This weekend was a very busy one for us and the main reason for this is that we decided to do a huge batch of bulk cooking. In the past, we have prepared a few days worth of meats or soups at one time, but we’ve never done anything on this scale.
While I was at work on Friday night, my wife got started making most of the meats, a huge pot of rice, and a bunch of baked potatoes (russet and sweet). Here is what things looked like when I first got home:
We then had to make the fish, meatloaf, and vegetables…
Then we began to weigh & measure all of the meats and sides to make our various meals. I handled the majority of this part of the preparation, as my wife went to the store to purchase more glass containers. Here are a few pics that I took of the individual meals at the various stages:
We actually had to make a 2nd batch of mixed vegetables, and make some mashed potatoes to go along with everything. The great thing about preparing all of our meals this way is that we can easily plan our calories and macro-nutrient totals for each day for the next week.
We know exactly how many calories and how much fat, protein, fiber, and carbohydrates are in each dish!!!
We actually didn’t finish up until Saturday, but here is the finished product!
Of course, I also made a bulk cooking video showing everything that we made (at least 1 representative dish for each meal type):
- Have you ever did a bulk cooking session to prepare your meals ahead of time?
- What are some tips and tricks that you can provide?
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