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Dinner One Day, Lunch the Next

Since my son’s still a preschooler, my family’s calendar has not yet reached the busy-schedule trifecta of soccer practice, endless homework and piano lessons. Yet we still find ourselves rushing at both the end of the day and the start of the next. Whether it comes down to getting dinner on the table quickly or remembering how to pack a lunch in the pre-coffee daze of the morning, we can all use a few tricks to make life easier.

That’s why I often turn to dinner recipes that make plenty of leftovers. By packaging single servings into reusable containers, I can be sure everyone has a nourishing, homemade meal at lunchtime.

Fortunately, it only requires a little extra work to make twice as much food. I’ve compiled some of my favorite dinner-to-lunch recipes that can be easily doubled to help you make it through another hectic week.



What are your favorite dishes for multiple meals? Let me know in the comments!

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dan says …

what would be amazing is if you had the shopping list for all these recipes ready to download.

littleredyarn says …

I always make more soup than I need for the two of us. We have soup for dinner one night and then I freeze the leftovers in a resealable freezer bag for either another dinner or two great lunches. And since I usually make homemade bread to go with the soup, I make 2 smaller loaves. When they're cool we have one to go with the soup and I freeze the other loaf.

David says …

Great information. I will share this with my health and fitness blog. Thank you.

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