There's no time to cook! Sound familiar? One busy family learned how to squeeze more home-cooked meals into their schedule—and you can, too.
Strategy 1: Stock Up on Healthy Staples
You'll always have a head start on dinner if you keep healthful frozen and pre-prepped foods on hand. The Forts now keep fresh produce at eye level in the fridge.
Fill your cart with these smart picks:
• Frozen unseasoned vegetables: Already cleaned and cut, they're major time-savers. Toss into stir-fry or serve as a side dish.
• Frozen precooked shrimp: A fast way to add protein—they take five minutes to heat up.
• Chicken breasts: Use them in sandwiches, wraps and pasta and even on pizza.
• Bagged salad or spinach: Rinse, dry, throw in a bowl and salad is served. You also can stir spinach into spaghetti sauces and add to omelets to sneak more greens into your family's diet.