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15 Minute Meals Are The Dream Of The Busy Mom

By Kaye Dennan

Are you always rushing home, trying not to get a speeding ticket, knowing that you will have about 30 minutes to feed the family and get one or two of them out the door? The life of a mom can be so busy that at times she can wonder how she will get through it all. But if cooking a 15 minute meal can be mastered then keeping everyone happy at the end of a busy day will be a breeze.

Fast foods are a popular way to getting a quick meal for the family but there are very few of them are healthy. Most are full of fats and unhealthy fats at that and very few are really tasty.

There are many recipes available but here is one that will help on those busy nights.

Honey Soy and Garlic Fried Rice (feeds 3 adults)

1 cup uncooked rice
5 rashers of bacon chopped
1 medium onion chopped
4 cloves garlic finely sliced
1 cup corn kernels
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup chopped red pepper
1 cup chopped mushrooms
3 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Honey Soy and Garlic sauce (approx. 3 tablespoons and adjust to taste)


Cook rice in 2 cups of water in microwave for 12 -13 minutes.

While the rice is cooking, put oil in the pan and fry onions and bacon until onions are soft and bacon browning. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add all other vegetables and cook 2 minutes. When rice is cooked, add and stir in. Add Honey Soy and Garlic sauce adjust taste, stir and serve.

This is a really tasty dish and very 'morish'. All ages like it, but if very young children are going to have it they may like it served before the sauce is added, although many children do like the Honey Soy and Garlic sauce.

Many other 15 minute easy meals are such dishes as omelets, eggs and bacon, open grilled sandwiches, steak sandwiches and pizza. Omelets are good to cook because if just one or two family members need to leave the house in a hurry they can be served first and then be off to whatever it is that they are doing.

Being organized before a busy day is half the problem solved. If warning is given of a busy night ahead by making sure that the ingredients are in the fridge then getting the meal together is not such a problem. 15 minute easy meals will help mom feed the family in a hurry and keep them all happy then mom can sit down and put her feet up afterwards.

Kaye Dennan. With over 10 years in the food industry and as a working mum Kaye Dennan has put together an ebook "Easy Budget Meals 4U" so that busy mums can cook quick and easy budget meals. Learn how to cook the perfect oblate - just go to for more information and photos. Follow my blog for cooking tips at


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