How do you guys bulk-cook your meals?

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  1. kopetzki

    kopetzki Banned

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    I hate cooking so i was wondering how, and if, you guys just bulk cook a bunch of food and how you store it. What do you cook that can stay in the fridge/freezer for a week or two and be reheated easily? Thanks
     
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    i just make mine in the morning. keep it fresh.
     
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    what i meant was how do you prepare food for like 2-3 weeks at a time
     
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    lol fuck no
     
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    I make chicken breasts for an entire week... Chuck them in an oven on a cookie sheet. I also cut up a bunch of broccoli/onions/lettuce too. :dunno: Keep that shit in the fridge for the week and you're all set.
     
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    i hate cooking though. So i just need something that i can cook in bulk thats gonna last for a couple of weeks and its not shit food.
     
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    one week ahead of tiem would be pushing it with a fridge, maybe if you freeze you could get away with 2-3 weeks, but it is gonna taste of ass...
     
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    I cook about 5 lbs of chicken and rice at once, split it in to 8 portions in tupperware and freeze em. Use as needed throughout the week.
     
  9. RollinDollos

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    Don't be a president and just grill like 7 chicken breasts at a time. It will take you about 45 minutes but will taste awesome and all you have to do is microwave for an instant meal.

    Also I find hard boiling eggs a dozen at a time will put a smile on your child.
     
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    2-3 weeks? Are you that fucking lazy?
     
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    I make chicken salad that lasts a few days. Cut up some chicken breasts, boil them untill cooked, drain, mash/grind the chicken up, dice up onions and celery, add mayo, and mix.
     
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    I work a lot and don't have the time to cook everyday. I also bake several lbs. of chicken titties at a time. I also like to steam broccoli (or other frozen veggies) in the microwave with these special ziploc bags.

    Then i measure and separate the chicken and veggies into some of those reusable & cheap ziploc bowls with the lids. Throw about 6-8 containers in the fridge and eat as needed.

    PROTIP: Does not work as well with Tilapia
     
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    I usually make a huge portion of somthing on Sunday and then I'm set for lunch for the week. Chicken salad, tuna salad, shrimp pomodoro, chicken caesar salad... I haven't had problems with it not lasting a week. 3 weeks though? That's pushing it.
     
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    holy shit dude. :rofl:
     
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    Throw a couple pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts on the grill, and marinate them with Italian dressing. That's about as easy as it gets.
     
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    You don't cook food 2-3 weeks ahead of time.
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    Preparing food for a week takes like what, an hour on the weekend? Stop being a pussy.
     
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    :rofl: you can't end a thread and then post again right after ending it
     
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    my easiest meal by far is turkey or lean ground beef chili (without beans)

    1 lb of meat, brown it, then add 2 cans of Ro-tel diced tomatoes and chilies, and 1/2 packet ortega chili mix. keep stiring and cooking until you lose most of the water that came out of the rotel cans.

    it yields:

    960 cals
    41 g fat
    50 g carbs
    117 g protein.

    i then split it up into 4 portions.

    so 1 serving is
    240 cals
    10g fat
    12 g carbs
    30 g protein....

    soo, it's got alright macros. I can clean up the carbs by losing the ortega mix and only using 1 can of rotel
     
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    while doing this, i cook a baked sweet potato and microwave some green beans for the next days chicken/beans/sweet potato/pb meal
     
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    also, i've been buying 5 lb bags of frozen shrimp (the cocktail ones) and those replace 1 tuna meal because it's a little change and tastes good.
     
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    I usually cook like 5 breasts at once and put em in the fridge. Then microwave them when I need to. Lasts me about 2 days.
     
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    i disdain the taste/texture of reheated chicken, it's only good right after the first time it's cooked, imo.
     
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    Agreed. But I eat for the nutrition, not the taste.
     
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