Fast Food At Home
Contributed by: Nicole Dean of ShowMomTheMoney.com
Kids need to eat. Three meals a day, every day. All moms know how important it is to have an arsenal of quick meals handy. You never know when you'll have to put healthy food on the table in a hurry, or when you need ideas so dad can help.
Lucky for us, kids love dip. Cut some fresh cucumbers, carrots,
zucchini, broccoli, celery, and bell peppers and serve them with
ranch dressing. Even finicky veggie-haters will eat their
veggies with dressing on them.
Saved by a Sandwich
Start with two waffles, an English muffin, bagel, croissant, or
a hotdog, hoagie or hamburger bun. Simply add jam, peanut
butter, fruit slices, meat, hummus, veggies, eggs, or cheese.
The possibilities are endless.
Oodles of Noodles
If you've got noodles, you can make a meal. Add some salad
dressing and some meat, garbanzo beans and veggies and you've
got pasta salad. Or, start with noodles and add a little butter
and parmesan cheese to make buttered noodles. And, there's
always the classic standby - add pasta sauce and a dollop of
cottage cheese onto noodles and you just made lasagna.
Wrap it Up
If you've got tortillas and leftovers, you've got a wonderful
meal. Warm up your leftovers and wrap them up in a tortilla
with some cheese. Voila! Leftovers Burrito.
Spuds from Heaven
Potatoes are a meal waiting to happen. Microwave a potato, pile
on cheese of any sort (cheddar, mozzarella, cottage cheese) and
some meat, veggies, or even salsa or sunflower seeds, and you
have a delicious dinner.
Soup Warms the Soul
Fill a pan with broth and veggies. Then, just throw in whatever
you have in the house, meat or beans, leftovers, a can of diced
tomatoes, noodles or rice, and spices. You just made soup in
Turn the Day Upside Down
You can have breakfast any time. Cereal, eggs & bacon, waffles,
or pancakes. Breakfast is always better at night.
Next time you're in a position to make a meal in a hurry, refer
back to this list and presto - you'll have dinner on the table
About The Author:
Nicole Dean is the mom behind
http://www.ShowMomTheMoney.com, a resource that helps mom to
make more money working from home. Her other passion is helping
moms save money making frugal meals(link to