Mums often ask me how I juggle working, running my home and blogging. The truth is (apart from giving myself the permission to mess up), I don’t juggle well. However, I try to keep things as simple as possible. I often slow cook our dinner.
If you know me, you’ll know that I am very mindful of what I feed my family – particularly my daughters. My opinion is our bodies are more important than say our cars or houses. So if we can spend thousands of pounds on making our homes look good or our cars function well, why not take the same care about what we nourish our bodies with?
Don’t get me wrong, I am not a saint – I treat my daughters to a junk meal about once a week. But I make an effort to give them home-made meals most of the time.
As a working mum, the best way I’ve been able to feed my family with real, tasty, nourishing and healthy food is by investing in a slow cooker. Spending money on this kitchen gadget means that on busy days I know I can depend on it to safely prepare a scrumptious meal for when we all get back home.
On days that are going to be busy, I wake up earlier than normal, chop and soften vegetables, brown some meat, pack all the other ingredients needed to make a delicious meal into my slow cooker, the lid is covered and the cooker is switched on. The dinner just bubbles way into a mouth-watering perfection.
Every family with a busy schedule should have a slow cooker – particularly if you have young children. It may be a costly gadget to invest in but, you’ll definitely get your investment back. Slow cooking does not require masses of time and effort in the kitchen. In addition, if your family is on a budget, it is a cheap and healthy way to eat.
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