The end of the year is here! Can you believe it? Here comes holiday parties, gift shopping, family gatherings, traveling and more. With all the excitement and stress, let’s face it, when do we have time to cook or even eat well? We collected some of our favorite content pieces from the past year to guide you towards conquering enjoyable, healthy and stress free cooking! Here is the best of 2016: stress-free cooking for Beyond Moms!
Breakfast. The most important meal of the day. And yet, ironically, it happens during the most hectic, rushed, frenzied hours of the morning. Kids awake, wanting to play and needing to be fed. Overnight emails awaiting response. Bed head begging to be tamed. And breakfast… you know you need to eat it. You know you need to feed your family. Read More!
For most people, cooking a family dinner feels like a fire-throwing juggling act, leaving the kitchen resembling a culinary crime scene. The cutting board is a mess, a tower of crusty pots and pans is teetering in the sink and there’s not a single square inch of available counter space. When the oven timer beeps, you’re lucky if the dish looks even remotely similar to the picture printed onto your food-stained recipe. Read more!
Sometimes life feels like GO, GO, GO! We rush around from meeting to appointment to play date and before we know it the hunger hits and it is too late. There are five minutes between your conference call ending and school pickup and the corner bodega sells muffins, peanut m&ms and protein bars at the counter. Before you have time to think about what happened, only a few crumbs are left in the bag and you are 450 calories and 25 grams of sugar in the hole. Read more!
As a chef, the question I get asked more than any other is, “Do your kids eat your food?” I wish I could smile and proudly answer yes, but the reality is that I’m often found standing in the kitchen taking separate dinner orders from tiny, demanding food critics just like every other busy mom. After a long day driving carpool or going to work, the last thing I want to do with my precious free time is prep 2 different dinners for 2 different children in addition to putting a healthy grown-up option on the table. Read more!