QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Those who think they do not have time to cook healthy will sooner or later have time for illness.”
~ Earth’s Pearl
If you can’t quite wrap your head around doing something like this, it’ll be okay because we’ll do this in steps.
Look for aluminum foil divided dinner trays, or divided dinner plates for the microwave. They are easy to find. But make sure they are big enough to hold what you usually eat.
You can also use rectangle food containers. Just put the food side by side inside.
No need to have separated bowls and plates you have to wash.
Your kitchen motto should be, Why dirty another dish?
Whatever you use, they do not need to be airtight because they will be in the freezer for only a week or two.
Instead of cooking one serving of one of your healthy meals, cook, say, ten servings, and divide them up to be put on your divided trays or in your containers.
If you’re not sure a meal will freeze well, cook and freeze only a small portion the first time. If the quality is okay, then go ahead and freeze more in the future.
Vegetables should be slightly undercooked to prevent them from becoming mushy when you reheat them.
Of course there is no need to include the bread on the tray since you can just take it out of the bag. Then you can have a side of nuts, tea, healthy dark chocolate, yogurt, fruit and/or a salad along with it.
Let the food cool after putting them in the trays or on your plates before freezing. Then cover tightly with aluminum foil.
Voilà! You won’t have to cook for the next week or two. Three???
But I Want the Freshest Food That Day
Is that your thought? The USDA confirms what we already know: freezing “locks in” nutrients. When you thaw them out, say, a week later, they are just as nutritious as the day they were cooked.
It’s when they have been frozen for too long that makes a difference – and that takes months for that to happen.
In fact, cooking food the wrong way loses more nutrients than freezing does.
For example, boiling peas and corn in water. A lot of the nutrients are lost in the water.
So freeze away!
Freezing Smoothies to Save Time
Yes, you can freeze your smoothies. Crazy, right? But it’s also a great way to save time. Especially when washing that darn blender every time. Blend once, wash once, and drink all week long!
You can use freezer cups with lids, baggies, glasses with saran wrap on top, or 16-ounce mason jars.
Mason jars may be pretty cool to use.
Between taking our supplements, and having prepared meals and smoothies to save time, your life has gotten a whole lot easier.
From the health and research team at Earth’s Pearl.