Make dinner time stupid easy with these Paleo Freezer Meals recipes. Go a whole month without cooking from scratch and easily shop for these ingredients from Walmart or Costco!
I was recently inspired by a friend’s paleo freezer meal prepping post and thought how lovely it would be do a bunch of paleo freezer meals for the days I feel like giving up and going to get take out.
I already make use of my slow cooker once a week but the convenience of a put together meal sounds like nirvana.
A couple quick tips about freezing meals.
Clean out the freezer and fridge before shopping.
Never refreeze raw meat. Be sure to ask the butcher if you’re unsure.
Always cool food as quickly as possible before freezing (ice bath or in the refrigerator).
Use double bags for things with liquid and foil for things like meatloaf and casseroles. You can also use mason jars for soups and sauces as they also stack well with no waste! If you use the jars, remember to leave a little room in the top for expansion
Flash freeze things that can stick together like meatballs and waffles by placing them in a single layer on a cookie sheet until solid. Then transfer them to a labeled freezer bag and store in the freezer.
Always label your meals with contents AND the date.
Freeze things as quickly and as flat as possible and squeeze out as much air as possible (air = freezer burn) to make stacking in the freezer super easy (and less like a bad game of Tetris). Ideally, a food 2-inches thick should freeze completely in about 2 hours. If your home freezer has a “quick-freeze” shelf, use it.
Once food is thawed in the refrigerator, it is safe to refreeze it without cooking, although there may be a loss of quality due to the moisture lost through thawing.
Keep a list of your freezer meals on the freezer and cross them off when you use them
Add a little ginger to your next meal and feel your superpowers kick in! It’s true — ginger is a superfood and it elevates this Ginger Chicken Recipe to the next level. I love a good Paleo Chicken recipe and this is one to share!
I would love to make the pizza casserole. Do you cook it before you freeze it? What do you freeze it in? Thanks!
Thursday 15th of October 2015
I do cook it so I just warm it up one meal day. I place it in a glass container and cover it and freeze it Allie.
Kelly @ The Nourishing Home
Sunday 28th of December 2014
Thanks so much, sweet friend, for the shout out on my Meatloaf Muffins. I've pinned this post and can't wait to give some of the others a try! Thanks for sharing!
Saturday 23rd of August 2014
Just curious did you mean to make these recipes full paleo meals or paleo-ish? Reason I'm asking is because dairy and or cheese is not allowed in the paleo diet. But they sure do look and sound yummy! I will have to try the ones that are full paleo (seeing my doctor will kill (figuratively) me if I had the cheese! :(
Thursday 28th of August 2014
Hi Tina! Yes, well, I eat dairy hun. If your doctor is recommending you don't eat it and you do not tolerate it, then skip it.
Wednesday 6th of March 2013
Do you have a grocery list for this? It all sounds so AMAZING!!
Wednesday 6th of March 2013
Hi Erika! Unfortunately I don't have a grocery list.
Sunday 25th of November 2012
Great ideas thanks!
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