Freezer cooking has become more and more popular over the last few years, and I’m really excited to share some helpful tips & some of my favorite freezer cooking recipes with you! Many people ask if this is really worthwhile. I sure think so and here are 7 Reasons You Need To Be Making Freezer Cooking Meals right now. Freezer meals are highly beneficial to your stress level, budget and time management.
7 Reasons You Need To Be Making Freezer Cooking Meals
Budget Friendly: Freezer Cooking Meal Plans are almost always budget friendly. Not only do they include a lot of cheaper cuts of meat, fresh in season produce and common staple pantry items, they are easy to create around local sales. Your food budget can be cut in half by utilizing freezer cooking meals.
Lower Stress: Having an easy meal to grab from the freezer and throw in the Crockpot on your way out the door certainly lowers your daily stress about what to feed your family at night. It’s also great because you don’t have to think about buying groceries on your way home, or stress about budget issues from grabbing take out.
Less Waste: Since most freezer cooking meals are highly portion controlled, you’ll find yourself making just enough to feed your family the one meal. This means you will have fewer leftovers to throw out when nobody eats them later in the week. It also helps when you have picky eaters because you can easily have different freezer meal options for them than the rest of the family.
Great For Food Allergies & Dietary Restrictions: There are tons of freezer cooking meal recipes and plans out there for all the most common food allergies and dietary restrictions. No more guesswork on what you can make that won’t bother a family member. These meals are satisfying to everyone while being safe to eat as well.
Portion Control & Healthier: Since freezer meals are often cooked or reheated in your Crockpot or favorite slow cooker, they tend to be much healthier overall. You can easily adapt recipes to include healthier options. On top of that, you have the portion control of smaller serving sizes that will help you from over indulging.
Easy For Kids To Help With: Busy moms know that having kids help in the kitchen can end up a fiasco at times. Freezer cooking meals give you an easy way to get kids involved. All they have to do is pick out what they want from the freezer, defrost and reheat to temperature. This takes away the prep mess and cleanup that comes from having them cook something from scratch for the family.
Always Have Something Ready: There will be days when you don’t feel well, are running late or things just aren’t going as planned. Freezer cooking meals provide you with an always ready option for dinner. This keeps you in budget and away from takeout, and far less stressed about what you will feed your family.
Each family is different in their needs, so many may find even more reasons you need to be making freezer cooking meals. For some it is simply a time management issue. For others it is the ease of having kids help out throughout the week. For me it has a lot to do with budget help. Whatever the reason, it’s time to dive head first into the world of freezer cooking meals!
Have you ever tried freezer cooking? If so, share your struggles & tips in a comment below!