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Posted by Marianne Avila on 6/30/2019

If you live a busy work and home life, finding time to cook nutritious and filling meals can be difficult. As a result, many people find themselves ordering out for lunch during the work week and settling for low-effort dinners during the week.

One economical and time-saving solution to this problem is meal prep. You pick one day during the week, usually Sunday, and devote an hour or two to preparing meals for the week.

Not only does it take away the concern of not knowing what to cook for dinner each night, but it also helps you save a ton of money while eating healthy.

In this article, weíre going to give you some tips for preparing your meals in bulk, and a few examples of meals that are easily prepared at home in advance.

Expert advice on meal prepping

One of the first issues people face when they start prepping meals is storage. Our best advice is to look for rugged, microwavable and freezable containers.

Itís good to have a variety of sizes, but if you have stray pieces to sets of Tupperware it can make it difficult to find the right sizes. So, we suggest starting from scratch and buying a set of three-compartment and a set one-compartment containers.

Find out the volume of the containers you buy. Doing so will help you keep track of the portions of your meals and make it easier to prepare the right amount to avoid waste.

Planning meals

Many poor eating decisions happen when youíre in a pinch and need to come up with something quickly. It can seem like the cheapest option at the moment is to stop at a fast food restaurant, but you can likely prepare 3 or 4 meals for the price of one trip to the drive-through.

The key is proper planning. Sit down and make your menu for the week. An easy way to start is to think about your favorite lunch items and figure out how you can make them in bulk.

Make sure your shopping list reflects the portions you need to buy, and youíre good to head to the store.

Once youíre home and have started cooking, remember that you neednít freeze all of your meals. Refrigerate items that youíll eat over the next 2-3 days and freeze the rest. If youíre worried about losing your meals in your crowded freezer and finding them months from now, use some masking tape to label and date them.

Easy meals to prepare in advance

You can usually find a way to prepare most meals in advance. However, some are easier than others. A good place to start is with rice and grain bowls and stir fries. These tend to be cheap (around $1.50 per serving) and simple to prepare. To add protein, you can include boiled eggs, beans, chicken or beef.

Along the same line, make some brown rice and stir fry black beans, peppers, and onions. Add your favorite southwest seasonings, and buy a large bag of tortilla chips. You can scoop the rice and beans onto your chips for a nutritious and cheap lunch.

For dinner items, you can make your favorites like shepherdís pie or lasagna in advance and slice and freeze them in portions.




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Posted by Marianne Avila on 6/27/2019

Welcome to this gorgeous like new Colonial located in desirable Ames Run.This stunning 4 BR, 3 BA home offers everything you need including room for more by finishing a walk-up attic or walk-out basement w/slider.This well maintained home offering lots of options and open floor plan greets you with a 2 story foyer, Office, formal LR & DR with wainscoting, chair rails & hardwood floors. Efficient custom Eat-In Kitchen w/Granite counters & backsplash, dble convection oven, top vented 5-burner stove, S/S applncs, wine refrigerator. A spacious, vaulted, fireplaced Great Rm adjacent to the 4 Season Sunrm w/dual sliders to a deck adding room for entertaining. Master BR suite is spacious and bright with a vaulted ceiling, lovely fireplace, whirlpool tub & walk-in closet.Three additional BRs and family BA w/laundry complete the 2nd floor. Additional features: 2 HVAC systems, Central Vac, fully fenced-in irrigated yard & 3 car garage. Town water/sewer. Look no more - This is your DREAM home!

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Posted by Marianne Avila on 6/27/2019


130 Prospect Hill Dr, Tewksbury, MA 01876

Single-Family

$819,900
Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to this gorgeous like new Colonial located in desirable Ames Run.This stunning 4 BR, 3 BA home offers everything you need including room for more by finishing a walk-up attic or walk-out basement w/slider.This well maintained home offering lots of options and open floor plan greets you with a 2 story foyer, Office, formal LR & DR with wainscoting, chair rails & hardwood floors. Efficient custom Eat-In Kitchen w/Granite counters & backsplash, dble convection oven, top vented 5-burner stove, S/S applncs, wine refrigerator. A spacious, vaulted, fireplaced Great Rm adjacent to the 4 Season Sunrm w/dual sliders to a deck adding room for entertaining. Master BR suite is spacious and bright with a vaulted ceiling, lovely fireplace, whirlpool tub & walk-in closet.Three additional BRs and family BA w/laundry complete the 2nd floor. Additional features: 2 HVAC systems, Central Vac, fully fenced-in irrigated yard & 3 car garage. Town water/sewer. Look no more - This is your DREAM home!
Open House
Sunday
June 30 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
It isnít just a House, itís a Home! Visit this this stunning 11 Room, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath open concept home at the Open House or contact Marianne Avila (978) 984-3188 for a private showing or with any questions you may have .
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Posted by Marianne Avila on 6/27/2019


130 Prospect Hill Dr, Tewksbury, MA 01876

Single-Family

$819,900
Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to this gorgeous like new Colonial located in desirable Ames Run.This stunning 4 BR, 3 BA home offers everything you need including room for more by finishing a walk-up attic or walk-out basement w/slider.This well maintained home offering lots of options and open floor plan greets you with a 2 story foyer, Office, formal LR & DR with wainscoting, chair rails & hardwood floors. Efficient custom Eat-In Kitchen w/Granite counters & backsplash, dble convection oven, top vented 5-burner stove, S/S applncs, wine refrigerator. A spacious, vaulted, fireplaced Great Rm adjacent to the 4 Season Sunrm w/dual sliders to a deck adding room for entertaining. Master BR suite is spacious and bright with a vaulted ceiling, lovely fireplace, whirlpool tub & walk-in closet.Three additional BRs and family BA w/laundry complete the 2nd floor. Additional features: 2 HVAC systems, Central Vac, fully fenced-in irrigated yard & 3 car garage. Town water/sewer. Look no more - This is your DREAM home!
Open House
Sunday
June 30 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
It isnít just a House, itís a Home! Visit this this stunning 11 Room, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath open concept home at the Open House or contact Marianne Avila (978) 984-3188 for a private showing or with any questions you may have .
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Location: 130 Prospect Hill Dr, Tewksbury, MA 01876    Get Directions

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Posted by Marianne Avila on 6/25/2019


14 Hillside Road, Tewksbury, MA 01876

Single-Family

$399,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Offers entertained between $399,999 - $419,000.This beautifully updated 3 Bedrm, 1.5 Bath home nestled in a quiet neighborhood is set on a flat corner lot.This sweet and inviting turn-key Colonial is just waiting for you! Tastefully remodeled kitchen with an easy to clean wood laminate floor, granite-like counters, bright white cabinets with under counter lighting and striking backsplash open to the sunny and light Dining Room. Enjoy holiday gatherings or movie watching in the front to back living room bathed in natural sunlight through the picture window. The second floor presents a lovely landing, spacious master bedroom with a large walk-in closet, full updated tiled bath and two additional bedrooms. Amenities incl 1st floor remodeled half bath, glass enclosed porch, hardwood floors, electric radiant heat controls in every room, new architectural roof, new water heater & partially fenced yard in a nice neighbrhd. Close to shopping, restaurants, entertainment, highwys Stop looking!
Open House
Sunday
June 30 at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Visit this beautifully updated 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath home nestled in a quiet neighborhood is set on a flat corner lot.This sweet and inviting turn-key Colonial is just waiting for you! Call Marianne Avila (978) 984-3188 for a private showing or with any questions that you may have.
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Location: 14 Hillside Road, Tewksbury, MA 01876    Get Directions

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