Through a harmony of preparation and flexibility, these moms have managed to become an inspiration for all mom cooks out there. If you’re looking for a way to provide your family with fresh, fun, flavorful meals that you can whip up quick, TSR can help:
Keep it Simple
Simplicity is key when cooking for a family. As a busy mom, any recipe more than five steps is honestly a recipe for disaster. So why not do what Ayesha and Chrissy do?
Keep it simple!
Chrissy, now with two kids, is a huge fan of sheet pan recipes where you can cook a main and a side all on the same pan at the same temp. Sheet pan recipes are perfect to get everyone fed fast and usually require minimum effort.
Keep an eye out for recipes you can whip up with the ingredients in your house or minimum ingredient recipes that are still full of flavor.
Flavors Go a Long Way
We all know that you should never sacrifice flavor just cause you’re low on time. Bold flavors oftentimes don’t require that much effort. For example, take Ayesha’s go-to pantry must-have, brown sugar. Brown sugar is most likely already in your pantry and can be an unexpected flavor boost for dishes such as curry, pasta sauce, salads, and more. It’s the perfect hint of sweetness that your dish is craving.
Prep Whenever Possible
Meal prep is key to staying sane on busy weekdays. With meals prepped in the fridge, you won’t have to worry about dinner for a whole more week.
Ayesha Curry is the queen of meal prep. She preps breakfast, lunch, and dinner for Steph and her daughter. During playoffs, she even has quick, grab-and-go snacks ready to go for Steph. By following her example and prepping whenever possible you can minimize stress throughout the week.
Most people live and die by dedicating Sunday to meal prepping, but Ayesha operates differently. With such a busy schedule, it’s hard to set aside Sunday to prep. Ayesha recommends carving out whatever day works that week to prep meals for the upcoming week. This is better suited when unpredictable events arise.
Don’t Be Afraid to Cheat
We all want to be as healthy as possible, but when we’re busy this can seem near impossible. As a mom, it’s important to understand that indulging in cravings and serving a tasty yet not so healthy dish every once in a while, is okay.
We know that Chrissy Teigen is not eating every butter-soaked recipe in her cookbook every night, but you bet she’s snacking on her tasty recipes every now and then. Overall, don’t stress when you can’t cook the healthiest meal. Embrace those tasty cheat days and you’ll be happier than restricting yourself.
Now you’re ready to go off and cook! We wish you the best of luck!