As for your weekend meals, use conversation time during your Tuesday night out to plan meals for the weekends they spend with you. Try to choose something that can be modified to create more than one meal, like tacos and meatloaf using ground turkey. Take advantage of precut vegetables for stews, soups and snacking. I highly recommend slow cookers for all busy parents as a way to prepare a meal effortlessly and still have time for other activities. Keep a variety of fresh fruit available for between-meal nibbling. Again, involve your children in the planning. Most kids love to contribute, and it's a quality activity.
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