22 Nov Freezer Meal Planning
Don’t love cooking? Sick of planning 7 dinners a week for your family? Or just sick of the lack of planning for dinners?!
I’m a big fan of freezer meals. Today I’m going to suggest a super-easy meal plan for a week of dinners, using a few frozen meals.
This is the key: every time you make something freezable double the recipe. I’ve linked to few recipes below, but any lasagna, stew, soup, or chili freezes great. It might take 5 extra minutes to double a recipe, and it’s so worth it when you freeze the extras. Do it twice a week, and you can eat 2 “fresh” meals and 2 frozen meals. per week. That means planning just 2 meals a week!
And maybe the other 3 dinners are something like:
- Going to a birthday party/eating out,
- Your partner cooking or your kid (depending on their age!) cooking,
- Super-easy pantry meal (like pasta and sauce with frozen peas).
To get started with a few meals in your freezer, you can either take a weekend day to cook some double batches or soup, buy something to throw in the freezer or get together with some friends. I’m planning a friend batch-cook soon, and will be sure to share the recipes and process!
Sample week of meal plans
Day 1: double fresh recipe (freeze leftovers)
Day 2: freezer meal
Day 3: double fresh recipe (freeze leftovers)
Day 4: freezer meal
Day 5: kid/partner plan & cook dinner
Day 6: out
Day 7: super-easy pantry meal
Freezer meal ideas
- Hamburger or veggie burger patties
- Enchiladas or burritos (any kind – chicken, veggie, beef)
- Cabbage roll casserole
- Slow cooker pulled pork or beef
- Butter chicken sauce
- Pasta sauce (tomato, chicken or beef)
Freezer meal recipes
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