Keeping up with your nutrition-related goals when life becomes busy and stressful and making healthy meals is challenging. Batch cooking can save the day. Batch cooking essentially means cooking more of an ingredient than you need in the moment so that meals can become more about assembly rather than scratch cooking.
Here are some time-saving batch cooking ideas:
Are you eating brown rice or quinoa on Monday night? Make a large batch so you can eat it warmed for breakfast, add to harvest bowls, or serve it as a dinner side dish all week long. Check out this Quinoa Yogurt Parfait recipe made with Greek yogurt or your favorite plant-based variety.
Making hard-boiled eggs? It takes the same amount of time to make six as it does to make two. Enjoy as a grab and go breakfast with fruit, crumble into salads, or a quick snack.
Baking sweet potatoes? Make a few more than you need. Toss extra into salads, slice into rounds and top with nut butter or smashed avocado as a snack, or stuff a small-sized sweet potato for a quick and hearty meal. Check out my all time favorite salad from my meal plan Roasted Sweet Potato and Kale Salad.