6 Tips To Make Dinner Time Easy

© My Main Course

6 Tips To Make Dinner Time Easy

Dinner time, or as most of us call it “The Witching Hour”, can be one of the most stressful times of the day. Often there are screaming, hungry, kids interrupting your every move.

You’re trying to feed them, yet they’re stopping you at every moment to tell you that they’re hungry. It can be a very frustrating time.

So I’ve put together these 6 tips to help make the dinner time process easy:


1. Prepare Before Hand
If you need to prep anything for dinner, do it earlier in the day – when the kids may be distracted. Or if your kids have naps, during that time. Chop onions, cut up tomatoes – do whatever you can BEFORE the witching hour begins. All I do is seal the prepped food into snaplock bags and pop into the fridge until I need it.



2. Put A Movie On
Just give it up: don’t stress about the kids watching TV. It is way better for everyone if they’re distracted and not under your feet. So pop a movie on and move them away from you.

Top 10 Movies 03


3. Make It Easier On Yourself
Did you know that Hellers (who make my favourite gluten free sausages) have a new range out called My Main Course?  The packs that My Main Course have out are designed to help make life simpler for you, whilst not compromising on ingredients.

The range includes Thai Green Curry, Mexican Chicken, Pulled Pork, Savoury Mince, Baked Beans and Green Lentil Dahl. Inside each pack are all the ingredients you need for the base meal. Meaning all you need to decide is which side you want to go with the meal.


All of the instructions you need are on the back of the packs – making it super simple to understand.



4. Get The Kids Involved
As crazy as that sounds, sometimes it works. Getting them involved not only distracts them, but is teaching them at the same time all about how to prepare a meal. Often I’ve found my kids ate more of the meal if they were excited about it – which would often happen if they’re allowed to help out.



5. Communicate
I find constantly communicating with my kids about the dinner process, to be quite helpful. I tell them what I’m doing, what stage I’m up to, and how long I have to go.



6. Give Them A Mission
Sometimes kids just need a little direction to help get them distracted. Send them on the hunt around the house for something. Or tell them to go outside and pick six flowers.





Thanks to the folks at My Main Course, I have 1 x $50 Countdown voucher to give away – so that you can stock up, and try, the My Main Course range!

To be in to win, simply tell me below which flavour you’d like to try the most!

For extra entries, head back over to the Facebook post that brought you here; and like + comment on it. Tagging your friends (each on a new line) will give you extra entries too, however it is not mandatory.

Closes 9th December 2016. Open to New Zealand residents only. Normal T&C’s apply.

Thank you so much to My Main Course for making this post possible.


Leave a Reply

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit

Latest Posts

The Best Gluten Free Bread

I don’t use these words lightly but I have found the best gluten free bread recipe. The original recipe is by Chez

Let me know your thoughts!x