I cook a whole pound of spaghetti or rice at once and freeze it in single serving sizes. This saves me time at night and I don't have to worry about how much dry spaghetti or rice to cook to get 1 serving -
I freeze it in self-sealing plastic bags (like Ziploc) and use a permanent marker to label the bag with the contents, quantity, and date -
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Save money by cooking single portions - How? read this
I have always cooked in bulk making full use of my freezer thinking I was being as economical as possible. I have found the more I cook, the more I eat so I've started weighing + cooking single portions. I find I am more likely to stay within my calorie range, not over-eat (my biggest downfall), so my food lasts me longer and less trips to the shops, and the bonus is smaller portions cook so much faster that even though you cook more often, overall, you use less gas and electricity. Result.
Cooking in bulk is a real time saver. Place up to 8 oz of your cooled hotdishes in snack-size bags, placing 3-4 bags in one labeled quart-size freezer bag, for later enjoyment. Small packages thaw overnight in the refrigerator, allowing you to vary your healthy eating for maximum nutrition.
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