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    7 Easy Tricks For Make-Ahead Meals

    Including lunchbox ideas, travel snacks, and a guide to stocking your pantry.

    1. Make sure your pantry is stocked with nonperishable essentials.

    2. Prep a bunch of slow-cooker "dump dinners" that you can freeze, so that you're never without dinner on a busy day.

    3. Figure out a lunch meal plan at the beginning of the week.

    4. For easy grab-and-go breakfasts or snacks, try these oatmeal energy balls.

    5. These breakfast stuffed peppers are also a great, big-batch breakfast option.

    6. Lots of summer travel coming up? Be prepared with these easy, healthy, make-ahead travel snacks.

    7. If you like to grocery shop in bulk, learn exactly how to freeze everything.