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More Meal Prep Hacks For Busy Families

Let's face it, life is busy.  During the school year, it can sometimes be downright hectic. Between after school activities and homework, there sometimes doesn't seem to be enough time to get anything done!

Here are some meal prep hacks to help give you more time on days when you feel like you are at your wits end.

Pasta and Rice

Pre cook pastas and rices.   You can store them in freezer bags for up to 2 weeks or in the fridge for about 3-5 days.  Simply cook the pasta and toss a tiny bit of olive oil on it before storing it in the freezer bag. When you are ready to use them, simply defrost them in bag in a bowl of cool water.  Once defrosted, toss the pasta or rice into boiling water for about 2-5 minutes, drain and enjoy.


Boil some eggs and store them in a Zip bag in your refrigerator.  Want to make a dozen eggs at once?  Use your cupcake tin and place a whole egg uncracked, in each section.  Bake them for 30 minutes at 350.  They can be eaten whole, or as an egg salad when you are in a rush.  You can even devil them if guests pop over.  Here is another tip.  If your family likes fried eggs and you are in a rush, just spray a baking pan and crack a bunch of eggs on it. Season the eggs. Place the pan carefully into the oven and bake them at 425 degrees for about 6 minutes!


Chicken is so versatile and can be used in salads, pasta dishes, tacos, and more!  You can grill your chicken on stove top or grill.  Simple place some olive oil in the pan and season your chicken with salt and pepper.  Place the chicken in the pan and cook for 5 minutes each side. Cook your chicken in a copper chef pan in the oven if you'd like! Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and cook for 25 minutes.  Store your chicken in freezer bags or heavy duty containers for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.  They can be stored in the freezer for up to 4 months.

Check out this great review of copper chef pans:

I hope you enjoyed these tips!

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