Plan Ahead: Batch Cooking Your Favorite Foods

Making a well-balanced diet work with a busy, hectic lifestyle can be a challenge. Oftentimes, we are forced to sacrifice good, wholesome foods in favor of a quick meal on the go, and over time, our bodies pay the price.

That’s where batch cooking comes in.  Using this method, you can save yourself a significant amount of time while preparing healthy, delicious meals. The trick is to cook a large batch of your favorite staple ingredients.  You’ll do best to choose food items that are versatile and easily incorporated into a variety of recipes (such as quinoa, beans, or your favorite protein).

Once you have prepared your selected food items, simply toss them in the freezer and use them when you’re ready.

Below is a video, courtesy of Whole Foods, which offers step-by-step instructions on how to batch cook and freeze your meals. Enjoy!