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Old 01-16-2018, 02:49 PM   #11
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Re: How would you meal plan this?

Anything with rice freezes well. You could freeze dinners in those disposable tin pans. That would cut down on the amount of dishes he would need to haul around.

There are tons of crockpot things you could do. Where will he be staying? A hotel? Or something else?

What will he do for breakfasts and lunches?

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There's a faculty wing of the dorm. He has room and board on two nights a week as long as he needs it.

He eats very little for breakfast and lunch. He's going to check and see if they offer oatmeal, otherwise he will bring his own. I can also make him extra waffle and pancakes if he has access to a toaster for breakfast.

Lunch- he usually takes leftover food from home if not he does peanut butter on bread I make for him.

But I'm guessing he'll get sick of peanut butter if he doesn't have left overs sometimes. I have to consider that too.
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:57 PM   #13
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Start cooking bigger dinners.

He can take leftovers that way and I would start him a freezer stash. Freeze one serving of dinner every night you cook, and that way he has some variety. I would also stock protein s he can take to add to his salad. Boiled eggs, shredded chicken or turkey, beans, sliced steak, canned tuna or salmon.

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Re: How would you meal plan this?

I don't meal plan all the time because I like to wait and see what's on sale at the store, but I always plan for leftovers because my husband has 24-hour shifts every third day. He takes three meals plus snacks with him and it's cheaper and healthier for him to pack everything.

I would say just make sure you have leftovers! Sandwiches and sides (like fruit, veggies, crackers, etc) are easy, too. You could prep salads with greens, cheese, protein (beans, chicken, hard-boiled egg), tomatoes, cucumbers, and a container of dressing. "Burrito Bowls" of rice and fixins could be an option.

I think planned leftovers are the best route (not two separate dinners, just double the recipe) with options for easy things to throw together.
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Re: How would you meal plan this?

[QUOTE=abh5e8;17786448]Start cooking bigger dinners.

He can take leftovers that way and I would start him a freezer stash. Freeze one serving of dinner every night you cook, and that way he has some variety. I would also stock protein s he can take to add to his salad. Boiled eggs, shredded chicken or turkey, beans, sliced steak, canned tuna or salmon.

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That's a great idea. If I start setting aside some portions in the freezer he will have more to choose from.


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I don't meal plan all the time because I like to wait and see what's on sale at the store, but I always plan for leftovers because my husband has 24-hour shifts every third day. He takes three meals plus snacks with him and it's cheaper and healthier for him to pack everything.

I would say just make sure you have leftovers! Sandwiches and sides (like fruit, veggies, crackers, etc) are easy, too. You could prep salads with greens, cheese, protein (beans, chicken, hard-boiled egg), tomatoes, cucumbers, and a container of dressing. "Burrito Bowls" of rice and fixins could be an option.

I think planned leftovers are the best route (not two separate dinners, just double the recipe) with options for easy things to throw together.
This gave me the idea of providing the protein for the salads he can get there. That way he has a low sodium option for lunch. He'll bring his own dressing. It can be beans or meat.

This thread is an example of why I come to the experts here.

I froze some muffins today he can bring for snack.
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