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Welcome To Day 1 of Our Challenge!

 

 

So what is freezer cooking and why is it the best thing since sliced bread?

 

Freezer cooking is the practice of assembling partially or fully prepared meals to freeze for later. Some meals only need to be reheated while others will need final preparations such as slow cooking or baking. So whether you’re cooking for 2 or 20, you are sitting down at the dinner table in a matter of minutes!

 

Why should you freezer cook?

  • Save time
  • Save money
  • Less stress
  • Eat Better

Okay so let’s talk all about these benefits in detail.

 

  • Save time
    • When you freezer cook, you spend time to make meals to use in the future. There are two ways you can freezer cook; you can make the meals to be dinners for the next week OR you can use them to be backup meals for those times when you are like “ummmm what should we eat today?”
    • I like to, once every few months, spend about an hour making these meals because it does require a little bit extra of my grocery budget (since I am planning in advance), and keep them in my freezer. This way, I can either tie them into my meal plan for next week since I know they are there OR I can use them the day of.
  • Save money
    • When people first hear about freezer cooking, they often think it costs them more money because they do have to put money out in advance (and in a chunk) to buy things. BUT long term, the meals are SO much cheaper! I like to make sure that each meal I make costs LESS THAN $5 TOTAL! That’s right… TOTAL! I know so many people who eat out and can drop $50+ for their family and that’s just crazy for our budget!
    • Also, if you know you are planning to do a month freezer cooking to add some food to your freezer and backup meals, you can budget for it! I would recommend saving $50-100 for these meals, (these specific meals cost around $50-60 TOTAL for all 7 meals!) but the costs can vary based on ingredients and what you already have! When you go through the shopping list in the EBOOK (coming tomorrow!) I’ll show you how to save money on stuff too!
  • Less stress
    • Anyone else NOT love meal prepping and planning? How about coming home from work and being SO tired and not knowing what to make? OR trying to cook dinner with your kiddos running around your feet or needing homework help? All of these freezer cooking meals are for the crockpot so you can SET and FORGET! You can plop them in in the morning (I love my crockpot that has a timer in case I have to leave the house early!)
  • Eat Better
    • One of the problems I had when I started freezer cooking or using my crock pot was that almost all of the meals I found had ingredients that I just didn’t love.. Aka cream of crap soup 😛 Food that has ingredients you can’t pronounce, a super long list of nonsense, or is super processed is NOT what I want to feed my family and hopefully neither do you! So all of these recipes come from whole foods and ingredients (which is also a ton cheaper!)
    • Because when you freezer cook, you don’t want to take up a ton of space, each meal only had about 3-6 servings which means… not so many leftovers! Why is that awesome? Because, if you are like me, then you struggle with going back for seconds and this way you won’t find yourself binging! BUT, if you and your family loves the meal, you can easily make them again and duplicate!

So now that we’ve gone over what freezer cooking is… who is PUMPED to get to the recipes??? TOMORROW I PROMISE!!!

Today though, I want to make sure I’ve answered all your questions and you feel ready to go so… head over to our Facebook Page and let us know, what is one question you still have about freezer cooking AND/OR one thing that excites you the most about learning more???

*Also check out a LIVE Q&A that was done in our Facebook Group to talk more about today’s challenge*

Suggested Cookbooks + Tools to Make Freezer Cooking Easier!

More Reading & Resources

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