Tara Parker-Pope
2 minute read
1 Nov 2019
5:01 pm

How to have better family meals

Tara Parker-Pope

Every time you make a batch of lasagna or a bowl of chili, make a second batch and freeze it for later.

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When it comes to making family dinner, don’t try to be a hero. Take the shortest, fastest route to that family meal. Here are some short cuts that family dinner researchers have learned from parents. Homemade is relative  Store-bought prepared foods can be a huge help in getting family dinner on the table. Rotisserie chickens can be served a variety of ways throughout the week. Pre-cut vegetables and salad kits save time. You can find healthful frozen pizzas and chicken bites, add some salad and fruit and get a fun dinner on the table in a hurry. “There’s no magic...