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After about a month, my kids are settled into their new routines and schedules with school. Having three in school full-time is nice since I work from home, but it can be a challenge to balance everything. I’m a class parent, I volunteer in the lunchroom and I work (sometimes – depending on the workload) full-time from home. So, when BabbleBoxx offered me a box with Instant Meal Solutions, you better believe I was interested. Having easy solutions on hand can save me on those busy days, especially when it comes to my own lunch and meals.
My box was full of great things and solutions that I could use to help simplify meals – and I’m happy to get to share some of that information with you!
One tip that I can offer from my box contents is that you shouldn’t be afraid to take shortcuts. Products like Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, Duncan Hines Perfect Size Cake Mix and Krusteaz Pancake Mix all offer you instant solutions. That rice can be added to grilled chicken and vegetables for a quick rice bowl. Dinner – done. Make a quick dessert with the cake mix and feel like a super mom when you whip up pancakes in the morning by just adding water to the mix.
Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipes are another great solution that all moms need to have at all times. In your bag, in your car, in your home — everywhere. I love the convenient singles (as shown in my box). I throw one into my kids’ lunchboxes, toss a few in my bag or glove compartment and always include one with my own lunch. Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipes are a convenient 2-in-1 way to wipe out dirt and messes and kill 99.99% of germs without soap and water. These hand wipes are hypoallergenic and gentle on the littlest of hands, too! (For more information, visit http://www.WetOnes.com)
Along with meal solutions comes the idea of prepping in advance or eating on-the-go – and that’s where my biggest tip comes in. Prep ahead! Moms know that once we get finished making everyone’s lunches and packing school bags – we often neglect ourselves. Using some simple solutions, I can pack a week’s worth of fresh salads to eat a good lunch every single day. Start with Rubbermaid Takealongs – and fill each with your favorite salad blends. I love the bagged salads for this purpose.
One of my favorite salads to make is a Cranberry, Walnut and Feta Salad. It’s seriously delicious and easy to put together. You can add grilled chicken if you want some more protein.
Another way to take this salad to the next level is with Simply Beyond® Organic Fruit Vinegar – it’s an easy way to add flavor to this salad.
If you’re not familiar with Simply Beyond® Spray-on Herbs & Organic Fruit Vinegar, you’ll definitely want to try these out. The Spray-On Herbs® is made with only two ingredients and are a pure, concentrated herb essential oil, mixed with just a little organic canola oil as a base. It is amazing in that it’s the perfect way to let the herb’s flavor come through. There are no chemicals, preservatives or even air contact thanks to an innovative non-aerosol spray. It is year-round, shelf-stable fresh herb flavors. This is a game changer for all your favorite recipes – saving time! You can start with just a little and add more ater for extra intensity. All you need is a quick drizzle or spritz before, during or after cooking. Think of the possibilities for meats, seafood, vegetables, pizzas, sauces, stews and salad dressings. You can even try adding to popcorn for some unique flavor!
The organic fruit vinegars are made with the purest, organic ingredients, including Modena balsamic vinegar. It is mixed with just enough organic red wine vinegar and organic pomegranate
or cranberry juice to strike the perfect balance of sugar and acidity. Add this fruit vinegar to savory foods like pork or brussels sprouts. They make the best salad (as I did with my salad!) and as a dressing for other prepared vegetables. You can even try with your desserts – on ice cream and berries!
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