Q & A

Q & A

Question:
“Do you have any healthy recipes to freeze? I’m going to have a baby soon and I want to freeze a bunch of meals so I won’t have to cook after she gets here.”
– Becky Sharpe, Alaska

Answer:
Cooking ahead is a great way to prepare for busy weeks and months. Something I enjoy doing is doubling almost any recipe I make and putting half of it in the freezer for later. Most recipes will freeze well if you wrap them well before freezing, but here are some good recipes that we make that I know freeze really well:

Soups:
Taco Soup
White Chili
Chili

Beef:
Beef ‘N Bean Burritos

Chicken:
Chicken Pot Pie
Stuffed Chicken Florentine
Parmesan Chicken & Veggie Pasta (I haven’t frozen this one, but I have frozen a similar dish & it worked great)

Other Main Dishes:
Mac & Cheese
Pizza (double or triple the crust recipe and freeze – pull out and fix as needed)

Other Ideas:
Breakfast:
Ever-Ready Bran Muffins – keep in the refrigerator for 6 weeks to dip out and bake when needed
Breads:
– Most all of the Breads on my site freeze very well to be used later

Thanks for the question and congrats on the new little one!

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