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6 Tips for Easy Dinner Prep

Maximize fun family time by minimizing, and sharing, kitchen tasks.

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  1. Use from-the-pantry staples. They are delicious in the winter when the produce shelves aren't full of fresh veggies and legumes.
  2. Open the freezer. Frozen vegetables that taste the most like fresh include peas, spinach, edamame, corn, broccoli, and cauliflower.
  3. Use a slow cooker — it allows for big batch cooking, and the meal cooks itself unattended for hours.
  4. Make double batches and freeze the leftovers for quick meals later.
  5. Involve the kids before the cooking even starts. They can clear counters, set out pots and pans, and retrieve spices from the cabinet.
  6. Buy pre-chopped veggies, like onions, celery, or carrots, to speed up the preparation a bit if your little guys want extra play time with you.

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