Over the summer I've fallen off my batch cooking wagon and my meal planning habits. Now, it is time to get back into shape in the kitchen and get back into shape myself! In order to get myself in better shape and to keep HandyMan and Gbaby's hollow legs full, some meal planning is necessary so that we don't break the bank.
I've added more proteins in my diet and more vegetables to all of our plates. The biggest change in our meals is to have the carbohydrate component as a side to the veggies and proteins, so that we can all get what we need at the dinner table. My all in one type dishes, like lasagna and enchiladas, will carry more veggies and minimal carbohydrates per serving.
Since I'm batch cooking around the whims of a toddler, the days of getting the once a month cooking done in one day, are not a reality. I've broken my plan down into projects per day:
Tuesday: Batch cook Black Beans & Pintos, Coconut Beans & Rice Kit, portion Beans for freezer
Friday: Finish whatever wasn't done and clean up the mess!
I've linked up my recipes and the recipes I've found elsewhere on the net. The other's I'll share next week. Stay tuned, I will post later in the week to let you know how things are going.