shroomgirl -sounds like you're bucking for the job? hehe j/k :lol:
But seriously.... I agree - Hmmsosogood is that what you meant by "on the go"? If you do...here goes...
We're pretty hectic here too, with lots of mum's taxi after work and other half working late, I make double when I'm able, and freeze or use in a different way the next night or night after, e.g. a meat sauce I make a double batch, make it into spag. bog. the first night, then another night I'll use it as a shepherd's pie/lasagna or similar. Stews can be made in bulk and frozen, and you can load them up with healthy veg. and pair with starches/grains etc when using, turn them into curries - experiment!
And soups, make a huge pot of a basic soup, use it/ freeze it in batches and add different things to vary it each time, e.g. a basic chicken soup, add noodles one time, fresh veg. another, or if its running low, stretch it by using a good tinned soup, etc etc
Tinned foods such as tomatoes or corn kernels, and frozen veg like peas etc, can be a great time saver and good quality and add flavour and are healthy too. Pasta takes no time at all and you can whip up a healthy sauce while its cooking - 15 mins tops. Just a matter having ingredients on hand - as shroomgirl said - shop once a week not several times, get all you need then and to your larder topped up, especially with the staple foods and fresh fruit and veg.
With your meats, stir fries are a great healthy option. Chicken is good and easy, so is lean pork, and stir fry beef strips. After your weekly shop you can take a bit of time and slice up the meat into meal size lots and freeze - also the marinade if any can be added at that time and it will start working while its freezing. Just remember to take out of freezer in the morning and pop into fridge, or if you have a microwave, can defrost in there. Frozen shrimp are also good - defrost under running water the amount that you need from the pack, seal the rest up and pop back into freezer.
Keep a good supply of sauces on hand (check ingredients first to see they meet your requirements for salt, fat etc). They add good variety to your meals and save making one from scratch.
Salads - have things like red onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, lettuce, cucumbers on hand - takes little time to chop and whip up a nice salad, boiled eggs, tinned tuna, have a fat free mayo/ french/italian dressing in stock - 5 mins and its good to go.
Breads - tortillas, multi-grain, all can extend a meal nicely and supply a very quick starch portion to your meal without having to bother with potatoes etc.
Anyhow - I'll give someone else a turn - I'm a fanatic when it comes to saving time in the kitchen - can you tell? Hope something in here has helped.