How This Busy Mom Gets Dinner On The Table

How This Busy Mom Gets Dinner On The Table

As a working mom it can be challenging coming up with recipe ideas, remembering all of the ingredients at the grocery store, and then simply getting dinner on the table with kids running around wanting your full attention after not seeing you for the day. My husband and I were running into a rut with meals due to our busy schedules… leftovers on Monday, taco Tuesday, chili again on Wednesday, and what about Thursday? “Let’s just go out to eat.” I was becoming discouraged because it’s very important to me to have home-cooked family dinners where we can all come together at the end of the day and enjoy a delicious meal. 

How This Busy Mom Gets Dinner On The Table

Something needed to change. That’s where HelloFresh comes in, a subscription service that delivers fresh ingredients with easy to follow recipes right to our doorstep. We received the Family Box subscription which contained three recipes including all of the ingredients portioned out for each meal. 

HelloFresh Ingredients

We picked the Korean-Style Beef Stir Fry for our first meal. The ingredients are fresh and pre-portioned so there is no waste. Don’t you hate throwing away an entire expired bottle from a recipe that only asked for a tablespoon of something?! It can definitely be a barrier for getting creative with your meals. I know it is for me.

HelloFresh Meals for a Busy Mom

HelloFresh pre-portioned ingredients

Helping mom with the vegetables

Another tricky part about getting dinner ready is distracting or involving the kids so that you can spend time together, but still NOT burn the food. Coloring is Evelyn’s favorite activity so she started out mastering her crayon skills while I worked on my knife skills. 

Keeping toddler busy while getting food on the table.

Preparing the meat

It wasn’t too long before Evelyn was right back next to me trying to copy mom. She’s such a sponge! My husband grabbed her kitchen set and set it up nearby so that she could “help” cook the meal.

Distracting a busy toddler

Involving my toddler with meal prep

HelloFresh Cooking for a busy mom.

We used our step-by-step easy to follow instructions and were able to get the meal cooked all while spending quality time with my girl before sitting down to our home-cooked family meal. 

HelloFresh Prepared Meal

Enjoying her meal

I’m a busy mom and time with my family is my number one priority. HelloFresh helps me spend more time with my husband and our little girl by doing the grocery shopping and meal planning for us without sacrificing fresh ingredients. Now that you know my little secret try out HelloFresh for yourself! Use Maple35 for $35 off your first HelloFresh order! 

What are your best tips for getting dinner on the table? I’d love to hear them!

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