Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Freezer Meal List

I have been SO bad about cooking lately. Ever since we did a Whole 30 (whole 25?) back in May I have been burned out on cooking. I can do good for a week or two but then I just fall off the bandwagon and want to eat out for every meal. Our stomachs and wallet do not agree with it, so I wanted to try something different. I have always wanted to do freezer meals, but never wanted to put in the time to do a whole months worth, so the other day I just randomly thought I'd try to come up with meals for 2 weeks and then if it goes well, I'll do it again in 2 weeks and just keep doing it every couple weeks. I grocery shopped for 13 dinners as well as our staples, breakfast stuff, etc. and I will plan to go back next week just for produce and milk. We can't make it 2 weeks for produce...it always goes bad before then and my kids would go crazy without bananas and grapes (I would, too). So I think this will work out pretty well for us...hopefully! 
Here is what I made. I will link to the recipe if it is available! A good majority of them are Paleo. I don't think any of them have dairy in them. They are almost all either a crock pot dish or a soup...it is just that time of year and they are easy. It took me just 2 hours to get this all ready, so I figure that will probably save me about 10 hours of dinner prep time over the next couple weeks!!

Taco Soup (1-2 lbs. ground beef or turkey, browned; 2 cans ranch style beans, can of corn-i just dump frozen corn in, 3 cans diced tomatoes, a packet of dry ranch and a pack of taco seasoning. Put all in a bag and freeze. Thaw overnight in the fridge and dump into a pot and cook on low for 2 or so hours.)
Turkey Chili  (I used ground turkey, browned)
Teriyaki Chicken
Pizza Soup (I used turkey sausage)
Hawaiian Chicken
Meatloaf (1 1/2 lbs. uncooked beef, 3/4 cup uncooked oatmeal, worchestershire sauce, 1/2 cup ketchup, egg all mixed together in freezer bag. Thaw overnight and cook in loaf pan at 350 for about an hour)
Beef Stew (Package of stew meat, about a cup of beef broth, baby carrots, celery. I am going to cut up potatoes the day of and throw them in. Crockpot low for 8 hrs)
Paleo Chili (I add yellow squash, too)
Turkey sausage & veggies (Turkey sausage-I mean like the long Jenni-O packages, not like breakfast sausage...bell peppers cut up-I used yellow, green and red, yellow squash chopped, and a zucchini chopped. Dump into a skillet and cook through! Add italian dressing or other seasonings. Sometimes we serve over tortellini).
All from this post:
Mediterranean Pork Chops
Southwest Chicken
Chicken Fajitas
Chicken Cacciatore 

My freezer is PACKED full and I am really, really hoping this will keep us on track for saving money and eating healthy!! 

Do you have any other freezer meals you love?! 

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1 comment:

  1. Such a great idea! Thanks for posting. My boys can't live without strawberries, bananas, and blueberries! Haha.


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