- Discover the joys of batch cooking
Ok, joy might be overstating it, but it’s amazing how much time you can save by doubling or tripling up on quantities when cooking meals. We may like to think we ring the culinary changes, but we tend to stick to cooking the same few meals, week in, week out. Cooking twice as much doesn’t take twice as long, plus a defrosted meal takes a fraction of the time to prepare and saves you time during part of the day that can be ideal for family time. As ever, when it comes to saving time, a little planning can go a long way. Plus, you can also batch cook with your kids for a double slam-dunk.
So, there we have it, a few ideas that will hopefully put a few more minutes on your family-time clock. The trick is to free up extra time by working smarter and also creating more shared activities. Ultimately, though, the biggest impact comes from prioritising family time rather than fitting it in after everything else. If you can do that, you’ll be amazed at how the rest of your life will accommodate it – you just need to take that all-important first step.