Imagine having to go to work, cook for the kids every day, prepare them for school, and still take time out to take care of yourself. Even if you have a support system as a woman, a lot of these activities can be overwhelming.
One of the easiest ways to make things easier on yourself is to do batch cooking. This involves cooking your food in bulk so as to have things in store to use on a daily basis.
Batch cooking is a way to get all your food needs despite having a hectic schedule.
This can be done monthly or weekly, depending on how you choose to schedule it.
If you’re looking to try out batch cooking, you should definitely go for it.
Here are a few reasons why:
It promotes healthy eating
Cooking food in bulk helps one choose what nutrients they include carefully. Also, home cooking is better than eating junk food. It helps to control what we eat.
It saves time and cost
The hectic nature of trying to cook while one has to go to work or school, or engage in other activities encourages batch cooking. Keeping those foods frozen and bringing them out when needed helps to save the time that goes into preparing a whole new batch of food.
Also, batch cooking involves cooking a lot at the same time, so this helps to save costs on buying too many ingredients, gas or electricity usage, and limiting to eating junk food.
It helps you prepare food ahead of time
With batch cooking, you prepare food ahead of when it is needed. This can be done weekly or monthly depending on your schedule, the type of food and the mode of preservation involved.
It puts you in charge of what you eat
It helps you carefully select the kind of foods that you consume which can help make your diet balanced. You’re also able to apportion food appropriately. You do not have to eat too much when you need a small portion because it’s guaranteed that the food will still be preserved.
It prevents food wastage
When you cook in bulk, you tend to buy only the ingredients you require, which prevents wastage. Also, you tend to reheat only the food you want to eat.
To sum up, batch cooking helps you to reduce your cooking efforts and all the stress that comes with them, as well as keeping you organized. It saves time, reduces waste, and helps you have a more balanced diet as you’d have readily home-cooked meals available for you. That can improve your overall well-being.