Youth sports are one of the most common challenges parents face when it comes to regular family meals. Sports schedules can be overwhelming, even starting at very early ages. Add in jobs, homework, school, other extracurriculars, and family commitments, and suddenly there’s no time for dinner.
But it is still possible to enjoy shared food, fun, and conversation — even during sports season! We’ve got top tips and advice from a team of experts, as well as meal ideas that are perfect for busy athletes and their families. Use these tools as inspiration to keep family meals on the calendar, right alongside the big game.
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Not sure what to serve when time is limited? Check out this collection of quick meal ideas you can have on the table in under half an hour.
Make-ahead meals are a smart strategy for sports families. Check out these recipes to get dinner done ahead of schedule.
Slow cooker meals are perfect for split-shift dinner evenings, and any night when you’re on the go. Get slow cooker inspiration so you can set it and forget it.