Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cook for the Week in One Day

It doesn’t matter, whether you love to cook or you hate it. Let’s face it cooking at home has a lot of benefits. You can save a lot of money by simply preparing meals yourself. At the same time, this is a healthy way to eat. One of the biggest reasons that keep people from cooking is the time that it takes to do so.

Preparing meals in your very own kitchen doesn’t have to take a long time. With a little preparation, you can cook for the entire week in one day. Three balanced meals can last the whole week, when you factor in leftovers. Cooking this way takes the hassle out of the process. It can even be fun to see just how creative you can be.

What meat do you like?
One of the first things you’ll need to decide on is your meat. Pick something that you can easily prep and cook. Easy choices include lean ground beef or lean ground turkey. Both of these are versatile meats to cook. They are easy on your budget too. Another terrific choice is baked chicken. It can be used in a host of dishes and casseroles.

Fresh or frozen vegetables
Fresh vegetables and frozen vegetables are the best for you. You can use these as side dishes for your meals. They can also incorporate well into specific dishes. Soups, casseroles, and sautéed meals are enhanced by vegetables. Roasted potatoes, onion, and carrots can be used in two different meals especially when you use different sauces.

Rice, pasta, and more
Rice, pasta, and salad mixes are terrific additions to any meal. Rice is an important item to keep on hand. You can use it as a side with your meat selection or inside your casserole dish. Fresh salad mixes are good things to buy as well. A salad can make an entire meal or an interesting side.

Ideas for Ground Turkey:
1 - Tex-Mex Ground Turkey Casserole (meat, corn, spices, cheese)
2 - Turkey Fried Rice (meat, rice, eggs, peas, soy sauce)
3 - Creamy Noodles & Veggies (meat, egg noodles, cream of mushroom soup, onions, carrots)

1 comment:

  1. I do this all the time. I get very creative with mixing and matching since I'm eating the same foods for several days. As a matter of fact, some foods taste even better after a couple of days. Spending a few hours cooking in one day makes it all worthwhile when you spend a few minutes reheating in the microwave for the rest of the week.