Freezer meals can feel daunting if you have never done it before. But for many of us, the dinner hour can creep upon us and we are left standing in our kitchen or driving home from all the things thinking “How and what do I even make for dinner?” That happened to me yesterday, so sushi it was…
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Obviously, our waistline and our budget cannot always hold up to the take-out options. There are some lovely make-at-home delivery services which can be really amazing too! But again, if you are feeding a large family, the costs can add up over time. I love Hello Fresh for new inspiration every once in a while, or if I know I have my busy work month coming up. Their family of 4 meals did feed my family of 6 which did make it fit within our budget better.
I am not good at meal planning. Actually, Hello Fresh helped me learn a bit better on how to shop for the week! (I think because I am always planning other peoples homes, I have little room to do a lot of extra weekly planning in my everyday life so that’s why I love the simple planned out delivery right to my door). For this reason, freezer meals also help a lot. They are actually way more my style than meal planning weekly. Now to get organized enough to make these freezer meals…
Here is a great solution to getting started! Carve out a couple of hours to prep, and you can pump out quite a few healthy meal options to pop into your freezer, saving you so much time and money! You will be thankful when life and activities get going that your dinner is ready and waiting for you. All you need to do is heat it up.
5 Simple Steps to Freezer Meal Prep
- Get inspired and find your recipes. Pinterest is great for inspiration.
- Make your shopping list
- Grocery shop for everything you need. Online shopping is great for this!
- Make all those meals. Carve out a couple of hours to chop, cook. Spend that time cooking with a friend or throw on some good tunes to sing along to while you get into your cooking zone.
- Place each dinner portion into a freezable container and throw in the freezer (I love buying these ahead of time. I prefer specific containers large enough to hold and freeze our family-sized portions. Check out these options from
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Pinterest is always great for inspiration for some great freezer meals recipes, but my blog friend at The Little Frugal House rocks at the freezer meal planning stuff so check out her simple tips and recipes here to help you get started!
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