If we’ve learnt anything when it comes to healthy eating, it’s that preparation is key.
Spending a few hours getting organised on a Sunday will set the tone for your eating habits the whole way through the week and batch cooking can save both time and hassle.
Whether you head to the nearest supermarket to get your weekly shop or order online, the first step is having all the right ingredients to hand and the second is to find dishes that will freeze well.
Here are a few options to try…
This is one of our regular go-to lunch dishes as it is so simple to cook, the ingredients are cheap and it is really tasty. There are a ton of recipes on the web but this Jamie Oliver one is our favourite and it’ll last in the fridge for a few days.
If you’re getting bored of chicken dishes, why not try this lamb chilli? Packed with flavour from a range of spices, this is a really tasty treat for lunchtime. The recipe is for ten servings but you can scale down to suit.
Always running out the door in the morning? Make sure you don’t skip breakfast with this tasty muesli recipe. You can prepare it now and pop it in your bag each day for a travel-friendly and nutritious start.
We all love a little sweet treat now and again but rather than hitting the chocolate or a packet of biscuits, why not try these fruity muffins instead? They’re ideal for popping in the freezer and can be very handy for any last-minute visitors!
This stew might seem more like a winter recipe but we’ve had plenty of chilly days recently! This is a warming and hearty lunch or dinner option that is full of protein and iron.
If you’re looking for a lighter snack, these samosas really fit the bill and can be eaten on-the-go… whether you’re at work or driving the kids to GAA training! If you can’t get your hands on some of the ingredients, try substituting something from your cupboard at home – a great way to use up leftovers.
If you’re a slow cooker convert, this is a great recipe for adding some flavour to chicken breasts without buying a ton of ingredients.