How to eliminate excuses for “I don’t have time” to cook healthy meals
What’s the number one reason people don’t make more home-cooked meals?
Everyone wants more time. Freezer meals are prefect – cheaper than meal prep kits, healthier than stopping at the drive-through, quicker than made-from-scratch meals. The solution for everyone who wants to be able to have wholesome, budget-friendly meals at the press of a [oven] button.
Last week my sister and I did meal prep all morning to get their family ready to go back to school.
I’m here to share some quick ways you can save time for future meals, tips on meal prepping and recipes so you too can have the opportunity to have nutritious meals in no-time! (well, after you put in the time for meal prepping 😛 )
Some quick ways you can meal prep:
–cooking meat. Browning ground beef, boiling chicken breasts, slicing a ham or roast.
This super easy step can be done weeks ahead of time (and frozen) or at the beginning of a new week so you can throw together tacos, spaghetti, salads, etc. in no time
Salads in seconds. ‘nuf said.
But you can also chop veggies ahead of time for a speedy stir-fry, healthy addition to scrambled eggs or put in a whole-wheat tortilla with the chicken you cooked in step one, salsa and some cheese – bake and viola! In a pinch burritos.
-fixing up fruit.
Chop fruits and mix together for a fruit salad that can be added to any meal or snack (on top of cottage cheese anyone??)
You can also freeze fruit so you are just seconds away from smoothies or have a quick addition to oatmeal.
There are lots of freezer meals on these inter-webs, my sister and I made one this past week that is so versatile!
By July 31, 2017Published:
- Yield: 4-6 Servings
- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Ready In: 40 mins
A quick meal that can be prepared a thousand different ways and can be made weeks ahead of time and kept in the freezer
- 1 loaf bread dough can be homemade or a frozen loaf from store
- 1 lb. ground beef cooked
- toppings of choice
- Thaw (if bought frozen dough) bread dough and roll out to a large rectangle
- Spread with ground beef and toppings.
-taco (add a couple TBSP. each salsa, corn, cheese, peppers)
-Runza (add sautéed cabbage and onion)
-pizza (a couple TBSP. each: pizza sauce, pepperoni, Moz. cheese, onion)
- Encapsulate the dough around toppings to make a loaf
- Bake in 350* oven until just barely browned
- Cover in plastic wrap and foil and freeze. When ready to have for dinner, place in frig. morning of to thaw, rebake when ready for 20-30 minutes
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p.s. – definitely bake before freezing… this is what happens if you don’t: