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3/18/11 1:48 P

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Week two is going okay. I had to wait a few days to get some money to go to the store and buy groceries but it is turning out a lot better now. I am exploring new recipes that I have never took the time to even look at before. All-in-all it's all good!

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3/17/11 11:31 P

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Week two is going well. I have been on vacation and am staying in a time share unit that has a kitchen. Since we drove to our destination, I was able to plan meals for the week from things in my freezer and pantry. I actually stuck to my grocery list at a local grocery store. I have always done "big batch" cooking and have most of the time saving appliances suggested - I often pack my lunches for a week on Sunday and cook the week's worth of brown rice or Quinoa for the weeks meals- just have to zap in the microwave.

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3/17/11 7:52 P

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Week 2 is great and my fiance is loving it, too. He says he can really pick up the salt in prepared foods now that he's been eating mainly homecooked for the last couple of weeks. I love being totally in control of my nutrients and I enjoy being able to make little substitutions with my favourite things, too! For example, it's almost spring and I'm totally into asparagus...a lovely addition to casseroles, salads, you name it!

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3/10/11 9:13 A

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Just made a huge batch of veggie soup. Yum!

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3/10/11 1:53 A

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Yes, having finished week 1, it's nice to have figured out what I'm going to eat each day rather than staring into my refrigerator 10 mintues every day and wondering what I can throw together.

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3/4/11 10:37 A

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Yeah, week 2 is going well. I'm eating a lot more vegetables!! Yes!! I buy lettuce, carrots, olives, cauliflower in bulk, cut it all up on the weekend and make my salad for lunch each night. It's so awesome having everything already cut and ready to put together. I'm feeling really good about how things are going. :) Thanks!

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3/3/11 5:10 P

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I've just about finished week 2 & I have learned so much. My meals are now more healthy than they have been for years. I have healthy meals stashed away in the fridge & freezer & it's fantastic. I'm really pleased with how things are going. emoticon

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2/28/11 8:08 P

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Saving $$$$$$ OMG!! I'm now buying frozen veggies(my fav is stir fry veggies) and brown rice in bags rather than individual boil and serve! My crockpot that I had never used is a time saver! I'm saving time and $$$ now! Meals are ready in a snap! emoticon

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2/28/11 6:43 P

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I saved so much money at the grocery store this weekend by planning my meals for the week. Being that I am single, I only spent $35 for the week (with the aide of coupons) to purchase enough groceries for the week for 3 healthy meals and 2 snacks daily. I cooked the food yesterday and labeled them in pt them in the appropriate individual containers. Great time saving effort!!

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2/27/11 11:26 P

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My meal plan for the week has been written, groceries have been purchased and I have 2 meals ready to go for the upcoming week already. Hubby and I are spending more time eating at the kitchen table together rather than in front of the TV and I really like this change.

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2/26/11 11:48 A

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Week 2 went well. I explored Spark recipes and found a couple to try. My favorite
was the "Cook yourself thin" mushroom and spinach quiche. It was a great way to
use that bag of spinach that had started to wilt.

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2/25/11 9:52 A

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I would be lost without my slow cooker. It makes my life so much easier, and there's nothing better than walking into the house, and being greated by the aroma of a favorite meal.
I have always cooked in large batches, but now we're learning that we don't have to try and eat it all. It's okay to put some away for future lunches and dinners.
I've tried a few new recipes, and am impressed with what the family is eating and liking!! I'm really enjoying this challenge.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!!
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2/22/11 9:11 A

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Week two is going great! Some of the kitchen tools I don't really feel I need, like a dehydrator or grain mill, but the others, I have. I absolutely love my toaster oven, and I cook a lot of foods in it to avoid heating up the house. :)

I definitely need to think about big batch cooking more, so that I can always have something healthy to pull out of the freezer on a busy day. :)

And making a running list is a good idea! I also need to set up my menu planning better so that I don't purchase more of an item that I already have plenty of in my home. :)



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2/18/11 10:42 P

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Week 2 is going good. I already do most of the suggestions such as a running list and big batch cooking. We eat very little processed food but I think there is always room for improvement so I am checking things out and going to try some new recipes and suggestions.

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2/14/11 7:51 P

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Just starting week 2 but so far so good. We freeze alot already but I'm trying some new, healthier recipes to freeze. DH and I bought a chest freezer when we got married and upgraded to a larger one when my mom moved in with us.

We freeze brown rice all the time....DH cooks a bunch of it in the pressure cooker than puts it in freezer bags or containers with protein for lunches and dinners. It reheats nicely.

I've done more small batch cooking than big batch but between DH and I we've got the freezer stocked.



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I spent most of this week sick or taking care of my DH. (I had a stomach virus and gave it to him)
But I already big batch cook, keep a running list, never shop near a meal time, and avoid the store when they are frying chicken...
I use artificial sugar blend, apple sauce and other tricks in what little baking I do.
I can't stand a lot of fat or oil any more. I never fry.
When I use oil it's olive oil or canola and very little of that.
I do my own rotisserie chickens to cut back the salt and I love my crock pot
so I feel like I'm good with week 2 challenge and am already moving on to week 3.

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2/14/11 3:19 A

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This challenge really made me smile. Since there are six of us in the house and usually at least two extra teenagers scrounging an evening meal, what's big batch cooking for a lot of people is just an everyday meal for me! lol I have a tiny freezer because I don't actually like defrosting food. I prepare it fresh every day and it's part of my routine so no extra hassle. What I do do, though, is often prepare two meals at the same time, so my equivalent of big batch cooking would be to be preparing this evening's meal and throwing an extra bunch of vegetables and meat into the slow cooker beside me, which I'll switch on before bed and it'll bubble away until the following evening. God bless slow cookers!

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2/12/11 7:48 P

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We do most of the suggestions. I made a batch of whole wheat hamburger rolls that will last 3 meals, and a large batch of stock for soups. Tomorrow is homemade whole wheat pizza with lots of mushrooms and peppers. Week 2 went well

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2/12/11 2:31 P

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finishing up week two with no problems. i made a big batch of tabbouleh salad (soaked bulger wheat, parsley, mint, tomato and cucumber), and my husband and i had it for lunches all week. yummy. i live on a boat, so no freezer to speak of. we got a big clam shell of organic salad greens and went through the whole thing this week. anyways, no problems. being par to this challenge makes me realize that my cooking habits are good. i already practice a lot of the tips in the challenge. i added a few new recipes to my spark people cook book (WildfireWench's Ono Recipes). keep up the good work everyone!

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2/10/11 8:19 P

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lnxlady - Unless I misunderstood, I thought the comment was the same as yours, that brown rice does great in the freezer. That is so good to know. I had never thought before the post about freezing it. A big thanks to you and Ruth for the much appreciate a tip!

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2/10/11 7:21 P

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Week just started for me. I already do all this but I will focus on finding some new "diet friendly" freezer recipies. I've been batch cooking a lot of lunches for DH lately, but not supper dishes because most of my old stand by freezer meals are higher calorie. I'll find some new ones this week.

I don't understand why brown rice is not considered a good freezer food. I've bought bags of precooked frozen brown rice at the grocery store, and most frozen dinners contain rice. I'm sure I've frozen it myself successfully, too.

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2/9/11 3:38 P

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KKenney67 - I am cooking Turkey Goulash tonight from my Biggest Loser Cookbook. I haven't had goulash in what seems like centuries (I'm getting older and the last time I had it was when my boys were little). I love it and am glad to see someone else does too. Sounds like you are doing a terrific job working the challenge. Keep us the good work...the pay off will be a healthy lifestyle. emoticon emoticon

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I started week 2 with a big batch of goulash. I froze 3 servings and refrigerated 2 for use this week. I'm starting to work three 12-hour nights per week and can already see that this is going to be a huge time and money saver. I'm going to research some crock pot meals and try to cook at least one big batch meal weekly.
I'm also trying to use an organized shopping list. I tried it last week, stuck to the list and got out of the store in record time.

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2/9/11 11:14 A

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Ruth - You Go Girl. I am so impressed with your pre-planning skills. No excuses for you...you have thought things through and planned for Success! emoticon

As for the rice cooker...you have the best on the market...You! I didn't know that pre-cooked brown rice froze well. Great tip... emoticon

I am struggling with having to change my pre-planned dinner meals at the last minute to accommodate unforseen guests. Seems to be happening several times a week lately. However, let me be quick to say, I am still eating within my program whether out to dinner or staying in. I am being flexible to a point...steadfast when it comes to sticking with my program.

I helped my DH and his friend join SP last night. They are both really excited. It takes a little while to get everything up and running. I need to check their meals plan stats (cal., fat, carbs, protein) to make sure I am planning right for DH, and I 'm helping his friend with meal planning also.

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2/9/11 9:49 A

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Not to be a know-it-all, but I make brown rice in a larger batch, and freeze it in individual portions. I just don't have room in my kitchen for gadgets that only perform one task.
I have had no problems with the taste or consistency when I defrost the rice for a meal.

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2/9/11 9:47 A

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I am off to a good start. Made two batches of soup, and some veggie chili. I only work weekends, but I work 12-hour shifts, with a long commute (1 hour each way). So, being organized and prepared for Saturday and Sunday has become a priority. I am planning, shopping, and cooking during the week to make sure I eat well those two day.
Hope everyone else is doing well. It takes time to sit down and plan for future meals!

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2/8/11 8:09 A

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Week 2

Off to a godo start. I did a big batch of stuffed bell peppers (spark recipe) and froze half of it.
Planned out the meals for the week and did our grocery shopping yesterday.
Breaking out the old crockpot and planning to use that to save some time cooking this week.

Feeling good about the effort I am putting in and making healthier foods.

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2/6/11 5:03 P

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Week 2 is off to a very good start. I did my first "batch cooking" recipe today and have frozen the extra servings in meal size containers for later this week. Being that I cook for myself, this is welcome relief that nothing will go to waste. The second goal I plan to do this week is buy a rice cooker since I love brown rice. It should save me money as I can do small servings as needed. Right now I've been buying the microwavable rice bowls and they are expensive. Let's see what the rest of the week brings... emoticon emoticon

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Week 2 is a great one for me, I do most of the things it tells us to do already. Only need to tweek them a little

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Week 2 is a welcome relief from Week 1. I feel I am getting in the groove and had already begun to practice many of the tips in the Week 2 Action Plan. I already had most of the recommended appliances and use them when needed.

The two Time-Saving Shopping Tips I implemented this week are:
1) Keep a running grocery list on top of my microwave w/pen
2) Avoid Shopping When Hungry.
I loved having the list on hand and ready to go...updated as I ran out of ingredients. I took my lunch with me and ate in the car while on the way to another city to go to Trader Joe's. It was enjoyable, relaxing, time-saving, and I wasn't hungry by the time I entered the store.

I have done Big Batch cooking all along...especially my homemade chili and soups. I love having them in the fridge or freezer for a quick, no-brainer meal (especially in this cold weather...and I am in California...still cold to me in the 60's---my sincere apologies to all in the snowbound members for my being soooooo wimpy).

I love reading all of the team members personal tips and preferences. Keep 'em comin'. emoticon

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1/28/11 10:39 P

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Week 2 is rolling along just fine.
One of the things I did today was to roast an elephant garlic and then blend olive oil into to it to make a kind of 'butter' to drizzle over veggies, rice, breads, etc.
It'll last a few weeks in the frig.

I figured that since the oven was already on I would also foil wrap a few potatoes and also some carrots at the same time.

I like the idea of having them already baked and on hand.
They'll be easy to reheat when needed.




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Week 2 has been really good. I created a full menu with all meals and snacks and pre-plan it. I makes it so much easier to stick to my decisions. Also, I created a shopping list spreadsheet that I set to what is on each aisle. I went grocery shopping last night like normal, and it was so much easier. I wasn't almost done shop and then realize that I forgot something on the other side of the store. Also, I made a point of measuring more so I had better accuracy with my portions. I'm considering purchasing a scale though.

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Just starting week 2. Got my new food scale in the mail yesterday, will spend time this week organizing and cleaning out cupboards. May batch cook some muffins.

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Week 1 I made my list and went shopping. It's day 3 of week 2 and I have yet to make a dish from my list. I hope to complete the tasks by the end of the week. But then again, What's the rush. If it takes me a little longer then that's ok too. The lesson is what's important.

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week 2 has gone great, waitng for week three now :)

did a batch of noodles....put them in baggies and into freezer....glad to have them on hand. :)

sounds great Audrey, sure saves time when making meals...

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I am just starting Week 2 and I already made a batch of miso soup for the week. Later on, I will be making muffins and meatballs to save time during the week. So far so good.

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About halfway through week 2,just made a large pan of Lentil soup,which i will divide into individual portions and freeze.

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started wk two and it is going great. did a few big batches, froze them in baggies, saves room in the freezer instead of using plastic containers.
when my father-in-law drops by, I give him one of each batch and he is thrilled. He lives alone and does not like to cook.
I will now always have something in the freezer for when we have surprise company to pull out and make:)


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This week is going well for me.

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Collecting new recipe ideas, and trying different things, but still not dropping any pounds yet.
i've always done the 'big batch' type cooking. My husband and I have different food preferences (he's a meat-and-potatoes guy), so I often have to plan 2 different menus...
Right now I'm loving lentil recipes...

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I am starting week 2 today. I went back through my pantry and threw out any remaining "bad, tempting" snack foods. It's weird, but some of the tempting stuff would be considered healthy, but I can't seem to limit my portion. Example: I threw out the rest of the Wheat Thins. Eating a few of those make me crave more. They don't satisfy.
I have never cooked in bulk, so I'll need to read more articles to learn how to do that. My biggest struggle is having nutritious snacks ready to eat.

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1/19/11 4:52 P

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Big batch cooking is really saving time for me!

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1/19/11 11:44 A

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Debbie,

Hang in there!

When you first start batch cooking all you've got is what you've made. But once you get a bit of a freezer stash going, you'll be able to pull out things you've made earlier and combine them differently.

I also find it worth the time to remake some of our leftovers into something new instead of just freezing/storing them. For example, last week's pot roast got turned into some oven-baked chimichangas that are in the freezer for lunches this week.

Hope that helps!

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I am enjoying cooking at home but need more variety on my batch cooking for my lunches...I am getting bored with what I cooked.

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I've really enjoyed cooking more at home and trying more recipes. A lot of the recipes enabled me to store extra servings to last through the week. And, yes, it is costing less because I am eating less.

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Week two went well. I put together a shopping list and was in order according to my store set up. I even managed to eat before heading to the store, only purchased what was on my list and no more than that. I did purchase in bulk and when got home I divided it into sections.

I take cereal to work so I purchased the snack size bags and put in 1 serving of cereal per bag, so all I have to do is pour the bag into my bowl at work... I even did this with my fruits and veggies.. measured/counted/weighed my servings and placed in baggies which are now in the bottom of my frig. so now all I have to do is grab bags and throw in lunchbag.

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1/18/11 10:18 A

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Good point about saving money, a lot people think that eating healthy will cost them more money, well that is not true, just by cutting down on our portion sizes will help save money.

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1/18/11 9:34 A

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Since starting this challenge i find that as i am putting more thought into what i cook and buy i am not just eating healthier but i am also saving money.

My name is Cathy and I live in the Isle of man.


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1/16/11 4:10 P

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Week two has been good I have made a couple of new recipes from the American Heart assocication cook book. I made a shepherds pie that was great could have used more salt but I am not allowed to use salt so it was ok. We had a salmon one night and tonight I am making healthy stuffed peppers with ground chicken.

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1/16/11 1:50 A

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I'm a little behind with week 2 because I've been sick, but I did stick with my week 1 goals of cooking at home instead of going out, and incorporating more fruits and vegetables. :)

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