5 Easy Dinner Solutions for Busy Families in Calgary

Getting dinner on the table can be one of the most difficult things with parents working outside (or in) the home. As daunting as the task can be week after week, there are some solutions that can help to make it easier. Here are a few of our solutions to make getting dinner on the […]

Getting dinner on the table can be one of the most difficult things with parents working outside (or in) the home. As daunting as the task can be week after week, there are some solutions that can help to make it easier. Here are a few of our solutions to make getting dinner on the table easier.

Spud.ca Organic Grocery Delivery | Spud.ca is an organic delivery service that focuses on healthy and organic produce. If you look through the online shop though, there are some great solutions for frozen meals that can be tossed in the oven (and some in the microwave) to get healthy, and locally made, meals on the table with ease. Delivery is free with orders of $35 and you can even get a weekly produce box delivered to your house, with seasonal fruits and vegetables, for around $40/week – that’s an easy way to take care of dinner side dishes! Use this link to save $20 when you spend $50 on your first order.

Dashing Dishes | Check out the menu online at Dashing Dishes, head into the store to assemble the meals, freeze and take them out as you need them to take the ‘prep’ out of dinner – what’s easier than that? This budget friendly and comparable to making it yourself meal plan is an easy way to get together with friends for an afternoon or an evening out and come out of it with a freezer full of meals. The macaroni and cheese with pesto is a feature for August, how family friendly does that sound?

Friend Meal Swap Date | Plan a meal swap with a group of friends. Four to six friends can choose one of their family pleasing dishes, assemble it in a container ready to cook and swap them all (include a bottle of wine at the swap for a bit of a date while you swap the dishes and bring them home. This way, you come out of it with a freezer of meals that you can make on those busy nights, and try something new – with the cost of only preparing a few more portions than you normally would.

Friday Night Feast at Sunterra | Friday nights, who wants to cook right? Prepare something simple for the kids and have a date night at-home with Sunterra Friday Night Feasts. Meals are under twenty bucks a person, and with a menu changing weekly, it’s always delicious. From the entree and side to dessert, it’s an easy way to enjoy a late dinner after the kids are in bed. You can order ahead online and pick up in-store, at Sunterra.

The Main Dish | Fresh, delicious prepared meals are easier when you can pick them up for under twenty bucks, and even grab sides like veggies while you’re there. The Main Dish meals can be picked up at Calgary Farmer’s Market or Bridgeland Restaurant Market – the menu is going to have you drooling with the hot dinner options to get it on the table, without hitting up the nearest fast food joint.

 

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