As I am writing this post, I’m actually eating the potatoes with tomatoes and balsamic vinegar. I didn’t even warm them up. (5 Minute snack to prepare).
I wanted to share with you something that has been really useful to me and can make your life a lot easier when living a Whole Foods Plant Based Lifestyle.
Batch Cooking! (Batch cooking is when you cook a lot of a certain ingredient that you can use through out the week.)
It takes as much time and effort to make one potato as it does to make a couple of pounds of pototoes to use throughout the week.
If you cook for one or five people, it doesn’t matter!
You can still batch cook and be prepared through out the week to make it easy to eat healthy.
You may be asking what would you do with all these potatoes?
- Makes for a quick dinner
- Easy to pack for lunch
- Slice up the potatoes and drizzle with balsamic vinegar with some tomatoes and little kale
- Add to soup or blend in a soup for a creamy texture
- Loaded Baked Potato with salsa and can of black beans
- Make Fries
- Top on a salad
- Sauté with some veggies for a quick dinner
- Slice them up and eat as a snack
- Baked Potato topped with Kidney Beans and Lentil Chili (Picture Below)
Having precooked your potatoes will save you time and make it easier to stick to your plan of eating healthy and feeling full and satisfied throughout the week.
How do you prepare the potatoes for batch cooking?
- Buy a large bag of potatoes
- Bake them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 60 minutes or until fork tender
- Instant Pot for 20 minutes with 1 cup of water
- Boil in a pot for 25 minutes until for tender.
- Depending on the size and type of potato time can be shorter or longer.
- Store in the refrigerator
You are good to go!
It is all about being prepared. If time is an issue for you and effects you food choices. Being prepared makes all the difference.
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Batch cooking has made my life easier and making plant based eating a lot more enjoyable.
All the best,
P.S. The Starch Solution by Dr. McDougall is a great book and resource on learning the benefits of starches and potatoes.