Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tip for Tuesday: Storage and Bulk Cooking

Why can't I have every Monday off work? It really feels great starting the week off on Tuesday. Just sayin'.

Anyway, I made the most of my day off and got the chores done that we didn't get to over the weekend. I also spent about 3 hours in the kitchen preparing food for the week. Now, most of you probably know that I don't really like bulk cooking... what I do instead is make one or two items to grab and go, and then I'll make extra dinner every night for the next day. I decided to bulk cook yesterday not only because I had the time to do it, but with my carb cycling it's hard to make "fun" meals. I'm eating basically the same thing for the next 12 days so it just made the most sense to get it all done at once and save time during the week. 


I made lots of grilled chicken, veggies, turkey zucchini burgers, turkey muffins (no oats), yam chips, green tea, grated yams for yam hash browns, and lasagna and roasted chick peas for B. 

Bulk cooking has it's pro's and con's-- pro's would be that everything is ready to go, so you really have no excuses for eating poorly. Con's are that it takes up a good portion of the day and it's a little easier to get tired of the food when you eat the same thing over and over. It's definitely a personal preference, but you may want to consider giving it a try! 

Here's another quick tip for Tuesday about storing your bulk items. I apologize in advance for the "um's". I will fix it, promise! 


Also, I've had a lot of people ask about my bracelet-- it's Lenny and Eva and it says "strength". You can look at my instagram photo's on my Facebook page for a close up! 

20 comments:

  1. Love this post! Quick question--how do you cook your yam hash browns? I've always wanted to try something like that but I'm not sure how it would turn out...

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    1. I just spray a little pam in the bottom of a pan and let them cook until they are a little crispy!

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    2. Thanks b! Yum!! Sounds amazing--can't wait to give them a try! :)

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  2. could you spell the drink please - not heard of it and can't see how it is spelt in the video - thanks (am in the UK so I think our health food store will have to order it - hence needing the name) Thanks

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    1. Thank you for spelling! ha-ha, I have never heard of the drink and will absolutely try one ;)

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  3. Great idea. I will have to try that.

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  4. What a great idea! Those kombucha bottles are the perfect size for storing things in! Love the vlog, girl!

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  5. Hi there! What recipe did you use for the lasanga? Btw, love your site! I'm starting to eat healthier and work on my fitness as well. So I love finding great tips ;)

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    1. I linked it out for you above, it's also in the recipes tab!

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  6. Good blog. Let me know how the results from your carbs cycling goes. I'm starting carb cycling next week for livefit.

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  7. Very good tip, thank you!

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  8. Thanks so much for posting...can you share which bracelet you have? I can't get to Instagram from work and I really like your style!
    Thanks!

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    1. Mine is the braided wrap http://lennyandeva.com/index2.php#/fgallery1/8/

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  9. awesome!! i need to start doing this...just set aside time on a sunday and prep for the week. i would eat SO much better if i did. thanks!

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  10. My hubby and I are fans of bulk cooking! It helps us to eat on time regularly.

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  11. have you tried the synergy ones by the same brand?
    -Ashley Hice

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  12. The staff at storage facility works fine and I'm always in and out in less than 10 minutes. This saved time is a big bonus considering my always tight schedule.

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