3 Hacks to Try When You’re Short on Time in the Kitchen

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When short on time and running out the door, it can sometimes be a pain to worry about whipping up a meal for dinner. Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered with hacks to try when time is of the essence and to make cooking a breeze. Keep reading for a few of our most valuable hacks.

Sheet Pan Meals

One-pot or sheet pan meals are ideal when short on time because they are one-done. Try some sheet pan chicken and roasted veggies, and drizzle with your favorite spices and oil of choice, and dinner done in 20-30 minutes. With sheet pan meals, the possibilities are endless.

Prepare Ahead of Time

On days when you have a little extra time on your hands, stock your fridge with fresh-cut veggies for roasting, a big pot of rice for various bowls throughout the week, or marinate a protein source to sit in the fridge for a day or so when it is ready to be cooked when you’re in a rush.

Invest in Cooking Gadgets

Cooking equipment such as crockpots are great when on the go because you can prepare stews, soups, or curries in the morning, and go about your day and have dinner done when you get home from work. Other tools like air fryers and rice cookers whip up things quicker than ovens as well, making them an affordable and faster alternative way of cooking.