I buy bulk fresh chicken and bake 1/3 of it right away (store in ziploc for quick access to add to salad or take as a main dish for lunches). The remaining 2/3 I use for meals later (see below)
For the remaining 2/3, I divide into 2 gallon ziplocs and add ingredients (search google for freezer dump meals) then freeze (don't cook the chicken yet). On the day I need them, I thaw them that morning and bake that night. Just add a veggie and you're set - good food AND fast!
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If you weigh yourself once a week, make Friday the day you weigh. It will give you extra motavation going into the Temptation days if you have had a good week. If you have had a bad week then weighing on Friday can help you refocus yourself and prepare for the weekend.
When I come home from the supermarket, I wash and prepare the meats I want to freeze. Instead of buying prepackaged breaded fish or chicken, I do so myself and place them in freezer bags. I use a green marker to label fish and a black marker to label chicken. It helps me to identify my frozen chicken and fish easily.
We set our meal plan for the week on Sunday and I go to the store. My 14 year old daughter browned 3 lbs of lean ground beef for the week of cooking, and my 10 year old son and I did some chopping and garlic peeling as well as making a 16 oz. bag of brown rice to put in the fridge for the week. We remember we need chicken, so tonight I baked and shredded 2 breasts for 2 recipes this week. SUPPER IS PREPARED QUICK NOW!244
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