Fussy children mean mums spend more than four years cooking in a lifetime

In the kitchen rattling those pots and pans? You’ll be there for years!

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If you feel like you’re always in the kitchen, preparing countless dinners for fussy tots (and dads as we recently revealed), then the fact of the matter is, you probably are.

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The time you spend in the kitchen totals up to a whopping 13 hours a week, or one month every year or (drum roll) more than 4 years in your whole lifetime.

The survey, commissioned by Tenderstem broccoli, reveals that 72% of mums cook more than one meal of an evening and just under a quarter of mums dish up three different meals to keep moaning at bay.

Of course, mums aren’t ones to take this kind of time for granted, with a whopping 95% of mums using this time to complete other household tasks.

Food writer and family cookery expert Fiona Faulkner says you can make it easier:

“I try and cook double and freeze half and choose veggies that only take a few minutes to steam. A few simple changes like these can help kick modern mums out of this kitchen rut.” Either that, or invite that Masterchef lot over, eh?

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