I’ve made list after list of freezer meal plans, but when it got right down to it, I ended up going with simple, no-fail go-to recipes that I know the three of us will enjoy. So if you’re looking for practical, cheap, and mostly healthy freezer meal recipes, then this post is for you.
And actually, I ended up making very little. Because my family is amazing. That’s why.
My sister made a batch of hamburgers for me to freeze, and it exchange, I made her a batch of these chicken avocado burgers, which are delicious.
Avery also made the following:
- Crock pot shredded chicken
- The best crock pot BBQ chicken (it really is the best)
- Homemade sandwich bread
- Chicken Enchiladas
- Sour cream noodle bake
- Crock pot chicken and wild rice soup
- English muffin pizzas (similar to these) for quick lunches
- Mashed potatoes (My sister’s mashed potatoes are amazing, and she made us a massive batch for freezing.)
In addition to the things on this list, Avery also made a handful of freeze-able snacks for Bonnie, and some grab-and-go lunches for Andrew. She kind of outdid herself. Clearly she has some second trimester energy she needs to let out!
My mom made a batch of this Paleo sweet potato chili for me. This recipe has become a staple in both her house and mine. It is amazing topped with some greek yogurt and avocado. She also made a batch of spaghetti sauce with meat in it, which will be really nice to have on hand. And finally, she made a batch of Mexican chicken soup to freeze and have one hand. The recipe she used is similar to this one.
That’s what other people cooked for me. But when it was time for me to get started, unmotivated as I was, I decided to start with a little baking. I made the banana bread recipe that I shared with you recently, along with the grain-free pancakes from that same cookbook. They are so good. Those two recipes alone are almost worth buying the book for, although you may be able to find both recipes on Danielle Walker’s blog.
Once I got those two things under my belt, I was in breakfast mode, so I made a couple batches of these make ahead breakfast bakes. Here’s to hoping Bonnie will eat these, because I made them with her in mind. She loves eggs, so theoretically these should be a hit. I hate having to scramble eggs every single morning, so these should come in quite handy, particularly with a newborn! I made a small batch of muffins for her also. I was able to transition out of breakfast mode long enough to make a batch of veggie meatballs that Bonnie will probably refuse to eat since she is on a meat-free kick right now.