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Healthy Freezer Friendly- Once A Month Cooking- Recipes

Does dinner time cause you stress? Do you feel overwhelmed?

Do you ever get to 4 pm and not have a plan for dinner? You can prep 5, 10, or even 30 meals in a day. Over 20 years ago I used to do once a month cooking or freezer cooking all the time. I would make dinners, breads, desserts, breakfasts, and snacks, and store them in the freezer. I loved having things prepped and ready to go on busy days. Once I started following the trim healthy mama way of eating, this practice seemed to quit. I recently started freezer prepping again. And this has made life so much easier.

Here are few tips.

Start with your baggies prelabeled. This is a huge deal. I also like to have them already open. This makes filling them so much easier. Start with a clean kitchen. By the end your kitchen might be a disaster but if you start with it clean, it will help keep it moderately clean. I also like to have all the ingredients out and ready for the recipes. Here is a picture of my last 30 meal freezer prep. I was tired and my kitchen was a mess. My family helped clean the kitchen so I could go relax after making 30 trim healthy mama dinners.

Here are links to the recipes that I have used for my once a month cooking.

Some of the are recipes that you can dump in a bag. Some you precook the hamburger meat. I honestly love the dump freezer recipes, those are so easy. If you need to brown anything, plan to make that first, so the cooked food has time to cool down before you place in a baggie.  

My tips for Freezer – Once a Month Cooking

  1. Look over every recipe before starting
  2. Label every bag before starting
  3. Open every bag to make filling them easy
  4. Get all of your seasonings out and open
  5. Open every can before starting
  6. Get out measuring spoons and cups (if needed)
  7. Start with the recipes that require cooking so they can cool some before filling the freezer bag
  8. Enlist help if you can, at least to clean up the kitchen
  9. Clean as you go

Here is a video showing how easy it is to make one meal for dinner and one for the freezer (this is such an easy way to fill your freezer with healthy and delicious meals with hardly any effort)

Here I went to a Friend’s house and prepped 5 dinners

 Make 1,5, or 30 meals for your freezer. However many you make will be a blessing to your future self!

I hope this helps you with the question, what’s for dinner?

Low Carb Greek Meatballs

Low Carb Philly Cheeseteak Skillet

Crockpot Chicken Tacos

Low Carb Tilapia

Low Carb Lemon Chicken Legs

Low Carb Greek Chicken

Low Carb Pulled BBQ Chicken

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Low Carb Crack Chicken

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Low Carb Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

Low Carb Salmon Patties

Garlic Chicken Thighs

Taco Tuesday Casserole

Low Carb Pork Carnitas

Low Carb Chicken Legs

Low Carb Mississippi Roast

Low Carb Taco Salad

Sausage and Shrimp Skillet

Low Carb Meatloaf

Jalapeno Popper Meatloaves

Budget Friendly Burrito Bowl Mix 

Crockpot Roast Tacos

Crockpot Steak Bites 

Tangy Grilled Pork Chops

Creole Dump Chicken

THM E Chili

Red Beans and Rice

Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Crockpot Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

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