When we finally collapse on the sofa at the day, cooking is the last thing we want to do. Exhausted from endless meetings, slightly tipsy after post-work drinks and sweaty after a cramped commute, it’s enough to make the Deliveroo app and a takeaway pizza on the sofa look real tempting. But it’s January and it’s 2020, and we’ve promised to ourselves that this year will be different - a year without regular takeaway apps, a year with healthier eating habits and a year of meal prep and make ahead.
While a hungover Sunday spent chopping and frying may sound like a particularly cruel form of torture, in reality it saves a whole lot of stress and work later on in the week. Consider; a little efficiency on the weekend and an afternoon spent in the kitchen, singing along to your favourite playlist, and you’ll have a week’s worth of healthy, homemade stews, sauces, bakes and roasts ready and waiting. Plus, think about the money you’ll save - bye-bye Deliveroo!
With this in mind, we’ve pulled together a selection of the healthiest and tastiest dishes that you can cook en masse, including breakfasts, lunches and weekly dinners.
It is important to note - if followed correctly, these following recipes should last three - five days if stored correctly, but please refer to each individual recipe for further guidance and always err on the side of caution if you're not sure about the smell or appearance of any of the ingredients used.