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I do well with just having healthy foods in the house and available but I run into problems at dinner time. I do have a crock pot that I use pretty regularly but only for specific meals. I did a full week meal plan this week, it was great in the grocery store to have a set list that I know will be good meals all week... thats a good first step I guess.
Food prep for famlies....I find that if I have veggies and fruit cleaned, cut and ready to go, my 9 year old will gobble them up. The other night I was trying to find a healthy munchy so I cut up cauliflower and put olive oil and salt and pepper on it and was waiting for the broiler to heat up. My daughter came into the kitchen and grabbed a bowl of the cauliflower to take to eat in front of the tv!!
I also find that my family will grab the fruit if it is cut in bite size pieces and set at eye leve in the fridge. Of course you have to do this one fruit at a time so that they all don't go bad.
Crock pot! I always enjoyed food prep with this when I was working, I made stews, soups and even meatloaf in it. It's great for on the go and limited time and budget. Freeze quantities and leftovers for later. We had a CORN night, especially when busy. "Clean out refrigerator night" and this included various asst. leftover freezer items too, especially when down to one of the items left. And you can never go wrong with salads, especially when in the warmer time of the year. I would roast or crock pot a whole chicken, divide it up and freeze, and bring out what I wanted to use in my salad or stews or soups. We were a family of 5.
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Hey there everyone!! I'm just getting started trying to eat REALLY clean, I think I eat pretty darn healthy but not as clean I a need for my goals. I realize that one of the easiest ways to ensure that I'm eating on point is to prep my meals so I wont just pick something potentially unhealthy on the fly. The problem is that I need to make meals for my whole family AND stay within a pretty tiny budget and most tips about prepping food are based on meals for one or maybe two people... I have 4... well more like 3 since my husband is about to deploy. Does anyone have any tips for meal prepping for a whole family?