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Batch cooking on a red day

S: 13st1lb C: 11st8lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 31.6 Loss: 1st7lb(11.48%)
#1
what do you make a lot of and freeze in portions?
I prefer to do red days as I can really bloat fast if I have too many carbs.
Ive been making chilli con carne with schwartz hot chilli pkt mix (5syns)and a large amount of extra lean steak mince.(free)
using kidney beans as a healthy extra B i drained 400g tin roughly
It makes 4 large bowls full - add a dollop of quark or fat free natural yogurt mixed with chives and its a great filling lunch or dinner. .Tastes as good as restaurant made not the watery ww ready meals.
As its so hot you cant eat it fast either ;)
Im sure ill be sick of it soon
so what do you all cook in batches? anything I could try
xx
 
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kim63

Gold Member
S: 10st7lb C: 8st6.5lb G: 8st7lb BMI: 22.4 Loss: 2st0.5lb(19.39%)
#2
Goodness me the list is endless...........soups, spag bol, curries, casseroles, cottage pie (without the potato). Basically you can virtually adapt any recipe & make it SW friendly. Also, if you can invest in a slow cooker they are fabulous.....pop in all the ingredients & go to work & your dinner is ready at the end of the day!
To save on Syns I wouldnt use packet mixes, just use spices & herbs as they are FREE
Hope that helps
 

HPSaucy

Will get there one day!
S: 17st8lb C: 14st8.5lb Loss: 2st13.5lb(16.87%)
#3
Same as what Kim said above, plus Mexican bake comes out well.

I always batch cook due to shift work, freezers usually full (although sadly lacking at the moment).
 

Lots2lose36

Silver Member
S: 15st5lb C: 12st6lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 25.7 Loss: 2st13lb(19.07%)
#4
I had cottage pie tonight topped with turnips that was from the freezer as I'd made 3 portions and froze.
 

furrystomper

BATMAN & ROBIN FOREVER
S: 16st12lb C: 16st5lb G: 13st7lb BMI: 44.7 Loss: 0st7lb(2.97%)
#5
I freeze mainly for red days too as dont really do many green or EE days. I have cooked and frozen beef & ale cassarole, beef stew, beef cobbler, coq au vin, beef bourgunon, venison stew, bbq chicken cassarole, chicken currys, beef currys, hearty chicken stew, liver & bacon, bolognaise, my list is endless lol i too have a spare freeezer thats packed with foil containers of all my meals :D
 
#6
Hi just a small question from a food novice - do you defrost your frozen meals in the fridge first or reheat from frozen - i dont know what would taste better or safety issues??
 

kim63

Gold Member
S: 10st7lb C: 8st6.5lb G: 8st7lb BMI: 22.4 Loss: 2st0.5lb(19.39%)
#7
Defrost in fridge overnight for food safety & retaining nutrients
 

ermintrude

Gold Member
S: 27st8.5lb C: 17st3lb G: 16st7.5lb BMI: 36.6 Loss: 10st5.5lb(37.65%)
#10
I just defrost on about 50% in the microwave and then heat up
 


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