I plan ahead by making big batches of healthy, freezer-friendly meals filled with veggies. I portion them out in small containers, throw them in the freezer and never have to wonder what I'll be having for lunch. Grab and go!
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Making large batches of freezable meals and freezing them makes homemade frozen meals that you can eat anytime, and it is cheaper than buying the processed ones. Plus, meat keeps way better in the freezer, so you can get a ton when it is on sale and cook it into various meals over time.
There are tons of freezer recipes on my blog. Check it out if you have time!
I've learned that I have trouble saying no to left overs. So my solution has been to take and cook up big huge meals....yeah I know that seems the wrong thing to do......but I cook up huge meals and then I divide it all up into food saver bags to freeze. So that instead of having left overs in my fridge calling my name it's frozen in homemade portion controlled tv dinners. It keeps me from over eating and keeps the guess work out of measuring my food out every day.
This tip is of course for freezable items. Say your meat and cooked veggies. Example: Make a meatloaf and divide it up into serving sizes with your green beans and freeze, then add your salad after you heat the meatloaf and green beans.
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