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I am sharing my Top 8 Must Make Freezer Meals with you. They are from The Healthy Mummy app and 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges – so if you like them and want more recipes we have over 4,500 family and budget friendly recipes here
As a mum of two… I CERTAINLY appreciate coming home after a long and tiring day to a dinner already PREPARED and just moments away from being ready to go. Yippee!
This is why meal prepping has become an essential part of my lifestyle. And why thousands of other mums following the Healthy Mummy 28 Day Challenges have also embraced meal prepping with great enthusiasm and results.
My favourite 8 freezer friendly meals that the family will love
When it comes to prepping family-friendly meals specifically for the freezer here are my top 8. Enjoy!
1. Roasted pumpkin soup
Velvety and smooth, sweet and savoury, this perfectly balanced roasted pumpkin soup freezes well and can be reheated within minutes.
What makes this soup so hearty and satisfying is the addition of cannellini beans. I simply add a dash of yoghurt and a few bacon bits after I reheat. YUM!
2. Porcupine meatballs
225 calories per serve
These porcupine meatballs are a family favourite. Not only does my husband love them the kids do too.
And with two fussy little eaters, the rich tasty tomato sauce does a great job of hiding all the vegetables that I pack into these delicious meatballs. If only my children knew! Quick to prepare, I then put them in the slow cooker where they continue to cook for five hours. When they are done, I pack them away into freezer containers and I’m good to go!
3. Budget beef stew
Feeding a family can be an expensive exercise which is why The Healthy Mummy Weight Loss Challenges provide thousands of budget-friendly recipes. But being on a budget doesn’t mean we have to miss out on flavour.
This budget beef stew is tasty and delicious and the perfect comfort food on a cool night. I’ll sometimes serve this with pasta or rice for the kids and swap out the vegetables depending on what I have in the fridge.
4. Mexican lasagne
I’m yet to meet a mum that doesn’t give the Mexican Lasagne a HUGE thumbs up. It’s oh so good for you and goes a loooong way.
I tend to meal prep a couple of these at a time and divide up in larger portions for my husband and smaller portions for myself and my kids. I promise your husband will be asking for seconds!
5. Yellow chicken curry
382 calories per serve
If you love Thai food then you will go nuts for this vege packed yellow chicken curry recipe. It not only smells divine, but it is also full of flavour and tastes even better when reheated.
For my fussy kids, I’ll often pull a few pieces of chicken out and serve on a bed of rice. That way, we are all happy!
6. Spinach and sweet potato lasagne
If you have never tried spinach and sweet potato lasagne I highly recommend you do. It’s like a big mama bear hug in a dish. All the yumminess of lasagne but with way fewer calories.
It’s the perfect meal to have ready in the freezer for when friends unexpectedly drop in for dinner. I simply reheat it in the oven or microwave.
7. Chicken laksa
I am all about saving time on my food prep which is why I like this chicken laksa recipe so much. I divide up into several containers and I am all set!
8. Chicken and chorizo enchiladas
There is something comforting about having your own individual wrap on your plate. And these tasty little enchiladas don’t disappoint. I divide them up and put a couple in each freezer container so I pull out exactly what I need.
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