My DW and I really enjoy a healthy dinner with beans. We make Navy Beans and Ham, Plain pintos that later turn into Burritos and especially; bean stew. We always make a full pot, eating some today and putting back some for tomorrow. What's left is frozen in 2-cup containers which are easy to take out and have veggies and protein, too. Both quick and filling. You can add other veggies, make a quick salad or even a healthful fruit dessert because you are saving on the high cost of meat.
This is great for busy families and also those of us who have been able to retire.
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When you buy a new loaf of bread, take the stale loaf and make up a bunch of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. Don't forget to measure and use lower fat, lower sugar ingredients. :) Put them in individual sandwich ziploc bags and freeze them. Any time you need a quick grab n go meal, you can pop one in the toaster oven for 5 minutes, and you have a great toasted PBJ. You've saved money (didn't throw out the bread, didn't buy meal bars), and you know exactly what you're eating. And yummy!
You need a toaster oven. Benefits: convenient protein, fruit snack
when I buy fresh fruit, I always prepare it, (peel and dice) then put some in the fridge, some in serving size bags in the freezer. I use the frozen servings in lunch boxes, they keep the food cool and thaw by lunch time. For snacks, I only let them partially thaw, enough for comfortable eating. These are expecially good for hot weather snacks or refreshers at work like construction where you need extra liquid and cooling.491
Melons like watermelon or cantelope are great this way Use the more solid fruits as ones like oranges tend to get muchy. A great way to get vitamins, liguid, fiber, treats, healthy and cool off at the same time
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