Bulk cooking saves you time and money, which makes having a healthy homecooked meal every night easier than ever. The advantages are:
- You save cooking time because you’re cooking several meals at once.
- You save cleanup time, because you have fewer cooking sessions to clean up after.
- You save money because bulk cooking makes it easy to shop better. You can wait for good sales, take advantage of bulk buys (even if you live and eat alone!), and with a little planning, you can make sure everything you buy gets used in a recipe.
- No wasted leftovers, because these recipes are designed for freezing and serving again later.
- You know exactly what’s in every meal, which gives you lots of control over the nutrition.
Bulk Cooking Recipes
- Southwestern Casserole – chicken casserole Tex-Mex style
- Roasted Potatoes – a simple side dish you can enjoy over and over
- Jambalaya - the classic spicy stew. Same page also has a wonderful recipe for Tomato Basil Tarts.
- Breaded Beef – turn a less expensive cut of meat into a real treat
- Ham and Lentil soup – delicious, cheap and healthy
- French Toast Sticks – kids can heat and serve these themselves.
- Pancakes - make your own microwavable pancakes
- Six-bean casserole – with spicy barbecue sauce and pepperoni
- Bacon-Wrapped Chicken – freeze them uncooked, and cook as you need them
- Lasagna Rolls - another one kids can heat and serve
- Tomato Ground Beef Mix – a handy starter
- Chicken, Quinoa and Corn stew - full of savory flavors
- Sausage Breakfast Muffins – who has time for a hot breakfast these days? If you’ve got 90 seconds to microwave, you do.
Bulk Cooking Tips
Cooking in bulk does take a little bit of planning in advance. Less than regular cooking, I think, but you will have to make a few adjustments. Here are some links to give you ideas: