Everyday Meal Planning

Preparing a fresh meal for your family doesn't have to be a headache. Use these simple tricks, recipes, ideas, and shortcuts to make no-fuss dishes

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  • Rotisserie chicken.Swing by the grocery store and pick up a freshly-cooked chicken, then use the meat in a wide variety of meals—salads, pastas, sandwiches, and more.
  • Couscous.This grain is incredibly quick and easy to prepare—stir into hot or boiling water and let steam for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork before serving. You can easily dress it up by stirring in chopped scallions, lemon zest, or various spices.
  • Canned tomatoes.Whether whole, crushed, or chopped, canned tomatoes are an instant way to create pasta sauces and soups and provide a great base for chilies and stews.
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