Got mealtime stress? These stress-free mealtime tips for busy moms that I’m sharing in today’s sponsored post with Kidfresh will help solve it!
These are the stress-free mealtime tips for busy moms you’ve been waiting for! If you are feeling the pressure of chaotic dinners during back to school season, I’ve got your back.
Think about the main things that cause stress at meal time. What’s for dinner, clean-up of said dinner, and keeping the kids from fighting. These tips for dinner time will solve each of those issues so you can enjoy your meal stress-free!
Stress-Free Mealtime Tips for Busy Moms
#1 Start Menu Planning
If we think about mealtime stress, figuring out what to make sticks out like a sore thumb. If you’re not already menu planning, now is the time to start. It’s as easy as making a list of all the meals your family enjoys and writing them on a calendar. You don’t need any detailed books or classes, it’s really as easy as that and it makes a big difference in how you approach mealtime.
#2 Wholesome Freezer Meal Deliciousness
When planning out the menu, make sure you give yourself a break from the kitchen sometimes. Heat up a Kidfresh meal and say goodbye to meal time stress. Paired with some fruit you’ve got a tasty and wholesome meal that is convenient. Psssst…Kidfresh has hidden veggies – score for mom!
Made with only simple ingredients and no artificial ingredients, Kidfresh helps busy moms avoid mealtime pressure without any guilt. Don’t have time to stand over the stove boiling water and browning hamburger? No problem! Just pop a Kidfresh Spaghetti Loops and Meat Sauce in the oven or microwave.
Need a quick after school snack for cranky hungry kids? At least three kids can snack on one box of Kidfresh Mighty Meaty Chicken Meatballs! Quick, easy, and nutritious snack that you can have ready in under five minutes.
#3 Dinner Conversation Jar
Having kids ranging in age from 4 – 15 makes the dinner table quite an active place. Fighting about who talked to mom about their day more and pretending to poke at each other’s food. You think they’d be too busy eating for all that but nope.
For the love of all that is dinner time stress, I had to nip that in the bud. I enjoy talking to my kids around the dinner table and a Dinner Conversation Jar makes those conversations more friendly.
You can make your own Dinner Conversation Jar with this printable list of dinner time questions. Simply print them off, cut them up, and put them in a jar. Set the jar out at mealtime and let each person pick out a question for everyone to answer. To tackle any arguments before they happen, let the kids know they will always go youngest to oldest and everyone gets a turn.
#4 Dishes Incentive
Dishes and clean up are big stresses of mealtime for busy moms. If you’re like me and don’t have a dishwasher, it’s an even bigger stress and giant pain in the rear. Because I dread them so much, they are a bigger ticket item on the chore chart. The older kids trade back and forth on who gets to do them to make the money and I enjoy one less stress at mealtime.
Hopefully, these stress-free mealtime tips help ease the pressure because we all know busy moms don’t have time for any of that! Don’t forget to swing by the frozen foods aisle at Walmart and pick up some Kidfresh meals so you can take a night off from cooking. Grab this $1.00 Off 1 Kidfresh Coupon to ease the stress on your grocery budget too!
Pin these Stress-Free Mealtime Tips to help you through back to school season!