A No-Fail Meal Planning and Batch Cooking Plan

 

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5. EAT AND REPEAT. Planning and prepping your meals for the week isn’t hard, but it doesn’t happen accidentally either. The more you complete the process and stick with the routine, the more you’ll learn about the recipes you like, the things you enjoy eating, the types of meals that work well for the week — all sorts of things about your cooking and eating styles. Ah, the dreaded meal plan! So many times I have sat down with my paper and pen and planned out the week’s meals only for my careful planning to fall apart.

Or I may be good for the first day or two, then by Wednesday we’re back to peanut butter sandwiches and cold cereal and a fridge full of ingredients. I wish I was kidding. The idea of batch cooking is as simple as the name suggests: it’s just doing a week’s worth of meal prep in one go, so that serving individual meals does not take as long to prepare. I prefer to do a big batch of meal prep on Saturdays, when the kids are happily playing in the back yard with friends and I have a few hours to spare. Action Step: Make a list of why you want to meal plan and cook at home.

Then add a few immediate outcomes to the list. 3 | Simplify. Complicated recipes and long ingredient lists are a sure why to burnout and ditch meal planning altogether. Instead, try simplifying. Think of recipes in terms of the Essential Six, and Meal Map instead of meal.

The secret to a healthy meal plan isn’t a laundry list of recipes or ingredients. Instead it’s all about meal prep, batch cooking, and how you layer the basics to get you in and out of the kitchen fast. Be honest and ask yourself this: How much time, energy, and stress do you put into meal planning each week?

Meal prepping can be tough—planning dinners, cooking multiple meals, portioning everything perfectly and finding a place in your fridge for all those containers can feel overwhelming. Though this practice will save you time on busy weeknights, there’s a better, less time-consuming meal prep option: big-batch cooking. These big-batch meal plans show you how to prep one dish and repurpose the leftovers all week long. Cook once, eat several times.

These big-batch meal plans show you how to prep one dish and repurpose the leftovers all week long. Become a meal planning pro with our guide. It’s full of recipes, tips and the gear you need. 2 / 25. Give this high-protein creamy sausage pasta a go for your next batch meal prep session.

This recipe uses quark in place of cream cheese and reduced-fat sausages to keep it lean – without skimping on flavour. Recipe here. 4. One-Pot Lentil Dahl.

Batch cook your. Meal-prep note: Cook a double batch of Easy Roasted Broccoli and serve half tonight and the other half with Friday’s dinner. You can use pre-cooked brown rice for a super-fast dinner side. Or, if you make your own brown rice, cook a double batch and serve the leftovers with tomorrow’s dinner.

What is batch cooking? Batch cooking is a simple way to prepare all your weekly or monthly meals in advance.By cooking more than one portion at a time and freezing them, you can thaw and use a different meal portion every day as a healthy meal when you want to save time, and is a much better alternative for your family than shop bought ready meals and tomato sauce which can often be high in.

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For example, if the patient is in a contemplative stage of change, then searching for recipes on line that include whole food ingredients with half the plate fruits and vegetables, a quarter of the meal complex carbohydrates, and a quarter of the plate a healthy protein might be an appropriate SMART goal for that week.

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I know that even non-ketogenic meal planning can be tricky for a lot of people.

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The easiest way to plan without planning, so to speak, is to keep your kitchen well stocked and to develop a repertoire of quick, freezer-friendly meals that you make frequently.

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Meal planning is much like putting together a jigsaw puzzle.

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We have included this list as a helpful tool for meal planning when you’re using recipes in this book.

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But if meal planning seems like too difficult an approach or your schedule is already jam-packed, see if you can commit a block of time one day a week, such as on a Sunday afternoon, to meal prep.

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A good cookbook is a helpful guide for planning and preparing meals.

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I’m a huge fan of meal planning, and if your life is busy, this is a must!

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A plan, like so many of the recipes in these pages, that makes the most of your ingredients but leaves you with plenty of time for enjoying the meal at the table with friends and family.

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Yet planning dinner can take a lot of time; you need to read cookbooks, find recipes, write shopping lists, and so on.

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  • I enjoyed your video and would love to see one with your batch cooking. As far as Imperfect Foods go, we did enroll to receive orders after watching your first review of IF. Our first order couldn’t have been better but the next 3 orders weren’t up to those standards with a few smashed fruits, extremely limp brocoli, just to name a few unsatisfactory items, so we cancelled. It looks like everything in your order was delivered fresh and you seem very satisfied so I wonder why we had problems with them.

  • Lovely video Robin. I love watching your videos, I always feel inspired and relaxed. I love this idea of batch cooking and would love to see more videos like this. Thank you ��

  • Made the chickpea wild rice soup, and the rice did not cook at all. I think it’s because I used frozen chicken, so I recommend cooking for a longer time, like maybe 10-15 minutes longer.

  • I was initially skeptical when you mentioned cookbook because they’re typically full of items to which my husband is either intolerant or allergic, but you grabbed me with GF& low dairy / conversion to Paleo, etc. I’m trying to help lower our food budget while also helping my husband eat better within his newly-discovers dietary constraints, so I may just have to grab this cookbook & see how / if it can work well for us. Thanks for showcasing this! ��

  • Hi Robin! Loved this video and I would really enjoy learning about batch cooking. The Naan bread from Imperfect Foods make great pizzas. ��(But it contains gluten.)

  • I can’t seem to find the Erin Condren meal planner on the website. Is it available by itself or is it a piece of a larger package?

  • Bought the book back when I first saw the video, finally, FINALLY, used it. The broccoli/bbq recipe was great. My girl ate it all mixed up and said it was really good. She wanted more bbq. Lol. Thanks for the ideas!

  • Thanks Alyssa, you’ve really helped me to eat more plant based (especially since I’m in university & animal protein is pricey). I will definitely be following some of your meal prep/batch ideas because they look fantastic!

  • In 73 days I will begin taking classes at Oxford University. I’m not a senior but not too far away, so this is a dream for me. Meanwhile, I work full time and need to keep the household running while I study. And I have a gluten allergy. So I am very interested in cooking easily by preparing ahead. Thank you for this video.

  • I love your videos, and just recently subscribed to your channel. I would love to win this cookbook. My family is trying to eat healthier this year and this book sounds wonderful.

  • Ordered the book from amazon, very meat heavy, the concept is great, the recipes are tasty if you like lots of meat. Just doesn’t work for us.

  • Robin, your videos are of the highest quality! Thank you for taking the time to make these for us. I have the cookbook, but have yet to use it. You have inspired me to give it a go!

  • Aloha,We are watching this video much later than originally filmed and getting ready for homeschooling and school to start. We’re wondering if you’re still using this cook once eat all week method? We are thinking of buying the cookbook to use for ease of living.
    Love your channel, you have really impacted our lives.

  • Hi Dawn, loving your tips and ideas, this cook book seems like a great fit for our life. Wondering now that its been 10 months how your finding the cook book and this as a part of keeping your life simple?

  • Love the deep freezer organisation!!! I haven’t considered buying a deep freezer just because I have such a hard time earlier when owning one and being so disorganized that food just got “lost” in the bottom..

  • Yes, more videos, please! I bought this book from your link and am trying some weeks in it also. Still, it’s fun to see you prepare them and it inspires me to try a new week!

  • Now that a little time has passed since you first tried this book. Do you still find it helpful, do you still use it? What are your thoughts on it now? thanks Fiona

  • Thank you Robin for sharing these wonderful meals! I love prepping batch cooking one day for being able to enjoy the rest of the week! So inspiring as always! Many blessings!

  • Hi Dawn, I really enjoy your channel and, oh boy, I am so tired of stuff.
    Anyway, I came to say something about meal plan.
    I found this app that I love, called MeaLime. I think you should give it a shot. You can choose your food preferences and the app will make your shopping list.
    Also in the phone if you choose the cooking mode when making the recipe you don’t touch your phone, just kind of cover the camera with your hand (just to shade, without touching the phone, and will go to the next step in the recipe (this doesn’t happen with iPad…:(
    Also the ingredients are listed (again) during the meal process.

    In my opinion the very best meal app i found. And it’s free. They have some recipes for pro app but you can feed your family for a loooong time just with the free option.

    One idea: for the “prep”, I think if we just chop veggies previously and let meat pre cut will be a big help. But even chopping and doing all the work when making a new recipe I never spent more than 40 minutes.

    Even my husband likes it!
    The food is really yummy, my son likes everything I made from there.

    I think more people would

  • I love the way you organize, i’m here in Brazil showing you vídeos, my daughter liked It and wants to watch you too. Have an excelent day blessed ����������

  • I’ve been introduced to this book a month ago
    I’m keto, the rest of my familly si not. It’s soooo easy to adjust the recepies to fit our needs

  • Love this! Question? Do you eat the batch diners all in a row..( M T W) or do you space them in between your own meals you’ve added?

  • Very inspiring, by the way I noticed your runner rug in your kitchen can you share what it is? Does it work well and not being a trip hazard?

  • I bought the Kindle version of this book from your Amazon store and tried Week 1. All three dishes were a success. Thanks, Robin. Will skip to this week next.

  • have the ziplock bags been pretty good about keeping sauce/liquids in (no leaks?)…..any generic brand bags ppl have tried that don’t leak? i was using containers to store my batch cooking but running out of freezer space, so now resorting to ziplocking my food

  • Thank you for reminding me that there still is some normality. Question…. when you prepare the (casserole type) meals, are they always fully cooked before you freeze them?

  • i buy from Quorn Frozen Mince, ok i cook this mince with veg, and also real meet such as beef, chicken etc.
    i want to do batch food cooking.
    i go to the freezer to take one out, do i have to defrost it and can i use the microwave to cook it or what as i dont want to get poisond.
    I am going to buy plastic food containers and the food i have cooked, do i have to wait till it cools first before i put the food into the containers and then freeze and how do i cook it, do i have to defrost it first and can i microwave it, i have not got a clue, please help.

  • Thank you for these great recipes! I absolutely love you and your sense of peace and calmness. ❤️ Blessings and prayers of safety to you and your sweet family.
    You’re a lefty like me too!

  • Nooo! Not the label maker! ��I guess it got a makeover. ��‍♀️�� I hope it still works. �� I love mine! Thank you for these ideas and for including some dairy free and gluten free. Super important with my family! ��

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  • I loved this video. It would be perfect for my daughter. But also I have lupus. Sometimes I have bad, achy days, and don’t feel up to doing anything. But by prepping things ahead it wouldn’t matter so much about the bad days. I could easily get out the prepped ahead food and have a good meal. Thanks so much! God bless you and your family. Mary from Ohio.

  • Hello, what is your favorite brand of tahini? I heard that the thrive market brand tasted very bitter. I’ve never had tahini before.

  • Interesting about the chicken for you, haven’t found that for me. Yes it has some water injected but I haven’t noticed any shrinkage while cooking. May be down to method though, I parcel them so the water effectively steams the chicken which keeps them plump and moist! But as you say, it’s whatever you find most cost effective.

    I also throw mushrooms and peppers in my chilli. Carrots in bolognese (as well as all the other things) but they’re a bit sweet for chilli IMO. It becomes a bit of a beef hunt in the end, haha.

  • I LOVE everything about this! So in alignment with the foods that we eat and I’ve been really wanting to learn how to flavor my meals up a bit.

    I typically do large batches of meat in the crock pot or on the grill, three days per week. I cook rice twice per week and not have to cook veggies in the evening. However, sometimes I don’t know how to put them together like this, so I’m super excited to get this book!
    P.S. I also make larger meals each day so I have enough left overs for lunch the next day. I have special Pyrex dishes for 2 personal lunch meals. This way, my hubby and I can have lunch together every day because it saves us so much time! I just warm up each dish and it saves me on dishes too. ����

  • I stumbled across one video ended up watching multiple ones. I love your positivity and perseverance. I especially love these meal preps. A thank you.

  • My wife and I tired this book after she watched the review and it has basically become the cook book I plan our eating around. We normally cook two different “weeks” of food and plan to work a seafood in once a week. Interestingly, enough I am not sure how much i actually follow the recipes it is more of an ingredient guide to me at this point. We normally add back in the gluten free component with an equal amount of the gluten free ingredient. For example: 12oz zucchini noodles and 12 of pasta. Thank you for the recommendation your channel has helped our family a lot.

  • I always enjoy the information you share. Thank you so much. Yes, I am interest in your sharing a batch cooking video. I’m sure it will be most helpful.

  • Hi Donna, will definitely be taking away a few tips hun especially meal planning, batch cooking and jacket potato tip, loved this, so helpful and great video honey xx

  • Thanks for all your videos, they are so inspiring. Thanks for the recipes I will definetly give them a try, they all look very yummy. God bless and thanks for being bringing peace to all during this time.

  • My biggest mealtime struggle is that it’s ready to go, and the other is honestly that meals in meal preparation aren’t always super appetizing!

  • Looks amazing! Looking forward to trying. �� My crew are the same ages as your kids when you started. Two boys, two girls too. I’m encouraged by the similarities and your creative solutions. Whoohoo!

  • Looks like great meals my only question about it is not wanting to eat mince or chicken etc 3 nights in a row. I suppose once you have done a few weeks and have left over portions that you can freeze you can build in variety that way. Wondering what your thoughts are on this?

  • Enjoyed your presentation. I used to batch cook when I worked outside of the home and it was wonderful. I keep my pantry well stocked and my freezer and 2nd refrigerator also. I live in the country and the grocery store is about 20 miles away. I grow a garden in the summer and can and freeze what I grow. I find that in times like these it pays to be thrifty and well prepared. I would like to see a video on your batch cooking. Enjoyed.

  • Hi Robin, I really missed you on Sunday. Hoping you were taking a little time off. All these recipes looked good. One of my daughters is intrigued with this cookbook. Think she might try it. I basically cook kind of like this by prepping things ahead but just not as many meals since I am alone here. Good news for me, I am over whatever illness I had and my “flood” repairs are done after over a month and my house is putting back together. I even did a little on-line shopping for a few new decor pieces. The bad news is the virus is really bad here as it is all over Texas. I am strictly staying in now like I was in the beginning. Please stay well and love in Christ.

  • Great video. have been slowing minimising our home, ����trying to destress our lives��
    I have already try soo many different meal prep ideas, parts of them work and another part don’t but this looks wonderful. Thank you love your channel

  • Thank you Robin! I love all of your videos, but the batch cooking is my favorite. I enjoy hearing what your family and especially you think of the recipes. What brand of bacon bits do you use? I would prefer to skip the bacon prep step as well. You are a talented homemaker with a lovely way of inspiring a wannabe like me. XOXO

  • Hi Robin I enjoyed your meal planning and grocery haul. It’s always interesting to see how other people eat and I always get some good ideas. I love having a well stocked freezer too but I make it a policy to have my freezer fairly empty during hurricane season and my gas tank full. HA! I have learned many things the hard way after living all these years on the Texas Gulf Coast. Work continuing over here on my water damage. Yesterday they tore out Sheetrock and carpeting. This will be a long time getting complete but the Lord has given me peace and joy during this time. Yesterday one of the young men working here gave me his testimony. He was a new Christian and it blessed me so much. Also, this morning in my worship and prayer time I listened to a utube video that the Prestonwood choir and orchestra performed of the song Lord, your holy. I think it will bless you too. Love in Christ, sweet friend.

  • I do the same as you with chilli any tins of beans or chick peas that I have in, mushrooms, celery… Makes it go much further.

  • Please do a batch cooking video. I recently purchased this cookbook. I would love to know which weeks are your families favorites.

  • Someone told me about site called NextLevelDiet. Let me tell you something: This sh*t is really next level!!! Fat cells are leaving my body like never before. Goodbye belly fat. Welcome six pack.

  • This seems to be an ideal cookbook. My family is also very picky including myself, so it will be a fun journey watching to see what you make from it. Thank you for sharing!!

  • Hiya, great video as always! why have I never thought to do that with my potatoes?! fab tip, thank you! I love blueberries on my porridge but I was finding they were go off quick so I now buy a big bag of frozen blueberries, they are cheaper, last much longer and great to nibble on while they are frozen! I’m already looking forward to your next video, have a great week xxx

  • Good afternoon my sweet Robin from Greece!!! Although your dishes are quite different from ours however it is very useful to prepare your food for the whole week and save time for something else!!! Thank you for your useful videos.You are an excellent housewife!!! I really admire you ��I send you my love!!!!

  • Did your family get tired of chicken all week? I love doing prep and often cook chicken ahead and brown very lean hamburger on the weekends to help us during the week. Sounds good.

  • Thanks for making this video! I am stay at home wife and mother of 3 girls ages 6, 5, and 6 months, dinner time is crazy pants in our home.This cook is exactly what I need. I just ordered and it should be tomorrow.����

  • wow i havnt watched a video of yours in a while and cant believe how slim you are looking in this vlog! well done you have clearly lost lots of weight and its showing!

  • Another wonderful cooking video, Robin. Yes, please keep them coming! I am curious: which of your three “guys” is the biggest eater? Have a great weekend!

  • Good Morning, Robin, I absolutely love your cooking videos, and would certainly enjoy seeing many more of them (especially batchor shelf-cooking). The image at:55, with the array of produce, etc., was so colorful and beautiful! I imagine, when you were house-hunting in Texas a few years ago, having a great kitchen was a top requirement for you, yes? Have a wonderful day.

  • I’d love to see more of theseI have put this book on hold at my library and am looking forward to trying it out. I will say though, I will probably end up purchasing it after seeing you cook several of the recipes, they look delicious ��

  • I was looking for bulk cooking videos & found this gem. I love your positivity & warmth! Your kitchen is beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  • I love this type of videos ��. You give me so many super simple and easy ideas on what to cook. I appreciate it a lot Robin. Please make more videos like these.

  • I’m in!! I DID just weed out some of my storage containers though-and put the lids on the ones I kept! LOL! AlsoLOVE the boundaries tipit has helped a lot! Thanks

  • I just got my kitchen remodeled within the last year and got granite counters for the first time. Not sure if yours are granite, but I learned Clorox wipes are NOT good for granite. (Link included) neither is vinegar, bleach, etc.
    I found a very simple DIY cleaner: water, rubbing alcohol, and a couple drops of blue dawn dish soap
    Just thought I’d share.

    https://marble.com/articles/can-you-use-clorox-wipes-on-granite

  • Hi! When you want to eat one of the meals you prepared at a later date, will you put the bag in the Crock-Pot or take everything out of the freezer bag first??

  • Very for grateful for finding this channel, new here. Love how you are real. This book is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • If you ask me, it’s really hard to gain muscle and lose weight at the same time, but website called NextLevelDiet is great for that. They also calculate your BMI and calorie intake for FREE and provide you with diet meal plan and training plan.

  • Hello Robin! Oh gosh so happy to see you as always. I love, love, love your meal planning and food prep videos. I also love the cleaning ones too. I think you are my very, very favourite Youtuber as you inspire one beyond what we can see here and you have such a lovely way about you. One thing I will say is that in the UK, I realise that we are super fortunate to have what appears to be far cheaper foodstuff. Our vegetables are really a lot cheaper than yours. I adore vegetables but I am IBS so with FODMAP the list is so small. I’ve still really enjoyed a lot of your recipes though, they are absolute winners. Have a great day xox

  • hi there…I was hoping you were getting more into batch cooking, yay…thanks, love the series!
    unfortunately the simplyprepped link doesn’t work…

  • I’m always looking for a healthy meal prep that is not complicated.. seems like this checks the boxes. I am new to your channel and am enjoying it very much.. thank you for your hard work

  • Oh yes please, keep these cooking videos coming. A lot of work I’m sure but very appreciated. I’m going to be cooking this week’s recipes,here in uk.

  • So nice to let us have a look into your freezer and see the organization. All the recipe tips are great and I will see where to get them from, you might have mentioned it at the begining, but would be nice to post it below the video. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • What a superinspiring cooking video! Thank you for taking the time to prepare these lovely videos! I also love to buy the book though I’d have to convert the measurements since we are living in Germany. And another nice side-effect of your videos it always reminds me of the beautiful time our family had in the Hill County last October. We enjoyed our stay so much and are definitely looking forward to coming back soon! Wish you and your family all the best!

  • I live alone so this wouldn’t really work for me, but…I think I will buy the book to use when my son and his girlfriend visit. It would be great to have everything prepped so I spend less time cooking and more time visiting. I would definitely enjoy more videos like this.

  • Oh my gosh I am so excited to try this out I think I definitely will give it a try. I am in the same boat with three little picky eaters and a picky eating husband too! The one thing that absolutely sold me on trying this is not only the time saver and energy saving of making daily decisions about what to make but also the allergy friendly options! My little guy is autistic and gluten free, I’m gluten free, my daughter is rice free (I’ll have to do something aside from the rice casserole for her but the Paleo options would work ��) and my husband is mustard, tomato and peppers (hot peppers bell peppers etc) free… Let’s just say cooking in my house can feel like a nightmare on some days but I really want to give this weekly planning a try it would be amazing to not have to cook three different meals just for supper! Thank you so much for your videos I have been loving all of them!! ����

  • One, I love your videos because of the recipes and the messages you provide. And two….I really am intrigued by your soup recipes…maybe a soup meal-prep/batch cooking video…maybe lol

  • I love the idea, and the fact that it’s gluten-free, but only 3 meals per week? Also, did your family get tired of the same kinds of ingredients during the week?

  • How do you keep your stovetop grates clean? (We have the same stove). Our grates are oily and look horrible. Also, did the coating on your griddle rub away? Our coating came off. Thanks.
    Greetings from Northern California. I love your channel.

  • The cottage pie looks scrumpy its a classic we all love here in England! I think I’ll make one as it has been a bit cooler here the past week or so. I’m so enjoying these Batch cooking videos everything looks delicious. ����

  • Hi Robin, My daughter gifted me the cookbook as an early birthday present. I love it! I love this kind of video because you give such helpful, practical tips and comments. I find it so relaxing to watch you cook:)

  • Hi from uk-would love to see a batch cook video please. Love your food videos-although we ‘speak’the same language supposedly there are so many terms you use that we don’t over here such as ‘conventional vegetables’, ‘reverse planning’. It’s as much a language lesson as it is a cookery one!

  • Thankyou for sharing ur amazing meals and clever ways of storing food in shopping bags for ur freezer..gonna give it a try as well ��something to change while our country is going into its 2nd week of lockdown����..keep healthy and safe blessings for ur family from my fam here in New Zealand ���� ♥️♥️

  • I am going to take your advice on jacket potatoes next week! I always want to do them at work but worry about hogging the microwave. Might defrost the night before and pop in my lunchbox

  • Don’t send me a book plan to get it from my local library. HOWEVER, you’ve motivated me to check out the cookbook. Like you, I struggle with making good, nutritious meals that aren’t “whole day projects.” I want to be more successful at this, and I will definitely check out this cookbook! Thank you!

  • Everything looks so yummy. I think I’m going to have to try this! It would make deciding what we’re having for dinner and prep effortless. Especially since some nights I can’t start dinner until
    Late.

  • I am loving watching you do this batch cooking! After you did the first one I ordered the book. We have done Week 9 with the chicken, kale and corn. Everyone loved it! I was just looking to doing Week 4 next week, so I loved seeing your video. I hope you do more of these videos!

  • I love you too I just love your channel cuz it helps me with my grandchildren and know how to separate meals a stretch a budget is so helpful God bless you and keep the good ideas coming LOL

  • I have really enjoyed these videos! thank you for sharing. My daughter-in-law is gluten free. Her birthday is coming soon and I intend to get this book for her and have a batch cooking day with her. side note: my husband and I are also, Patrick and Robin. we’ve been married 35 years!

  • I appreciate your calm, real and warm nature, really comes through in your videos. I’m looking forward to trying some of these meals and look forward to your future videos. Continued blessings to you!

  • I feel like we’re still cooking all week though…… lol
    My work schedule changed… looking for something I can prep and the kids can just throw in the oven for me on the day we’re eating…
    (They’re 14 and 13)

  • Hey Katherine, I reorganized my freezer today and I implemented your bag method. I was using your old method before, which worked great. But this bag method is even better. Thanks for sharing your practical wisdom with us!

  • I really need help with meal planning. We’re a disaster here. Way too much convenience food. I know how to cook I just don’t enjoy it. This method looks so easy.
    How well does the food keep in the fridge, particularly meat? Surely it won’t last a week.

  • Is aluminum foil enough to cover the casseroles in the deep freezer? Or would you need another lid to avoid freeze burn? Everything looks delicious! Want to do this for postpartum preparation ��

  • Are you still using this cookbook? Can you make an update on this soon? I still haven’t tried this cookbook. But I’m still really interested.

  • I love what you do… so organized and neat!!! I’m following your steps. Thanks for been here, you help a lot of people with your kindness �� God bless you!!

  • Hi Robin, I love using coconut aminos, my favorite is the garlic sauce one. You are inspiring me to bring down my Chantal pot! Have a great day and thank you for your video.

  • I’m really interested in getting this book! Thanks for the review! I have a family 6 and we never have enough time in our evenings for “good” meals. I would love to be able to do the prep once and just throw the rest together. Hopefully this works for us (and my fussy eaters!)

  • Hello. Do you cook the lasagne first and then put in the deep freezer? Thanks for the smile Im a First Responder nice to see a smile ❤

  • I have developed a rather unconventional method of meal planning & batch cooking for 4 different diets, but my strange method helps keep everyone healthy and saves us as much $ as possible given the unusual circumstances. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and gathered a few new tips along the way:)

  • Hey dear if u read this… we should start eating fresh food instead of freezing everything for so many days! Freezing food and eating it after so many days causes the nutrients to reduce and hence there is fall in immunity. Which we all need right now. So stress or no stress start eating fresh food.

  • The first recipe didn’t look healthy. The barbecue sauce is probably filled with sugar and loads of other junk and it looked like you used white rice which is just a filler. It’s still better than buying frozen meals though.

  • Love these meals. You make it look so easy. I missed you on Sunday also. Please continue what you are doing on your channel. I love it.

  • Thank you soon much. I really needed this video because meal prepping has not been something I’ve had success with but I believe this will help me alot. Thanks again!

  • THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH FOR SHARING!!!! I don’t like to cook, but I do because I’m a wife and a mother. Surprisingly, I have managed to learn to cook but I feel like I need to get out of my comfort zone. These recipes will save us. My deep freezer has my mother’s in law frozen food…things will change once I start following these recipes ��. And I have been disinfecting with bleach for so long, it’s hard for me not to use it.
    Thanks

  • I would love to see a video of the prep for the cookbook meal. I have a husband who doesn’t like to try new recipes. Isn’t that weird! ���� unfortunately we don’t have imperfect foods in our area but it looks like a great service. I look so forward to your videos every week. Have a wonderful day Robin ��

  • I love how you organize your chest freezer! I’ve always been worried about how I would organize one. After seeing your video, it just clicked! So, I am buying one. Actually it’s paid for and should be delivered in a few weeks. I can’t wait. I am starting an intensive 1 year grad school program this summer, so anything I can make easier on myself… I’m taking advantage! Less frequent shopping trips by having room to store food that I buy in bulk. �� I might even try batch cooking too.

  • I did the beef and gravy in the slow cooker the night before, with some Italian red roasted potatoes, and it was a big hit with my husband!

  • This too shall pass. Amen. Be safe. ��❤️ Thanks for all the meals, hacks, and advice. And I’m yet to go back to dollar tree store when this virus is gone to get even more organized. I’ve been trying to clean out the big closet to put containers of toys my son doesn’t want to play with anymore to donate or give to his cousins and maybe put a pantry shelf. Would you say it’s better or cheaper to buy frozen vegetables or fresh then freeze them? And What’s the best vegetables to freeze? How long do they last in the freezer?

  • I’ve done this and it really works. I was surprised at just how much money I saved following a plan. My issue now though is I can’t find what I need when I need it. Either that, or the produce isn’t fresh. Our Walmart is bad about that. Allowing “organic” produce to sit… until it rots.

  • First time watching ur vid and I really like how u being so optimistic & make meal planning easy & interesting! I will try this in this wk �� TQ for sharing

  • Hello from San Antonio Texas! U are so inspiring. Love how u are always being positive in any situation like we are now. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! This too shall pass! Amen�� ����