Cooking for two when the kids are back at school

Cooking for two when the kids are at school

We’ve had a great summer that included international travel and fun times at home.

My eldest, 15, visited the family in Spain. And the two youngest, 13 and 12, came to Haiti with my husband and me to celebrate my father-in-law’s birthday.

Yep, we have family all over the globe and love visiting them. Once back at home in Florida we’ve had grill-outs and family lunches and dinners.

My abuelita always said it’s easier to cook for a crowd than for two or three people. I, who enjoy following my grandmother’s Spanish recipes, agree.

Cooking for two when the kids are at school

Lunch for two

So now that the kids are back in school, it’s just my husband and me for some meals. We still enjoy our rowdy family dinners together, but lunch is just for two.

My husband and I, both writers, work from home, although he also teaches at a college in our town. It’s important that we take the time to be together and chat over a meal to unwind and catch up in the middle of the day.

But we also can’t spend a long time cooking. Between working and parenting, we have our hands full.

This is where HelloFresh Meal Kits come in handy. HelloFresh takes the guesswork out of grocery shopping and cooking.

Every box, delivered to your door, includes the exact ingredients and portioning that you will need to cook each recipe.

This saves time and energy, which is great when you need to be productive and stay focused in a home office.

We can eat healthy while saving time

What I most enjoyed about cooking the Rosemary Beef Skewers: it was a healthy, easy and fast meal to prepare. In under 30 minutes, it was all done and, let me tell you, the meat was buttery soft.

I made a video to help you see how easy and fun it is.



Because health and fitness are important to me, I love that HelloFresh’s recipes are made with healthy ingredients that are reviewed by an in-house dietitian.

Another thing to love about the meal kits is that we can eat healthy while saving time. As I get older I realize that time is the one thing that I cannot recover.

I want more time with my kids, more time with my husband, more time to write books and more time to practice yoga. HelloFresh gives me that, and I welcome it with open arms.

Cooking for two when the kids are at school

If you would like to try for yourself, I’m excited to share with you a promo code to use to get $35 off a meal kit box! Simply go to HelloFresh and use VIVA35 at checkout.

And please share the photos of your meal on social media using #HelloFreshPics so we can see what you cooked! Tag @HelloFresh too!

Cooking for two when the kids are at school

I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by HelloFresh. I received compensation for this post. All opinions stated are my own.


Lorraine C. Ladish

Bilingual and bicultural Spanish-American editor, writer, speaker, influencer, yoga teacher (RYT500) wife and mom. Founder of Viva Fifty! Published author of 18 books. Her most recent book Your Best Age was released by HarperCollins in September of 2017.

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