Cook Once; Eat 6 Meals
If you’re going to eat healthy, you need to be able to make home cookin’ as convenient as take-out or fast food. Here’s how to spend just 60 minutes to cook once and eat 6 meals. I call them Mighty Meals.
Prepare the Food
- Chop many different types of vegetables: some leafy greens, some colors, some sulphurs, and some roots. Prepare enough to feed yourself or your family for several days. A mandolin slicer may be a handy way to do this quickly.
- Add a protein. Include variety, such as tempeh, tofu, poultry, fish, shellfish, wild game, or traditional meat.
- Season liberally. You can choose a commercial spice blend such as Mexican, Italian, Chinese, or Cajun, or make your own.
- Then bake, fry, grill, or slow-cook with a natural fat, such as tallow or coconut oil. To accommodate a large batch, use an Instant Pot, a wok, or a roaster pan.
Now Eat 6 Meals
Take just a portion of this Mighty Meal base entrée mix to make a different meal each day.
- Fresh off the grill or out of the roasting pan, splash the food with balsamic vinegar and serve.
- For a teriyaki bowl, scoop some cooked rice into a dish, add your entrée mix, and drizzle with soy sauce, pineapple juice and grated garlic and ginger root.
- To make some comfort food, combine the entrée mix with barbecue sauce and ladle onto a baked potato or yam.
- Soup is easy. Cover the entrée mix with broth. Whisk in some tomato paste, or cream, depending on the type of soup you want.
- Perhaps you prefer salad. Start with a base of dark leafy greens. Add the entrée mix, and dress with olive oil whisked together with mustard and red wine vinegar.
- Finally, stuff the leftovers into a pita or wrap. All you need now to complete this is condiments and lettuce.
Who says eating healthy has to be hard? Or boring! With such convenience, why not cook once to eat 6 meals?
P.S. When you work with me, you get the Mighty Meal Menu Planner and the Mighty Meal Mix-&-Match Template for free!