1. Make mornings easier by prepping a week's worth of "instant oatmeal" in mason jars.
2. Learn how to make your favorite restaurant salad at home, then buy and prep the ingredients in bulk.
Buying $10+++ salads for lunch can really add up, but often homemade salads don't have the same ~pizzazz~, since restaurant salads often have a couple of fancy ingredients. Next time you buy a salad you really like, write down exactly what's in it, then buy those ingredients and keep them stocked in your kitchen. Or, find a recipe online for your favorite chain restaurant salad.
3. Use your muffin tin to make mini meatloaf muffins. They travel well, and you can just pack a couple with a serving of veggies for a satisfying meal.
4. To make slow-cooker dinners even easier, prep a bunch of them at once, then seal them in separate bags and freeze.
5. Freeze fruit (and maybe vegetables) for smoothies in individual, single-serving bags.
There are two big advantages here: 1) You can buy the fruits and vegetables in massive bulk, since they'll stay good for months in the freezer; 2) All you have to do in the morning when you want a smoothie is add liquid and blend. Learn more here.
6. Love frozen breakfast burritos but looking for a less processed alternative? YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN.
It really is as easy as making a big batch of burritos filled with things like eggs, veggies, and cheese, then wrapping them in plastic and freezing them in an airtight container. Learn more here.