It's not anything fancy! I usually use what I have in the fridge so I'll sauté one chopped onion in some Olive oil and garlic, spring onion if it's all I have.
While that's going I chop my veg last time i used zuchinni, carrot, sweet potato, potato, capsicum, squash, broccoli, fresh tomato, leek but really whatever is in the fridge. I throw the veg into the slow cooker, add the onions, usually a tin of lentils or chickpeas, and one or two tins of chopped tomatoes. Then I add in maybe half a cup of stock, or more if I need it (slow cooker is generally overflowing by now) salt and pepper and cook it all day. I keep stiring it during the day and I'll add some salt, some onion powder and a shake of turmeric and cumin powder. Really just whatever taste you prefer.
You can also just cook it on a pot on the stove. When it's done we have it over brown rice or on its own with Greek yoghurt or sour cream on top. I take a few big scoops and throw it in the nutribullet and blend, then I use that as pasta sauce and add cheese for my 3 year old, it's really flavourful and I feel like he's at least getting some veg! The rest i freeze in small portions of sauce for him. It's got quite a tomato flavour when blended.
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21-10-2016 13:40 #31
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21-10-2016 14:00 #32
Awesome ideas ladies! Everything sounds so yummy.
When batch cooking things like sausage rolls or scrolls or mini quiches, would you freeze individually or all in one container?
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21-10-2016 21:13 #36Member
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I'm on a boring bland diet (dairy, sugar, yeast, gluten free) so my options aren't that exciting. But DH and I food prep and freeze ahead for the week with lunches - we cook each Sat (Fri night if a busy weekend ahead). We do the same meal for each day for the week. We don't find we get bored but we're pretty plain, simple and basic (we're working towards being a minimalist family) when it comes to cooking and eating - lots of fresh fruit and veg is our aim here. We enjoy doing it together too.
We tend to cycle between the same few meals - Stir Fry with heaps of veg and usually chicken breast on a bed of rice, Spaghetti Bog (with GF noodles) with heaps of food processed hidden veg, Roast Chicken with Roast Veg (carrot, sweet potato and a few more meals (that I can't have any more because they have gluten or too much acidic tomato in them - drats).
For the kids I bake ahead and freeze too . DS1 goes to Kindy 2 days a week and they have a strict healthy eating policy. I make sugar free banana muffins or bread, apple muffins, mini quiches, a variety of 'bliss balls'. I get alot of recipes from the Wholefoods Simply website. I make sure they are Gluten and Dairy free as DS2 is intolerant.
Probably not so helpful as we are so bland here!
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