I think ALL moms can agree on one thing. Moms are busy. Most moms struggle with finding a healthy balance between eating healthy and eating, well, quickly. Even though I stay home, I am busy playing with our toddler and keeping up with him, doing laundry (especially cloth diapers) and of course blogging. I know one of my close friends is a working mom and she has trouble just finding time to eat her lunch. Today I want to share a very simple, easy tip with you on how to have a cheap, healthy and quick lunch. At our house when I make homemade soup, we always end up with one last serving and we don’t know whether to keep it or pitch it. Now, I always save it. Here is what to do.
Start with a small container like the one above. I really love the round ones with the screw on lids. But the one above is also easy to stack. Then fill the container with your leftover soup. The container holds exactly enough for a bowl of soup. Stick the container in your freezer or deep freezer.
The next time you are needing a good lunch in a flash grab your soup from the freezer. If you are a working mom, just pack it and take it with you as is. If you are at home, simply defrost it and warm it on the stove.
Now, for those without access to a stove, obviously, you can achieve the same results with a microwave, but it makes it a little more special (I think) when heated up on a stove.
This total prep time took me about 10 minutes. And then my little man and I enjoyed (previously frozen) homemade cabbage soup. While the soup was warming on the stove, I chopped some fruit for him
and voila, a hot, healthy lunch in about 10 minutes. It also makes me feel good that we never waste anymore soup. Of course, this would not be limited to just soups, I am sure some casseroles would freeze well too.
Here’s to eating healthy in a hurry!
Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen