We had completely eaten our stash of frozen foods, so it feels good to have some healthy convenience foods back in the freezer again! I didn’t get everything made that was on my list, but shucks…I NEVER get everything done that is on my list.
Can I tell you my biggest tip for making healthy convenience foods for your pantry and freezer? Don’t make freezer cooking difficult. Just make extra food here and there as you are cooking and working in your kitchen.
I have found that marathon freezer cooking doesn’t work for me. It wears me out and makes me feel behind in other areas. Instead, when I need to make Whole Wheat Tortillas, I’ll make a double or triple batch and freeze some for later. If I take the time once in a while to make a big bowl of Turkey Sausage and prep it for the freezer, then I’ve got Turkey Sausage ready for the next several weeks. If I am making one casserole, I’ll make three and freeze two. Cooking ahead really doesn’t have to be complicated. I am always SO thankful for the healthy “go-to” foods in my freezer!
Here are the extra foods that I’ve worked on during the past several days:
Applesauce Bread (x3)
Whole Wheat Waffles (x2)
We ate one batch for breakfast and I froze the rest.
Whole Wheat Tortillas (x2)
Yeah, these are almost gone already. :)
Turkey Sausage (x6)
I froze sausage patties on parchment paper lined cookie sheets,
popped them off and put them into freezer bags for fast breakfasts and lunches.
Taco Seasoning, right there in my pantry next to a jar of Ranch Dressing Mix and Italian Dressing Mix.
These mixes each take about five minutes to prepare, taste delicious, are SO much healthier and save a lot of money!!
Chicken Fried Steak Strips (x3)
Just like the turkey sausage, I prepped these, froze them on parchment paper lined cookie sheets
and put them into freezer bags for a quick lunch or dinner.
I am happy to report that the homemade, healthy poptarts I experimented with WORKED this time!!
I am sad to report that we ate them all already.
I am happy to report that I have the recipe written down and will type it out and share the EASY way to make these during the next week or two!!
Here are the items on my list that I just didn’t get around to making yet. Hopefully I will in the next few days…
Do you have anything yummy in your freezer, ready to pull out and fix quickly?