I try to cook once a week - normally Saturdays - for the week. It is just my daughter and I and so what I do is I will make several meals at once. Then portion them into those seal and save bags. Stick them in the freezer and pull them out for lunch or dinner during the week.
You will need to keep a sink of soapy water ready to wash your dishes, and have some freezer bags ready to go. I save a lot of time at lunch and dinner - we just pick a meal, nuke it, and eat! The best part is clean up and we are both happy at mealtimes cuz we pick our frozen dinner!
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Prepare lots of onions, Microwave , cool and freeze.
This way you only smell up the house once in a couple of weeks. They bother my eyes but I actually get used to them after a while.I chop them and cook in microwave on High 6 minutes for 2 cups measured.Cool and put in bags or containers and you have Onions ready to go for soup or omelettes for a couple of weeks.It really goes fast especially if you have a dicer or slicer. I do 10 pounds at once. Flatten your freezer bags and it takes up even less space and thaws quickly.These caramelize well too
One time every week, alow yourself to go off your food tracking diet plan. Still eat the kinds of foods you know make you healthy, but dont worry about tracking the foods or staying on your diet. I stay away from fried foods and high fats, but allow myself to follow my cravings. It really helps!
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