Green Tip and Trade

Cook once, eat all week

Matt Berger Dec 2, 2010

Make a big pot of beans and a big batch of whole grains every week and keep them in the refrigerator. It takes the same amount of time and not much more energy to cook a big batch as a small batch, and reheating them takes only a few minutes. Plus, if you have them in your fridge, you’re far more likely to actually eat them.

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