4 Tips to Cook Dinner Faster

4 Tips to Cook Dinner Faster

Prepare a healthy dinner quicker with these time-saving dinner tips.

Before I had a baby, one minute was one minute. Just 60 seconds. And I had a lot of minutes. I could use them where I wanted, and mostly I chose to use them at dinnertime—leisurely pulling a meal together, eating slowly, sipping wine, then cleaning up. Fast-forward nine months and now my dinnertime routine looks like an episode of Iron Chef. I’m scrambling around, food is flying off the cutting board and I’m yelling, “Hurry up!”

I’m trying to bank some minutes—I’m now acutely aware of their value. So I’m going to use some time-saving shortcuts to get a healthy dinner on the table for my family and get me a few extra minutes at the end of the day.

—Hilary Meyer, Associate Food Editor, EatingWell Magazine

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