favorite recipes: freezer meals

This year I’ve been devoting one week a month to a themed blog series with daily blog posts.  I’ve talked all about project life, shared some ‘wish someone told me sooner’ parenting advice, written about ways to preserve your memories/photos, revealed our favorite things in West Seattle, taught a few easy photo editing tips, celebrated my third birthday, shared ideas for documenting childhood, revealed my favorite apps, given ideas for fun ways to use your photos, and this month is all about MY FAVORITE RECIPES!


I first got into freezer meals when I was pregnant with Colin and wanted to stock my freezer with easy-to-prep meals for after he was born.  There are a BAZILLION freezer meal recipes on Pinterest, but I’ve found most use condensed soups or highly processed ingredients, which is easy & convenient, but these are my favorite “real food” freezer stocking recipes!

my favorite freezer meals

My FIVE favorite freezer meal recipes! These real food recipes are super easy to assemble and great to have on hand in your freezer for quick meal prep!

 

Cilantro Lime Chicken (from Six Sisters Stuff)
Ingredients:
1-2 pounds chicken breasts
Juice from 2 limes
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
1 (16 oz) bag frozen corn
2 minced garlic cloves
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a gallon freezer bag. Zip closed and squeeze the bag to mix. Lay flat to freeze.’

When ready to eat, thaw in fridge for 24 hours.
Cook on LOW for 8 hours. Serve with tortillas and desired taco toppings.

 

Maple Dijon Glazed Chicken (from Six Sisters Stuff)
Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
1 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a gallon-sized freezer bag. Zip closed and squeeze to mix.  Lay flat to freeze.
When ready to eat, thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Cook on LOW for 8 hours (or HIGH for 4 hours).

 

Chicken Cacciatore (from Six Sisters Stuff)
Ingredients:
1 lb chicken breasts
1 (26 oz) jar of chunky vegetable-style spaghetti sauce
1 zucchini, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 sweet onion, chopped

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a gallon-sized freezer bag.  Zip closed and squeeze to mix.  Lay flat to freeze.
When ready to eat, thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
Serve with cooked spaghetti noodles and top with shredded Parmesan cheese.

 

Crockpot Chicken Teriyaki (from The Taylor House)
Ingredients:
1 lb chicken breasts
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar (or red wine vinegar works too)
1 small onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 inch ginger root, peeled and minced
1 bag frozen stir fry veggies
1/4 tsp pepperDirections:
Place all ingredients in a gallon freezer bag.  Zip and squeeze to mix.  Lay flat to freeze.
When ready to eat, thaw in fridge for 24 hours.  Cook on ‘low’ in crockpot for 4-8 hours.

 

Lemon Garlic Chicken (from One Good Thing by Jillee)
Ingredients:
4-6 chicken breasts
juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a gallon-sized freezer bag.  Zip closed and squeeze to mix.  Lay flat to freeze.
When ready to eat, thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.

 

There you go… my FIVE favorite real food meals to stock your freezer!


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favorite recipes: freezer meals

This year I’ve been devoting one week a month to a themed blog series with daily blog posts.  I’ve talked all about project life, shared some ‘wish someone told me sooner’ parenting advice, written about ways to preserve your memories/photos, revealed our favorite things in West Seattle, taught a few easy photo editing tips, celebrated my third birthday, shared ideas for documenting childhood, revealed my favorite apps, given ideas for fun ways to use your photos, and this month is all about MY FAVORITE RECIPES!


I first got into freezer meals when I was pregnant with Colin and wanted to stock my freezer with easy-to-prep meals for after he was born.  There are a BAZILLION freezer meal recipes on Pinterest, but I’ve found most use condensed soups or highly processed ingredients, which is easy & convenient, but these are my favorite “real food” freezer stocking recipes!

my favorite freezer meals

My FIVE favorite freezer meal recipes! These real food recipes are super easy to assemble and great to have on hand in your freezer for quick meal prep!

 

Cilantro Lime Chicken (from Six Sisters Stuff)
Ingredients:
1-2 pounds chicken breasts
Juice from 2 limes
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
1 (16 oz) bag frozen corn
2 minced garlic cloves
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a gallon freezer bag. Zip closed and squeeze the bag to mix. Lay flat to freeze.’

When ready to eat, thaw in fridge for 24 hours.
Cook on LOW for 8 hours. Serve with tortillas and desired taco toppings.

 

Maple Dijon Glazed Chicken (from Six Sisters Stuff)
Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
1 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a gallon-sized freezer bag. Zip closed and squeeze to mix.  Lay flat to freeze.
When ready to eat, thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Cook on LOW for 8 hours (or HIGH for 4 hours).

 

Chicken Cacciatore (from Six Sisters Stuff)
Ingredients:
1 lb chicken breasts
1 (26 oz) jar of chunky vegetable-style spaghetti sauce
1 zucchini, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 sweet onion, chopped

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a gallon-sized freezer bag.  Zip closed and squeeze to mix.  Lay flat to freeze.
When ready to eat, thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
Serve with cooked spaghetti noodles and top with shredded Parmesan cheese.

 

Crockpot Chicken Teriyaki (from The Taylor House)
Ingredients:
1 lb chicken breasts
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar (or red wine vinegar works too)
1 small onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 inch ginger root, peeled and minced
1 bag frozen stir fry veggies
1/4 tsp pepperDirections:
Place all ingredients in a gallon freezer bag.  Zip and squeeze to mix.  Lay flat to freeze.
When ready to eat, thaw in fridge for 24 hours.  Cook on ‘low’ in crockpot for 4-8 hours.

 

Lemon Garlic Chicken (from One Good Thing by Jillee)
Ingredients:
4-6 chicken breasts
juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a gallon-sized freezer bag.  Zip closed and squeeze to mix.  Lay flat to freeze.
When ready to eat, thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.

 

There you go… my FIVE favorite real food meals to stock your freezer!


More delicious recipes are coming all week long!  If you’d like to receive a summary in your email inbox at the end of the week, enter your email address here!

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