5 Recipes and Hacks to Make your Life Easier

Feb 2, 2021

Cooking Hacks

Whether you’re a parent juggling virtual learning and your job, or you’re just busy with the everyday hustle and bustle, meals shouldn’t have to be over-complicated. Most people want a healthy, tasty, quick meal, and bonus points for easy cleanup. So, we’ve come up with five recipes and hacks to make your life a whole lot easier. You can thank us after dinner 🙂

  1. Sheet Pan Recipes

Sheet pan recipes are one of the easiest ways to make a quick and delicious meal. The best part? All of it is made on ONE pan. These meals require very little effort and even less cleanup! Here are a couple that we love:

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas from Midwest Foodie  – Total Cook Time: 28 minutes

Sheet Pan Breakfast Egg Sandwich from Organic Valley – Total Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Sheet Pan Recipes

2. Crockpot Recipes

Slow cooker recipes are popular for a very good reason: you can set it and leave it, which is great for any busy person! Pro tip: use a crockpot liner so you don’t even need to wash the pot when you’re done. The meal possibilities are endless, you can make something for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Here are a few that taste amazing:

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies from Damn Delicious –  Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time – 8 Hours

Creamy Italian Tortellini Soup from Whole Lotta Yum – Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 5 hours

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal from Eating Bird Food – Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 6 hours

Slow Cooker Recipes
  1. Meal Kits

Meal kits have become all the rage in the last few years, with new brands popping up faster than you binged Bridgerton on Netflix! These are a great option for any busy person because everything you need is delivered right to your door. The recipes are delicious, wallet-friendly, and simple to make. Our favorite right now is HelloFresh because their meals are super fresh and affordable. Plus, you can get $90 off a total of 4 boxes AND Free Shipping on your first box when you use promo code TAP90

Just look at how good these meals look 👀

Bulgogi Pork Tenderloin – Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Creamy Chive Salmon – Total Time: 35 Minutes

Meal Prep Meals
  1. Meal Prep

This one is obvious, but it can save you a ton of time. Combining things we’ve already mentioned, you can meal prep and be ready for the whole week in just a few hours! Pick a few recipes, make a list, head to the store (or order your meal kits) and prep everything all at once. One time cooking and cleanup, and then you won’t have to even think about it during your busy week. Just grab some food storage containers and stick them in the fridge. 

Food Storage
  1. Ultimate Hack – Order From Your Favorite Local Restaurant 

Sometimes we just need a break, and that’s totally fine. No prepping, no cooking, no cleanup. Just tasty food when you’re hungry. Plus, you get to support a local business that could really use it right now. Start the week by picking out a meal or two that you plan on ordering. That way you can plan your other meals accordingly, and have something to look forward to during the week! Even bigger hack, get a deal on your local favorites by using your TapOnIt offers!

Local Restaurants