New to being Soccer Mom - quick dinner ideas???

Sara - posted on 09/11/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I've just become a soccer mom for the first time, and I'm looking for quick and HEALTHY dinner ideas for my 4 kiddos and hubby before rushing out the door to practice. Any ideas? We don't do much "canned" stuff - trying to stay away from MSG, preservatives, etc... Your thoughts are sooo appreciated!

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Amanda M - posted on 09/11/2009

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Anything in a crock pot....so easy, fresh veggies, and you set it in the AM and it's done in the PM....I have so many recipes I use even desserts....

Robyn - posted on 09/11/2009

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Invest in a good crockpot and slow cooker cook book. Meat, starch an vegtables all in one place. So many different things you can put in it. Saved us from take out a hundred times.

Halli - posted on 09/11/2009

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We are currently on weight watchers, and I have found out how to make a lot of our favorite rec. healthy and some what quick. Our favorite is smoked turkey sausage (the kind shaped like a horse shoe) baked beans and a jar of sauerkrawt. We call it our "cowboy dinner" it takes 10 minutes including prep. so yummy! I also have been using the crock pot a lot more. I buy a huge roast or chicken, pop it in there and then all the left overs can be used to make other things. Pulled pork sandwiches, or roast beef french dip, stew, or just plain old soup and sandwiches. Hope this helps!

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The crockpot is a mom on the go best friend. You can pretty much cook anything in it. We love ours.

Lisa - posted on 09/11/2009

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You'd be surprised what you can do with a few pounds of fried ground beef or chicken. I sometimes fry up a few pounds and refrigerate it for the nights that we don't have a lot time. Tacos, spaghetti, sloppy joes, hamburger macaroni, chili, you name it! Sometimes, I go ahead and prepare it taco style (with the seasonings), then I'll use what's left over in any of the other recipes.



Another thing I like to do is prepare a pork or beef roast or a turkey breast on a Sunday in the crock pot, then leftovers go back in (shred the roast, slice the turkey), pour on a bottle of barbeque sauce (or make your own, if you feel like going Betty...Crocker that is). Pop it in the fridge and then heat it up slowly on a practice/game day.



Take full advantage of your crock pot. It can be your best friend during times like these!

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