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The Lazy Mom's Guide to Starchy Sides

During the week, I need my meals to be on the table in under 15-minutes to prevent hangry kids.

Here are my go-to carb side dishes that take 10-minutes or less to make:

  • Frozen corn: Microwave it for a few minutes and top with salt, butter, or even cojita cheese

  • Fresh pasta: Cooks in half the time as dried

  • Couscous: Boil water, take off the head, dump in the couscous, and put the lid on it for 5-minutes. Easy.

  • Frozen peas: Microwave for a few minutes. Get fancy by topping with lemon zest and Parmesan.

  • Microwave brown rice: Only takes 90-seconds

  • Soba noodles: Cook in under 5 minutes and can be served cold for leftovers the next day

What are your favorite easy sides? I'm always looking for new ideas!


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