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Food prep for the week

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2015mom Fri 26-Aug-16 17:35:03


I am looking at tips on food prep for the week to save time at dinner time... Any tips would be awesome please

AtleastitsnotMonday Fri 26-Aug-16 19:35:54

Any meals you're planning in particular or are you just after any ideas?

2015mom Fri 26-Aug-16 23:56:36

I am just after ideas of saving time prepping for meals in the week.. We usually have one or two dinners with veg so I suppose I could chop veg enough for two evening meals and cool which will save time
I have seen on internet people do five days worth of salad in mason jars in the fridge to save time

Just time saving tips for prepping meals really

NapQueen Fri 26-Aug-16 23:57:42

Do you have a slow cooker?

If so chop meat and veg for stews and put into a big freezer bag one for each day.

Empty into slow cooker in the morning and come home to dinner.

Blondie1984 Sat 27-Aug-16 00:04:53

The first thing I would suggest is that you sit down and make a rough plan of what meals you are going to have each week - then you can see what you can prep ahead
For example, you might decide you are going to do spag bol one night - you can do your sauce in advance and then keep it in the fridge - and actually often tastes better when reheated

Blondie1984 Sat 27-Aug-16 00:05:49

Also, you can cook grains like rice and quinoa ahead - just make sure you cool them quickly and then re-heat properly when you use them

2015mom Sat 27-Aug-16 00:17:10

Thank you so much those tips are very useful

Key to everything is being organised and I have been slacking lately

JemimaMuddledUp Sat 27-Aug-16 09:02:11

There are lots of ideas on Pinterest.

I meal plan every week before doing my online grocery shop. I know roughly what nights will be busy and which are quieter (DH and I both work FT, we have 3 DC aged 10-14) so plan around that. I batch cook and freeze things like bolognese, chilli, tagine, curry, casserole etc which I use on really busy nights. I also batch cook and freeze soups for lunches and cakes. I also use my slow cooker, preparing the veg etc the night before and then putting it on before I go to work.

2015mom Mon 29-Aug-16 16:29:43

Thanks very useful tipse everybody

Jemina when you prepare the veg the night before as in peel and chop do you put it in the fridge to make sure it does not go dry before cooking the next day or do you leave in water?

When I do make dinner one evening I will cook all the carrots and brocolli or parsnip and re heat excess for another meal

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