In this blog I’m interviewing a fellow food allergy mama to discover how she gets safe allergy eats on the table EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Thanks to Christel for giving us her secrets!
Use these easy steps the next time you’re feeling stuck for food allergy dinner ideas. Although meal planning will save you more time and energy in the long run; this process will give you the inspiration and ideas for an easy dinner when meal planning isn’t in the cards!
So here’s the truth mama. Finding the perfect recipe isn’t what’s holding you back from more dinnertime variety with less cooking time and stress.
What’s holding you back is not taking the small amount of time to PLAN how you’ll use the recipes you ALREADY have. The secret is in grouping the recipes and strategically re-using every one of them.
Doing this will not only increase your meal variety, but it will especially save time (up to 24 hours or a full weekend per year) searching for new recipes.
Meal planning for me has become a blend of structure (pre-planning) and flexibility (cooking from the pantry) to fit whatever stage or needs we have as a family and I as a mom. This perfect mixture of structure and flexibility keep my meals inspired with variety but also efficient and running smoothly.
I’m sharing the tips I’ve learned over 11 years of food allergy & special diet shopping that will save you money at the grocery store.
My hope for you is to jump over the food allergy cooking ruts and avoid the stress that food allergies can create for your family. Instead, learn how to create a meal planning system that makes it feel like food allergies don’t exist in your home. Read this post to find out more.