Post # 1
Darling Husband and I are expecting a baby in December and would like to start makinng and freezing some food to have on hand for those first few weeks. Can anyone share their favorite freezer-friendly recipes? We aren’t really in the habit of freezing and reheating food so could use some guidance! It would be great to get recipes both for lunch/dinner stuff and also for some breakfast/treats (muffins or breads maybe?). We’re hoping to find recipes on the healthier / more natural side — we don’t cook with canned foods and try to avoid highly processed foods.
Can any of you cooks out there help with some great recipes (and advice on how long they can be frozen / how to reheat)??
Post # 2
- Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)
If you like pasta I’ve frozen both of these recipes and they’re great! I freeze the meat sauce separately (in a ziploc bag) and then when it’s time to bake I’ll actually assemble them which only takes a few moments (sauce, prepared shells/lasagna rolls, sauce, cheese). I typically bring them out of the freezer the night before we’re going to have them and then they can be baked as the recipe originally states.
I’ve also made these and frozen them, love that they’re mini loaves so that we don’t have it going bad before we can eat it all!
Also, love New Leaf Wellness, they have a ton of healthy freezer meals that we’ve made:
This is a staple in our house, I make it and freeze it without the sauce topping and then just make the sauce and top it before it goes in the oven:
I’ve also frozen these, I assemble them and roll them individually in saran wrap before placing them all in a freezer ziploc bag. They actually stay together better and look prettier when I freeze them first!
Hope those help! 🙂
Post # 3
I have a strong obsession with Skinnytaste. Here’s her freezer-friendly section: http://www.skinnytaste.com/search/label/Freezer%20Friendly%20Recipes
I swear, everything I have ever made from her site has been delicious!! Tons of veggies and whole foods, and you can replace the low-fat dairy with full fat if you want to avoid the processed dairy situation.