I just returned to my job in the Cooking Light test kitchen after a three-month maternity leave. In those months I adjusted to my new reality: five minutes to sit and eat a meal, even less time to shower, and a whirlwind day that may include a 4 p.m. pause just long enough to realize I'm still in my pajamas. Whew! All those things people say about motherhood? I finally get it.
It's our goal at this magazine to provide a number of recipes each month that are quick and easy, but also nutritious and of course delicious. They're lifesavers for moms like me, who want to nurture their families with healthful meals that are downright doable on a hectic weeknight.Heck, I'm a professional cook and it's a challenge for ME, so I know what you're going through.