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Big Batch Cooking

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My daughter and I spent last Saturday doing some big batch cooking. What a great time we had speculating on how the various dishes would taste. We tried some new recipes and some that we had done before and really liked. I have enough frozen dinners for the next month, actually enough so that I can have two meals a day. I will be enjoying such things as Swedish meatballs, meatball soup, lasagna, chicken paprikash, lazy perogies and beef and pasta. The best part of it all is that there was no salt added to any of them. I have been trying for so long to get rid of the salt in my diet and finally have accomplished it. For now, I am concentrating on eating healthy food, preparing my food from fresh produce and not eating prepacked food. If I can't read all the ingredients listed, I don't eat it.
Portion size is also a top priority, and having the frozen dinners portioned out before freezing is a great way of controlling that.
All the weekend cooking makes me look forward to the rest of the month and the great variety of foods I will be eating. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • v PRAIRIECROCUS
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  • v IKACEY
    Now that's how you do a healthy life style change! emoticon Its an idea my DH and I have been discussing and this gives me even more ideas. He has to do the cooking and caregiving for me but in this way he could just pop in the microwave and it would be all portioned out already without the bad ingredients that come in processed foods. emoticon for sharing your idea!
    1199 days ago
  • v LINOVER
    Those meals sound really good! Kudos to you for having made all these meals and having frozen them in perfect portions! emoticon
    1199 days ago
  • v LALMEIDA
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    1200 days ago
  • v KNEWMETODAY
    Super idea and one that I would do well to explore also. Living alone, sometimes I don't take the time to prepare a meal; it would be really easy if I froze some meals an had healthy choices.

    I do cook. Periodically, I have family over for a meal of entirely new (to me) recipes. I get to try something new AND receive input from family. The results have been good, and I think they enjoy the experience too. That may be one of those times when I package/freeze leftovers instead of sending them home with family.

    Kathy
    1200 days ago
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