Struggle to cook homemade, healthy dinners during the week? Try batch cooking on Sundays. This week I baked chicken with oregano & lemon, baked pork chops, roasted potatoes & carrots, baked sweet potatoes, & lasagna (1 for this week, froze 2). From this I make my lunches, early dinners and my husband can make his dinner easily from the already cooked choices. Add ons are salads, frozen veggies and more. We eat well, I'm not exhausted, and I still have time for me after dinner to workout and chill out.
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I have found that cooking big and portioning what I'm going to eat each day 4 the week on Sundays saves time & keeps me from mindless eating.It realy works I can cook one turkey & have it in wraps, stir fry's, on salads & soups all in the same week, it keeps me from getting board or having to cook. It works with chicken & beef to, I just make up 3 or 4 meals using the same meat in different ways & dishing it up in small tuppers so its easy to grab. Having cut veggies & fruit in zip lock bags so
I can add them 2 my lunch bag in the morning is grate. Pre cooked wild rice makes lunches & dinners easier 2. Quick & easy is best in my house & avoiding fast food joints with out being a slave to the kitchen is key.58
In addition to batch cooking on the weekend, I brown my ground beef (all of it) as soon as I get home from the grocery store. We don't eat many hamburgers. It saves time because it cooks more quickly because it's not frozen and is ready when I need it later that week: shepherd's pie, chilli, etc.
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