Sunday, July 25, 2010

Just got through with my batch cooking for the week. I love the ideal of batch cooking because I usually do not get home from work and the gym until around 7:30 p.m. and I am starving by that time. I usually do my batch cooking on Sundays.

Today I started and it took me a little over two hours, non-stop with a lot of mult-tasking to complete everything. Usually when I get through cooking, I put half of what I cooked in the freezer and take it out on Wednesday or Thursday to finish up the week. Usually, what ever I cook on Sunday, lasts me until Saturday.

Today I made the following to eat on through-out the week.

1. Grilled three pounds of skinless chicken breast - great for quick salads or something healthy to munch on while you are warming up dinner - will make at least eight/nine servings

2. Tuna Meatloaf - five servings

3. Stuffed Bell Pepper - with lean turkey and brown rice - four servings

4. Charred Tilapia fillets - three servings

5. Candied Yams - w/splenda and cinnamon - four servings

6. Green Beans - big pot - five - one cup servings

7. Broccoli - steamed - three - one cup servings

Off to enjoy my dinner.
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    Wow! I'm inspired - how do I find the recipe for the tuna meatloaf? Sounds delicious!!
    2865 days ago
    OMG that all sounds so good. Also, I had never thought of a tuna meatloaf before! Wow! i bet that's good. I love tuna. Thanks for the ideas. :)
    3277 days ago
  • FREEME1980
    Great meal planning! I sometimes boil my chicken then add cajun spice.
    Preparation equals success! emoticon
    3343 days ago
  • no profile photo MANDYCATAZ
    Now that my husband and I are both retired from stressful jobs with long hours, I don't have to do the same batch cooking I used to do. But I make sure whenever I'm making something that freezes well, I double or triple the recipe. It's great to look in the freezer and find pasta sauce or gumbo or a casserole ready to go for that night's dinner with no fuss or muss. It also cuts down on the temptation to buy convenience frozen food; the trade-off in retirement is that you have more time but, usually, less disposable income.
    3676 days ago
  • AMERINDO0627
    Great ideas!
    3829 days ago
    Great idea!!! Thanks!
    3919 days ago
    Please share the tuna meatloaf recipe. It sounds yummy! emoticon
    3920 days ago
    I may have to try the batch cooking...I've become master of the healthy crock pot recently, lol.
    3931 days ago
    This is great Char... I have to get some sweet potatoes this weekend and tomorrow I am getting some green peppers and ground turkey for stuffed peppers... I am going to cook them in the crock pot... You want to share that recipe for "tuna meatloaf".... sounds "yummy"... I want it ... emoticon
    4013 days ago
    i luv sweet potatoes!!!
    4014 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. Batch cooking is something I have to learn to start doing. The meals you prepared, sound so delicious and healthy! emoticon emoticon
    4015 days ago
    Your batch cooking routine is very similar to mine. I cook on Sundays and Wednesdays. Never thought about the concept of cooking it all on Sunday and freezing half of it. I might have to do that.

    It just makes this lifestyle so much more doable to me. If I had to wing it every night no telling what I would be eating.

    I've accepted the "you are what you eat" concept. I can't remember the last time i had indigestion or heartburn and my skin has a natural glow that is priceless.

    Good job on the carb cycling.
    4016 days ago
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