What is it about PBJ, Spaghetti, and Mac n Cheese? Why do we default to those foods?
Because they are mindless.
It takes little to no mental energy to make these meals. It takes no thought when it comes to actually putting them together. There is no double, triple and quadruple checking the recipe for missing ingredients or funky directions or cooking methods.
But what are some other mindless meals that you can add to your meal rotation?
Obviously this depends on your “cooking level,” what you’ve made over and over in the past, and what your family enjoys! (And food allergies/intolerances too.)
In an attempt to help myself through the blurry days of newborn-hood, I’ve put together a list of “No-Thought Dinners” that can be quickly thrown together on a moment’s notice and without having to use too many brain cells. Some are the “Load N Go” variety, some are variations of the mindless meals mentions above, and others are just family favorites that we all enjoy and don’t require too much thought to toss together.
- 3 “Load n Go” slow cooker meals – Beef Stew with Butternut Squash (8-10 hours on low in slow cooker), Slow Cooker Mango Chicken with Zucchini, Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Chicken Curry
- Pantry Staples List
- Spaghetti sauces – eggplant, chunky bolognese, chunky sauce
- Slow Cooker Mac n Cheese
- Bacon and Egg Quesadillas
- Ham and Potato Saute with Baked Eggs
What are your “No-Thought Dinners”?! What meals do you love to throw together for your family, using little to no brain power?!
Please share links and recipes below!