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Have a Quick Fix Stash
You can assemble a home-cooked meal in just minutes if you plan ahead and have your own "quick-fix stash" of stored food. Stocking up on items like bottled sauces and frozen chopped vegetables and fruits will help dramatically cut down on preparation time for your favorite recipes.
Another great way to save time is by keeping precooked, recipe-ready protein, like sliced chicken breast strips, on hand to add to your favorite dishes. You can typically find them in either the refrigerated or frozen section at your grocery store, although they will cost more than if you made them yourself.