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Creating the perfect food time table for Nigerian homes

Most Nigerian homemakers are tasked with the job of preparing healthy, delicious dishes. This responsibility comes with setting up a food time table for Nigerian homes. Often, these meals have to be affordable and fit within a budget.

Creating the perfect food time table for Nigerian homes

Accomplishing this task often seems impossible. But you can make it easier. All you need is a comprehensive chart. To make your job easier, here’s a detailed food guide titled food time table for Nigerian homes.

It includes balanced meals any working parent can prepare within a few minutes, with as little as one thousand naira (approx. $3), for a family of four.

Your food time table for Nigerian homes should include affordable, easy-to-prepare meals

Food time table for Nigerian homes

 

Tips for maintaining a healthy food time table

It is one thing to have a meal plan; it is another thing to know how to implement the ideas. Some homemakers adopt meal plans and forget about them after a while. Often, these homemakers just lose their enthusiasm for the plan because they just don’t know how to get around preparing these simple meals within short periods.

With a little bit of creativity and entry-level cooking skills, you can achieve it. The tips explain how you can follow the plan.

Prepare and freeze sauces and stews over the weekend

If you work from 8 AM – 5 PM Mondays through Fridays, you might want to utilize your weekends effectively. Buy plenty of fresh and pureed tomatoes so that you can cook enough stew to last for a whole week. As the weekdays unfold, you can modify the stews to suit your needs. For instance, when you have to serve egg stew, all you’ll have to do is warm up some stew, pour some whisked eggs into it and voila, you’ll have a ready meal.

The same goes for soups. Prepare and freeze your soup stock (meat + dried fish + oil + seasoning). During the weekdays, you can buy a small quantity of the vegetables of your choice. If for instance, you’d like to have edikang ikong soup, all you’ll have to do is wash and chop the waterleaves and ugu vegetables, warm a small portion of the soup stock and pour your vegetables in.

A pressure cooker will save you plenty of time

Before the invention of pressure cookers, women had to cook beans overnight. Things have changed now. Your family doesn’t have to be deprived of this nutritious food option just because it takes longer to cook.

With a solid pressure cooker, you can whip up a tasty and affordable meal of beans and plantain porridge in less than thirty minutes.

Another alternative would be to pressure cook your beans in bulk during the weekend. Save some in the freezer for use during the busy work-week. That way you’ll save hours of cooking time. You’ll need the extra time to bond with your spouse and your children.

Source: Africa Parent

Tony Orji

Dr. Tony Orji is the founder and owner of Success Tonics Blog. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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