Let me just start by saying, this is my family’s FAVORITE meal! They beg for it! I pair it with Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and mashed cauliflower. Yum! As far as shortcuts, there isn’t really one for this one. I would just highly recommend doubling the recipe and making 2! My family eats both of them, if yours doesn’t then at least you have a healthy meal you can freeze for another day! It’s not well received by the kids when I put the mushrooms in, so I usually leave those out. I also cut the amount of almond meal in half (only 1/2 c of meal per meatloaf). Enjoy!