It’s often as simple as doubling the recipe and dividing the leftovers into meal-sized portions for the week ahead. You can also prepare batches of different base ingredients, or entire meals and freeze them for another convenient option that can save you time and money. Having ready-made whole meals on hand also stops you from ordering in or hitting the drive-thru on the way home.
All you need to do is simply reheat your waistline-friendly meal or combination of ingredients in the microwave or in a pot – no mess, no fuss. Diet plan adherence has never been easier!
Batch and freeze basics
Obviously, certain foods are better suited to the batch and freeze method. Using the wrong options will likely leave a mushy mess on your plate after you’ve reheated your meal.
When cooking or reheating meals from frozen, start at a lower temperature. Once thawed, increase the temperature to reheat the ingredients or meal.
And contrary to popular belief, freezing doesn’t kill bacteria. If you are unsure about how long something has been frozen, or your meal seems a bit off once defrosted, don’t take any chances. And only refreeze something that has been reheated. Never refreeze food that has merely thawed.