Dinner is the time of day when families are supposed to come together, eat, and talk about their days.
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!