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Shortcut Meals – Simple and Healthy
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Healthy eating means enjoying a well-balanced meal even when you don’t feel like cooking. And let’s face it, for some of us, that’s pretty often. But there are many ways to make mealtime easier. The trick is finding the one that best suits you and your family. Here are a few ideas that can help you make the most of your time—and keep everyone eating well even when you’re too exhausted to turn on the stove.

Two dinners from one
Recipes are twice as nice when they provide a meal tonight and jumpstart a dinner for another night during the week. Once you have the meat prepared, you can give it a whole new twist by using it as part of another meal later in the week. Nobody will know you are taking a shortcut.

Use your pork from Honey Lime Marinated Pork Tenderloin for Asian Pork Noodle Bowl.
Use your ham from Cider-Glazed Honey-Baked Ham for Ham & Broccoli Alfredo Pizza.

Classic make-ahead recipes
Planning ahead can save you a lot of time later. There are many recipes you can make the night before or in the morning when you have a little extra time. This way you can get dinner on the table with very little last minute effort.

Salmon Dinner Quiche
Midwest Macaroni & Cheese

Smart Cooking from the Freezer
Preparing meals on the weekend offers you the ultimate flexibility during the week. You can freeze the meals in individual lunch portions or large-sized portions for the whole family. Either way, a homemade meal is ready to go when you are.

Shrimp & Vegetable Fettuccini Alfredo
Taco Calzones

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