What is Batch Cooking & Meal Planning?

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You’ll hear me say it again and again, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” There’s seriously nothing worse than getting caught completely exhausted with nothing to eat and nourish yourself.

Batch cooking and meal planning are two wonderful ways to make your AIP life easier!

Love it or hate it, on this protocol we all have to cook. If you want to cut down on the days you spend in the kitchen – learn to incorporate batch cooking and meal planning into your life.

Success on the AIP is so much easier when you have a few good tips, tricks and tools under your belt (spoiler alert – there’s an app that’s a game-changer on the AIP – RealPlans and you can read about it in my review here) it could save your sanity on the AIP! Visit my Meal Planning page – click here for lots of information and resources.

Where Else Can I Find Meal Prep & Batch Cooking Recipes?

Many recipes can be adapted for batch cooking just by doubling the quantities.  Some are perfect for dividing up into pre-portioned containers (meal prepping) for lunches, breakfasts and snacks on the go.  With the AIP you’ll find the need to think outside the box a little, but once you get used to it you’ll find it a breeze!

For more batch cooking recipe ideas, try searching in our Facebook Group – try search terms like “batch cook” or “sheet pan” or “freezer dump” or “meal prep” or simply look for things like whole roasted chicken or beef roasts and sides that can be used for multiple purposes or portioned out for later use.

For detailed posts about freezer cooking and batch cooking, check out Mickey Trescott’s AIP Freezer Cooking Guide, and Batch Cooking 101 – she’s my go-to on the topic if you want some great tips and tutorials. You’ll also enjoy the post by Angie Alt, Time Management in the Kitchen. These great extra tips and tricks will help you even more and be applied within your RealPlans app… You honestly can’t help but be winning at the AIP by pairing this combo!