It is hard to find time during the busy work week to make dinner for your family. Whether it is the time it takes to cook or the time it takes to clean up or the combination of both, there just seems to never be enough time in the day to make dinner. That is why One-Pot Wonder Meals are a busy mom’s best friend.
(Original post date May 4, 2018 / Links and post updated Sep. 4, 2020)
These days it seems like life doesn’t slow down. We are all constantly on the go, we talk on the go, sleep on the go, eat on the go, and sometimes even dance on the go. With all this hustle and bustle who has time to cook a well-balanced healthy and delicious family dinner? That is where One Pot Wonder Meals come in. Quick, simple, delicious all with minimal effort and mess.
Sounds Too Good to be True
Some may be thinking that one-pot wonders sound too good to be true. These meals must take a lot of prep work, or must be soups or stews, or loaded with carbs.
The truth is that there are many recipes for one-pot wonders that are like that, but there are also many that are not.
When it comes to cooking dinner during the week most busy families end up ordering in, getting take out, or go through the drive through because it relieves stress. No prepping, no cooking, and above all no clean up!
That is why when you choose a one pot make sure it fits with your life and your eating habits. There is really something out there for everyone. If you don’t like pasta, don’t make a pasta dish, if you are vegan find a vegan dish, if you know you don’t have time to prep, find one where there is little to no prep, if you meal plan and prep find one you can prep the ingredients ahead of time.
We may all be busy with limited time to cook, but that doesn’t mean we all cook and eat the same way. Find simple meals that work for you and your family and wow them with some simple one pot meals and enjoy the minimal cleanup.
Recipes One-Pot Wonder Meals
Thank you to all the bloggers who submitted recipes and participated in the One Pot Wonder round-up and a special thank you for letting me use their photos to make this round-up that much yummier!!
So whether you just want a simple meal or looking for a simple meal to cook these one pot wonders are the perfect fit for any busy parent.