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I'm definitely a fan of your site and the ideas you are promoting: good eating and healthy living. I'm still a bachelor for the next eight months and am trying to find healthy recipes that will keep for the better part of five days that I can return to for leftovers. I love to cook but am increasingly finding I have less time for it. Do you have any recommendations for bulk meals that I can make once a week and reuse several times?
Thanks for your nice words about the Dr. Gourmet web site. There are a lot of recipes on the Dr. Gourmet site that will work well for you.
One approach is to make casserole type recipes. Here are a few ideas:
Other good choices include making a pot of soup, stew or chili:
Certainly recipes that keep well and yield 6 or more servings will do, as well:
Some of these recipes such as the Baked Ziti will freeze fairly well. Thaw them in the refrigerator overnight for about 12 hours before reheating gently.
Thanks for writing,
Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP