The worst/best thing about mothering is the feeding people: it never ends.
3x a day, 7 days a week.
Add the night shift if you have a baby.
Forget lunchtime variety. We're streamlining for sanity. Here's how:
1. Instead of pulling out the PB & J, kids get premade sandwiches from the freezer.
2. I'm slicing a whole bag of apples at once and floating the pieces in lemon water. Ditto broccoli.
3. The neverending salad bowl is filled with hardy varieties like napa cabbage and spinach.
4. I prepare last-all-week proteins: a big bowl of egg salad or a bag of frozen chicken breasts.
I'm stunned that such a simple change gives me twice the freedom at half the cost.
What's your strategy for saving time/money at lunch?