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Dinner Shortcuts

Q: Do you have quick prep meal suggestions for dinner?

A: Luckily, you don’t have to cook elaborate meals to eat healthfully. There are solutions out there for busy families. You’re right to be concerned about all of the processed quick and frozen meals out there on the market. Many of them are not made with healthful ingredients and contain preservatives and additives. Organic, all natural frozen meals such as Kashi™ and Amy’s Organics™ are healthful and tasty options, but can be expensive. Times are busy with work, after school activities and more so think simple and basic.

“Stock your cupboard, refrigerator and freezer with healthful, versatile staples that can be used in simple recipes and take advantage of short cut or partially prepared foods offered by your local supermarket.”

Some examples include: Sweet and russet baking potatoes, whole wheat tortillas, eggs, quick cooking rice, rotisserie chicken (cooked), cubed stew meat, canned light tuna or chicken in water, bagged frozen veggies, shredded carrots/cabbage, bagged lettuce, reduced-fat, shredded cheese, jarred pasta sauces and salsas, seasonings & seasoning packets (taco and Italian).