A WAHM's days are packed between working, caring for the kids, picking up the house, and perhaps homeschooling. Who has time to spend an hour in the kitchen cooking dinner?
Fortunately, thanks to these easy meals, cooking time is one area of your life you can skimp on.
The next time you're facing a busy day or a hectic night, make one of these quick, healthy meals with ingredients you likely already have in your pantry:
In a slow cooker, combine two chicken breasts, one jar salsa, one can black beans, and two cups of frozen corn. Cook on low for 5 to 8 hours. Shred the chicken and return to the slow cooker.
This can be used as taco filling or simply scooped up on nachos. Serve with cheese on the top if you'd like.
If you have some frozen mixed veggies as well as flour tortillas and cheese (Chihuahua cheese is best!), you can make quesadillas. Simply cook the mixed veggies and drain. Put the flour tortilla on a skillet then top with cheese and veggies. Add another tortilla on top and flip when browned on the first side. Brown on the other side and cut into six wedges. Dip in salsa if you'd like.
Cut a pita in half, keeping each round whole. Lay on a baking sheet and cook at 350 until the pita is browned. Spread spaghetti sauce on top as well as cheese and veggies and whatever cooked meat you have on hand. Put back in the oven until the cheese is melted and enjoy!
Veggie Pita Pocket
Cook up frozen winter blend veggies (cauliflower, broccoli, carrots). After they are cooked, put them in a bowl and add ranch dressing to taste as well as shredded cheddar cheese. Then, take a pita and cut in half to create two pockets. Stuff the pita with the warm filling and enjoy.
As a mother and a self-employed entrepreneur, you likely have busy days. With these quick recipes, you can be out of the kitchen quickly and enjoy a healthy, low cost meal with your family.