Would you like to save time, money, and effort while you get into the best health of your life?
Batch cooking is an amazing tool for you! Here are 3 tips for getting started and some great recipes to enjoy!
What is batch cooking and why is it awesome?
Batch cooking is a system of meal prep where you prepare most of your meals and snacks for the week all in one 1-2 hr window per week. Considering that it takes most people 20-30 minutes every night to prepare dinner plus anywhere from 10-20 minutes each for breakfast and lunch prep, this method will save you HOURS every single week!
This method is also great if you experience decision fatigue at the end of your day (i.e. what the heck am I gonna make for dinner?!).
Another great benefit of batch cooking is that when you buy food in bulk, you’ll save money at the grocery store as well as have the opportunity to dine out less. The most important money savings benefit to you is of course boosting your greatest asset: your health! Poor health is one of the biggest financial drains and the more you invest in creating a body and mind that allows you to feel great and function independently, the better off you’ll be all the way around.
Gather up what you like to eat! This can be recipes that you’ve saved or simply a list of foods you enjoy.
For your first time batch cooking, you can simply choose 3 meals (1 each for breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and make enough for leftovers for 2-3 days.
Put your grocery shopping day and batch cooking day on your calendar! A lot of people resist this step initially and it prevents them from integrating this tool into their lives quickly and easily. Life is full of distractions and always will be, so your secret to success includes making the choice to prioritize yourself, commit to taking this action and enjoying how much easier your week feels when you do this.
Have some sort of food storage and labels. This can be as simple as food storage bags or putting food into bowls and covering the top with wrap, or, my favorite, use glass containers with locking lids. As far as labels go, you can tape a paper label or use erasable food labels like these. Start with what is super easy for you and doesn’t create a mental roadblock.
Here are some delicious recipes that are easy to batch cook!
Until next time, I’m wishing you Unstoppable Health!