Easy Freezer Meal and Snack Ideas

by Marcy on August 11, 2013 · 0 comments

Easy Freezer Meals Tips

Fresh garden produce isn’t hard to find this time of year, and now is a great time to use that produce to create some easy meals to place in your freezer for later. If you would rather freeze your fruits and vegetables individually, that’s ok too. Be sure to check out my tips on how to freeze fruit and how to freeze vegetables. Come mid-winter, you’ll be glad you did. :-)

Here are some easy freezer meals to assemble. Also be sure to check out some of my Freezer Tips for the Frugal Shopper here.

Roast and Vegetables
Place a beef or pork roast and some diced carrots and diced potatoes in a large freezer bag and place them in the freezer. When you are ready to cook, simply put the entire contents of the bag into the slow cooker and add a little water or beef broth and season with salt and pepper. Cook on high for 8 to 10 hours or until the roast is cooked through. (See my post on How to Save Money on Meat).

Smoothies
To make smoothies even easier, dice up your fruits and place in quart sized freezer bags (or gallons if you want to make smoothies for the whole family) in your favorite combinations. You can also freeze yogurt or milk in ice cube trays and add these cubes into your freezer bags so when you are ready to create your smoothie, you can simply pour the entire contents of the bag into your blender and create your smoothie! My favorite combination is banana, strawberry and blueberries. I also like to keep one bag in my freezer to place my over-ripe bananas in. I grab them to add to smoothies or banana bread – they are great to have on hand! (See my post on How to Freeze Fruit.)

Cobbler
To make a simple cobbler, you don’t have to do much preparing! Peel and dice up several cups of your favorite cobbler fruit (blueberries, peaches, pears, ect). Put into a freezer bag with some sugar and label as a cobbler. When you are ready to make your cobbler, just pour the contents of the bag into your slow cooker. Then pour a yellow cake mix on top (just the dry mix). Melt 1 stick of butter and pour on top of the cake mix. Cook on high for about 4 hours or until the fruit is bubbly. (See my post on How to Freeze Fruit)

These are some easy things you can create ahead of time with the produce that you have now. What are your favorite meals to freezer ahead of time?

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