What Are The Best Three Healthy Meals To Batch Cook At Home?

The biggest obstacle for healthy eating is not having the time to cook everything from scratch. While we all know that homecooked dishes are the best for us, hectic working schedules, being busy with the kids, and pressure to socialise make it difficult to fit this in every day. 

That is why meal prep services are good option, delivering healthy meals to people’s doors. However, if you do want to cook some of your own dinners, it is best to make them in big batches. Here are some of the easiest that are worth trying:

Five-bean chilli

BBC Good Food’s five-bean chilli is a great option, as it can be served with a baked potato, rice or in a tortilla for alternative meals. It is also packed with nutrients, including carbohydrates and fibre. While being low in fat, it has 16g of protein, and is suitable for vegans and vegetarians. 

It also goes a long way towards your five-a-day, containing peppers, onions, and chopped tomatoes, as well as plenty of mixed beans. 

Chicken Balti curry

You’ll be so glad you batch cooked this chicken Balti curry when you can smell the delicious scent of spices wafting through the air as you heat it up. This Pinch of Nom recipe is just 373 calories, but packs in 42g of protein, which is great for those losing weight or building muscle. 

Roasted vegetable lasagne

It isn’t just stews and sauces that can be batched cooked, as pies and bakes freeze well too. Try this vegetable lasagne from Good Housekeeping, which is enough for six portions.