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Between homework, after-school activities, and the holidays right around the corner, it’s a busy time of year.  So when it comes to getting dinner on the table, it’s hard to find the time to cook. Maybe you find yourself calling out for food or going through the drive-through more often than you care to admit. The good news? Getting a healthy dinner on the table doesn’t have to be time-consuming or complicated.

In this episode, I sat down with  Sarah Walker Caron, a writer, recipe developer, and founder of the blog Sarah’s Cucina Bella, where she shares quick and easy recipes and advice for home cooks. Sarah is also the author of 8 books including her latest title, “Disney Princess Tea Parties Cookbook.”

Sarah teaches us how to cook faster with her best kitchen hacks and food prep tips. She also explains how to multitask in the kitchen and transform leftovers in delicious ways, and she shares her favorite quick and easy meal ideas.


2:12 Let’s talk about your story!

6:55 What do you see as the biggest challenges parents have today when it comes to feeding their kids and cooking dinner?

10:45 What are myths about getting healthy meals on the table?

11:34 What are your best food prep tips to help us save time in the kitchen?

13:44 What are pro tips for setting up our kitchens?

14:47 If we’re trying a new recipe, should we wait until we have more time?

16:55 What types of foods can we purchase to save time?

20:44 What are ways we can multitask?

21:40 How can we use downtime when we’re waiting for water to boil or food to cook in the oven, for example?

22:13 How can we use leftovers in a way that everyone will enjoy?

24:37 What are your favorite products that make cooking faster?

26:20 Does cooking with your kids help you save time?

26:55 What are your favorite easy and quick meal ideas?

29:09 How can we speed up the clean-up time?

30:25 Do you have other insider hacks for how to cook faster?


Sarah mentions Melissa Clark, a food writer and cookbook author.

Sarah talks about General Mills’ Tablespoon.com

Sarah mentions her books, including “The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook” and “Easy Frugal Cookbook.

Learn more about Sarah on her website.

Follow Sarah on Instagram.


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Author Details
Julie Revelant teaches parents how to raise children who are healthy, adventurous eaters. Through blog posts and videos, her goal is to shift the conversation from short-term, problem picky eating to lifelong, healthy eating and healthy futures. Julie has written for FoxNews.com, FIRST for Women magazine, WhatToExpect.com, EverydayHealth.com, RD.com, TheBump.com, Care.com, and Babble.com.