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I've seen a lot about the benefits of batch cooking, reduced costs, save time etc.

Would you recommend it, or do you get bored with eating the same thing, day in and day out ?

beccatavender
2 weeks ago
What do you think of this?
wibblewobble
wibblewobble2 weeks ago

no 🙈

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angelik
angelik2 weeks ago

I don't currently, but have done in the past. Usually for times when I know I'm going to be really busy, so it's one less thing I need to think about as I have stuff already made.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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2 weeks ago

Someone recommend it as a way of healthy eating, but not sure how it works. I seeing what batch cooking books are available free on my Kindle

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angelik
angelik2 weeks ago

beccatavender I hadn't really thought about it in terms of healthy eating, it was all about saving time for me. But I suppose if the meals are already made then maybe that stops people from reaching for unhealthy foods, or snacking because they can't decide what to make for lunch/dinner.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry2 weeks ago

I only batch homemade bolognese sauce. As a family we eat it once a week but my son eats it every other day so it is handy to batch cook for him.

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock2 weeks ago

You probably wouldn’t call it batch cooking but, as there’s only the two of us, I generally cook enough for two or three days. We’ll often have a second meal of it two days later and I’ll freeze what’s left. It works for us!

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TiaTia
TiaTia2 weeks ago

I do batch cook in the colder months, usually homemade soup, I make enough to freeze about 10 bags, even better when the veg is on offer.

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Lalou
Lalou2 weeks ago

I batch cook all my food, reduced fat meats, freeze all my veg and only use frylight spray when cooking, also swap veg for salads some day's for a change, i started 1 month ago and iv lost 1 stone

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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2 weeks ago

Congratulations on that fantastic weight loss

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Lalou
Lalou2 weeks ago

beccatavender thank you 🙂

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snoogans888
snoogans8882 weeks ago

I batch cook a lot as my fiancé is on a muscle gain meal plan and we generally like to eat healthy. So I do a load of brown rice which is quick in electric pressure cooker.

I also use a silicone mini loaf cake mould to freeze things like soup, tomato sauce, white sauce then put into bags. That way I can take out just the amount of blocks that I need.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE2 weeks ago

all of the time! Using slow cooker, Remoska, or normal methods ... and we freeze so it's not day after day....saves time and money too.

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GSM
GSM2 weeks ago

I wish I could but I have a very small freezer, otherwise I would.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly252 weeks ago

I batch cook soups, curry and chilli. They freeze well and it’s just as easy to make a larger amount.

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neo1
neo12 weeks ago

I don't normally batch cook but I've been given a pack of mince from a neighbor so will be having spag bol for the next 3 nights as I've no room in the freezer

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snoogans888
snoogans8882 weeks ago

neo1 if you get bored of spag bol you can always add some spices and beans and make it into a chilli. Use as a topping on a jacket potato or in wraps. Or add curry type spices and serve with rice instead.

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 weeks ago

Whenever I make Cottage Pie I make two more to freeze, same goes for fish pies. When I make chilli I regularly make 16 portions in one go to freeze. Another thing I do is cook three/four chickens at once so that I can freeze portions of ready cooked chicken for future meals and/or sandwiches - I freeze the gravy, that I make from the chicken juices, in portions too. I love being able to grab something from the freezer that's home made. At the moment my veg patch is coming to fruition so it will be cooking/blanching swedes & runner beans etc to freeze soon. I froze rhubarb this morning ready for crumbles later in the autumn. What you do need is plenty of freezer space!

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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2 weeks ago

I am really impressed with how organised you are 🙂

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana2 weeks ago

Went into Morrisons today and they had reduced chicken breasts down from £4 to £1.20, I bought 9 but there were loads left for everyone the reduced cabinet was stacked with them. Someone must have over-ordered. Anyway I can see a batch cooking event of chicken curry being a possibility.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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2 weeks ago

Even better, saving money and time.I love it when you come across a bargain like that.

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana2 weeks ago

beccatavender Yes it was a brilliant deal I think because they simply had so many to shift. Many of the reductions in the cabinet were only between 5 and 10% which personally I'm not that motivated by. I expect to see 30% on something that is right at the end of its shelf life.

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NatalyKroxa
NatalyKroxa2 weeks ago

I do, because when I have busy days its really help me eat healthy .So I prefer to have some ready chicken that could make a wrap, or homemade soup ,curry,stew.

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suga0147
suga01472 weeks ago

I don't but trying to because need to be more healthier & do gourmet-food at home

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