Do you want to know my secrets to make a crave-worthy meal in a jiff? Without the headache without the stress and maybe even a little time for a kitchen dance party with your kiddos? I am dishing all the time saving crave-worthy products I use on a weekly bases to save me time and energy!
Have you ever came home and felt like you entered the arena to “Beat Bobby Flay?” You know the feeling! You get home toss everything in your arm on the couch go to the fridge in search of the mystery ingredient look at the clock and you have 20 minutes to make a dish that is approved and accepted by the toughest critics every… your kids. The pressure is on the stress sets in and you question how am I ever going to get this all done!!
The joy of cooking goes out the window and honestly some days the joy just gets sucked right out of you… then the kids start crying and you really want to join in on the cry fest but you have to me the parent.
YES!! I have been there too! Which is why I want to share with you a few life saving products that have saved my life time and time again!
Talk about instant flavor boost!! I am talking FLAVOR from ham to Roasted Vegetable to Chili to Lobster and everything in between. This company has it all!
The best part, however, is that it is a total space saver. Each jar contains 38 servings, and once opened it stays good in the fridge for many months. Therefore it is not only perfect for space saving but also good on the pocketbook! Shhhh… it even comes in low sodium and they even make vegan bases!!
It goes great in pasta, rice casserole, rice, potatoes, dressings, marinades, soups, stews, sauces, gravies, and the list goes on and on!! This is a must-have in kitchens across the nation. It is a true game changer.
Just check out this simple delicious chili pork loin. The chili base made the best marinade!
Now when I say pesto you mind probably went straight to pasta, but it is far more then that.
It is amazing to add to roasted potatoes or vegetables. It is a great seasoning on chicken, beef, pork, and even seafood. I even like to just toss my lettuce in pesto instead of a dressing, huge flavor bomb without extra calories!!!
One jar can be used in multiple ways because it is such a strong flavor a little goes a long way!
It is instant fresh herb flavor conveniently packed on one jar! Less chopping less digging through those cabinets for seasoning equals more for a kitchen dance party!!
We all like short cuts. Especially when we are exhausted and are needing a quick easy meal for our families!
The hard thing is finding one that does not have a ton of ingredients you cant pronounce. So here are a few of our favorites.
Rufus Teague: BBQ Sauce: It comes in a variety of flavors, it is a thick sauce, made with natural ingredients. Plus it is Gluten-Free, kosher, and non-GMO. Yes, it is BBQ sauce but it great on grilled chicken sandwiches, a sauce on stir fry or roman, but my favorite is as a glaze on salmon or a pork loin.
Maya Kaimal Tikka Masala Indian Simmer Sauce: This stuff is AMAZING!! It is great with chicken served over rice, or what we like to do is turn up taco Tuesday Night and make up some Tikka Tacos. Natural ingredients, non-GMO.
Yo Mama’s Keto Friendly Tomato Sauce: A simple delicious non-GMO, vegan delicious tomato-based pasta sauce is always a must in busy families pantry and this company does not disappoint! They have a few different flavors including Basil Tomato, Traditional Marinara, Burgandy Wine and Chianti Wine.
All too often frozen veggies are over looked, but they can be so helpful and time savers.
Instead of steaming them roast them for a bolder flavor.
Use frozen veggies in quick stews, soups, casseroles and even pastas.
Birds Eye even have one just for stir fry that comes with the sauce so it is as easy as taking some leftover meat and chopping it as your veggies roast. Make some roman noodles or rice and toss all together and serve. An easy cost-efficient meal in under 15 minutes with hardly any mess or prep.
Ready Rice and Pasta Packets
When you have a weekend when meal prep is not possible. When you feel like you were running in circles and going nowhere. There is nothing worse than when Monday dinner rolls around and you are too exhausted to put dinner together but even more exhausted to jump in your car and run to the drive-through.
That is what is great about these Rice and Pasta Ready Packs. These save you so much time in the kitchen. Toss some protein in the oven, toss a steam bag of veggies in the microwave and take some of that pesto out and toss it all together and you are good to go.
Crave-Worthy Pre-Made Seasoning
Okay if you cook you know how much of a life saver these are. No matter what the season. No matter what your preference you can always find something that the whole family will like.
It is as simple as sprinkling it on your food to cook it and serve. Time and energy saver for sure.
I wish I could just pick one brand to talk about but these up here are a few of my favorites. Trust me when I say you really don’t want to open my spice cabinet right now, so many to choose from!
Weeknight meals don’t have to be a complicated, exhausting, headache. You can create crave-worthy meals with minimal effort even on your toughest days!
Well, I hope you all found this handy! I can’t wait to share what I find for the summer!