Myth bunking meal prep

A little really does go a long way

There are so many benefits to spending a little extra time in the kitchen to stock your fridge, freezer and pantry with useful, homemade goodies for the week.

The biggest myth around batch cooking is that it has to take a long time. Especially with a Thermomix® on your kitchen bench and Cookidoo® recipes to guide you, a little really does go a long way. It's about "Prep time" VS "Total time". Let Thermomix® do the hard work for you.

A few in-built tools to take advantage of:

  • Use your My Week planner right here in Cookidoo® to plan your weekly meals, as well as any snacks and when you'd like to cook them
  • Order your ingredients online through the Shopping List function
  • Use the 'Scaled recipe' function here on Cookidoo® to select numbers of serves which best suits you (where applicable) or you can even scale recipes up yourself.

Batch Cooking

Batch Cooking refers to cooking in batches, more specifically, preparing several different ingredients or recipes that can be used for multiple dishes. The aim is to cook larger quantities, so that you don't need to spend as much time in the kitchen during the following days. Usually one preparation day is chosen (often on the weekend), and one or several base recipes are prepared (often in larger quantities). This allows you to use the prepared ingredients in several different meals throughout the week. Each prepared ingredient is usually placed in separate containers in the refrigerator or freezer. When ready to be enjoyed, the various preparations are mixed together or with other freshly made elements and, if necessary, the recipe is finalised. Watch the video for more inspiration.
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Meal Prep

Meal prep is a broad term that can cover a variety of methods for preparing meals in advance. These include: preparing entire recipes, preparing a part of a recipe, preparing recipes to freeze and batch cooking. Meal prep often refers to a preparation method where all the various components of a meal are prepared and combined together in advance and distrubted into "meal bundles" or indidivual portions. These portions are then ready to eat in the following days! Watch the video for some meal prep inspiration.

Whether you choose batch cooking, meal prep, or a mix - the most important thing is that you choose what works best for your lifestyle!

A successful trio

Meal Prep, Batch Cooking and Cookidoo®. Choose your recipes, create a menu, make a shopping list and start cooking.

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