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Save time and money with the Cook Once, Eat Twice menu planning concept!

In our Menu Planning class, we discuss several meal planning tips and time-saving tricks. One of the ways you can save money AND time is through the Cook Once, Eat Twice menu planning concept.

With Cook Once, Eat Twice, you are doing just that: cooking once and planning meals so you can eat your dishes twice. This not only helps you save money, since you are ensuring those leftovers aren’t going to waste, but it helps you save time since you have several of your ingredients for the second meal already prepared. Less time in the kitchen = money in the bank!

Here are a few tasty meal ideas that are delicious for Cook Once, Eat Twice:

Oven-Baked Chicken

  1. Chicken Fajitas
  2. Chicken Salad
  3. Olive Garden Copycat Chicken Alfredo

Pork Tenderloin

  1. Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potato
  2. Pork Stir Fry
  3. Shredded Pork Wraps

Ground Beef

  1. Beanless Chili
  2. Taco Beef
  3. Cheeseburger Flat Bread Melts

Beef Roast

  1. Barbacoa Beef
  2. Cheese Steaks
  3. Beef Nachos

Cooked Ham

  1. Monte Cristo Sandwiches
  2. Ham and Broccoli Breakfast Casserole
  3. Stuffed Crescent Rolls

Black Beans

  1. Black Bean Soup
  2. Chipotle’s Vegetarian Black Beans
  3. Spicy Bean and Rice Burritos

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About Andrea Deckard

Andrea Deckard is a personal finance expert and speaker. She lives by the following motto, "save on what you need so you can spend on what you want." She started Savings Lifestyle in 2008, and long-time readers remember the site as Mommy Snacks. Andrea is a go-to resource on frugal living for local news outlets such as WDTN, WGRR, and as well as national outlets like Good Morning America. She has also been featured in multiple national publications.

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