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Cooking Ahead For The Week

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: FAQ

We've already talked about cooking once a week for the entire week on the blog, but the more you do it the more you learn what works for you and what's easiest. With some planning ahead, it is very easy to cook all the meals in only about 2 or 3 hours if you set that time aside 1 day a week.

With having the meals already cooked and in the refrigerator, all you have to do for lunch or dinner, is grab the container and reheat. It is important to make a list of the meals you want to have each week, and have the ingredients on hand the day you do your cooking.

There are some tips to make cooking ahead easier:

*Make it fun for yourself. Like I've said before, I'd put on my favorite television show or a movie and cook while I watched it so I didn't feel like I was 'stuck' in the kitchen for hours and hours.


*Using recipes that include the same spices and ingredients help cut down the cost and makes it easier to prepare the recipes.


*If you have kids, having them help with the cooking, as long as the tasks are age appropriate, helps the kids want to eat the food they helped prepare and helps you with one less task to do.

    Another idea is to try the meal plans we prepare for you. Everything is included for a week long menu. Everyday has breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and a dessert for only 1200 calories! The plan includes the recipes for all meals, shopping list, calorie counts and a weekly calendar to keep it all organized. This makes it easier on you when preparing for the week. Just grab your list and head to the grocery store!

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