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For the past 8 years, the passing of the Labor Day weekend was a sign that the start of the fall semester was just a few days away. It was time to order my books, get my things together, and get back into the swing of commuting to class a few nights each week. Since I always made it home late on school nights, close to midnight at times, the start of school, unfortunately, also marked the start of eating poorly again.
Packing snacks from home was easy and something I’d aim to do (I’d try to keep granola bars and non-perishable things in my car), but packing dinner wasn’t usually worth the effort. It was a challenge to keep it cold in a lunch box on my drive there, then find a place to heat it up before class. As a result, I’d often stop for take-out and have a “car picnic” or eat at a restaurant, just to make things easy.
Fortunately, I graduated with my MBA in May and can finally have more time to myself, without worrying about papers to write or classes to attend after work. Feeling rushed during the weeknight to come home and make dinner at a reasonable hour? That challenge won’t be going away any time soon, though.
In challenging myself and my family to eat healthier, this week I’m dedicating posts to meal prepping and quick meals that can be made ahead to make weeknight dinners a little easier.
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