- 75 portions of food made in the Thermomix ready for the freezer stash.
- $210 spent on shopping from the butchers & Woolworths (inc. containers) for all ingredients except Skinnymixers Stock Concentrate & Italian Spice Mix from The Healthy Mix Cookbook.
- Just under 5 hours meal prep cooking including a lunch break, serving up & cleaning the kitchen. This was using a TM5 & TM31.
- You will need The Healthy Mix Cookbook Collection from Skinnymixers to cook these recipes.
You may have seen a healthy Thermomix Meal Prep post from one of our amazing admins Brooke Williams from Whole Home in Skinnymixers recently. Not only is this meal prep cook up extremely budget friendly, but has plenty of vegetables included.
“The 80yo grandparents have recently moved into a new home so I said keep your freezer free and I’ll come stock it in the school hols. Sent them a list of meals to choose from.
75 portions of food later ready for freezer stash. The grandparents will be set for the month or so.
$210 spent (inc containers) so $2.80 per portion.
#7meals #4sides #5hours #bulkprep“
Absolutely incredible, right?
Well Brooke has gone above and beyond, by providing the Skinnymixers Community with a step-by-step how to meal prep guide of what she did and a printable shopping list spreadsheet.
Thank you Brooke! (please make sure you show your appreciation by sharing it with everyone that you think would benefit)
Love Nik xx
P.S. If you need a Thermomix Travel Bag – I highly recommend checking out Brooke’s website Whole Home & her fantastic Travel bags for TM31 & TM5 that she designed.
Now over to Brooke…
The Bulk Cook Up Day
I recently had a bulk cook up day for my 80 year old grandparents to help make mealtimes easier for them. After 5 hrs, 75 portions of food later ready for the freezer stash, they will be set for the month or so for healthy, nutritious meals.
We spent $210 spent on shopping from the butchers and Woolies (inc containers) for all ingredients except for some Skinnymixers Chicken Stock Concentrate (THM1) and Italian Spice Mix (THM1) as they had just moved into their new house. This worked out to a mere $2.80 per portion.
My 9yo kitchen sidekick and I had combed through Skinnymixers and Thermobextas books and websites to come up with a list of freezer and palate friendly (chilli on the down low) meals for the grandparents to choose from.
*** I’ve included this list at the end of the article for you.***
They chose the following meals and we added some sides as Nan wanted some individual serves ready to go.
Main Meal Thermomix Recipes
Using the Skinnymixer’s Butter Chicken recipe, I doubled the marinade and chicken and pan fried this. We omitted the nuts and used coconut cream. Made the sauce and poured this into the pan for the bulked up meat. You can also safely double the sauce for 4 times meat and marinate if you really want to bulk it. We served the butter chicken up with rice and steamed vegetables.
We split this meal into 3 foil containers (double serves). We didn’t bake them, as they will be placed in the oven to reheat. Serve with a fresh salad or vegetables.
We chose the meaty option (added bacon) to this recipe. We portioned it up in double serves and will make a quick light meal with a side salad.
First we roasted up a butternut pumpkin to further bulk up the recipe. Using fresh lasagne sheets (versus dry) it is much easier to work with. We made 3 foil container (double serves) unbaked ready to be popped into the oven to finish off and a larger cooked lasagne which will just need to be reheated. For a meaty lasagne you can use the Family Chunky Bolognese with hidden vegetables.
- Rice – cooked on the stovetop
- Penne – cooked on the stovetop
- Cauliflower & leek mash
- Steamed veg – cooked in the varoma on top of the cauli mash
What you will need
- containers for your freezer meals
- permanent marker to write meal labels
- Thermomix, Bellini, Smith & Noble or similar Thermal Cooker
- The Healthy Mix Cookbook Collection
(The Healthy Mix, The Healthy Mix II & The Healthy Mix III)
- Brainstorm / look through cookbooks or the list of meal prep recipes provided below.
- Narrowed down to 6 (but then I overbought mince so added the Shepherd’s Pie to the list)
- Prepared a shopping list – you can download mine here.
- Reviewed fridge, pantry and freezer contents.
- Ordered online shopping with Woolworths being delivered the day before and picked up the meat from the local butcher.
- Planned the order of what to cook in what thermomix/appliance to best utilise the time
- Also don’t forget to check the freezer space needed to store the meals.
Download your printable Shopping List spreadsheet when you subscribe to our Skinnymixers Mailing List – click here or the image below.
Thermomix 1 (TM5)
- Butter Chicken Marinade then sauce and then move to pan to fry chicken and combine with sauce
- Vegetable lasagne cheese topping and sauce
- Chicken stroganoff
- Cauli mash with steamed veg on top (using up any leftover vegetables from other dishes)
Thermomix 2 (TM31)
- Zucchini slice, oven bake
- Meatballs, then move to oven to bake with balls
- Rustic Shepherd’s Pie
- Sweet Potato Mash
- Savoury Mince
Non-Thermomix jobs in between
- Cut up chicken
- Cut & roast pumpkin
- Roll meatballs
- Prep vegetables
- Cook penne
- Cook rice
- Assemble lasagne and bake large lasagne
- Serve up & label
Some questions from the Skinnymixers Community
- All up this took just under 5 hours including a quick lunch, serving up and clean up.
- I allowed the food to stop steaming before dishing up
- In my own home I’d use glass containers in larger amounts (4 serves) for my family. If I was to cook again or regularly I’d use some better quality plastic containers instead.
- I used both to pad it out but if you need to be grain free I’d use some grilled zucchini and/or eggplant layers.
- Yes, I used 2 Thermomixes with 2 jugs each. You could empty a jug into a container and continue on, 2 jugs each wasn’t a must but a luxury.
- Sure if you are in Melbourne lol.
- No, they stacked really well and only took 3 drawers of space in a side by side french fridge/freezer.
Other Meal Ideas to Cook Up
Here is a bit of a list Kaylee (my 9yo helper) and I have compiled that are good to freeze and yummy.
Chicken Thermomix Recipes
- skinnymixer’s Gluten Free Chicken Parmie
- THMII: Chicken Cacciatore
- Chicken Stroganoff
- THMIII: Creamy Chicken Pie Filling
- ALToM: Picadillo Chicken
- Honey Mustard Chicken
- Creamy Tuscan Linguine (Chicken and/or chorizo)
- ALToI: Chicken Biryani (rice dish)
- Butter Chicken
- ALToA: Malaysian Satay Chicken
- ALToS: Basque Chicken
- Tandoori Chicken
- skinnymixer’s LCHF Chicken Kiev Thermomix
- skinnymixer’s Moroccan Chicken
- skinnymixer’s Thai Red Chicken Curry
Beef Thermomix Recipes
- THM: Simple Stew
- THMII: Family Chunky Bolognese with Hidden Veg
- THMIII: Savoury Mince
- ALToM: Chilli Con Carne
- ALToIT: Tre Carne Ragù (three meat ragù)
- ALToI: Beef Madras
- skinnymixer’s Massaman Beef Curry
- ALToA: Beef Rendang
- skinnymixer’s Aussie Meat Pie Filling
- skinnymixer’s Beef Bourguignon
- skinnymixer’s Beef & Guinness Pie Filling
- skinnymixer’s Hungarian Goulash
- skinnymixer’s Rustic Shepherd’s Pie
Vegetarian Thermomix Recipes
- Pumpkin & Ricotta Cannelloni
- ALToS: Tortilla de Patatas
- ALToS: Spanish Rice (paella)
- Vegetable lasagna
- Zucchini Slice
- Creamy tomato & basil pasta
- Sweet potato & black bean burritos
- Carrot Fritters
Pork Thermomix Recipes
Lamb Thermomix Recipes
Thermomix Side Dishes
Soup Thermomix Recipes
- Bacon & Vegetable Soup
- Miso noodle soup
- Hearty lentil soup
- Chunky vegetable soup
- Potato & corn chowder
- THMII: Pea & Ham Soup
- Thai Red Chicken Soup