Do you have plans for dinner?

Are you going to stop and get take out? Go to a restaurant? Or whip something up?

I bet you can whip something up.

As you cook more and more, take note of what’s fast, easy, and enjoyed by the whole family. It happens! Really!

Stock up on the ingredients (pantry items/ frozen veggies, beans, bread/canned and jarred goods) you need so you can always make these meals in a pinch.

Some suggestions:

Black bean chili and quesadillas (serve the quesadillas first as an appetizer while the chili cooks)

Autumn harvest pasta. Diverse ingredients and flavors that you can have on hand at all times.

Hot and Spicy stir fried veggies. Tip: start cooking the pasta the second you get in, it’ll be done just as you finish getting all the other ingredients ready!

Veggie burgers. I always have some in the freezer for last minute meals. Heat them up, and let everyone assemble them to their taste.

Keeping a well stocked pantry is key to making healthy meals no matter how busy you are. Eat well, and enjoy!

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  • I am a meat eater but do like vegetarian meals. I find (as you mentioned in your previous post) that I am unsure about how to go about making vegetarian dishes as a meal rather than a salad or steam veg side dish. Might have to start Meatless Monday to get in the habit.
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    • Steph

      It does take some practice and getting used to. Meatless Monday is a great way to start!

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