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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

My First Attempt at Freezer Meals

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned wanting to try out freezer meals. I decided to try out the 12 Freezer Crock Pot Recipes at, which I liked because they didn't have "Cream of" anything in them, and they looked like healthier meals. I decided to make just one batch because I wanted to make sure we were going to like these meals before I made multiples. Plus, with just Jake and I in the house, I'm guessing we will probably get around 24 to 30 meals out of them, which is a lot more than a normal family. Below is a picture of some of my ingredients.

Ingredients for freezer meals

It took me about three hours to get all of the ingredients out, chop/cut everything up, label the bags and then put them together, plus clean up.

I figured I spent about $70 to get all the ingredients on this list, which was available on lovingmynest's blog with the recipes. I did omit a few ingredients that Jake and I don't care for—such as onions and peppers—however I did use some onion powder for flavor. In the Pork and Veggies meal I omitted the mushrooms, then to beef it up I added some celery, corn and green beans.

Below is a picture of some of the freezer meals all bagged and ready to be frozen.

Freezer meals

Overall the process of creating these freezer meals was fairly easy, and because I was using someone else's plan I already had my shopping list and recipes figured out, which I'm sure saved a ton of time. 

What I really love about these freezer meals is that because I made them from scratch I know what's in them, I know they're healthy, and they taste pretty good too! The hubby and I had the beef stew last night and both of us were raving about it. I'm now looking forward to trying them all!

Have you tried doing freezer meals? If so, do you have a favorite recipe you would share with us in the comments below?

Keep pinchin' :-)


  1. I haven't had time to do any sort of cooking ahead yet, though I'd love to! Thanks for sharing!

    1. After having the Beef Stew for dinner last night, it's worth the time! So when you get some try it out! I love knowing if we have a busy day coming up I don't have to cook, just have to throw it in the crockpot!

  2. I love that this combines freezer cooking and the crockpot (my favorite cooking tool)! I can't wait to try some of these recipes.

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    1. I liked that too. I'm not sure how great pre-cooked freezer meals would be, so I liked that these are all ready to throw in the crockpot and are being cooked for the first time when you eat them. Enjoy!