Dinner is the time of day when families are supposed to come together, eat, and talk about their days. But the dinner hour more often resembles a three-ring circus than a Norman Rockwell painting, as busy family members try to grab a healthy bite between work schedules, sports practices, tutors, and more. Just in time for back-to-school, we're kicking off a Dinnertime Crunch series, rounding up a panel of top-notch chefs to share their favorite 30-minute weeknight dinners that help Mom spend more time with her kids each night. First up is British kiddie chef extraordinaire Annabel Karmel.
Dinner doesn't have to take a full day to prepare. Using leftovers and ethnic sauces, the meal can be pulled together in less than a half-hour. Don't believe us? Check out four of Annabel Karmel's dinner selections. By adding beef, chicken, and fish to kid-favorites like noodles and rice, a meal can be whipped up in a matter of minutes! Best of all, these recipes — which can all be found on Annabel's Essential Guide to Feeding Your Baby & Toddler app are designed for the entire family, so there's no need to play the role of short-order cook for each member of the family!