Dinner Time and Food Allergies. Two phrases that, when paired together on a busy weeknight, probably invoke stress in even the most Zen of minds.
While I love spending hours coming up with fun new meals that the family might love…I will tell you right now that on the nights where we have to run to 2 different practices, do pick ups or drop offs for carpool, get homework done, and eat a healthy dinner that will tide us through it all … standing over my bubbling pot on the stove while I’m singing away is just NOT in the cards …
In fact, promise me you will not ask my husband or my children what I am really like on those nights. You might not like me very much if they told you the truth.
I have a motto I live by on those hectic days in order to prevent a loss of my sanity.
(...although, those who know me well may say that I may already be too late for that though).
My motto? Cook Once. Eat Twice.
I have gotten darn good (if I may say so) at the art of cooking extra servings of one meal to create something new with the extras for the next one.
Oh. And they are only called leftovers if the meal looks the exact same as it did the night before. When you switch a few things up and add a twist… it is a brand new meal. You can then call it anything. Just do not call it leftovers. People get funny about leftovers. Trust me. I know this.
This is the simple way I can make sure my family is still eating healthy on nights when I have anything but time to spend concocting up grand meals in the kitchen.
Since I am pretty sure that there are a lot of you out there that are like me and just want to be able to get a healthy and simple ALLERGY-FREE meal on the table for your family, I thought I would share some of my ideas with you.
I have put together an easy 7-Day Allergy-Friendly Meal Plan AND the corresponding shopping list to make your week just a bit less hectic! It even works with our craziest of schedules!
SO…If you want your free copy of it, just enter your name and email into the box at the top right. It will be in your inbox shortly and you can run to the grocery store with your list and get everything you need to make your busy dinner hour a bit easier this week!
Then pop over to my Food Allergy Coaching Website – Allergy Free Food Coach – and discover more ways to feel less overwhelmed about your food allergies!
Kim Maes, CNC, AADP, known as the Allergy Free Food Coach, is a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant and Certified in the Practical Application of Food Allergy Guidelines.. She is also the creator of the Cook It Allergy Free iPhone and iPad Apps and the Cook It Allergy Free website, where she shares her passion for teaching others how easy and delicious it can be to eat whole, pure allergy-friendly meals that the entire family will enjoy.