Freeze soups, sauces, and chilis in Ziploc bags
Then lay the bags flat to freeze. As Jenny Ward of the family lifestyle blog Dinner A Love Story suggests, you’ll save time by thawing whatever is in the bag under running water for one minute. And you’ll save space once the bags are frozen—try “filing” the frozen stews and soups in your freezer like books on a bookshelf. This is much more efficient than stacks of clunky Tupperware.
Make it vegetarian
Sometimes working with only vegetables can speed up cooking time and make life easier. (For instance, it can reduce the risk of cross contamination with raw meats). In the summertime, toss vegetables on the grill for a quick and easy side or main. For inspiration, here are 10 of the healthiest vegetables you can eat.