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Meal kits offer a convenient way to prepare a week’s worth of healthy meals for you and your family in just a few hours. We’ve created a blog recipe series for all you preppers and planners. Start here with An Introduction to Batch Cooking.

Prepped dishes have always been popular among the time-poor home cooks. With shelter-in-place lockdowns, they have become more attractive than ever. Buying larger quantities at wholesale prices is much more economical, and preparing smaller quantities, ready to heat on a single sheet tray or warm up in one pot is a breezy way to get your next dinner ready in advance.

Many local restaurants and services like Methodology and Home Chef offer restaurant-prepared meal kits at convenient prices. But, if you really want to stop shelling out money and help your kids to a home-cooked meal, then it’s time to go DIY. To get started, here are some tips on how to set up.

 

Weekly Menus

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California halibut

Preparing a weekly menu requires some planning. To make things easier, follow this checklist:

  1. Print out 3-4 meal kit recipes to make your weekly menu
  2. Make a list of all the ingredients you’re going to need and add them to your Cheetah grocery list
  3. Place your order and pick up your groceries the next day
  4. Pre-portion ingredients, package and store in the freezer until hungry
  5. Package the pre-weighed ingredients in containers. Mason jars, tupperware, and deli containers will do just fine. Check out these inventive ideas for packaging spices and seasonings.
  6. Go the extra mile and make an entire freezer meal!

Freezer Meal Kits

Meal kits are great for when you only have little time or patience to cook. But sometimes even 15 minutes can be more than you can spare. The best solution for those evenings is a dinner you can prepare in advance.

In just a few hours you can make a week’s worth of meals that freeze beautifully like lasagna or beef and broccoli teriyaki. Simply remove from the freezer, defrost and heat up before eating. Sometimes they taste even better than when you’ve eaten them fresh from the oven! And they’re not just dinner. Breakfast and lunch freezer meals are perfect for making busy days run smoother and ensure your kids don’t go to school on an empty stomach.

 

Home Cooked Meals with Cheetah

Sriracha Shrimp Poke Bowl

Home cooked meals are always a comfort but not always an easy task. Weekly DIY meal kits offer the perfect solution for the busy cook and those hoping to save money on takeout food.
Cheetah lets families and individual cooks buy all the ingredients they need at wholesale prices. The easy-to-use app has automated shopping lists and with next-day, contactless pickup, planning a week’s worth of nutritious and tasty meals has never been easier.

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