How can I make healthy meals for my child when I have a busy schedule?

This is a dilemma that so many busy parents have! A trick that has work for me for years is to "cook once, and eat twice". For example, make large dinners such as stews, meatballs, casseroles, or a large turkey breast on the weekends and plan to make enough for leftovers for another meal during the week. 

If you make huge portions at your Saturday and Sunday dinners, you are off the hook for cooking at least two meals during the week! When you do cook during week, again, make extras for another meal later in the week.

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