When you have kids you expect the sleepless nights and the lack of time you have left to yourself. But then they get bigger and the challenges become different. Not least that they expect you to feed them every single night. If you are sick of the daily dinner grind, Sara Keli has five options that will help you get out of that rut!

Meal boxes

If you enjoying cooking but aren’t a fan of deciding what to cook or even doing the shopping for dinner, Hello Fresh is perfect for you. Everything you need to cook dinner, including the recipe and ingredients, is delivered to your door, so you just have to do the cooking.

The plans are quite flexible so you can choose to receive 3, 4 or 5 meals for the week and options for either 2 or 4 servings per meal. Each week you can select your meals from between 4-9 different recipes. You can pause or cancel at anytime which is great for when you are going away or know you won’t be home in a particular week to eat the meals. Use code KIDMAG40 at the link below to recieve 40% off your first box!


Online shopping

Doing the grocery shopping with the kids in tow is one of the most painful experiences! Not to mention the constant asks for the treats they can spot on the shelves. If you haven’t given online shopping a try, maybe it’s time. It can save you loads of time as well as money buy avoiding those impulse purchases.

The benefit of online shopping is that you can plan your meals while you are at home and check the pantry for items rather than guessing what you might have at home. Plus you can do it in your pyjamas. Woolworths has the option to purchase Delivery Savers so you can pay an upfront fee and receive free delivery on eligible shops. You can shop directly from the catalogue, select a delivery window that works for you and even opt to have your groceries left in a safe place if you won’t be home.


Meal delivery

If cooking isn’t your thing, or you just don’t have time for it some nights, look into the meal delivery options available in your area. In Sydney, Dinner on the Table is a great option. You can order from a range of fresh of frozen meals, with different menu specials each week, to be delivered straight to your door. You simply have to reheat and dinner is on the table. No planning required!


Kids meal delivery

Sometimes you will just be after kids meals that you can serve up quickly to get you through that horrible witching hour. Having kids meals delivered can be super helpful, particularly if you are usually racing through the door and needing to serve something up in a hurry.

Baby Bistro is one such service in Melbourne. They deliver baby purees, baby and toddler meals and snack options for the older kids. The meals are flash frozen to lock in freshness and the recipes all use organic ingredients.


Meal planning

When it comes to dinner, sometimes it’s just about being organised and prepared, i.e. meal planning. The Healthy Mummy is a great option to sign up to if you want healthy recipes the kids will eat and tips and advice around meal planning. You should see how organised some of their members are!

When you sign up to the Healthy Mummy 28 day challenge, you get access to 4000 recipes and customisable meals plans included within the app. You will also have access to the 350+ workout videos and support group of other mums following the challenge.


About Sara

Sara Keli is the Editor of Kid Magazine. When she isn’t writing, designing or creating, you can find her enjoying the sunshine on her back deck with her two daughters or escaping into a good book.

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