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Plan Ahead for Easier Meals and Snack

by Jackie


I try my best to plan ahead and prepare meals.


I will make homemade lasagna and have it all ready to go. All that is needed is to throw it in the oven.


I also like to marinate chicken, so I will get out frozen chicken and put it in my marinade. All I have to do then is grill it in the next day or two. We usually eat butternut squash with the chicken, so I will have that all cubed up and ready as well. Then, it is ready to be thrown in the oven.

To be honest, I don’t always have time or the energy to do this, but when I do I make up as many meals as possible.

As far as snacks, I use the snack size baggies.


I put together whatever snacks my kids like, so they can grab them whenever they are wanting them. Kind of like making my own little trail mix for them. I even buy the bigger packages of the goldfish and other snacks because it is cheaper than the individual packages. Also, I make my own individual snacks.



This blog was written by one of our guest bloggers, Jackie.

About Jackie

My name is Jackie, and I am currently a stay at home mom with 2 little girls under the age of 3 years.


I also have 2 stepdaughters who are of school age.


I am currently working on getting my medical coding certification.


In this week's guest post, Jackie shares her tips for making meals and snacks easier. If you would like to explore more ideas for how to make your meals and snacks easier, consider taking our online lesson called: Make Meals And Snacks Simple. You can find this lesson in the Planning Simple Meals And Snacks category of wichealth.org.