I wanna start making my meals for the week on Sundays..

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    I wanna start making my meals for the week on Sundays..


    After calculating the amount of time/money I spend during the week on my daily eating habits while at school and working, I have decided that it would be better for me to just make up my meals for the whole week on my free day, being Sunday afternoon.. Has anyone ever done this? Also, what are some good recipes that will work with that sort of schedule (that won't spoil)? I was thinking about perhaps bulk ground beef, pastas, etc that I could cook up, mix up, and throw into tupperware. Please keep in mind that I am bulking.. anyone? thanks!

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    Lots of us do this! Search the bulking section for recipees. You want things like Chilis, Stews, Meatloafs, Pasta Dishes work too. Search terms, hmm... bulk cooking, tupperware, should help.
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    I do the same on Sundays...beef stew...about 5-7 pounds of beef, trim the fat, brown it in olive oil for a few minutes (not too much)...into the pot...two sweet onions, chopped up, into a pan with olive oil for a few minutes then into the pot with the beef...then two whole cloves of garlic, chopped and into a pan of some olive oil for a few minutes then into the pot of beef and onions...let that cook for an hour or two, then one bundle of celery, chopped and into the pot of beef, onions, and garlic, one pound of chopped baby carrots into the pot immediately after the celery (doesn't matter which is first)...let that cook for an hour...lastly, two russet potatoes, peeled and chopped, into the pot with everything else...cook for an hour...at all steps, seasoning with black pepper and garlic powder...whole thing takes anywhere from 3-5 hours of cooking time. At the same time I cook about 15-18 boneless chicken breasts in olive oil with black pepper and garlic powder, baked at 325 for 30-35 minutes. Every day I throw in a can of no salt green string beans for carbs when eating the chicken, and almonds or natty, no salt peanut butter for fats. Always have 5 eggs (1 yolk), two slices of whole wheat bread, almonds, and a glass of milk for breakfast. Intra_aid during workout with half a serving of green magnitude, immediately after workout, waxy maize starch and other half of green mag serving, 30 minutes later Dymatize protein. Hope this helps.
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    When i used to do this i would do twice a week. Sunday night, and wed/thur.
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    Beef chili and chicken stirfry freeze very well. I'll often make 2 weeks worth of food when I have extra time. Those cheap gladware things are good... just get a bunch the same size so they are easy to stack. The more flat rectangular ones are better than the more square tall ones because you can stack a ton of them.
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    Pot roast, chili, stew, and all things like that can be frozen and eaten whenever needed. I usually cook bout every 3 days or so.
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    I make 7 lbs of lean ground turkey at a time. I then also cook 14 sweet potatoes. That lasts me for one full week. i cook my broc every morning. And everything else is made at the time to eat, eggs, oats, tilapia.
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    i've done this before, use nutritiondata.com's recipe thing to put it together so you can see what the total cals is, figure a number of servings then weigh the total out post-cooking so you can break each day down. if you use chicken breasts, keep some nuts you like handy to make it easier to hit fat goals.
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    Well, Sunday is the day.. I'm just trying to get last minute info together. It's a little harder than I thought to find weekly cooking recipes for bulking. I hate the new search function on the forums
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    Tips on veggies... only steam the veggies half way done then store them in the tupperware. When you microwave them later they will finish cooking and won't be all overcooked/mushy.
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    Pasta is very easy to cook in bulk and pretty calorie dense. You could also make a massive stir-fry with rice, vegetables and chicken - add extra olive oil to up the calories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrownRoyal View Post
    Well, Sunday is the day.. I'm just trying to get last minute info together. It's a little harder than I thought to find weekly cooking recipes for bulking. I hate the new search function on the forums
    Bulk cooking becomes sooo much easier once you get into the routine! Also I don't think I've posted it up anywhere here, but I often bulk cook PWO meals. The recipe is like a chicken stew. I sautee some boneless skinless chicken breast, usually cube it up and set aside.

    Then Sautee Onions, Garlic, Cardamom Pods (Crushed) Cinnamon and Splenda. Then add in a ton of healthy legumes/veggies; I usually do peas, lentils, carrots, sweet potatoes and beans. Then add the chicken back in. Make sure you are VERY generous with the cardamom and cinnamon, and this will be a very nice PWO treat. Here's what it looks like :

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveoph View Post
    Bulk cooking becomes sooo much easier once you get into the routine! Also I don't think I've posted it up anywhere here, but I often bulk cook PWO meals. The recipe is like a chicken stew. I sautee some boneless skinless chicken breast, usually cube it up and set aside.

    Then Sautee Onions, Garlic, Cardamom Pods (Crushed) Cinnamon and Splenda. Then add in a ton of healthy legumes/veggies; I usually do peas, lentils, carrots, sweet potatoes and beans. Then add the chicken back in. Make sure you are VERY generous with the cardamom and cinnamon, and this will be a very nice PWO treat. Here's what it looks like :

    Wow, that looks goooood. I might just have to try out that recipe Thanks a ton.
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    i've toyed with the idea of doing serious production line grade chicken breasts (like baking 30lbs worth with just salt + pepper) and then cubing and freezing portions to on either a daily or weekly basis mix with other things. so whether its throw it on a salad, or a quick pan reheat with some seasonings added and then over brown rice or whatever. would just be handy to not have to screw with the chicken breasts but 1 day a month
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    i've toyed with the idea of doing serious production line grade chicken breasts (like baking 30lbs worth with just salt + pepper) and then cubing and freezing portions to on either a daily or weekly basis mix with other things. so whether its throw it on a salad, or a quick pan reheat with some seasonings added and then over brown rice or whatever. would just be handy to not have to screw with the chicken breasts but 1 day a month
    Dude, too bad you live in FL. Move to San Diego, and then I can pay you to hook it up with some of that chicken, haha.
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