Take time to inventory your pantry and stock up on dry and canned goods such as cereals, canned and dry soups, canned fruit and vegetables, etc. Things like crackers, nuts, peanut butter, raisins and string cheese make for quick snacks; while prepared foods including heat-and-serve entrées, salad bar or a rotisserie chicken can be found in your grocer's deli. Consider creating freeze-and-heat meals or stock up on microwaveable main-course meals like lasagna, soups, stews and meatballs. And give yourself a break from packing a lunch. Consider allowing yourself – and your kids – the luxury of buying lunch.