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Cook Once, Feed the Family for Days

Three easy weekday meal plans for busy families

Published on: May 10, 2019

Cook Once, Feed the Family for Days

Tacos
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Shredded beef and bean tacos by Meatloaf and Melodrama

How to make it all happen

The key to making meals effortless throughout the week is to plan and prep ahead: 

  • Set aside a few quiet hours to menu plan: gather all of your recipes and make one large shopping list. 
  • Do all of your shopping for the week on one day (a huge time saver instead of going to the store multiple times during the week).
  • Set aside a full or half day to prep, cook and store your ingredients. This will depend on your recipes, your kitchen skills and your schedule.
  • Wash and prep as many of your ingredients as possible and place them in labeled storage containers in the fridge. 
  • If your family has a lot of mouths to feed, or extremely ravenous, consider doubling or tripling your recipes to make sure you have enough to make it through several meals.

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