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Life gets busy and the last thing most of us want to do is spend extra time in the kitchen. Luckily, YouTuber and food expert Nikole Goncalves has five easy hacks for quick and easy meals for home and on-the-go.
 

Sheet pan dinners

Sheet pan dinners will be your new best friend. Basically, just put all of your ingredients on one pan, pop it in the oven and you’re good to go. The best part? Cleaning up is a breeze!

Try this Chili Lime Shrimp Fajitas recipe.
 

Smoothie make-ahead packs

If you love smoothies and want to save time, this hack is for you. Put all of your ingredients into a bag or container and pop it in the freezer. In the morning, empty the bag into a blender with your liquid of choice and you’re good to go.

Try this DIY Freezer Smoothie Pack.
 

Cut your lemons into quarters

Minutes in the morning are precious. If you enjoy to drink a glass of lemon water before you start the day, pre-cut your lemons into quarters so they’re ready to go. They will stack better, plus you get more juice out of the lemon this way. You can also use them for any other meals throughout the week.
 

Pre-soak your grains overnight

This works great for things like steel cut oats and brown rice; things that take a long time to cook. This hack will cut the cooking time in half.

Try this Creamy Coconut Chai Spiced Oatmeal recipe.
 

Use ceramic knives

Using ceramic knives on fruits like apples and avocados will slow the oxidization process down.

Check out more of Nkole’s hacks in the below YouTube video: