Convenience foods can come from your own kitchen. Drop processed, store-bought options, and try these quick meals, freezable snacks, and other healthful snack food recipes.
Prepping ahead is one key to convenience foods. This weekend, make fresh, cultured yogurt and some nutty granola to pair together all week.
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For fast snacks, portion nuts, dried fruits, fresh veggies and homemade crackers into small jars.
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You can make dried veggie chips with many seasonal vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, winter squash, beets and kale. They make a great pantry-storable convenience food.
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For a protein-rich homemade convenience food, dry beef or turkey into snackable jerky.
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Stocking up on simple freezer meals is great strategy for those who want to have plenty of homemade convenience foods on hand. For instance, bake a big batch of savory hand pies stuffed with whatever ingredients you like, and store them in zip-top bags in the freezer.