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Cook Once, Eat For Weeks!


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I've recently started "big batch" cooking using modified recipes from a 30 day cooking book and recipes from my own healthy cookbooks. I spend one or two days cooking, freeze each meal with cooking instructions, and I'm set for two weeks at a time. It really helps eliminate those last-minute runs to the fast food place because dinner is already done!

Even though the book that inspired me is for once-a-month cooking, I only do once every two weeks. It fits my time schedule and budget better.
- Submitted by MYINNERDIVA 10/7/2010 in Healthy Eating | 6 Comments
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MYRTLEBEACHWINS 10/9/2010 2:00:00 PM

    I always do this when I bbq. I double or triple everything on the grill for quick meals later. I can break apart the bbq meats for everything from sandwiches to stews. Just add a huge bag of frozen veggies to most meals and dinner is good to go.
KIMKURZ 10/8/2010 7:51:00 AM

    I think my favorite kitchen tool is my chest freezer!I usually enjoy cooking,and am used to cooking for my whole family.Even though my kids are on their own,I still seem to cook for the whole family....So now I freeze everything leftover in single serve amounts.This is great for whenever I don't want to cook,or when I am sick...or for my sweetie when I am not around(he would eat like a 7 year old if real food wasn't available)
SLS-NY2IN 10/7/2010 10:43:00 AM

NAKIOMA 10/7/2010 10:38:00 AM

    Would love to know more about what you are big batch cooking. I try to use the freezer to hold a lot of the things that I eat so would really appreciate any advice you have.............thanks.....
BILLY4225 10/7/2010 10:31:00 AM

    I just seen a commercial for Rachel Ray's new program "Cook 1 Day, Eat for a Week". I should get some good ideas about what to cook like this. Only problem is, Rachel's recipes aren't really "calorie friendly" so I will have to adjust some of her recipes.
Thanks for the idea!
TONISTRELEC 10/7/2010 9:28:00 AM

    great idea.......thianks for the info

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