning is the best to have meals planned. I know others do it 30 days, or more, in advance. That is too much for me. But if I do it a week at a time and verify I have all the ingredients for each meal it makes it where I can figure out while meals are good for a day we are home all day (meals that take longer to cook) and meals good for when we get home late (quick meals or crockpot meals).
Have foods like Chips and Salsa set out for a snack. That way they aren’t trying to grab random snacks when dinner is almost ready. Another great snack is peanut butter on apples, bananas or celery. Lots of protein too! Skippy Natural Singles are great to pack in lunch bags.