Food Strategy: Combining Foods


You may be asking what is a food strategy is. My definition is a way to make cooking and preparing food more convenient or quick.

Cooking and preparing food can take a lot of time if you don’t have a good plan and know how to make it go quicker. My favorite method is to combining foods.

What is Food Combining?

Combining food is taking multiple vegetables, meats, or fruits and making them into one dish. Instead of warming up all your vegetables individually or separately, place them into one pot or pan and just mix it together.

Here are three examples of foods I combine…

1. Cabbage, Frozen Peas, and Chicken

Put your desired amount of cabbage in the pot first. Then put the frozen peas and chicken on top. Cover the pot and turn the heat on to medium. The liquid from the cabbage will be trapped in the pot and warm the peas. Mix when the peas begin to thaw. Then you’re done! Put it in a bowl and enjoy!

2. Frozen Peas, Carrots, and Hamburger

Place a pan on the stove and turn the heat to medium. While oil is warming on the pan, cut carrots into slices very thinly and place then on to the pan. Next, cut up a hamburger or use browned hamburger and put it into the pan as well. Finally, put the frozen peas in and cover the pan. Stir when the peas begin to thaw. Place all of the ingredients into a bowl and eat up!

3. Frozen Strawberries, Apples, Coconut Milk, and Coconut Flour

Peal and cut the apple into thin chunks. Then place the apple chunks and strawberries into a pot. Turn the heat onto medium and cover the pot. Pour in the coconut milk and cook until the strawberries have thawed. Mix in a small amount of coconut flour to make it pasty and there you go!

These are only three examples of combining foods and there are plenty  more! So be creative and try combing your most commonly eaten foods and see what happens! Not everything tastes well together but you’ll get the hang of it and may save yourself a lot of time and dishes.

What have you tried combining?


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