Batch cooking ideas
Thankfully the initial madness that surrounded coronavirus food shopping habits and the access to food seems to have now finally calmed down. I have had a number of requests for meal ideas that can be batch cooked at home and have prepared a selection of our recipes for you to try!
For those of you unfamiliar with batch cooking, this is the ability to make a bunch of food that you can have plenty of leftovers that can be added to the fridge or freezer and consumed at a later date. All recipes have a per serving calorie and macro breakdown for those of you that are that way inclined.
Feel free on all these recipes to replace oils with the ones you have access to. We tend to use olive oil, avocado and coconut oil as our main cooking oils. To learn more, read my article What fats are best to cook with.
This can also be made to have as a side to a main meal. Feel free to adapt the recipe by removing the meat and filling more with veg if you would rather have a vegetarian option.
To make a batch I would consider quadrupling this recipe. This will then provide around 4-6 servings if only having these as the meal or if you are serving them as part of a meal then 8-12 servings.
Again, this can be a great breakfast recipe or a main meal recipe. You can triple the ingredients shown in this to make around 12 servings of around 500kcals per serving.
Here is a classic Spanish recipe. You can also bulk this up further by adding into the mix some chopped up veg.
Each serving is relatively large here, so quadrupling this will provide at least 4 servings, but more likely around 6-8, especially if you are serving it with a side of vegetables / salad.
Homemade Granola Recipes
Below you will find 3 different granola recipes. Because of the high fat content be mindful of the serving sizes.
Higher Fat, lower carb content
Apple Pie Granola – Moderate fat and carb content
This recipe makes around 12-24 servings, depending on your serving size.
Higher fat, lower carb content.
This recipe makes around 10-20 servings, depending on your serving size.
Main Meal & One Pot Ideas
Below you will find links to some of our favourite one pot recipes that can be easily frozen and then pulled out at a later date as you wish. Again, all calorie and macro levels are calculated for each recipe for per serving and the number of servings is listed above the ingredients list. Simple multiply the amounts of each ingredient to make batches.
Bean & Quinoa Chilli (Vegan)
Coconut Curry Soup (Vegan)
Carrot and Chickpea Soup (Vegan)
Coconut Fish Bake
Moqueca Fish Stew
Low FODMAP / SIBO Friendly,
Celeriac, Apple & Turkey Soup
Below you will find some dessert ideas. To try and keep you and your kids from bouncing from floor to ceiling on a sugar high, the majority of these recipes are designed to minimise the glucose response, thus helping to avoid glucose and mood swings in those that are a bit more sensitive to the impacts of sugar and grain based flour.
Coconut Butter Fruit Bars
Almond Ginger Cake
No flour, low carb option.
Raspberry Lemon Cake
We hope you enjoy some of these recipes, even if just to break up the endless rounds of pasta and tomato-based sauces everyone must be eating right now.
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