Marie from Feed Your Family Tonight shares her tips and tricks for feeding your family without the stress. Learn how Marie juggles dinner around different schedules and how she meal plans each week.
Today's episode is for all the busy parents out there.
I chat with Marie from Feed Your Family Tonight who shares her secrets for how to get dinner on the table as easily and stress free as possible.
Marie Fiebach is a married mother of four active kids aged 12-17. In 2017 she founded Feed Your Family Tonight to help busy families eat dinner together at home and recapture a little calm in the crazy.
She is a cookbook author, podcaster, and has a weekly cooking segment on her local ABC affiliate. Marie knows how hard it is to get dinner on the table whether you are working until 6:00, running kids to after-school activities, or chasing toddlers all day. She has dealt with picky eaters, food allergies, and busy schedules but still manages to feed her family a home-cooked meal almost every night. She wants to help you do the same.
I absolutely love Marie's tips in this episode and she's even got me meal planning (and prepping) since this chat.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
This week's recipe of the week is my vegetarian three bean chili. We've been trying to eat a few more meatless meals of late and chili is now one of our favourites. Spoon it over a baked potato and top it with greek yoghurt or sour cream and cheese for a delicious weeknight meal.
Episode 36 - Feeding Your Family Without the Stress
How to manage meal prepping amongst the chaos of family life:
- Take the time to meal plan - grab Marie's meal plan sheet here.
- Plan the right meal for your activity and energy levels for the day. Start meal planning by looking at what's on for the week - sports, play dates, parties, school meetings etc. Plan easy meals where required.
- Always have a back up - a meal you can prepare in 20 minutes with ingredients you always have on hand.
- If you have family members home at different times have a meal that's fine to sit in a crockpot or simmer on the stove or sit on a low temp in the oven while everyone comes in and out.