Many people are familiar with meals ready to eat and recognised how useful the are. MREs are perfect for an emergency kit, for any outdoor activity and of course for busy parents who are overbooked and under-energized.
There are a wide variety of MRE meals to choose from. It's easy to stock up and save by buying these in bulk and putting some in each emergency kit, in the camping stuff and the hiking stuff and to save for those nights when fast food isn't an option due to location or budget.
Parents that have a lot of responsibility and must get kids to and from sporting events, band events and plays can use them to avoid the high cost of those fat laden fast food joints that offer little in nutrition, but plenty of calories.
The military developed MREs for soldiers in combat zones. Often the men couldn't get to the mess hall to get a healthy meal. MREs took care of that. They have all the required nutrition and are plenty minerals, you can find more about military grade MRE components here. All you do is add water and activate the heat pack. A few minutes later, a healthy meal is at the ready and dinner is served.