8. Check the Weather
With fall and colder weather on the way, a slow cooker full of stew or chili is a great finish to your busy day. You’ll have dinner on the table in minutes and maybe leftovers for lunch.

9. Have Dinner Swaps with Other Families
Organize a dinner swap. Dinner swaps are a fun and easy way to get a week’s worth of meals for the price of one. Find three or four friends, everyone makes a big batch of food to divide into portions, then everyone swaps.

10. Brush up on the USDA Dietary Guidelines
Make sure your meals are healthy and fit the dietary needs of your family. A quick look at the USDA Dietary Guidelines may provide some healthy ideas for future meals.